Optech just announced what I think could be a very important breakthrough in airborne lidar sensors. The Titan is the world’s first multispectral lidar sensor. Titan breaks away from convention by combining three beams with separate wavelengths, increasing the information content that can be derived from the target surface and allowing surveying professionals to address many more applications using a single sensor solution.
Titan incorporates three independent laser beams at different wavelengths, with a combined ground sampling rate approaching 1 MHz. The sensor includes full gyro-stabilization compatibility for predictable point distribution and a fully-programmable scanner for significant point density increases at narrower FOVs.
Keep an eye on this technology in 2015.