Full-waveform LiDAR bathymetry of the La Baule bay
|Author(s)||Launeau Patrick1, Giraud Manuel1, Robin Marc2, Baltzer Agnes2|
|Affiliation(s)||1 : Laboratoire de Planétologie et Géodynamique, UMR CNRS 6112, Université de Nantes, 2 rue de la Houssinière, 44322 Nantes, France
2 : Littoral Environnement Télédétection Géomatique, UMR CNRS 6554, Université de Nantes, Campus Tertre, 44312 Nantes, France
The LiDAR used is the Titan DW 600 from Teledyne Optech of the “Platform topo-bathymétrique aéroportée Nantes-Rennes”. Both 532-nm and 1064-nm LiDAR swath were acquired 6th and 7th of October 2017, at 400 m above ground with a FOV of 28° giving strip image width of 199.5 m with a nominal footprint of 0.49 m along-track and 0.29 m cross-track. A mirror compensation and a sidelap of 30% was used to prevent empty space between strips. The effective incident angle range was from 4 to 20°. The aircraft speed being 201.7 km/h the down track footprint rise up to 0.98 m on sideway what justify a final spatial resolution of 1 m. The laser pulse frequency was set to 50 kHz (100 kHz locally) giving an overall mean point density of 3.52 points/m². The full-waveform (FWF) was recorded only in 532-nm with a maximum length of 60 m, at 1 GHz frequency, resulting in a vertical resolution of 0.15 m. The Optech LiDAR Mapping Suite (LMS) combines a Global Positioning System (GPS) and Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) to provide a georeferenced point cloud and associated FWF with strip optimization. To compute the complete point cloud, LMS uses an analogous approach to photogrammetric block adjustment. On overlap areas between each flight line, planes (typically roofs in land) are extracted and used in a least squares adjustment model provided by LMS. The trajectory accuracy provided by GEOFIT Company was better than 0.15 m in planimetry and 0.08 m on elevation.
The set of data is stored in a zip file composed of the following image files associated with ENVI headers which are text files describing the image format.
The same data were acquired the 11th of August 2018 during a low tide with the same settings without RGB camera but with a new FWF recorder giving a lot less noisy signal allowing a constant spatial resolution of 1 m. The set of data is stored in a zip file composed of the following image files associated with ENVI headers which are text files describing the image format.