US Patent No. 10,656,250

GEOSPATIAL DATA COLLECTION SYSTEM WITH A LOOK AHEAD SENSOR AND ASSOCIATED METHODS


Patent No. 10,656,250
Issue Date May 19, 2020
Title Geospatial Data Collection System With A Look Ahead Sensor And Associated Methods
Inventorship Peter A. Wasilousky, Indialnatic, FL (US)
Dean A. Heimmermann, Indialantic, FL (US)
Philip Smith, Melbourne, FL (US)
Charles Wilson, West Melbourne, FL (US)
Kenneth Laprade, Palm Bay, FL (US)
Anthony Truscott, San Diego, CA (US)
Graham Nelson, San Diego, CA (US)
Tim Christianson, Carlsbad, CA (US)
Assignee EAGLE TECHNOLOGY, LLC, Melbourne, FL (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,656,250

1. A geospatial data collection system for an aerial vehicle comprising:a data collection light detection and ranging (LiDAR) device configured to collect geospatial data as the aerial vehicle moves along a collection path; and
a protection LiDAR device configured to sense a geospatial area ahead of said data collection LiDAR device;
said data collection LiDAR device being switchable from an operating mode to a protected mode based upon said protection LiDAR device.