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Laser Scanning - LEICA HDS6000 HDS6100 50Hz - 20


Driver to decode data from a LEICA HDS6000 ultra-high speed laser scanner, or from a Zoller+Fröhlich IMAGER 5006 laser scanner. 

Notice that the newer LEICA HDS6100 and the Zoller+Fröhlich IMAGER 5006i are also supported, so this document also applies to these scanners.

Laser stands for  L ight  A mplification by  S timulated  E mission of  R adiation. Laser class used by the HDS6000 is 3R (IEC 60825-1), which is NOT eye-safe. The scanner has a maximum scan range of 79 meters.

This driver supports scanners with firmware capable of scanning at 50 Hz (scans per second) maximum. 
If your scanner supports scan rates up to 100 Hz maximum, please use the related driver Z+F PROFILER 5006i 100Hz.

The HDS6000 is capable of scanning in two different modes:  Standard Scanning Mode  and  Profiler Mode .

The laser prism/mirror always rotates at very high speed around a horizontal axis. The entire laser unit may turn, at slow speed, around a vertical axis.

This driver only supports Profiler Mode, i.e. the laser does not scan around the vertical axis (i.e. scanning 'around').

Typical application for scanning in Profiler Mode would be to mount the scanner fixed on the roof of a car, together with a GPS receiver and Motion Sensor, in order to scan roads. 

It is highly recommended to interface the HDS6000 with a Time Synchronization pulse (PPS) from an external GPS receiver, in order to time-tag all data with UTC.