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European Facility For Airborne Research Aug. 20, 2018, 05:49

Instrument: ARA_remote_sensing_pod

Name ARA_remote_sensing_pod
Acronym Riegl-LMS-Q560-ARA
Manufacturer RIEGL
Manufacturer website http://www.riegl.com/
Operated by METAIR
Operated onboard

Instrument type

Name Laser scanner
Acronym Laser scanner

Principle of operation

Measured parameter surface maps
Operating principle

radar scanner
Surface topography by laser scanning

Measurement(s) Hyperspectral

Dimension and weight

External dimension all fits in the DIMO pod
Weight 20.0

Performance

Operating mode Remote sensing
Range

Resolution

Sensitivity

Accuracy

Bandwidth

Modifications

integration of the complete system into a
ARA/DIMO pod which can be flown on MetAir/DIMO
as well (including other remote sensing like
thermal IR, NDVI, visible images), see
www.metair.ch/FNQ_rivers.pdf

Operational restriction

Operational requirements

Certification approvals

Additional information

Laser Scanner RIEGL Q560 ALS in ARA pod
fast scanning laser pulses across and along the flight track, full waveform recovery (e.g. tree shapes), with absolute elevations from a high-precision position/attitude sensor OTS RT3002.
Specs see manufacturers pages
www.riegl.com/airborne_scannerss/lms_q560_/q560_all_.htm
www.oxts.com/default.asp?pageRef=21

see www.metair.ch/FNQ_rivers.pdf
and www.metair.ch/Wrotham.pdf

Access, host and processing

Access

not via MetAir, but, eventually via the owner
www.airborneresearch.com.au

Could also fit on any aircraft having the following characteristics

General description

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