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How the CHCNav RS10 Handheld SLAM Scanner is Reshaping the Surveying and Construction Industries

A handheld 3D scanner for surveying, construction, and other industries is a portable device used to capture detailed three-dimensional data of objects, structures, or environments. These scanners are designed to be lightweight, compact, and easy to use, allowing professionals to conduct on-site scanning tasks with flexibility and efficiency. Leading Handheld 3D scanners typically utilize various technologies such as, LiDAR, GNSS RTK, SLAM technology to capture accurate and detailed point cloud data.

How Handheld 3D Scanners Serve Various Industries

These scanners are commonly used in a variety of industries for a range of applications, including:

Surveying: Handheld 3D scanners are used by surveyors to capture detailed topographic data of landscapes, buildings, and infrastructure. They enable precise measurements and mapping for land surveying, cadastral mapping, and terrain modelling.

Civil Engineering: In civil engineering projects, handheld 3D scanners are employed to capture detailed as-built data of existing structures, bridges, roads, and utilities. This data is used for design, analysis, and documentation purposes, helping engineers make informed decisions throughout the project lifecycle.

Construction: Handheld 3D scanners play a crucial role in construction projects for quality control, progress monitoring, and clash detection. They enable construction teams to capture accurate measurements of construction sites, verify dimensions, and detect deviations from design plans, ultimately improving project efficiency and reducing errors.

Mining: In the mining industry, handheld 3D scanners are used for geological mapping, volumetric analysis, and asset management. By capturing detailed 3D data of mine sites, equipment, and geological formations, these scanners help optimize mine planning, monitor excavation progress, and ensure safety compliance.

Other Industries: Handheld 3D scanners find applications in a wide range of industries beyond surveying, civil engineering, construction, and mining. They are used in fields such as archaeology, architecture, manufacturing, forensics, and cultural heritage preservation for tasks such as artifact documentation, building inspection, reverse engineering, and heritage conservation.

In today's world, accurate and efficient 3D scanning technology is becoming increasingly essential across various industries. The RS10 is the latest handheld laser scanner designed by CHCNAV to meet the demands of both indoor and outdoor 3D scanning. 

Introducing the CHCNAV RS10 Laser Scanner

The CHCNAV RS10 offers advanced technology that enables precise and detailed scans in any environment.  Equipped with a state-of-the-art laser scanning system, the CHCNAV RS10 captures data with remarkable speed and accuracy. Its lightweight and ergonomic design ensure comfortable and efficient operation, allowing users to effortlessly navigate various scanning scenarios with ease.

Key Features of the CHCNAV RS10

The CHCNAV RS10 boasts an impressive array of features that make it the ultimate handheld laser scanner. With its high-resolution imaging capabilities and fast data processing, this scanner delivers exceptional results in record time.

RTK and SLAM Fusion for Mapping Accuracy:
• Utilizes 4th generation air dielectric GNSS antenna for RTK positioning accuracy better than 3 cm.
• Integrates high-precision LiDAR and three HD cameras.
• Fusion of RTK, laser, and visual SLAM for 5 cm absolute measurement accuracy.

Real-Time SLAM Capabilities:

• On-board processor enables real-time Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) for georeferenced point cloud creation without post-processing.
• Allows immediate adjustments for comprehensive scan coverage.
• Can map large areas up to 13,000 square meters in real-time.

Efficient Loop-Free Workflow:
• Integration of high-precision GNSS and SLAM eliminates the need for traditional loop closure.
• Streamlines field data collection, reducing time and effort.

Seamless Outdoor and Indoor Mapping:
• Transitions between outdoor and indoor environments without additional georeferencing.
• Allows selection of coordinate system directly in the field for consistent and accurate data collection.

SFix Technology for Precision Without Satellites:
• Utilizes SFix technology in RTK rover mode to calculate accurate coordinates without satellite signals.
• Achieves 5 cm precision within 1 minute in areas with weak or no GNSS signal.

Vi-LiDAR Technology for Contactless Measurements:
• Combines GNSS rover capabilities with laser scanning for contactless offset measurements.
• Calculates three-dimensional coordinates in real-time with 5 cm accuracy within 15 meters.

