(Heerbrugg/Switzerland, Exeter/United Kingdom, 21 July 2014) – Pelydryn Ltd, a UK based company specializing in the acquisition of airborne bathymetric LiDAR worldwide, has announced the acquisition of the new CHIROPTERA II topo-bathy LiDAR system from Airborne Hydrography and Leica Geosystems which was introduced in early March this year. This new high-resolution system will help Pelydryn Ltd. to cost effectively acquire high quality data in shallow water for new and existing clients.
CHIROPTERA II is an innovative LiDAR system which simultaneously captures the full waveform in both the 35 kHz bathymetric channel and 500 kHz topographic channel. The system targets the growing need for high resolution accurate topographic and bathymetric surveys in the coastal zone and other shallow water regions, achieving depths of up to 15 meters. With a full topographic capability, this makes the CHIROPTERA II the ultimate tool for near shore and land surveying. The system integrates the latest Leica RCD30 80MP camera allowing high resolution surface imagery to be captured simultaneously during airborne surveys.
Pelydryn Managing Director Roger Downing commented, “We are pleased to be among the first to operate the new CHIROPTERA II system. It will be a great addition to our current systems and will allow us to offer new and enhanced capabilities to existing and prospective clients. Pelydryn have a long-standing relationship with Airborne Hydrography and their latest product offerings are at the forefront of current technology.”
Airborne Hydrography Managing Director Anders Ekelund comments, “We are pleased that Pelydryn has selected the CHIROPTERA II sensor that will further enhance Pelydryn’s current HawkEye II bathymetric LIDAR capability with improved data quality in the shallow water segment. Pelydryn is one of the most experienced companies in the world within the field of bathymetric LIDAR, and it is an honor to serve Pelydryn with our latest technology.”
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Pelydryn is an airborne survey specialist providing a diverse array of hydrographic services including project management, bathymetric and environmental surveys in the coastal zone worldwide. Pelydryn’s major business areas are seabed surveys for climate change, coastal zone monitoring, hazard surveys and nautical charting. Our field teams are experts in their fields and have a track record of safely and efficiently executing complex projects in remote and challenging environments. The company was founded in 2008, and over the past 6 years of operation has established itself as a leading airborne survey contractor worldwide. This has been achieved through a customer focused management philosophy, supported by highly experienced personnel and advanced, high specification equipment and software.
About Airborne Hydrography
Airborne Hydrography AB (AHAB) develops and markets airborne laser survey systems for hydrographic and topographic surveys. The key products are the Chiroptera and HawkEye III bathymetric survey systems and the DragonEye topographic survey system. AHAB is part of Hexagon and works closely with its affiliate company Leica Geosystems on Geospatial Solutions.
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With close to 200 years of experience pioneering solutions to measure the world, Leica Geosystems products and services are trusted by professionals worldwide to help them capture, analyse, and present spatial information. Leica Geosystems is best known for its broad array of products that capture accurately, model quickly, analyse easily, and visualize and present spatial information. Those who use Leica Geosystems products every day trust them for their dependability, the value they deliver, and the superior customer support. Based in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, Leica Geosystems is a global company with tens of thousands of customers supported by more than 3,800 employees in 33 countries and hundreds of partners located in more than 120 countries around the world. Leica Geosystems is part of Hexagon, Sweden.