•During surveyoperations the helicopter cruises
at a speed between 30 and 60 knots. The swathwidth is always 100m. Due to the
distance between the lasershots we have different speeds. Our most common
setting is 4m shotdistance which gives a speed at 60 knots. In shallow areas
we sometimes uses 3m distance witch gives us a speed at 30 knots.
•The altitude is between 150 and 300m,but an altitude over 200m is to prefer. It
is only when we have a low cloudceling we fly at 150m.
•The system can operate in either search or
ident mode. In search mode the helicopter cruises at a constant speed and
coarse. And the pattern under the helicopter look s like .... If the operator
sees something interesting the helicopter can hover over that area and search
it time after time. The operator can also move the square relative to the
helicopter. That is used for navy operations to follow a target.
•For survey operations there is only one
operator and one pilotrequired. Of
coarse there is ground staff taking care of the helicopter, but for the
certain operation there is only two persons needed