World's first multispectral lidar

Coastal & Marine Systems

A revolution in Lidar applications

As the world’s first multispectral airborne lidar sensor, Optech Titan is opening up a new era in lidar survey and mapping.  3D surface spectral response information sensitive to the emitted wavelengths can now be derived day or night from complex environments using a single lidar sensor.  Such information opens up exciting new applications and can significantly improve existing application results moving forward.  Whether it is high density topographic surveying, seamless shallow water bathymetry, environmental modeling, impervious urban surface mapping,  or vegetative classification, the Optech Titan breaks new ground in active sensor design and performance.

One sensor, endless applications

Titan’s standard configuration includes three active beams with independent wavelengths of 532 nm, 1064, nm and 1550 nm.  Each beam has a 300 kHz effective sampling rate for a combined ground sampling rate of 900 kHz.

A 29MP fully-electronic interline camera provides high-resolution RGB imagery at frame rates >1/sec.  Or upgrade to a 80MP orthometric camera with forward motion compensation.  For dedicated environmental mapping initiatives consider the Optech CS-MS4100, a 3 to 5 band multispectral camera for the ultimate in fused information extraction.

Lidar point distribution is controlled using a fully-programmable scanner for significant point density increases at lesser FOVs.  Manage point distribution and flight line consistency even further by adding a gyro-stabilized mount, or using Titan’s included roll-compensation feature.

The Titan workflow includes a comprehensive flight management system, Optech FMS, that leverages realtime point display capability, passive image support and waveform analysis for complete in-air collection confidence.  Coupled with Optech LMS, the industry-leading lidar processing suite for automatic sensor calibration and project accuracy quantification,  Titan is a high-productivity sensor with an efficient and comprehensive workflow.

Features & Benefits

  • Embedded multispectral, thermal, NIR or RGB camera system
  • Full waveform recorder for each channel
  • Gyro-stabilized survey kits
  • 900 kHz of high-density mapping capability
  • Independent wavelengths, featuring “green” and NIR channels for topographic, shallow water bathymetry, vegetative mapping, and environmental modeling applications
  • High-precision timing electronics, narrow laser pulse widths and select beam divergences guarantee the highest range precision and data quality possible
  • Fully programmable scanner enables huge increases in point density at narrower FOVs for maximum target resolution and detail over competing sensors
  • 29 MP high-resolution, fully electronic QA camera provides passive imagery support.
  • Optional embedded 80 MP orthometric camera with forward motion compensation enhances resolution and provides best-of-class image quality
  • Realtime XYZI point display, available exclusively with Optech FMS, enables independent channel visualization during flight for true-coverage verification and collection monitoring
  • Fully-automatic GSM control by Optech FMS enables effortless operation
  • Automatic water attenuation correction for bathymetric applications using Optech’s exclusive AquaDX software
  • The latest in tightly-coupled inertial and Virtual Reference System processing technology enables steep turns, extended GPS baselines, and the elimination of remote base stations
  • Optional CenterPoint RTX provides global coverage of centimeter-level real time position accuracy, a critical consideration for bathymetric mapping in remote locations (<0.1 m XY)
  • Powerful Optech LMS lidar processing software automates sensor calibration, maximizes laser point accuracies and quantifies project accuracy deliverables


Product Tour


Laser Configuration
Channel 1

1550 nm IR

Channel 2

1064 nm NIR

Channel 3

532 nm visible

Beam divergence

Channel 1 & 2: ≈0.35 mrad (1/e)
Channel 3: ≈0.7 mrad (1/e)

Laser classification

Class IV (US FDA 21 CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11; IEC/EN 60825-1)

Operating altitudes

Topographic: 300 - 2000 m AGL, all channels
Bathymetric: 300 - 600 m AGL, 532 nm1,2

Depth performance

Dmax (m) ≈ 1.5/Kd, where Kd is the diffuse attenuation coefficient of the water1,4

Effective PRF

Programmable; 50 - 300 kHz (per channel); 900 kHz total

Point density

Bathymetric: >15 pts/m2
Topographic: >45 pts/m2 4

Scan angle (FOV)

Programmable; 0 - 60° maximum

Effective scan frequency

Programmable; 0 - 210 Hz

Swath width

0 - 115% of AGL

Horizontal accuracy

1/7,500 × altitude; 1 σ 2,3

Elevation accuracy

< 5 - 10 cm; 1σ 2,3

Laser range precision

< 0.008 m; 1 σ 5

Camera Configuration
Q/A camera

29 MP RGB/CIR; 5.5 μm pixel; 6,600 x 4,400 pixels; 0.5 sec/frame

Medium format camera (optional)

80 MP RGB/CIR; 5.2 μm pixel; 10,320 x 7,760 pixels ; 2.5 sec/frame

Sensor Configuration

SOMAG GSM3000/4000 compatible (optional)

Roll compensation

Programmable; ±5° at 50° FOV; increasing with decreasing FOV from 50°

Position and orientation system

POSAV AP50 (OEM); 220-channel dual frequency GNSS receiver

Inertial measurement unit

ITAR-free FMU-301 (IMU-46)

Flight management system

Optech FMS with real-time point display

Minimum target separation distance

<1.0 m (discrete)

Range capture

Up to 4 range measurements for each pulse, including last

Intensity capture

Up to 4 range measurements for each pulse, including last
12 bit dynamic measurement and data range

Data storage drives

Removable solid state drive SSD (SATA II)

Waveform capture

12 bit, 1 Gs/sec (optional)

Power requirements

28 V (continuous); 800W (nominal); 30A

Operation temperature

0° to +35°C

Dimensions and weight

Sensor head: 850 x 500 x 680 mm, ≥ 71 kg
Control rack: 485 x 535 x 545 mm, ≥ 45 kg


1. 20% reflective surface or bottom. Note: Vegetation and other targets may result in a lower response in
the green channel, as compared to the IR channels. Lower operating altitudes may be required to ensure
measurable returns from low reflectance targets at 532 nm.
2. Dependent on selected operational parameters using nominal 50° FOV in standard atmospheric conditions
(i.e. 23 km visibility)
3. Valid for 1064 nm and 1550 nm channels on above-water targets only
4. Assumes 400 m AGL, 60 m/s aircraft speed, 40° FOV
5. Under Teledyne Optech test conditions

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