Increased flying height results in extreme terrain mapping
Leica Geosystems has announced it has expanded functionality of the popular ALS80 airborne sensor that enables even more flexible data acquisition with extended range measurement capability.
The new ALS80-UP takes advantage of the proven dual-output optical system pioneered in the Leica Geosystems ALS70 and enhanced in the ALS80. The system also benefits from higher Multiple Pulse in Air (MPiA) operation settings, enabling data collection in extreme terrain with minimal variation in swath width due to terrain elevation variations.
The ALS80-UP works perfectly in a wide variety of scenarios, including wide-area mapping, detail mapping from high flying heights and detail mapping over mountainous terrain. With its expanded maximum range, the system has demonstrated great results at up to 6,000 metres above terrain and with terrain relief of up to 2,300 m.
“We are proud to continue our commitment to extending capabilities and efficiency of the ALS product line, to help make the important work which our customers perform even more productive,” said John Welter, Leica Geosystems Geospatial Solutions Division president. “As our customers continue to innovate with our superior airborne sensor technology, we are dedicated to advancing the industry and profession with new technology founded in our leading research and development.”