Category Archives: military

Neptec Design Group Acquired

The big news coming from this year’s Farnborough Air Show in the photonics category was the acquisition of Neptec Design Group by MDA, a Canadian division of Maxar Technologies. Some might recall from a few years ago that we covered … Continue reading

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U.S. Navy Sees Big Savings From 3D Laser Scanning

The U.S. Navy is making a big commitment to the latest in 3D technology including laser scanning and virtual/augmented reality. In a recent article in USNI News a detailed recap of some of the latest technology and its application documents … Continue reading

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Geospatial Data Visualization at West Point

If you want to learn about a real world application of augmented/virtual reality be sure you check out the full article by the same title on Lidar News. Matt O’Banion and his team of West Point researchers are working on … Continue reading

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3D Imaging Through Walls

O.K. it’s not lidar, but those incredible scientists at the MIT Media Lab have been at it again. This time it’s a time-of-flight microwave camera that can see through solid objects, like walls – incredible! Here’s some of what makes … Continue reading

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Hyperspectral on a UAS

This is going to be short as I have to leave for the airport, but one of the more impressive presentations today at the overall outstanding UAS Reno 2015 conference was from Tom Breen at Headwall Photonics. If you have … Continue reading

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DARPA Demos New Single-Chip Lidar

In the latest test, the system was able to scan back and forth across that entire arc more than 100,000 times per second. Continue reading

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High Resolution 3D Terrain Data System

Army engineers are also working with industry to improve the capability tenfold. Continue reading

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Laser Scanning Used to Reconstruct D-Day Invasion

As we approach the 70th anniversary of this incredible battle it is important to remember the sacrifices that were made that day. Continue reading

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U.S. Air Force Seeking White Papers on LiDAR

Parties interested in contributing to the effort are asked to submit a short white paper describing their LIDAR technology capabilities. Continue reading

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DARPA’s Robotic Mule

At about 1:10 – 1:20 you can see the scanners – looks something like a Velodyne, but I could be wrong. Continue reading

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