ScanLook is mounted on a mast on the back of our truck via the standard 2" Reese hitch mount.
The mast retracts to 46" and extends to 10 ft.
Add the height from the ground and the instrument itself and you can push up to roughly 13ft
(just under the height of most trucks and RV’s on the highways today).
Height matters for fences, ditches, etc.
What about a car with a trunk? Yes, ScanLook can easily be mounted on a standard, small 4-door car with a trunk. This mount easily fits in a suitcase making air travel very simple.
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How big of a boat do you need to scan from the water? Not very big. Here you see the prototype mounted on a 17ft Sportster SeaDoo.
Strap it in and go. The mount costs less than $100 from your local home improvement store.
No bore sight re–calculation is necessary when moving vehicles or storing the FOCUS.
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ScanLook can be quickly adapted to mount on a number of platforms including an ATV, a rail car, or just an ordinary car/SUV.
The roof rack mounts make it possible to move from vehicle to vehicle. We prefer the hitch mount because it affords even greater flexibility.
Can ScanLook be used for aerial applications?
Yes, but the altitude must remain low.
Applications include roads, rails, landfills, power lines, mines, quarries, etc.
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Click here to visit www.Pictaio.com for more details on the Powered Parachute or Gyroplane.
To learn more about Gyros we'll be offering with ScanLook, watch this video.
What is a gyrocopter? http://gyroplanes.pl/SCHOOL_2.html
Can ScanLook collect railway data? Absolutely. Here it is mounted on a small rail car.
Depending upon the requirements the Velodyne and imagery may be more than sufficient
to capture the rail geometry and assets.
For higher accuracy projects such as metro/high-speed rail, the FARO FOCUS 3D would also be
Click here to watch a short video of some imagery captured on the rail, and here or here for a couple of screen captures of the Velodyne data colorized by elevation.
Can't get to that cold job site with your car or truck? No problem. How about mounting it to your snowmobile! Again, the small size, light weight, and simple mounting mechanism make ScanLook the ideal scanning system for unimagined jobs.
This system belongs to Vieworx Geophoto Inc (http://vieworxvision.ca/) in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada and was the first sale into Canada in late October 2012.
The FARO FOCUS 3D can be quickly removed and the scanner placed on a tripod for static scans.
After the scans are complete it can quickly be re–attached to the ScanLook platform and mobile scanning can continue.
The FARO FOCUS 3D can scan at speeds of 976,000 pts/sec with a mirror speed of almost 100Hz.
The Velodyne scans 700,000 pts/sec in a 40 degree FOV at 10Hz.
This means you can travel at 70mph and capture everything in view that you would want to map.
Basically, drive at posted speed limits or less.
Collect with either or both scanners simultaneously.
ScanLook simply stores each devices data as locally as possible. Normally this means directly to an SD card.
So how much is this in GB/hour? The F3D is 10 max, Velodyne is 10, and Video is 6.5/camera. Worried? 1000 miles of Velodyne and Video (6), raw and processed, collected at about 10mph on average, consumed under 4.5TB.
The quick answer is... all day, or until you need a break.
If you need more room, use larger SD cards (64GB) or swap them out.
If you need more power, use a second battery.
We have scanned two solid weeks collecting up to 14 straight hours per day.
ScanLook uses the very latest in HD video. The cameras are rugged and weather proof.
Images of the entire environment are captured at a variety of speeds (up to 240fps) and resolutions (up to 9M).
ScanLook should not be dropped in a bucket of water.
However, the unit is constructed to withstand normal weather (–10C to 40C) and a light rain.
The FOCUS is the least durable of these instruments and should be removed in case of a heavy rain.
The unit can be quickly removed and stored in its case or covered in place if a quick rainstorm pops up.
Generally lasers and driving rain aren’t a good mix.
Key to ScanLook’s success is the FOCUS (0.5 to 2mm) scanner and the NovAtel GPS/IMU.
The scanner accuracy is below the noise level of the GPS/IMU so the limiting factor is the GPS/IMU.
If high–end survey results are required then control points are needed for additional registration.
Sub–centimeter results are possible using control, even at highway speeds.
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This is a key feature to ScanLook. We bore sight the instruments at the factory and they need no further referencing later.
The GPS/IMU, FARO, Velodyne, and cameras are all very accurately referenced together.
Well, it’s not as small as the picture to the left, but it’s pretty small comparatively.
It’s hard to grasp that the system can do so much and yet be so small. ScanLook is basically 8x8x26" and weighs less than 50 pounds! That is everything but the wireless laptop/tablet and the battery to power the system.
A simple marine battery.
If it can push a fishing boat all day long up and down a shoreline, it can definitely drive our small instruments.
Besides this, you can find these in most local stores. Inexpensive, available, affordable and practical. Very simple.
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ScanLook is controlled via a wireless interface with our own software. There are only a few commands necessary to start and stop a scanning session. Most information is available on a small format. NovAtel’s CDU is available for more information.
Post processing involves NovAtel’s Inertial Explorer (IE) and custom ScanLook software for point cloud creation and image geo–referencing.
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This is definitely not a storefront item you purchase over the internet.
Please call or email us and we will build your system.
We expect 50% down payment to begin the order with 100% payment prior to shipping.
Expect about four weeks to build your system.
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Obviously this is a big investment.
We know that. Training and support are very important.
We simply work by the Golden Rule. We’re not going to leave anybody in a bind.
Our success is measured in part by yours as well.
We’ll do everything we can to ensure you know how to use the system and help you maintain it.
Affordable, yeah, one more time.
ScanLook has two methods for mounting.
PDM from Australia has mounted ScanLook at the front of the vehicle to avoid picking up dust while scanning gravel roads ”Down Under.“
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