Category Archives: Sensors

Power Plant Renovation Supported with Laser Scanning

Retrofitting and renovations are projects that often require a high level of detail for pre-design documentation. When it comes to a power plant, add to the mix multiple heights of pipes, ducts, exposed steel structure and a limited access window … Continue reading

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VCSELS Could be Next Generation of Lidar

VCSELS – Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers are being used by Apple for Face ID and more, like gesture recognition. This past December 2018 Patently Apple posted two patent reports covering inventions from Google and LG. Google’s patent win covered using a … Continue reading

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UAS Lidar – Not a Simple Upgrade from Photogrammetry

It may seem like a fairly straightforward upgrade from UAS photogrammetry to UAS Lidar, but that is simply not the case. It’s really all about a higher level of systems integration and fail-safe, standard operating procedures that most firms are … Continue reading

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Multispectral Lidar Used to Automatically Classify Land/Water

This paper focuses on the use of the Teledyne Optech Titan multispectral lidar and novel analysis software to automatically classify the land/water boundary. Rapid mapping of near-shore and coastal regions has become an indispensable task for the local authority to … Continue reading

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Norfolk Naval Shipyard Employs 3D Laser Scanning

Although they have only worked at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) for less than 10 months, two employees are already involved in the future of innovative technologies in America’s Shipyard. From an article in Naval Sea Systems Command. Code 268 Engineering … Continue reading

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Voyage Can Operate Self-Driving Cars on Public Roads

Voyage has cleared a regulatory hurdle that will allow the company to expand its self-driving service from the private roads of a retirement community in San Jose, Calif. to public roads throughout the rest of the state. From an article … Continue reading

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Slope Stability Assessment Using Terrestrial Laser Scanning

Stabilization projects of rock masses cannot be performed without a proper geomechanical characterization of slope stability. The classical approaches, due to logistic issues, typically are not able to cover extensively the areas under study. Geo-structural analysis on point clouds from … 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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Blockchain Technology May Be the Holy Grail for Geospatial

General Motors has filed a patent application for a system that continuously updates a vehicle’s on-board maps and navigation guidance using blockchain technology. From an article in The Detroit Bureau by Joseph Szczesny. Thanks to good friend Joe Betit for … Continue reading

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Safety First Guides the UAS Growth Path at ARE

From a blog post by Lindsey Mitchell, Office Operations Manager, ARE explaining the importance of their safety first approach. Getting Started with UAS It seems like yesterday that I was hired as a UAS (drone) pilot with Media Wing, LLC, … Continue reading

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