Toronto - Optech announced the successful completion of field trials for the new airborne Optech CZMIL Coastal Zone Mapping and Imaging LiDAR system.
The CZMIL system underwent field trials and validation in coastal Mississippi and Fort
Lauderdale, Fla. The
system flew over five sites ranging from urban areas to barrier island habitat.
GPS-based ground control, Lynx vehicle-based LiDAR data and sonar data were
collected for comparison to CZMIL data, in partnership with the University of Southern Mississippi. In Fort Lauderdale, CZMIL
flew offshore over the Navy’s South Florida Ocean Measurement Center (SFOMC).
In addition to data acquisition over known targets, Optech collected sonar data
over the project area for comparison to CZMIL. Over each site were collected
Optech CZMIL LiDAR data, CASI-1500 hyperspectral data and Optech T-4800 metric
frame camera imagery.
“With the successful completion of the field trials, Optech is
poised to deliver within the next few weeks the first CZMIL system to JALBTCX,”
said Max Elbaz, president of Optech. “With this final step of our
commercialization process, Optech is very proud to have completed the
engineering, manufacturing and delivery of this state-of-the-art bathymetric
system to our U.S. Government customer. We are now moving to the next stage of
our business, and over the next few months several systems will be built and
delivered to domestic and foreign customers.”
Optech CZMIL was designed by Optech for the U.S. Government under
the auspices of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Joint Airborne
LiDAR Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise (JALBTCX). It was built and
tested by Optech with the assistance of the University of Southern Mississippi
Optech Completes Field Trials for CZMIL Bathymetric System
May 23, 2012