Designed for low-altitude corridor mapping applications, the Trimble® AX60i is an entry level LiDAR system built on the same versatile platform as the high-altitude AX60 system. This opens up the possibility for AX60i users to easily upgrade to an AX60 in the future. The solution exploits advanced techniques such as simultaneous multi-pulse processing, echo digitization, and waveform analysis.
With its Trimble flight planning and sensor management software, and Trimble Inpho processing software, the AX60i has been designed as an end-to-end solution to deliver unparalleled performance, operational flexibility and efficiency, and in-service reliability. At the same time, however, it offers a low cost-of-ownership for aerial survey companies while long-term lifecycle support is provided by Trimble's global organization.
The solution offers an extensive range of benefits that will help aerial survey companies deliver a high quality service to customers at the same time as lowering cost and risk. These benefits include:
Designed from the outset as a seamless solution, the Trimble AX60i is supplied with a comprehensive suite of Trimble software tools to enable operators to rapidly plan missions, capture high quality data, and carry out the detailed analysis required. These tools cover the entire end-to-end process and include flight profile planning, sensor(s) and data recorder configuration, in-flight sensor management, in-flight monitoring, post flight analysis, and information extraction and presentation. The proven workflows offer high productivity to further reduce the cost-of-ownership.
The AX60i integrates a powerful laser operating at 400 kHz PRR with a maximum scan frequency of 200 Hz. Beam deflection is achieved through a rotating polygon mirror instead of the more common oscillating mirror, resulting in parallel scan lines on the ground with uniform point spacing and high accuracy within a 60 degree field-of-view. With the capability of simultaneously processing up to 10 pulses in the air, the AX60i is ideal for surveying complex terrain.
The AX60i offers significant operational flexibility to allow missions to be completed faster, and at lower cost and risk. Survey companies can exploit the performance advantage in a number of ways. For instance, to achieve a given resolution on the ground, flight profiles can be planned more efficiently. This is because the need for track overlap is significantly reduced meaning less time in the air. Missions can be flown at economic ground speeds further enhancing productivity.
In half of the cases a standard LIDAR and imaging system does not fit your aircraft because of space restrictions, weight restrictions, height clearance restrictions (helicopters), the need for multiple sensors or you have special project requirements. That's why Trimble offers a customization service which is unique in the industry. The advantages of system customization is that it is tailor made, it flies any platform as well, you can have multiple sensors, it fits customer requirements, and it has the same capacities as a standard system.
The Trimble AX60i can be used for a variety of aerial survey and corridor mapping projects. A key advantage of this solution is its use of a powerful yet eye-safe laser which makes it ideal for use at lower altitudes. The solution is designed to capture and process dense point clouds for end-user requirements in the majority of LIDAR application areas. Applications typically include agriculture and forestry management; mining, oil and gas exploration; complex city and urban mapping; power line and pipeline surveys and monitoring; and snowfield and glacier mapping. The airborne sensor suite can be installed on both fixed- and rotary- wing aircraft.