Tag Archives: NIST

Firefighter Safety Improved with 3-D Mapping

When a fire breaks out inside a large structure like a mall or office building, firefighter safety is often at the mercy of blueprints or hand-drawn sketches to figure out the safest way to navigate the smoke-filled corridors. From an … 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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Steering Lidar Laser Beams at the Nanoscale

The synergy of electronic processing and optical communications has powered the decades-long boom in information technology. But the need to convert signals back and forth between electrical and optical forms is becoming a bottleneck for the emerging field of integrated photonics. … Continue reading

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Lidar Commercialization Opportunity Comes From NASA

I became aware of this lidar commercialization opportunity few months ago when I was contacted by a would be entrepreneur who was doing some market research. Now that I have read this background piece I am more encouraged about the … Continue reading

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PSCR Awards Over $750K for PSIAP Point Cloud City

The Public Safety Communications Research Division – PSCR of NIST recently announced that three communities had been awarded grants to the Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program (PSIAP) Point Cloud City funding opportunity. This program announced this past spring has awarded The … Continue reading

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OGC Calls for Participation in its Indoor Mapping and Navigation Pilot

The Indoor Mapping and Navigation Pilot will create and advance solutions to complex geospatial challenges related to indoor mapping and navigation for first responders. 18 June 2018: The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has released a Call for Participation to solicit … Continue reading

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Point Cloud City Update

The Public Safety Communications Research division of NIST is is hosting a second webinar on March 15, 2018 at 12 PM EDT to provide an update and discuss important considerations for the NIST Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program – Point … Continue reading

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Lidar News Today – June 8, 2016

This week’s Lidar News recap features an inside look at building a civil engineering career and a 3D consulting firm to boot. NIST is also reporting on results from their testing of scanners in conformance with the recently approved ASTM … Continue reading

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Large – Volume Scanning Standard

As part of an effort by NIST’s Physical Measurement Laboratory to produce an international performance evaluation standard for these instruments, scientists at the Engineering Physics Division (EPD) designed and constructed a calibration facility to evaluate proposed tests in a draft … Continue reading

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Important Scanner Evaluation at NIST

I just received the following message from the ASTM E57.02 committee. I will keep you informed of the results of this important activity. “I am writing to you about ongoing activity within E57.02 to create a point-to-point performance evaluation standard … Continue reading

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