Carlson’s mission is simple – to provide hydrographic surveyors with an accurate LiDAR sensor that offers:
- Simple operation
- Fast mobilization and demobilization
- Flexible deployment options
- Seamless integration with existing hardware
- Full compatibility with industry-standard software packages
- High performance in extreme marine environments
Flexible deployment, seamless integration, and software compatibility
- Map the full marine environment in a single pass
Integrates with existing surveying technologies for 360° point clouds.
- Versatility, deployment and applications
The user-friendly plug-and-play LiDAR sensor for a wide range of applications.
- Data acquisition and software compatibility
Accurate data and full compatibility with major hydrographic software packages.
- Product design, service and support
Merlin has been developed specifically for use in the harsh marine environment.
Work quicker, improve safety and cut the cost of vessel-based laser surveying with Merlin!
Vessel-based surveying can be time-consuming, costly and potentially dangerous given the changeable nature of the marine environment. Merlin is designed to support safer, faster and more efficient survey data acquisition saving you time and money. By quickly achieving a full 360° pointcloud of the marine environment Merlin minimizes the amount of time that Surveyors spend in potentially hazardous areas.
- IP 66 (marine grade) water and dust resistance
- 250 m range
- ±1 cm accuracy
- 360 ° field of view
Engineered by Carlson
Carlson laser measurement systems are manufactured to provide high-performance operation in the harshest conditions. The Merlin LiDAR system is a laser scanner specifically engineered to perform in the challenging marine environment.
Exceptional data acquisition
Merlin supports safer, faster and more complete hydrographic survey data acquisition for efficient coastal, offshore and inland waterway project management and enhanced decision-making capabilities for vessel operators.
A unique low-cost solution
Merlin is the only plug-and-play laser scanner that combines exceptional levels of performance and graphic surveying capabilities and improve your service offering at low cost.
Don’t duplicate expensive technologies that you already own
Most survey vessels are already equipped with some form of data-acquisition system. Multibeam echosounders, for example, use positional information derived from global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) and inertial measurement units (IMU). Vessel operators do not, therefore, need to duplicate these high-cost components with each additional piece of surveying kit they acquire.
Incorporating a GNSS or IMU into Merlin when those items are already present on the vessel would add unnecessary expense to the cost of laser-based surveying. Instead, Merlin integrates flawlessly with your existing hardware infrastructure for cost-effective laser-based surveying.