Optech Eclipse
Optech Eclipse
Optech Eclipse
Optech Eclipse
Optech Eclipse
Optech Eclipse

Optech Eclipse

Autonomous Lidar and Imagery Data Collection

The Optech Eclipse is the first autonomous airborne system to focus on operator-less data collection from tightly integrated passive and active imaging sensors on low-cost platforms. Designed specifically for the efficient data collection of smaller project areas and corridor applications, the Eclipse requires only a pilot for navigation. The Eclipse combines an eye-safe, high-performance, 1.5-micron laser with a high-accuracy automatic imaging system for effortless collection of high-resolution lidar data and imagery via its innovative sensor motion detection system. Simply press the power button and the sensor automatically starts collecting data when the sensor is in motion. A small dash-mounted status bar feeds sensor status information to the pilot with LEDs and incorporates a simple switch to start recording data. Lidar and image data are simultaneously captured on a single high-capacity removable SSD cartridge for fast and efficient data transfer to Optech Lidar Mapping Suite (LMS). LMS includes both lidar and image pre-processing within a single workflow, and employs robust least-squares algorithms to auto-calibrate lidar data and perform photogrammetric block adjustments. Relative and absolute accuracies are then quantified and data is output in a variety of formats. Included is a flight planning tool that leverages a digital globe for 3D planning purposes and generates flightline waypoints for direct ingestion into 3rd-party navigation systems.

Eclipse Features & Benefits

  • Fully autonomous airborne collection system for operator-less data collection on low-cost platforms
  • Automatic data logging using a proprietary sensor motion detection system
  • Completely integrated active and passive imaging system that simultaneously records high-resolution image data to the same removable drive as the lidar data
  • Class 1 eye-safe laser for freedom of operation in all environments
  • Survey-grade accuracy with Teledyne Optech’s industry-leading measurement precision and an integrated Applanix OEM POS AV system
  • Minimum of 4 points/m2 from 1000 m (3300 ft.) AGL
  • Up to 7 returns per shot for improved vertical density
  • Continuous Multipulse technology enables continuous coverage across PIA blind zones for high-density sampling in varied terrain
  • Fully electronic camera with no moving parts eliminates the need for periodic shutter replacement
  • Rotating polygon scanner for parallel scan lines and even point distribution
  • Intuitive and simple planning software with integrated digital globe map engine
  • Single unified workflow that downloads, calibrates, boresights, qualifies, quantifies and outputs both lidar and raw image datasets
  • No operational training required


  • Small-area surveying
  • Powerline mapping
  • Pipeline monitoring
  • Construction site monitoring
  • Mine monitoring
  • Stockpile surveying
  • Archaeology and cultural heritage documentation

Eclipse Presentation

Optech Eclipse

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