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ClearSkies Geomatics Adds New RIEGL VQ-1560 II-S to Support 2024 Expansion Plans

By Eric Van Rees - 30th January 2024 - 09:06

Offering the Aerial Survey Market a New Sensor-Access Model

ClearSkies Geomatics (Colorado, USA) has invested in a RIEGL VQ-1560 II-S Airborne Laser Scanner as the foundation of their fleet of rental systems. The VQ-1560 II-S follows the successful concept of RIEGL’s proven dual channel laser scanner series. With increased laser power the operational altitudes are extended up to 1700 m AGL at a pulse repetition rate of 4 MHz, or up to 3900 m AGL at a pulse repetition rate of 540 kHz (all values given for 20% target reflectance). These improved maximum ranges allow an increase in the system’s productivity of about 25% for a very attractive point density range. Laser pulse repetition rates can be fine-tuned in 12 kHz steps, enabling subtle optimization of acquisition parameters to meet specific project requirements. With its unique cross-fire scan pattern allowing the maximum wide-area coverage for various forestry and corridor applications, the VQ- 1560 II-S has become the flagship airborne system for the industry.

The RIEGL VQ-1560 II-S scan pattern: Each channel delivers straight parallel scan lines. The scan lines of the two channels are tilted against each other by 28 degrees providing an optimum distribution of the measurements on the ground invariant to changes in terrain height.

“We are extremely pleased that ClearSkies has committed and invested in RIEGL aerial sensors and technologies to enable existing and future customers in their short-term capacity requirements." commented Michael Sitar, Airborne Division Manager for RIEGL USA. "ClearSkies presented to us a unique business model designed to support the aerial survey industry with access to the latest in aerial LiDAR sensor solutions for mid to large collection programs."

ClearSkies Geomatics Inc. is an industry leader within the geospatial community. The company’s experience with many different remote sensing platforms and technologies is especially in tune with the needs of clients with large project requirements and inquiries as to the best solutions for their needs. ClearSkies commitment to purchase a RIEGL VQ-1560 II-S ensures that the airborne community will be equipped with the correct solution.

“ClearSkies Geomatics is thrilled to be able to offer our clients around the world with the opportunity to rent this high-accuracy RIEGL VQ-1560 II-S.” said Patrick McConnell, President of ClearSkies Geomatics Inc. “This sensor system will be our premier system available for short-term rentals and enables us to meet this important need in the aerial survey industry. RIEGL USA's support for our growing sensor rental services is critical for our success and we look forward to our continued relationship."

To learn more about the RIEGL VQ-1560 II-S and the ClearSkies rental program please visit RIEGL during GeoWeek at booth #1103 or click here to learn more about the RIEGL VQ-1560 II-S.

As the ClearSkies rental program with the VQ-1560 II-S is sure to grow and be very prosperous, RIEGL looks forward to working together more in the future and supplying needed systems as this expands its scope over time.

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