May 22, 2012


Boeing unveils on Monday its experiment of applying new 3D technology on the 747 line in its Everett plant.

There are four laser sensors built in a cart and each laser looks into different direction and angles. When the cart is pushed around, small low-powered lasers are emitted to gather information and make thousands of measurements. The scanner can then calculate with a high degree of accuracy and create 3D images. The idea is to form accurate pictures where everything is, even where the airplane is sitting.

The technology could also be used on spacecraft to help docking rockets. A new challenge is to get the technology to be accurate when object is moving.


Source: King5 via Yahoo


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