TAG: lidar

Connected Car: Cutting edge research aimed at implementing connected car and driverless car technology

June 17, 2016By

Broadcast Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016 On Demand available until: Thursday, June 15, 2017 Duration: 60 minutes + time for Q&A Sponsor: u-blox Connected cars and V2X — connectivity between vehicles and infrastructure — lie around the next bend in the road. Extensive research and development have prepared these revolutionary concepts for implementation very soon. Join GPS World and our... read more

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Geodetics gives inertial navigation product overview at AUVSI’s Xponential 2016

May 13, 2016By

Geodetics had a wide range of products available at the Association of Unmanned Vehicles International‘s Xpontential show, held May 2-5 in New Orleans. Jeffrey Faman, Ph.D., discusses the company’s Geo-PNT, Geo-iNAV and Geo-iNAV1000 inertial navigation systems; the Geo-MMS lidar mobile mapping system; and the Geo-Pointer GPS-based heading system. read more

Fugro awarded contract to provide hydrographic surveys in Canada

April 25, 2016By

Fugro has been awarded a supply arrangement by the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) to provide vessel-based hydrographic survey services. Under the contract, CHS will procure hydrographic surveys as needed, anywhere in Canada, to enhance its capacity for data acquisition and processing in support of its nautical charting program. Hydrographic survey data from ports, harbors, nearshore and offshore regions will be acquired... read more

ASC sells auto division to focus on 3D flash lidar

March 24, 2016By

Advanced Scientific Concepts (ASC), supplier of 3D flash lidar vision systems for terrestrial, aerial and space applications, is creating of Advanced Scientific Concepts LLC, following the sale of its ASCar division to Continental AG. With the acquisition of ASCar, Continental plans to mass produce flash lidars at an affordable price to support the commercial automotive industry. Advanced Scientific Concepts LLC will... read more

PNT Roundup: Inertial, acoustic, lidar, Wi-Fi and beacon news

March 10, 2016By
Brandon Bordelon (top) carries aided inertial navigation systems for demanding subsea survey, construction and vessel positioning applications. Right: The position reference system on the ship’s command bridge.

Independence, redundancy at sea Acoustically aided inertial navigation technology will enable a specialized sea vessel maintain dynamic positioning through GNSS disruptions in challenging environments. Sonardyne Inc.‘s dual Ranger 2 Pro DP-INS systems aboard the ultra-light intervention vessel Brandon Bordelon will track remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs) during inspection, repair and maintenance activities, providing an independent position reference for the ship’s... read more

PNT Roundup: Inertial market outlook, 3D grows lidar, RoboParachute drops

February 22, 2016By
Blue Force Tracker units may add inertial to GPS for unit and individual soldier location.

Inertial effort underway for MGUE
The U.S. Air Force’s Joint Service Systems Management Office (JSSMO) has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation an order to support embedded GPS/inertial navigation system (INS) pre-Phase 1 modernization efforts. read more

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Garmin acquires lidar company PulsedLight

January 14, 2016By
The PulsedLight LIDAR-Lite v2.

Garmin International has acquired PulsedLight Inc., a privately held designer of optical distance measurement technology in Bend, Oregon. PulsedLight makes sensor boards that are highly accurate, small and lightweight. PulsedLight developed and owns the intellectual property that enables this technology, Garmin stated in a news release. PulsedLight is the maker of the LIDAR-Lite, an optical distance measurement sensor for automotive blind-spot... read more

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Survey lasers in on Iron-Age archaeology

January 11, 2016By
Capturing lidar data:
Lasers from the survey aircraft are transmitted to the ground. The time taken for the beam to be bounced back to aircraft-mounted receivers is recorded. Using the known position of the aircraft, the time taken for the return of the laser beam and the known value of the speed of light, the distance between the aircraft and ground is calculated. Readings can also be taken to determine the height of vegetation and other surface structures.

High-tech aerial laser surveying is being employed to reveal the hidden archaeology of an Iron-Age hill settlement in Lancashire, England. Visually, the archaeological features are difficult to see, but a Bluesky laser survey, commissioned by the Morecambe Bay Partnership, is expected to reveal previously undiscovered details of a settlement at Warton Crag. Identified as an important Heritage at Risk site,... read more

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