Dynamic lidar sensor integrated into UAV

Teledyne Optech has announced that its new compact lidar sensor, the CL-90, is available for purchase through its first integration partnership with Lidar USA. The sensor features canopy penetration for good ground coverage, much higher downward point density for high-quality results in corridor/power line projects, long-range performance for productivity at UAS ceilings, and high data […]

Contract awarded for 4D ocean bottom node survey

Seabed Geosolutions has been awarded a 4D ocean bottom node (OBN) monitor survey in West Africa for a major oil company. The project, for which the data is expected to be acquired over a two-month period during the third quarter of 2019, will cover 151 km2 in water depths up to 600 m. The ocean […]

Hydrographic sensor software gets updated

The latest version of Impact Subsea SeaView software has been released and made available for download. The software allows the viewing and logging of data together with configuration and calibration of Impact Subsea sensors. Hydrographic surveys and flooded member detection can also be performed using the software. The latest iteration of the software enables new […]

Partnership integrates lidar into security management

CNL Software, a physical security information management (PSIM) software company, is partnering with Cepton Technologies, a developer of 3D sensing solutions. The partnership will drive the automation of threat detection, tracking and escalation in real-time using the latest PSIM, lidar and video assessment technologies. Cepton Technologies’ Helius system is a smart lidar network utilising edge […]

Autonomous surface vehicle showcased in a port

In August 2019, L3Harris Unmanned Maritime Systems (UMS) demonstrated its autonomous surface vehicle (ASV) technology at a workshop in the Port of Hamburg. The workshop, in collaboration with Hamburg Port Authority, MacArtney Germany, and HafenCity University, showcased the C-Cat 3’s and C-Worker 5’s abilities to autonomously navigate and scan a port environment. The ASVs were […]

High-res, real-time lidar for the autonomous applications

Velodyne Lidar introduced the Puck 32MR sensor to address key markets in the autonomous industry. It offers a cost-effective solution for low speed autonomous markets including industrial vehicles, robotics, shuttles and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The Puck 32MR delivers rich data for mid-range applications. The sensor has a 120 m range and a 40° vertical […]

Autonomous spill-response vessel capabilities demonstrated

As a part of its cooperative agreement with the US Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD), Sea Machines Robotics has demonstrated its autonomous systems in action on board a Kvichak Marco skimmer boat during events held along the Portland harbour. The company’s technology opens a new era of capability for the marine industry, and the […]

Underwater drone deployed in Arctic research mission

An Ecosub underwater robotic vehicle owned and operated by the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) will go on an Arctic research mission deemed too dangerous for humans in a bid to help scientists understand the true extent of melting from Arctic glaciers. The SAMS team will deploy the craft to the foot of a […]

Brand-neutral survey software comes to Android

MicroSurvey Software, part of Hexagon, has released its new field data collection software platform for Android users. FieldGenius for Android version 1.0 is the first release of the company’s new multi-platform field software and supports most popular GNSS sensors on the market today. The app continues is a third-party, brand-neutral data collection software choice amongst […]

Compact tablet for geospatial field applications

Trimble’s new T7 tablet is purpose-built for survey and geographic information system (GIS) data collection applications. This portable and ultra-rugged tablet connects to the company’s suite of survey instruments and global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receivers. Equipped with a tough 7-inch multi-touch screen, modular expansion capability, multiple connectivity options and featuring a Windows 10 Professional […]