The SHOALS-1000T is the smallest, lightest airborne Lidar bathymeter
available. It is one-third the size of its predecessor and is completely
portable, meaning it can be installed on a variety of aircraft,
including both rotary and fixed wing. Its portability reduces mobilization
/ demobilization costs considerably, as the system can be shipped
around the world and installed on suitable aircraft of opportunity
near the work site.
The system is typically installed in a twin-engine
turbo-prop aircraft with at least a six-seat configuration. A minimum
of four seats is generally removed to mount the equipment. The laser
itself fits over a standard photogrammetric port in the aircraft.
At least 65A @ 28VDC power must be available.
The following are fixed wing aircraft capable of supporting
Beechcraft 65A90-1 King Air
- Beechcraft A200 King Air
- Beechcraft King Air 350
- Cesna 404 Titan
- Turbo Commander 690A
- Britten-Norman Islander
- DeHavilland DHC-6 Twin Otter