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Leica HawkEye III

Product Name:Leica HawkEye III
Description:HawkEye III is a combined airborne bathymetric and topographic multi sensor LiDAR system. It simultaneously and seamlessly acquires data from its 10 kHz deep water channel, its 35 kHz shallow water channel and its 500 kHz topographic LiDAR.
Year of introduction:2014
Year of last update:2015
Total weight [kg]:160
Power requirements:2x50 A@28 VDC
Type of GNSS/INS positioning system:Novatel SPAN with LCI-100 - Litef IMU
Camera:RCD30 80 megapixel
Data storage facilities:Removable SSD disks
Mission planning software:MissionPro, FlightPro
Postprocessing software:LiDAR Survey Studio
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Type/class laser:Class IV
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Measurement Characteristics  
Scanning method :Oblique LiDAR
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Full-wave form digitization:Y
Pulse sampling frequency [GHz]:1.6
Recording of intensity of return signal [bits]:12
Multiple pulses in air:Y
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Operation Characteristics 
Platform:Helicopter, Fixed-wing
Min. flying height [m]:250
Max. flying height [m]:1600
Max. acquisition time [hr]:5
Main applications:Airborne bathymetry and topography for deep and near shore surveying. Seafloor topography and point cloud model creation; marine depth chart production; shallow costal area monitoring; underwater object detection; seafloor reflectance image and classification
More information 
Distinguishable features :The world first 3-channel airborne LiDAR system. . One 10 kHz deep (kD>4) bathymerty channel, one 35 kHz (kD>2) bathymetry channel. One 500 kHz topography channel. All channels work simultaneously creating seamless full waveform data. Automatic water refraction correction. Includes features for seafloor classification.

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