Application example of Capture through Dust - ASC 3D Flash LIDAR

Advanced Scientific Concepts Application Example for Military Use Click to View Video

UAV/UAS application diagram Click here to enlarge

Autonomous Aerial Refuelling by ASC 3D Click to View Video

Autonomous Aerial Refuelling by ASC 3D Click to View Video

AERIAL

3D Flash LIDAR Cameras Potential Aerial (UAV/UAS or Manned) Applications

  • Autonomous Refueling
  • Brownout Landing
  • Collision Avoidance
  • Countermeasures
  • Helicopter Landing
  • Landing Zone Evaluation
  • Laser Tracker
  • Mapping
  • Situational Awareness
  • Surveillance
  • Wire Detection

Benefits:

  • No Motion Distortion
  • Tolerates Vibration Well
  • No Calibration Required
  • Small Size, Low Weight and Power
  • Dust Free Imagery
  • Works with INU/GPS
  • Autonomous Operations

Autonomous Aerial Refuelling Videos

  • 30 degree FOV lens against 128x128 pixel focal plane array (real-time results)
  • 100' (30m) distance from simulated drogue
  • Used focal plane array with "outages" to simulate missing pixels to determine robustness of algorithms
  • Autonomous vehicle: Simple robot (land-based), real-use