Category Archives: military

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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Persistent Surveillance with Mast – Mounted LiDAR

TEC – the U.S. Army Topographic Engineering Center has developed a mast-mounted mobile LiDAR system to establish persistent surveillance at forward bases. Continue reading

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U.S. Air Force Impressed with Laser Scanning

In this official U.S. Air Force article the 46th Test Wing’s Air Force SEEK EAGLE Office located at Eglin reports on their recent purchase of a 3-D laser scanner system. Continue reading

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Navy Using LiDAR from Helicopter Drones

With LADAR data, each pixel corresponds to a 3D point in space, so the automatic target recognition algorithm can calculate the dimensions of an object and compare them to those in a database.” Continue reading

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