Category Archives: Lidar

Lidar Commercialization Opportunity Comes From NASA

I became aware of this lidar commercialization opportunity few months ago when I was contacted by a would be entrepreneur who was doing some market research. Now that I have read this background piece I am more encouraged about the … Continue reading

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NSPS Model Standards Recommend 95% Confidence Levels

I have been doing some research on the NSPS Model Standards which were adopted in 2002 before the widespread use of 3D laser scanners. I think there is a need for an update to address the needs of the lidar … Continue reading

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Super Cruise from GM Expands Hands-Free Territory

While the rest of the autonomous vehicle start-ups are making promises, General Motors is now delivering hands-free, Super Cruise on the Cadillac CT6. With the help of the stealth, mobile lidar mapping firm Ushr the coverage is now expanding to … Continue reading

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FMCW – Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave Lidar

It certainly sounds more complicated than Time of Flight (ToF), but Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) lidar has a number of important advantages over ToF, like being able to measure the velocity of objects in a scene and having the … Continue reading

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USGS To Conduct Lidar Survey of Volcanic Eruption

Since the end of 2018’s volcanic activity, USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists have wanted to resurvey Kīlauea Volcano’s ground surface to document changes brought about by the Puna eruption and summit collapse. Doing so would allow them to more accurately … Continue reading

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Stewart Haas Racing Uses 3D Laser Scanning to Win Races

Stewart Haas Racing is an American racing team, co-owned by NASCAR champion Tony Stewart and Haas Automation founder Gene Haas. They won no less than 12 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races in 2018. The racing team has leveraged 3D … Continue reading

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Monitoring the Elderly in Their Homes Using Lidar

The overall idea of monitoring the elderly using lidar sensors to allow them to stay in their homes is a noble effort, but I have to question a number of the statements in this article. From an article in Autoblog. … Continue reading

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Which Types of Surveys Make Best Use of LiDAR?

In this guest blog, Dustin Price, Operations Manager at Landpoint provides his insights about which types of surveys can be accomplished with UAV lidar. In the survey field, LiDAR is best known for its use as a general site documentation … Continue reading

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Solid-State Lidar Could be a Game Changer for Autonomous

On the surface it certainly seems like solid-state lidar has many advantages over electromechanical systems and that VCSEL is the leading ship design. From an article in All About Circuits. ams, a leading worldwide supplier of high-performance sensor solutions, announced … Continue reading

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Lidar Drones are Being Used to Protect Scottish Forests

Lidar drones that can see through the forest canopy are being used to protect native Scottish plants threatened by invasive species. From an article by Kenneth Macdonald at the BBC The drones use Lidar (light detection and ranging), which works … Continue reading

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