Drone-Based LiDAR for Explosive Ordnance Disposal Units
“RedTail LiDAR Systems, a leader in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) mirror-based light detection and ranging (LiDAR) technology, has delivered six LiDAR systems to the 707th Ordnance Company stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord,” says a press release. The deployment will allow the EOD techs to explore how drone-based LiDAR systems can be used to meet their goals.
The testing is focused on using LiDAR to map terrain. LiDAR produces 3D maps, referred to as point clouds, that allow users to view mapped areas from any perspective, traveling around the models in 3D space using rotation and zoom capabilities in the viewer software. This functionality will enable the EOD technicians to use the RedTail LiDAR Systems RTL-450, integrated onto the Teledyne FLIR SkyRaider Unmanned Aerial System…