Scanning at the ATLAS research project
The ATLAS research project is one of the most influencing scientific initiatives of mankind.
ATLAS is one of two general-purpose detectors at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). It investigates a wide range of physics, from the search for the Higgs boson to extra dimensions and particles that could make up dark matter.
Beams of particles from the LHC collide at the centre of the ATLAS detector making collision debris in the form of new particles, which fly out from the collision point in all directions. Six different detecting subsystems arranged in layers around the collision point record the paths, momentum, and energy of the particles, allowing them to be individually identified. A huge magnet system bends the paths of charged particles so that their momenta can be measured.
The Hadron Collider
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator. It first started up on 10 September 2008, and remains the latest addition to CERN's accelerator complex.
Exploring the dimensions of the ATLAS -Center
The use of ground based LiDAR is not limited to outdoor use though – ‘as-built surveys’ are rather much asked for. Using the sensor inside a building it is possible to determine the location of specific items within the interior of a room.
Since our surveys at ATLAS project we know that you can use LIDAR devices even under the most extreme conditions about 100 meters below grade.