The tests were decisive and led to Genex Systems purchasing multiple units. Oscar Suaznabar, Research Hydraulic Engineer, stated that the ULS-100 produced “a stunning footprint laser line resolution of 0.83mm” at a scanning speed of 20mm/s.
Additionally, when scanning a small dolosse on the floor of the channel, the ULS-100 was able to capture the contour perimeter between the dolosse and the highly erodible channel bed. Understanding this contour is useful for monitoring the performance of scour countermeasures, such as dolosse or riprap, in the lab. Suaznabar noted that compared to a photo, “the laser scanning data made it notably easier to understand the contouring.”
Ultimately, Suaznabar explained that previously measuring the required space “was a matter of days. With the ULS-100, obtaining high resolution measurement data for a comparable area is a matter of minutes.”