Consider A Mountaineering
expedition in a completely unknown area where hikers may create a real-time 3D map of the landscape.
NASA Researchers And Collaborators
have devised a remote-sensing mapping technology that will aid explorers in the most remote area imaginable
Kinematic Navigation And Cartography
Knapsack (KNaCK) is a mobile lidar scanner, which measures range using light detection and ranging laser light.
Donned Like A Hiker’s Backpack
, it makes use of an innovative type of lidar called frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) lidar in order to provide Doppler velocity
These Measurement Points Instantly
create a real-time navigation system, delivering to the explorer a 3D “point cloud” or high-resolution map of the surrounding terrain
The Hardware Will Get Another
major field test in late April at NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) in Kilbourne Hole, New Mexico.