Optech releases new airborne LiDAR sensor

Optech releases new airborne LiDAR sensor

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Optech releases new airborne LiDAR sensorUS, October 1, 2014: Optech has introduced a new airborne LiDAR sensor ALTM Galaxy for engineering operations.

Galaxy is the next generation of airborne solutions, packing more accuracy and power into a tiny footprint than any other sensor.

The new ALTM Galaxy maintains the same exceptional survey-grade data precision and accuracy for the highest quality data sets in the industry. It comes with superior dynamic range and exceptional small target detection capabilities.

The PulseTRAK technology is central to the performance of Galaxy sensor. It enables a truly continuous operating envelope that solves the challenge of coverage gaps and density variation in the multipulse transition/blind zones; up to 8 returns per emitted pulse without the need for voluminous waveform capture, which eliminates the storage and processing burden previously required for increased vertical density.

ALTM Galaxy sensor includes a unique, real time atmospheric point inhibitor for exceptionally clean raw data; a wider 60°FOV for larger area coverage rates; and a ground-pounding 550-kHz pulse repetition frequency, which competes at the same altitudes as many larger multi-beam sensors for maximum collection efficiency and point density.

It also offers a new swath-tracking mode that dynamically maintains a fixed swath width and consistent point distribution despite changes in altitude and/or terrain variation; and a real time sensor protocol for in-air target detection confirmation, true coverage verification.

Michael Sitar, Business Manager of Optech’s Airborne Mapping Solutions said, “the secret to Galaxy’s exceptional capability is really in its integrated PulseTRAK technology. We have put a tremendous amount of effort into and productivity in a compact form factor, without sacrificing data quality or sensor reliability.”

Source: Optech