AgLaser units are compact, rugged, laser distance range finders which can be incorporated to function as an altimeter. Using time-of-flight technology, it measures the time taken for a very short pulse of infrared laser light to travel to a surface (ground or tree tops) and back. The distance to the target is calculated from the time taken to make the round trip.
These altimeters can interface with Hemisphere GPS products (M3, IntelliStar and G4). Information is recorded to the log and can be viewed on the lightbar or display.
Other applications include:
- Continuous logged height information to determine distance over canopy for each swath
- Terrain Profiling
- Rate of decent monitor to reduce hard landings
- Height change indicator for helicopters landing on moving vessels