Congress 2008 CATCON5 :: LIMULATOR2.0
wins Silver Medal !!
Airborne altimetric LiDAR
The last decade has seen manifold growth in the use of
of airborne altimetric LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology.
Due to the main advantage of measuring topography through highly dense and
accurate data points which are captured at high speed, the LiDAR technology has
found several interesting applications.
at generating LiDAR data as per user specifications. The software facilitates
user to create terrain of his/her choice using available tools. User has option
for selection of either generic sensor or commercially available sensors and can
set their parameters accordingly. The simulator generates LiDAR data
similar to a real LiDAR sensor for further display and analysis. The Limulator
can be useful to instructors and students to generate variety of LiDAR data for
experimentation. The readily available accurate ground truth and the ability to
produce LiDAR data with different specifications make this software also
suitable for algorithm testing (e.g.
information extraction) and research.
Further, it can be useful in flight planning. Being a cross-platform software,
it can be installed on any operating system.
Copyright Dr.Bharat Lohani, IIT Kanpur
developed by R K Mishra, IIT Kanpur