UK: United Kingdom-based Pelydryn Ltd has acquired Chiroptera II, a topo-bathy LiDAR system from Leica Geosystems and Airborne Hydrography. The latest, high-res LiDAR system will allow the company to cost-effectively acquire high quality data in shallow water achieving depths of up to 15 meters.
Chiroptera II captures the full waveform in both the 35 kHz bathymetric channel and 500 kHz topographic channel and integrates the latest Leica RCD30 80MP camera for high resolution surface imagery to be captured simultaneously during airborne surveys. The new system will enhance Pelydryn’s current HawkEye II bathymetric LIDAR capability.
Commenting on the deal, Roger Downing, Pelydryn Managing Director said, We are pleased to be among the first to operate the new CHIROPTERA II system. It will be a great addition to our current systems and will allow us to offer new and enhanced capabilities to existing and prospective clients. Pelydryn have a longstanding relationship with Airborne Hydrography and their latest product offerings are at the forefront of current technology.
Source: Leica Geosystems