Field Team Photo in 2D and 3D
The field team has been working tirelessly the past two weeks: driving early each morning to Black Point Lava Flow from Flagstaff, working long hours, and getting back late every evening. They done a superb job keeping K10 running, even in strong winds, in rain, in heat, and in dust storms. And, they've remained motivated, determined, and full of good spirit throughout the entire time.
This morning, after setting up K10 for today's run, the field team decided to surprise everyone back at NASA Ames by posing during one of the "check out" lidar scans. The above photo (taken by the lidar's color context imager) shows the team at the "mobile base" camp (a mini-van, tent, and three 4WD pick-up trucks), which they have been using to deploy K10 in different locations around Black Point. Looks like our two summer interns had a bit of fun practicing their martial arts...
Of course, since the field team posed during a lidar scan, we not only have a photo of them, we also captured them in 3D! The image here shows a "3D point cloud" captured by the lidar at the same time as the photo.