Tag: LiDAR

  • RTK and Drone Mapping: Do You Need It? Is It Worth It?

    RTK and Drone Mapping: Do You Need It? Is It Worth It?

    Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) is a buzz term in the UA industry, one many pilots may not understand, even though they may be “mapping” with an uncrewed aircraft (drone).   When it comes to RTK and drone mapping, how necessary is the technology to a drone services provider?  Will it earn a services provider more money?…

  • WHAT IS LiDAR?

    Oct 2015- LiDAR’s name sounds a lot like Radar, because it is similar. LiDAR is “Light Detection And Ranging.” Like radar, it’s a technology used to see what the human eye can’t see, either close up or far away. LiDAR uses pulsed lasers instead of the radio waves that Radar uses. As a data collection system, LiDAR…

  • Is Information Security (INFOSEC) Important to Your UAS Program? (it should be)

    June, 2018 Last week I gave a seminar on various aspects of UAS in Public Safety, and a component of that discussion was information security/infosec. During the presentation, one officer from a California beach community made a comment while shrugging his shoulders, explained their use of a popular brand of drone sharing information with and…

  • What to look for in a LiDAR Sensor

    2022 is clearly the year of LiDAR.  At all of the UAS shows in the USA, Mexico, Canada, and EU, the hot topic is LiDAR in 2022, and 2023 is ramping up to be more of the same, with significant growth. LiDAR is a “LIght Detection And Ranging” sensor, utilizing a laser, position-controlled mirror, an…