New Solution from Teledyne Geospatial Delivers Survey-Grade Lidar Point Clouds from UAV Platforms

Optech CLS-A delivers the precision and accuracy required for survey-grade applications

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The new Optech CLS-A can be easily integrated onto a variety of UAV platforms.

Vaughan, Canada, October 13, 2022, ─ Teledyne Geospatial announces the Optech CLS-A, a new survey-grade UAV lidar and camera system. The Optech CLS-A enables the highest quality surveying and inspection applications where the tight integration of a powerful, narrow beam divergence laser, high accuracy IMU, calibrated camera and powerful post-processing software provide for efficient wide area collection at the allowable regulation limits for UAV operation.

The Optech CLS-A integrates the CL-360XR lidar scanner with its industry leading 0.3-mrad beam divergence, 360-deg field of view, and survey-grade precision and accuracy. The CL-360XR enables the collection of topographic lidar data from 120m agl or higher through vegetated and varied elevation terrain. The lidar is paired with a calibrated 80-degree field of view digital global shutter camera that enables colorization and high-resolution inspection. Data collected with Optech CLS-A, ALTM Galaxy, and Lynx systems can be simultaneously processed through a common workflow within Optech LMS Professional.

The CLS-A can be easily integrated onto a variety of UAV platforms depending upon the user’s preference. The integration can be completed with as little as power, an isolated mechanical mount, and a GNSS Antenna. The CLS-A is engineered to deliver high quality results for applications such as hard-surface engineering surveys, electricity vegetation management, topographic surveys, corridor monitoring, roads/pavement, railway, forestry, construction, mining, and archeology.

“We are very excited to announce Teledyne Geospatial’s first lidar solution that delivers survey-grade data from a UAV platform. The Optech CLS-A fits effortlessly into ALTM Galaxy and Lynx post-processing workflows to meet the most stringent data quality requirements,” commented Mark Treiber, Product Manager, Autonomous Solutions at Teledyne Optech.

Teledyne Geospatial unifies the hardware and software expertise of both Teledyne CARIS and Teledyne Optech. The new group provides customers with innovative integrated solutions. Offerings include turnkey systems, lidar and sonar integrated workflows and a range of systems and solutions that support holistic, precision data collection.