Optech CZMIL ALTM Aquarius
Optech CZMIL is an innovative airborne coastal zone mapping system that produces simultaneous high-resolution 3D data and imagery of the beach and shallow water seafloor, including coastal topography, benthic classification and water column characterization. CZMIL performs particularly well in shallow, turbid waters. Its bathymetric lidar is integrated with a hyperspectral imaging system and digital metric camera. Optech HydroFusion, a powerful end-to-end software suite, handles all three sensors—from mission planning through to fused lidar and imagery data sets.
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 (USM).
ALTM Aquarius - Compact Shallow Water Mapping Sensor
The ALTM Aquarius is an innovative solution for mapping coastal and inland waterways. Compatible with the ALTM Gemini system, Aquarius collects simultaneous land and water-depth measurements, enabling wholly complete data sets that span the land/water interface. Designed as a complementary sensor to Optech’s full-featured lidar bathymetry systems, Aquarius provides depth information in relatively shallow water environments not previously accessible to conventional topographic mapping sensors alone.
The ALTM Aquarius was awarded the MAPPS 2011 Award for Technology Innovation. The award demonstrates Optech's technological leadership in lidar bathymetry and imaging.