Sunday, June 5, 2011

Airship Based LIDAR

Over the past year we have been investigating the use of airship mounted LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging).

We have been working with Airbone 1 and have done a test fit of their equipment (manufactured by Optech.)

Some of the cool applications include:
  • Flood plain mapping
  • Terrain modeling
  • Power Line/Catenary models
  • 3D City Maps
  • Vegetation/Biomass estimation

If you are interested in learning more about the unique opportunity presented in the marriage of the stability and extended mission time presented by airships, with the 3-D image mapping available via LIDAR, please contact our special missions group.

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