Airborne bathymetry

By on 5 August, 2022

Leica Geosystems has introduced the Chiroptera-5, a new high-performance airborne bathymetric device that combines airborne bathymetric and topographic LiDAR sensors with a 4-band camera to collect data from the seabed to land.

Thanks to higher pulse repetition frequency, the technology increases point density by 40% compared to the previous generation system, collecting more data during every survey flight.

Improved electronics and optics increase water depth penetration by 20% and double the topographic sensitivity to capture larger areas of submerged terrain and objects with greater detail.

The sensor is designed to fit a stabilising mount, enabling more efficient area coverage which decreases operational costs and carbon footprint of mapping projects.

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