Optech Galaxy 

No more Compromises!

Galaxy is the next generation of airborne solutions, packing more power and accuracy into a tiny footprint than any other sensor. Designed for everything from wide-area mapping to corridor surveys, Galaxy is truly a universal sensor that rivals larger systems with its ultra-dense data and industry-leading measurement precision and accuracy.
Galaxy’s new PulseTRAK™ and SwathTRAK™ technologies (patents pending) make surveying simpler than ever before by providing unique innovative feature sets that maximize productivity, increase information content and reduce overhead costs.
Whether installed in a tactical UAV, integrated in a helicopter pod for powerline surveying, or gyro-stabilized with an orthometric camera for wide-area mapping, Galaxy’s performance and capability is out of this world.

Galaxy Features & Benefits

  • PulseTRAK technology replaces conventional multi-pulse technologies for high PRFs at high altitude
  • SwathTRAK technology moves collection efficiency to a whole new level by dynamically modifying the scan field of view during collection to maintain fixed swath widths and even point distribution, even in variable terrain
  • 550-kHz effective PRF provides on-the-ground point density and efficiency formerly reserved for dual-beam sensors
  • Industry-leading data precision and accuracy for the highest-quality datasets possible
  • Up to 8 returns per pulse provide increased vertical resolution of complex targets without the need for full waveform recording and processing (waveform recorder optionally available)
  • Fully programmable scanner enables dramatic point density increases at lesser FOVs
  • Industry-leading discrete timing electronics for pulse pair separation (i.e. minimum target separation distance) of less than 0.7 m (or less with optional waveform recorder)
  • Wide dynamic range enables exceptional small-target detection capability and capture of even the smallest details
  • In-air lidar point cloud display for maximum collection confidence
  • Real-time XYZI point clouds in LAS format enable immediate data deliverables
  • Low power requirements and compact form factor provide maximum platform flexibility
  • Tight integration with Teledyne Optech’s modular line of digital cameras (RGB, NIR, thermal, and multispectral) under a single flight management system provides excellent application flexibility and scalable data deliverables
  • Production-focused workflow software with automated calibration and boresight capability using rigorous least squares methods and robust bundle block adjustment for both lidar and camera within a single workflow, enabling truly coincident datasets and quantified accuracies

Applications

  • Wide-area mapping
  • Powerline and transportation corridor
  • Natural Resource management
  • Engineering and infrastructure modeling
  • Urban Mapping
  • Defense & Security

Galaxy in the News

Accessories

  • Integrated multi-camera systems
  • Full waveform recorder
  • Multi-sensor fixed mounts
  • Helipods
  • Gyro-stabilized survey kits