Senior Computer Scientist, Vision and Robotics Laboratory
Charles Karney focuses on modeling and robotic systems. His current work involves the development of tools to process imagery and LIDAR data to create terrain models.
Prior to joining SRI in 2000, Karney was a member of the Theory Division at the Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, with a joint appointment in the Department of Astrophysical Sciences. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society.
Karney has a B.A. degree from Cambridge University and a Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). A list of his publications is available at Google Scholar. Preprints of several of Karney’s papers are available at arXiv.org.
On auxiliary latitudes
The auxiliary latitudes are essential tools in cartography. This paper summarizes methods for converting between them with an emphasis on providing full double-precision accuracy.
Sensor Trajectory Estimation by Triangulating Lidar Returns
The paper describes how to recover the sensor trajectory for an aerial lidar collect using the data for multiple-return lidar pulses.
Geodesics on an Arbitrary Ellipsoid of Revolution
The present paper seeks to extend the treatment to arbitrary ellipsoid (in this paper, the term “ellipsoid” should be understood to mean “ellipsoid of revolution”).