September 20, 2021

AGM Velodyne400x275Velodyne Lidar has announced that AGM Systems has deployed the Alpha Prime lidar sensor on its new AGM-MS5.Prime, AGM’s latest high-performance mobile scanning solution. The AGM system’s advanced 3D data capture capabilities allow mobile scanning for several applications, including mapping of extended linear objects, inventory of road infrastructure facilities, 3D modeling of urban environments and smart city infrastructure.

AGM Systems develops solutions for the advanced driving assistance (ADAS), energy, forestry, industrial automation, infrastructure, mining, and smart city sectors. Both companies will demonstrate their lidar-based solutions for the geospatial community at this week’s INTERGEO 2021 exposition and conference, taking place Sept. 21-23, 2021, in Hannover, Germany.

“Equipping our new AGM-MS5.Prime mobile scanner with the Alpha Prime, Velodyne’s most powerful sensor, allows us to deliver an unprecedented detailed and dense point cloud,” said Sergey Mischenko, general director of AGM Systems.

The AGM-MS5.Prime system is a compact, lightweight and cost-effective solution for high-precision mobile scanning, Velodyne said. The Alpha Prime brings 128 lidar channels, a 360-degree surround view, and target detection range of 300 meters at 10% reflectivity and 180 meters at 5% reflectivity. The high image density allows users to obtain points even when reflecting from small objects, which are especially important when modeling urban environments that need to recognize different objects such as road signs, curbs, and signal posts. The company said the system captures the data needed to build and update complex 3D geoinformation systems.

In addition, the AGM-MS5.Prime system includes a high-precision inertial navigation system, AGM-PS, based on fiber-optic gyroscopes. This allows users to obtain an accurate trajectory of the scanner movement, even in difficult conditions for receiving a GNSS signal. The AGM-MS5.Prime provides a dense point cloud with data accuracy within 3cm, Velodyne said. The scanner can also integrate panoramic cameras and other third-party equipment, expanding the opportunities for potential applications.

“With the AGM-MS5.Prime, AGM once again demonstrates breakthrough innovation that advances laser scanning systems for mobile and airborne applications,” said Erich Smidt, vice president of Europe at Velodyne Lidar. “With its long range and high performance, the Alpha Prime is a great fit for mobile mapping applications that require completeness of data, high accuracy, precision and speed of surveys.”

For more details on the Alpha Prime sensor, visit the Velodyne Lidar website here. For more details on the AGM-MS5.Prime, visit the AGM Systems website here.