J. Marcos Sirota is president of the Sigma Space Corp. Sirota holds a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Buenos Aires and an MSc and PhD in aeronautics and astronautics from the University of Washington. He has received several technology awards from NASA for his work in Lidar.


The Evolution of Lidar

Current airborne Lidar systems, such as the Leica ALS series, capture one million points per second. Increasing the pulse repetition rate is the best way to achieve dense point clouds at lower costs, as the flying speed can be increased. However, the pulse frequency is constrained by parameters such... (read more)