SADAR has announced the development of transparent imaging technology called SADAR Vision, which the company says "sees" through surfaces to open new dimensions within the fields of surveying, imaging, mapping, spatial modeling, positioning and visualization.
SADAR Vision is aimed at providing mass-scalable solutions for high-precision 3D digital model sensing, creation and utilization, as well as rich geo-data or big-data acquisition.
SADAR utilizes synthetic aperture three-dimensional imaging technologies to sense above and below manmade and terrestrial surfaces. SADAR Vision will utilize proprietary fusions of synthetic aperture technologies. Synthetic aperture systems are spatial sensing technologies in which a single mobile sensor captures arrays of exposures of a static three-dimensional spatial target region from varying ranges and aspects.
Particularly rich raw data is often obtainable in synthetic aperture sensing, as relevant features within three-dimensional target regions are repeatedly sensed in multiple exposures from a variety of perspectives. Sophisticated computational comparative relationship post-processing of acquired exposures is employed to obtain substantially finer precision and spatial resolution than is typically possible with conventional single-exposure imaging.
The most common applications of synthetic aperture sensing are found in medical imaging, such as computed axial tomography (CAT); however, applications of synthetic aperture sensing are found in such fields as mapping and remote sensing as well. Existing synthetic aperture sensing technologies also include synthetic aperture radar, synthetic aperture sonar and synthetic aperture photogrammetry.