CHCNAV AlphaUni 900/1300 LiDAR Payload

CHCNAV AlphaUni 1300 LiDAR Payload

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Long-range high-end LiDAR solution providing universal installation.



The AlphaUni 1300 LiDAR payload is a multi-platform LiDAR system belonging to the Alpha mobile mapping series that has been designed and improved by CHCNAV based on many years of research and data capture experience.

The AlphaUni 1300 is a fully integrated system with a high-precision laser scanner featuring Riegl’s unique Waveform-LiDAR technology and a high-accuracy inertial navigation system, ready for demanding surveying missions (either in the air or on the ground) requiring the highest data quality.

With Riegl’s premium VUX-1 LR high-speed long-range scanner, combined with industry-leading GNSS and IMU sensors, the AlphaUni 1300 was designed for the most demanding mapping applications where accuracy, high speeds and altitudes over large scan regions are a must.

With a set-up time of only 5 minutes, the AlphaUni 1300 allows users to capture reality from multiple platforms, including different UAV models, multi-rotor and fixed-wing VTOL UAS, and then switch to vehicle mode for highway measurements and high-precision maps with our advanced kit with panoramic camera or quickly switch to backpack mode when the UAV and vehicle are unable to complete the mission.

For multi-platform installation, the AlphaUni 1300 has different connection ports and support additional synchronization with DMI, GAMS (dual GNSS antenna), different cameras and other devices that support NMEA.

CHCNAV offers a complete package to add the LiDAR solution to users’ geomatics services. Fully automated reality capture and real-time mission monitoring using CoCapture field software and semi-automated point cloud processing using CoPre desktop software. Perform final feature extraction in Orbit GT software or use CoProcess CAD software.


  • Scanning range up to 1350 m
  • Supports multi-platform installation
  • Supports additional sensors
  • Efficient workflow from field data acquisition to office processing

Technical Specifications

Absolute Hz & V Accuracy:< 0.050 m RMS
Accuracy Conditions:Without control points, @100 m flight altitude AGL
Mounting:Vehicle independent solution, quickly install & release design, easily switch between airborne, vehicle and backpack mode
Weight:4.5 kg
Dimensions:31.6 cm x 20.9 cm x 15.6 cm
12.2 in x 7.87 in x 5.9 in
Communications:1 x synchronization port for 2nd GNSS antenna
1 x RS232 synchronization ports (NMEA support)
Remote Control:up to 8 km, wireless control of instrument parameters and data recording in real time
Operation frequency: 433.00 MHz
Point Density on UAV Setup 4 m/s (14.4 km/h) Speed: 190 pts/sqm @ 100 m AGL
Laser Scanner
Laser Class:1 (in accordance with IEC 60825-1:2014)
Max. Range, Reflectivity > 60%:1350 m
Max. Range, Reflectivity > 20%:820 m
Minimum Range:5 m
Accuracy:15 mm
Precision:10 mm
Field of View:330°
Maximum Scan Rate:750 000 pts/sec
Scan Speed (selectable):Up to 200 scans/sec
Positioning and Orientation
GNSS System:Multiple GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, SBAS and QZSS constellation, L-Band, single and dual antenna support
IMU Update Rate:Standard 200 Hz (user selectable up to 600 Hz)
Position Accuracy NO GNSS Outage:0.010 m RMS horizontal, 0.010 m RMS vertical, 0.005 degrees RMS pitch/roll, 0.010 degrees RMS heading
Wheel Sensor (DMI):Yes, optional
Camera Type:Modular upgrade options: DSLR, thermal, multispectral, LB5+ 360 spherical camera for vehicle mount
Airborne Default Camera Setup:CHC AS-C420 (calibrated Sony A7 RII)
Resolution:7952 x 5304, 42.4 MP, 5 fps
Operating Temperature:-10°C to +40°C
Storage Temperature:-20°C to +50°C
IP Rating:IP64
Operating Humidity:80%, non-condensing
Input Voltage:24 V
Power Consumption:65 W
Power Source: Depending on UAV battery. External battery in for car setup, also support direct vehicle power source


The AlphaUni 1300 LiDAR payload from CHCNAV is available through Canal Geomatics. If you would like more information about this product, please feel free to get in touch with us by completing the Request Pricing form.