Published: June 19, 2018 By

ASTRALiTe's 2-in-1 Topo-Bathy LiDAR

Image: ASTRALiTe's 2-in-1 Topo-Bathy LiDAR

A LiDAR technology patented by the University of Colorado Boulder made news this week when ASTRALiTe, the exclusive licensee of the technology, announced the achievement of a major milestone in enhancing its mapping capabilities.

The technology, invented in the lab of Jeffrey Thayer, professor of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at CU Boulder, was spotlighted when Boulder-based ASTRALiTE successfully demonstrated its pioneering LiDAR system on a UAV with outstanding results.

The scanning 2-in-1 topographic-bathymetric (topo-bathy) LiDAR system, acquiring scanning bathymetric imagery at unprecedented vertical resolution, enables new applications in underwater infrastructure inspection, military logistics, natural disaster assessment and recovery, risk assessment for industrial retention ponds, and water resource management.

Visit the Technology Transfer Office to learn more about CU Boulder inventions and related support, or learn more about the 2-in-1 Topo-Bathy system.