laser remote sensing News

  • NPL’s remote sensing of methane capability enhanced.

    Following the successful construction and launch of their latest enhanced Differential Absorption  Lidar (DIAL) system this summer, NPL has moved on to calibrate its new DIAL truck and to apply its capability to a key European project. The DIAL (Differential Absorption Lidar) facility is a highly mobile truck-mounted, sophisticated laser-based system that provides rapid, ...

  • Brazil’s Largest Wind Developer Adopts Remote Sensing Systems from Second Wind

    Brazil’s largest wind energy developer has adopted Second Wind’s remote sensing technology as part of its standard practice in wind measurement. The agreement by São Paulo-based Casa dos Ventos Energias Renováveis to purchase Second Wind's Triton® SoDARs and Pentalum Technologies Ltd.'s SpiDAR™ LiDARs represents a significant endorsement of remote sensing ...


  • PKL Technologies Open Path TDL Gas Monitors (Digital Based Sensors)

    PKL Technologies Inc. has introduced Spectra-1 TDLAS (Tuneable Diode Laser Absorption Spectrometer) for open path remote gas sensing applications. Ideal for large area monitoring - Environmental Remote Sensing, GHG (Greenhouse Gas) and CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage) applications.  Spectra-1 has been designed with proprietary DSP (digital signal processing) techniques to provide an ...


    By PKL Technologies Inc.

  • PKL Technologies Inc. Introduces Open Path CO2 Monitors For GHG and CCS

    PKL Technologies Inc. has introduced Spectra-1 TDLAS (Tuneable Diode Laser Absorption Spectrometer) for open path CO2 remote gas sensing applications. Ideal for large area CO2 monitoring - GHG (Greenhouse Gas) and CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage) applications. Monitoring carbon capture injection sites is difficult without large area CO2 monitoring. With path lengths up to 1 KM, effective large ...


    By PKL Technologies Inc.

  • Tools We Use: LiDAR Data

    Light Detecting and Ranging (LiDAR) is remotely-sensed data collected by small aircraft equipped with high-tech laser scanners. Laser pulses aimed at the surface are reflected back to a data collector in the plane, and used to create a Digital Elevation Model, or DEM. This data is particularly useful in densely vegetated areas (such as Newberry), because the vegetation can be removed from the ...


    By AltaRock Energy, Inc.

  • Space technology optimises windmill efficiency

    A French start-up company from ESA’s Business Incubation Centre in the Netherlands has developed a small instrument to measure wind speed and direction from the ground up to heights of 200 metres – information that is vital when deciding where to build a wind turbine to produce electricity. The French company Leosphere developed their system Windcube using ‘lidar’ (light detection and ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Level Sensors Market in water and waste water management

    Level measurement is a very basic process used across several industrial segments. Due to advancement in level sensing technologies, level sensors are expected to show proper growth during the forecast period. The market has entered into a transition from contact type of measurement to non-contact type of measurement over the past five years. Though the current market is dominated by contact ...


  • Accelerators for America’s future: An exercise in integration

    The first thing the word accelerator brings to mind is often a high-energy machine like Fermilab’s Tevatron or CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. But accelerators are ubiquitous in modern life; they can be found everywhere from factories and hospitals to basic research labs and national security facilities. “For the past 30 years there have been sporadic attempts to integrate accelerator development ...

  • U.S. Department of Energy projects win 36 R&D 100 awards for 2012

    U.S. Department of Energy researchers have won 36 of the 100 awards given out this year by R&D Magazine for the most outstanding technology developments with promising commercial potential.  The coveted awards – now in their 50th year – are presented annually in recognition of exceptional new products, processes, materials or software that were developed throughout the world ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • NASA Continues Critical Survey of Antarctica`s Changing Ice

    Scientists with NASA's Operation IceBridge airborne research campaign began the mission's third year of surveys this week over the changing ice of Antarctica. Researchers are flying a suite of scientific instruments on two planes from a base of operations in Punta ...

  • $2.9 Million in Small Business Contracts for New Environmental Technologies

    (Washington, D.C.) EPA's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program today announced the award of nearly $3 million to 13 companies to support their work in seven key environmental areas: nanotechnology, monitoring of air emissions, pollution prevention, hazardous waste management, water treatment, homeland security, and innovation in manufacturing. The companies received 'proof of concept' ...

  • Space radar techniques for land mapping

    Entrepreneurs at ESA’s Business Incubation centre in the Netherlands have used radar technology from the agency’s Envisat remote-sensing satellite to develop a compact, high-resolution radar that can monitor land and buildings from small aircraft. The radar can monitor structures such as dams, harbours, canals and buildings, leading to maps for urban planning, territory surveillance and cadastral ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • NASA Opens New Era In Measuring Western U.S. Snowpack

    A new NASA airborne mission has created the first maps of the entire snowpack of two major mountain watersheds in California and Colorado, producing the most accurate measurements to date of how much water they hold. The data from NASA's Airborne Snow Observatory mission will be used to estimate how much water will flow out of the basins when the snow melts. The data-gathering technology could ...

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