Integrated IMU and Camera:
Contributes to improved accuracy by continuously tracking the scanner's orientation and motion, enabling precise alignment of captured data points and minimizing errors caused by movement during scanning.

• By providing real-time data on angular velocity and acceleration, the integrated IMU facilitates dynamic adjustment of scanning parameters, leading to more efficient scanning processes and reducing the need for manual adjustments or rescans, ultimately saving time and effort for users.

• The integration of a camera with a 3D laser scanner allows for the fusion of visual imagery with the captured point cloud data. This combined dataset provides richer contextual information, enabling more comprehensive analysis and visualization of scanned environments or objects.

• The camera assists in registering the scanned point cloud with real-world coordinates by providing reference images, facilitating more accurate alignment and registration of scanned data. Additionally, the camera captures colour information of the scene, enabling the colourization of the point cloud for enhanced visual realism and better interpretation of scanned objects or environments.

Discover the benefits of integrating the CHCNAV RS10 into your projects

Technical Specifications of the CHCNAV RS10

This powerful handheld scanner boasts the following specifications:

GNSS Performance:
Horizontal Accuracy: H: 8 mm + 1 ppm RMS
Vertical Accuracy: V: 15 mm + 1 ppm RMS
Initialization Time: <10 s
Initialization Reliability: >99.9%
RTK and PPK Support
Multi-constellation support including GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, etc.
Real-time kinematic (RTK) and post-processing kinematic (PPK) capabilities

Laser Scanner:
Number of Cameras: 16
Field of View: 30° (-15° to +15°) vertical, 360° horizontal
Wavelength: 905 nm
Channels: 1408 channels with iStar2.0
Point Cloud Thickness: 2 cm
Range: 0.05 to 120 m
Max Effective Measurement Rate: 320,000 points/sec
Operating Temperature: -15°C to +15°C

Suitable for various applications such as topographic survey, point stakeout, line stakeout, elevation check, facade survey, etc.

The Power of Handheld 3D Scanning

Gone are the days when bulky and stationary scanning equipment was the only option for capturing 3D data. The CHCNAV RS10 brings the power of handheld 3D scanning to your fingertips, opening up a world of possibilities.

Benefits of Handheld 3D Scanning

One of the key advantages of handheld 3D scanning is its versatility. Unlike traditional methods, the CHCNAV RS10 allows users to effortlessly scan objects of any size or shape, regardless of their location.

Furthermore, handheld scanning eliminates the need for time-consuming set-ups and multiple scans from different angles. By simply moving the scanner around the object, the CHCNAV RS10 captures a comprehensive and accurate 3D representation.

Indoor and Outdoor Applications of the CHCNAV RS10

The CHCNAV RS10 is equally adept at indoor and outdoor applications, making it a truly versatile tool. Whether you're documenting as-built conditions on a construction site or scanning intricate details of an architectural masterpiece, the CHCNAV RS10 delivers exceptional results in any environment.

Indoor applications include interior design, heritage preservation, and forensic investigation. Meanwhile, outdoor applications range from land surveying and topographical mapping to infrastructure inspection and urban planning.

How the CHCNAV RS10 Works

Understanding the scanning process and interpreting the results are crucial aspects of utilizing the CHCNAV RS10 to its full potential.

Understanding the Scanning Process

The CHCNAV RS10 utilizes laser scanning technology to capture millions of data points from the environment. As the scanner is moved around, the laser emits a beam that measures the distance to various surfaces, creating a dense point cloud of the scanned object or area.

The integrated camera captures detailed imagery synchronized with the scan data, providing a comprehensive 3D representation. This data can then be processed and analyzed using advanced software for further visualization and measurement.

Interpreting the Scanning Results

The captured point cloud data and imagery serve as a virtual record of the scanned object or area. By extracting measurements, creating surface models, and analyzing the data, users can gain valuable insights for their projects.

The CHCNAV RS10 allows for the export of data in various formats, ensuring compatibility with popular software programs. This flexibility enables seamless integration into existing workflows, maximizing productivity and efficiency for professionals across industries.


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