Leica AHAB Chiroptera II exceeds depth specs in a demonstration flight in Japan

Airborne Hydrography AB, part of Leica Geosystems, recently made a new depth record in airborne LIDAR bathymetry with the Leica Chiroptera II system during a customer demonstration survey near Okinawa and the Tenryu River,  Japan.

The Leica Chiroptera II is specified for down to maximum depth of around 15 metres. The 31 metres depth record during the survey in Okinawa is an astonishing and unexpected result and proves that the system has better performance than its specifications.

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During the survey of the Tenryu River, excellent results have been achieved with the HawkEye III, and the results show a highly detailed profile of the complex river structure.  The data include highly accurate bathymetric data as well as terrestrial data, which deliver a seamless land and river floor topography. The data are used for environmental monitoring and allow to observe and analyse the changes of the river bed over time.

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Further information on Airborne Hydrography can be found here.

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Read the full press release here.

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