System and Method for obtaining Lidar Data Using Pixel-Aligned Lidar/Electro Optic Data

Utah State University is seeking a party interested in licensing a patent for a technology that significantly improves the ability to obtain high fidelity and high resolution LIDAR point-clouds to enhance three-dimensional (3D) imagery in real time. The LIDAR generates a laser beam to form a LIDAR shot and receives the reflected laser beam to provide range data. A digital camera includes an array of pixels to receive optical radiation and provide electro-optical (EO) data. This technology has the potential to greatly improve the industry's ability to generate high resolution 3D images.

  • Military
  • Digital imaging
  • Telecommunications
  • Urban planning and mapping
  • Meteorology
  • Geology
  • Physics and astronomy
  • Biology
  • Law enforcement

  • Processes a multitude of point-clouds, which improves the ability to achieve an increased resolution of shape information from long distances
  • Measures more broadly spaced 3D points, enabling the draping of detail spectral (texture) information onto a relatively coarse surface shape
  • Makes precise distance, shape and size of target measurements over long or short distances, improving the ability to achieve an increased resolution

Patents/Publications:

US 7,417,717

US 7,800,736

Patent Information:
Category(s):
Mechanical & Aerospace
For Information, Contact:
Christian Iverson
Utah State University
435-797-9620
christian.iverson@usu.edu
Inventors:
Robert Pack Scott Budge Paul Israelsen
Keywords:
Defense Systems Image Enhancement