Corps’ Survey Fleet Expands
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, yesterday named the latest addition to its hydrographic survey fleet after retired Command Sergeant Major Micheal L. Buxbaum.
The Buxbaum will be equipped with a vessel mounted “LIDAR” (light detection and ranging) system.
The Optech Ilris 3-D laser scanner has the capability to collect data in a terrestrial (static) mode and in a marine (mobile) mode of operation which allows the Buffalo District to survey offshore breakwater structures from a moving vessel, with fewer field personnel required.
This methodology not only is safer, but also more productive.