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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Versatile Multi-sensor GPS Data Acquisition Package

Altus Positioning Systems has announced the introduction of a new GPS-based data acquisition system for seismic applications. The new package includes an ikeGPS multi-sensor data acquisition system integrated with Seismic Surveyor custom software from MicroSurvey to allow the user to stake hundreds of points each day, and quickly compute positions of target items.   The ikeGPS multi-sensor data acquisition platform combines a GPS receiver, laser rangefinder, 3D compass and digital camera in a single ruggedised handheld device, providing a fully integrated low-cost solution for capturing geospatial data and 3D seismic volume during oil and gas exploration. The versatile system permits... (read more)
2012-02-24 12:10:35

Survey-grade Lidar Sensor for UAS

RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems has been developing their first survey-grade UAS Lidar sensor, the VUX-1, and the company will be presenting it later this month. The VUX-1 will be presented for the first time at the official launch event, ILMF, which will be held in Denver, USA, from 17 to 19 February. The innovative sensor was designed to meet the challenges of emerging surveying solutions by UAS, gyrocopters, and ultra-light aircraft, both in measurement performance and in system integration. The VUX-1 is an ultra lightweight Lidar sensor with less than 4 kilograms (less than 9 pounds) overall weight, that can... (read more)
2014-02-07 09:17:11
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