(Heerbrugg, 29 February 2009) Leica Geosystems announces a new version of its leading IPAS GNSS-IMU processing software. The new Leica IPAS Freebird is designed to improve flight economy and simplify GNSS-IMU processing.
The new Leica IPAS Freebird allows to economize airborne data acquisition by up to 25%. Leica IPAS Freebird no longer requires a continuous lock of satellites and frees up your mission planning by allowing much tighter turns between flight lines. The results are up to 25% improvement in flight economy for sensor missions and time saving of several minutes per turn.
Previously, GNSS-IMU processing required separate steps for GNSS trajectory and IMU processing. The all new Leica IPAS Freebird with IPAS TC allows you to combine those steps into one by using GNSS raw measurements and tightly coupled GNSS-IMU processing.
"We are very pleased with this latest addition to our very successful IPAS product line. The new Leica IPAS Freebird will set new standards in efficient data acquisition and accurate image georeferencing," says Ruedi Wagner, Product Manager for Airborne Imaging Sensors. "Leica IPAS Freebird will be standard in our entire product portfolio of imaging and LIDAR sensors. And of course, as is customary for our entire airborne sensor product line, we are offering upgrade possibilities to our existing customers. Leica IPAS Freebird allows you to cut corners, not quality."