New UAV lidar system unveiled

February 13th, 2018, Published in Articles: PositionIT

The Surveyor Ultra is the new UAV lidar system from YellowScan, integrating the Velodyne VLP-32C scanner and the Applanix APX-15 IMU. With its high-density (600 000 points per second), the system is well-suited to high speed UAVs and long-range needs, with a maximum range of 100 m. Its light weight (1,7 kg) makes it easy to mount on any drone, including vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) crafts. As with all of the company’s lidar systems, the Surveyor Ultra is a turn-key system fitted for under vegetation 3D modelling, and fast data processing. The lightweight turn-key lidar system for long-range and high density survey needs includes a multi-echo laser scanner (up to 2 echoes), a single board Applanix APX15 GNSS-inertial solution, an on-board computer for continuous data acquisition and processing, and a battery with up to 1,2 hours battery life. The lidar system is well suited to mining, civil engineering, archeology, corridor mapping and forestry applications.

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