Category Archives: Standards

Levels of Driving Automation – There’s a Standard

With all of the news about autonomous vehicles coming from CES 2020 this week I thought it would be of value to re-publish this article on standards for driving automation. Unlike many technical markets, such as the lidar and 3D … Continue reading

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Checklists are Key to Safety of Drone Operations

Standard aviation practices are based on one key principle: people are flawed. A lot can go wrong due to human error. Faulty memory, unreliable senses, or a momentary lapse of attention can spell disaster in traditional aviation. That’s why checklists … Continue reading

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LAANC Goes Live at EWR, BWI, IAD, and HOU

The FAA’s LAANC (low altitude authorization and notification capability) is officially live at four new major U.S. airports. This facilitates UAS flights in restricted, airport airspace. It is being implemented through the FAA UAS Data Exchange, an innovative, collaborative approach … Continue reading

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3D Technology Firms – What if They Put it in Neutral?

So I am going back to a recurring question that I have whenever I spend time with end users of 3D technology, like myself. Should the industry take a year, or even two, off from working on the next great … Continue reading

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Indoor Mapping with Lidar to Support First Responders

Two projects are testing ways to use light detection and ranging (LiDAR) remote sensing for indoor mapping buildings to increase first responders’ safety and efficiency when they respond to emergencies. From an article in GCN by Stephanie Kanowitz Both efforts … Continue reading

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The Internet of the Built Environment

One of the key drivers, along with mobility, on demand services, 5G and more, of the digital transformation of society is IoT – the Internet of Things. The plan for IoT is to have a sensor on everything, from bridges … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Lidar Technologies from IDTechEx

LiDAR technologies and markets are rapidly evolving, and IDTechEx are tracking more than one hundred 3D LiDAR companies worldwide. Each company claims to offer a highly innovative, next-generation product that is superior to competing technologies. Following a period of dedicated … 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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Drone Flight Safety Management At NUAIR

Drone flight safety management is a concept that means different things to different people across a wide variety of organizations. A lot has been written about safety in the world of aviation where, in fact, the culture and standards have … Continue reading

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Network Based Drone Remote Identification

Verizon and Skyward, A Verizon company, along with a working group of other drone companies, successfully demonstrated network based remote identification of drones with the InterUSS Platform. This demonstration included seven drones flying use cases including infrastructure inspection, delivery, and … Continue reading

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