Category Archives: Technology

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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Prediction – The 2020’s Will be the Lidar Decade

I am putting my reputation on the line with this prediction – the 2020’s will be the Lidar Decade in that the consumer will become as familiar with the term and make use of it in daily conversation as they … Continue reading

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FARO Technologies and Traceable Construction

Over the past couple of years FARO has been somewhat quietly building an impressive stable of software products, engineering talent and a vision for how they will improve construction productivity. They refer to it as an Informed Construction Lifecycle. Happy … Continue reading

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Unmanned Vehicle Systems for Geomatics

I have had the opportunity to review an excellent scholarly reference entitled, “Unmanned Vehicle Systems for Geomatics – Towards Robotic Mapping.” The text was edited by Costas Armenakis and Petros Patias. Costas is an Associate Professor of Geomatics Engineering at … 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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Drone Safety in Construction, Utilities, AG and More

November 4-10 was the Federal Aviation Administration‘s (“FAA”) first annual National Drone Safety Awareness Week. The FAA’s mission is to provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world, which it accomplishes by ensuring that all those who utilize the U.S. … Continue reading

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New Lidar Sensor Supports All Weather Driving

A new lidar sensor developed by U.S.-based technology company Draper has made it possible for self-driving cars to see more reliably through rain, snow and fog. From an article in Smart Transport by Tom Seymour. Harsh weather conditions had previously … Continue reading

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Alluxa Makes Thin-Film Interference Filters for Lidar

Alluxa is a world leader in high-performance optical filters and thin-film coatings. In this highly informative white paper Alluxa explains how their high-performance, ultra-narrowband interference filters improve LIDAR signal-to-noise ratios. Arguably the most versatile active remote sensing technique, LIDAR (Light … 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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Orbit GT Acquired By Bentley Systems for Digital Cities

Bentley Systems Year in Infrastructure conference opened yesterday with a tidal wave of news and information. The two items of interest to the 3D laser scanning community are an announcement with Topcon to launch a Digital Construction Works initiative and … Continue reading

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