Teledyne Optech has made two critical performance upgrades to its Optech Lynx SG and Lynx SG-S mobile survey systems. The programmable scan speed of the Lynx SG and SG-S has been increased by 20 percent, pushing the Lynx SG platform to 600 lines per second. In addition, all models in the Lynx mobile product line now output a real-time LAS file designed for in-field coverage checks and rapid access to the survey data.

“The maximum scanner speed remains the absolute bottleneck for high-resolution surveys, particularly at highway speeds,” says Albert Lavarone, business unit manager at Teledyne Optech. “This 20-percent boost in scan performance translates directly into higher resolution data at the target, or the ability to collect data 20-percent faster.”

The Lynx SG was initially capable of 500 lines per second. Higher laser measurement rates are of modest value if the sensor cannot distribute those points in a uniform fashion and add point density along the track, Lavarone says. “Increasing the laser rate and adding measurements across the track without simultaneously increasing the scan rate just results in large datasets that add no real value to the end user, while increasing processing time and costs for the service provider. By contrast, boosting the scan performance adds point density and true value to Lynx survey projects.”

With support for up to 10 cameras, survey-grade LiDAR precision and a productivity-focused Optech LMS processing solution that provides for real-time calibration, boresight, trajectory optimization and control validation, Teledyne Optech calls the Lynx mobile survey system the pre-eminent solution for transportation and civil engineering applications where accuracy matters.

About Teledyne Optech

Teledyne Optech is a world leader in high-accuracy LiDAR 3D survey systems, integrated cameras and productivity-enhancing workflows. With operations and staff worldwide, Teledyne Optech offers both standalone and fully integrated LiDAR and camera solutions for airborne mapping, airborne LiDAR bathymetry, mobile mapping, terrestrial laser scanning, mine cavity monitoring and industrial process control, as well as space-proven sensors.