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.

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