GNSS Multi-applications Sensor

CHC Navigation’s N71 GNSS Sensor has been designed to bring a cost-effective positioning solution for RTK network operators, precision farming and machine guidance system integrators and marine survey professionals. It is a powerful 220-channel multi-application GNSS sensor delivering positioning features and wireless data links in a rugged aluminum enclosure. The device features low power consumption and offers a wide variety of output messages and data formats for seamless interoperability. The N71 is proposed in various configurations and bundled packages to fit end users’ need with a choice of GNSS geodetic or choke-ring antennas. (read more)
2012-09-21 03:14:27

Mailbox - Sensor Fusing

Surveyors of the Month: Team Geokno This month's Survey Team Geokno. Geokno (www.geokno.com) deals in geospatial knowledge products and services, taking advantage of the long research and development tradition of IIT Kanpur in these areas. The team is carrying out structural measurement of a high-rise chimney to establish the quality of its construction. Team Geokno measured the chimney using a terrestrial laser scanner (TLS) supported by a network of control points established using a total station (TS). The work was challenging to perform, with difficult survey, planning and data-processing considerations. Its start up is currently being incubated at IIT Kanpur.... (read more)
2010-01-28 02:55:02

Hyperspectral Imaging Sensor

Specim, Spectral Imaging is launching a high-resolution hyperspectral imaging sensor with exceptional performance and the dimensions required for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and other challenging applications. The V10M sensor operates in the VIS/NIR range of 380 - 1000nm and provides spectral and spatial imaging with negligible sub-pixel distortions (smile, keystone).   The current sensor has an excellent spatial resolution of 1300 pixels, and a 2000 pixel version is to be released later this year. The high resolution does not compromise the imaging speed, which reaches 100 images/s, and even higher rate with spectral binning. The specifications meet the most demanding... (read more)
2010-04-08 11:53:16

Multi-sensor Coastal Mapping

Integrating Active and Passive Sensors Provides Major Gains
Fugro recently tested a multi-sensor approach to balance growing data needs with limited agency budgets. Coastal mapping programmes are quickly becoming a priority for government agencies across the globe. The desire to better define and understand the land/sea interface is based on several interrelated factors, including sea-level rise and its impacts on coastal populations, the growth of and reliance on a blue economy, and the need to maintain critical nearshore habitats in the midst of a changing landscape.   (By José Martínez Díaz and Don Ventura, Fugro USA) In support of its hydrographic charting programme, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric... (read more)
2016-12-13 09:47:02

Sensor for Monitoring Applications

The Leica TM30 Sensor is designed for high-precision measurements and combines automatic, fast and silent operation to ensure that even the smallest movement in all monitoring applications is detected. The Leica TM30 integrates with Leica GeoMoS software to create a monitoring system.     The Leica TM30 succeeds the Leica TCA2003 and TCA1800 Total Stations and is designed specifically for use in monitoring applications. Equipped with direct drives based on piezo technology, the Leica TM30 accelerates extremely fast, allowing shorter measurements cycles when working with multiple prisms. The silent drives enable the TM30 to be installed in urban areas for... (read more)
2009-04-14 09:09:10

New Trimble GNSS Reference Sensor

Trimble (CA, USA)) has introduced an innovative Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) reference sensor for infrastructure and network applications - the Trimble NetR3 GNSS reference sensor. Designed to seamlessly integrate into any Trimble VRS (Virtual Reference Station) network or other infrastructure application, the Trimble NetR3 offers a new option for tracking and streaming data. Using Trimble's R-Track technology, the Trimble NetR3 GNSS reference sensor streams data easily and conveniently to a variety of Trimble infrastructure software packages running in a network operations center. Instead of storing collected data internally like a continuously operating reference station (CORS), the Trimble NetR3 takes... (read more)
2008-05-28 09:32:29

SMC Purchases ALTM Orion Sensor

Southern Mapping Company (SMC) recently purchased an Airborne Laser Terrain Mapper (ALTM) Orion sensor. This multi-million Rand investment makes SMC the first commercial owner of the world\'s smallest, full-system ALTM Lidar (light detection and ranging) sensor. The Orion was developed by Optech Incorporated, a Canadian company that has been in operation since 1974. The Orion fires 200,000 laser pulses per second, ensuring that highly accurate and dense topographic data can be rapidly acquired. Weighing just 27 kilograms, this device is easily installed in most aircrafts used for aerial mapping and allows for pack-up-and-go mobility between different aircrafts. The modular design... (read more)
2009-08-25 09:15:23

GIT G2010 Remote Sensor

Global Imaging Technologies (GIT) (MD, USA) launched the GIT G2010 sensor series. The size of a small suitcase and at 20Kg (44lbs) about a tenth of the weight of current digital systems, the G2010IMU model incorporates highly accurate IMU that is coupled to GPS. The frames are just under 8,000 pixels wide. The system is fully automated and comes with an internal storage capability of 1,000GB. (read more)
2006-09-22 12:00:00

New Trimble Digital Sensor System

Trimble (CA, USA) has introduced the Trimble DSS WideAngle, the latest option for its medium-format, directly georeferenced aerial imaging system. Capable of producing highly accurate orthophotos, stereo photos, and mosaics, the Trimble Digital Sensor System (DSS) WideAngle option is designed as a high-productivity, mapping-grade solution for color-orthophoto and vertical mapping applications. The announcement was made today at INTERGEO 2010.   By combining wide coverage and stereo image geometry with low operating costs, the Trimble DSS WideAngle provides a productivity advantage for aerial mapping companies. Its medium-format, single-frame 60-megapixel camera delivers wide swaths of crisp, well-balanced digital color stereo imagery that... (read more)
2010-10-06 03:32:09

Applanix Incorporates Micromachined Sensor Technology

Applanix (Canada) has announced that the latest development in MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) technology has been incorporated into its line of Position and Orientation System products. The low-noise, micromachined quartz components are compact, durable and designed for use in a high-vibration environment. The sensors are manufactured by BEI Systron Donner Inertial Division (SDID) (CA, USA), a division of BEI Technologies, Inc. SDID's sensors are micromachined using photolithographic processes producing components that are comparable to small ring laser and fiber optic gyros. The Applanix line of POS products with MEMS technology is expected to begin shipping in May 2005. (read more)
2005-05-11 12:00:00
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