Laser/LIDAR imaging

In the clouds, in the air, in space 

 3D, real-time 

LIDAR/LADAR laser remote sensing technology works best when you don’t have to wait for the data. Our Total Sight™ Flash LIDAR 3D data is available in real-time and we’re developing LIDAR technology for new tactical, science, and commercial applications. 

Tactical Lasercom/LIDAR

Game-changing technology

When you want to see exactly what’s going on in a battlespace or enemy area, we provide real-time 3D Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) systems for tactical military and intelligence/surveillance missions. Our TotalSight Flash LIDAR gives you data in real-time. No more waiting in the dark.

You enjoy a full-motion 3-D imaging system that gives you “total sight” of the operational area of regard. Because our systems fuse and downlink multi-spectral video in real time with 3-D LIDAR data, you get unsurpassed informational awareness. Any of our systems can be tailored to satisfy a wide range of mission objectives and customized for a variety of platforms.

TotalSight Flash LIDAR

Our 3-D Flash Lidar can deliver real-time data for situational awareness, disaster response, battlefield characterization and more.

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Total Awareness

  • Real-time 3-D imagery to easily manipulate and share on the move 
  • The ability to “see over the next hill” in real time, with true geolocation precision and easily manipulated images — a game changer for operational forces 
  • Increased situational awareness for mission planning and execution 
  • Day/night fused 3-D imagery for hazard detection, identification and avoidance for helicopter flight support, precision tactical analysis and damage assessment
  • Data rates compatible with existing RF downlinks
 Our TotalSight™ Flash LIDAR has flown on both rotary and fixed-wing aircraft, and can also be flown on unmanned aerial vehicles. Our non-conventional imaging techniques used for active remote sensing push the boundaries of performance.

Advancing science LIDAR 

Our LIDAR technology has been used on heritage programs like CALIPSO and now on brand new technologies that are enabling new scientific discoveries.

Ever wondered how clouds, winds and aerosols interact? We’re helping to find out by extending the LIDAR tech we’ve been developing since 2002. Our Optical Autocovariance Wind LIDAR (OAWL) has flown on NASA-sponsored test flights to push the system closer to a space-based mission. A new NASA-funded R& D contract will help us build on those capabilities by allowing simultaneous measurement of winds and aerosol properties. 

The High-spectral Resolution LIDAR for Aerosols Winds and Clouds (HAWC) will have the LIDAR plus two telescopes that will allow scientists to study the impacts of dust and aerosol transport on the Earth’s energy and water cycles, air quality and climate. The system, which can point in two directions at the same time, will be designed to fly on NASA aircraft. 

Seeing new light

Another new LIDAR technology we’re working on has the potential to vastly improve the quality and quantity of data from Earth science satellites that look at clouds, water and the atmosphere. Called LOAMS (LIDAR Orbital Angular Momentum Sensor), it will be a new LIDAR system that will see the unique angular momentum effects of light beams as they hit and interact with particles and molecules in the atmosphere. LOAMS is funded through a NASA Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) grant and the NASA Earth Science Technology Office. 

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