BioWarn Market Survey

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Authors
  1. Simard, J.R.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN);MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates Ltd, Richmond BC (CAN)
Abstract
The availability of commercial 3D Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) scanners applicable to the Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) Biowarn project was investigated. Ten Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) 3D LIDAR scanners were researched and are reported. None of the available scanners approached the Biowarn aperture requirement of 25-36 cm, with most in the range of 3-7 cm and those instruments targeted at terrestrial survey applications at short ranges. Custom scanners were investigated and a number of one-off systems are described. None of these systems could clearly be identified as complying with Biowarn requirements, although there are lessons to be learned from them. In summary, the Biowarn pointing requirements and mapping accuracy cannot be obtained with a single available commercial technology, but can be met by integration of available technologies in conjunction with appropriate off-the-shelf components, hardware and software and testing development.
Report Number
DRDC-VALCARTIER-CR-2006-472 — Contract Report
Date of publication
01 Mar 2006
Number of Pages
70
DSTKIM No
CA028762
CANDIS No
526813
Format(s):
Hardcopy;CD ROM

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