Category Archives: Sensors

WaveSense Uses GPR for Autonomous Vehicle Location

WaveSense uses ground penetrating radar – GPR to create a reference map of the subsurface conditions below the pavement of a highway. This can be accomplished because the return GPR signal creates a unique electromagnetic signature. From an article in … Continue reading

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NASA Launched Two Lidar Sensors to Monitor Biomass

Forest monitoring has increasingly turned to satellites over the past several decades, and 2018 was no exception. In the last few months, NASA launched two sensors into space that will play a prominent role in monitoring forest biomass and structure … Continue reading

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World of Concrete Kicks Off Tuesday in Las Vegas

If you love construction like I do, then the World of Concrete in Las Vegas, NV is the place to be next week. Standards for the use of 3D laser scanning to measure concrete tolerances are being addressed. The annual … Continue reading

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Rain on Lidar Sensors – What is the effect on Performance?

This paper looks at the influence of rain on a lidar sensor using a mathematical model to predict the degradation of the performance. Among the many challenges involved in the development of safe, reliable advanced driver assist systems (ADAS), sensing … Continue reading

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Camera is Much More Sensitive to Laser Pulses

An engineer at CES last week was very disappointed to find that his  new $1,998 Sony a7R II mirrorless camera had been permanently damaged by an automotive lidar sensor. From an article in PetaPixel Self-driving cars widely use a technology … Continue reading

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Foldable Drone Can Change Shape In-Flight

Now this is impressive. Be sure to see the video below. There have been other drones that could alter their shape in flight, but this foldable drone (developed by roboticists from University of Zurich and EPFL) is different in several … Continue reading

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CES Opens Today with the Key Vendors Jockeying for Position

As CES opens today in Las Vegas there is  a press release from each of the major vendors as they try to out do each other for the top spot in the news. Rather than trying to sort this out … Continue reading

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Geo Week includes MAPPS, ASPRS and ILMF

It’s going to be quite a month for the 3D geospatial industries with CES next week, TRB the following, then the World of Concrete and Geo Week wraps up January 2019. WOW, that’s a lot of lidar and 3D laser … Continue reading

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Apple is Switching from Laser Dots to ToF Camera in 2019?

Rumor has it that Apple is switching cameras from the TrueDepth that projects laser dots to a time-of-flight (ToF) 3D scanning sensor from Sony that is less expensive. Apple stock took a major hit yesterday as they announced they would … Continue reading

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2019 – Let’s Make it the Year of the YGP

Overall 2018 has been a very positive year for the 3D laser scanning and lidar industry, but for me the news item with the greatest potential impact is the Younger Geospatial I can’t think of a single news item during … Continue reading

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