CHCNAV integrates handheld SLAM laser scanner with GNSS RTK

CHCNAV integrates handheld SLAM laser scanner with GNSS RTK

CHC Navigation has launched the RS10 as an innovative and affordable handheld SLAM Lidar laser scanner integrated with an RTK GNSS receiver. CHC Navigation (CHCNAV) is a global leader in the geospatial industry.

Designed to improve efficiency across a wide range of mapping and surveying applications, the RS10 laser scanner provides professionals with a versatile, all-in-one tool for capturing rich 3D geospatial data in both outdoor and indoor environments. Combining a survey-grade GNSS RTK receiver with the handheld Lidar SLAM system, the RS10 simplifies workflows without compromising accuracy or flexibility.

Positioning accuracy in challenging environments

The RS10 integrates a high-end GNSS smart antenna for RTK positioning accuracy even in challenging environments. Combined with the system’s high-precision Lidar and three HD cameras, it fuses RTK, laser and visual SLAM to deliver 5cm absolute measurement accuracy. From detailed architectural surveys to complex infrastructure projects, the RS10 gives professionals the tools they need to collect detailed, accurate data efficiently.

With a powerful on-board processor, the RS10 scanner enables real-time georeferenced point cloud generation in the field. Users receive instant feedback, allowing them to make adjustments while scanning to ensure complete and detailed coverage. Large sites of up to 13,000m2 can be mapped in real time.

Streamlining data capture

The integration of high-precision GNSS and SLAM technologies eliminates the need for traditional loop closure, which often complicates the data collection process for handheld scanners. Users can freely scan target areas without having to return to previous locations. This streamlines field data capture and significantly reduces time spent in the field.

The integrated RTK receiver in the RS10 offers robust positioning outdoors, while SLAM takes over when transitioning indoors – all within a shared coordinate system without requiring additional georeferencing steps. Users can select the desired projection system directly in the field by using either the SmartGo app or LandStar8 software.

In environments in which GNSS signals are weak or absent, whether indoors or outdoors, the RS10 calculates accurate RTK point coordinates. This ensures measurements with 5cm precision within 1 minute in satellite-denied environments, opening up new possibilities for surveying indoor spaces and urban canyons.

“With its unique fusion of technologies in a handheld format, the RS10 provides an incredibly affordable solution for 3D Lidar-SLAM reality capture and demanding GNSS RTK surveying projects,” says Byron Yuan, senior vice president of CHCNAV.

CHC Navigation has launched the RS10, an innovative handheld SLAM Lidar laser scanner with an integrated RTK GNSS receiver. (Image courtesy: CHCNAV)
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