Microdrones is debuting three new Integrated UAV Systems based on the company’s md4-3000 aircraft: the mdMapper3000DuoG VHR, the mdMapper3000DuoG and the mdMapper3000 PPK.
The company has also updated the mdTector1000CH4 LR with a Pergam Laser Methane Falcon sensor for detecting methane and methane-containing gases.
Additionally, Microdrones is preparing to release mdInfinity, a new software package that will enable users to quickly and efficiently process geospatial data.
The mdMapper3000DuoG VHR combines the Microdrones md4-3000 aircraft platform with a Phase One camera and direct georeferencing. This results in one-pixel mapping accuracy from a 1000 ft. drone flight height.
“We’re packaging manned aircraft aviation quality technology into a UAV system so that Microdrones can serve customers who have a need for wide-area mapping with unparalleled accuracy and deliverables,” explains Vivien Heriard-Dubreuil, president of Microdrones. “Our mdMapper3000DuoG VHR can fly higher altitudes and provide ultra-high-resolution for the most accurate and dense data for mapping service providers.”
Also being released is the new mdMapper3000DuoG, equipped with direct georeferencing and a 42.4-megapixel Sony RX1R II camera paired with a custom, lightweight, vibration-free, nadir mount. This professional mapping integrated system will quickly acquire highly dense and accurate data, in half the time of PPK-based systems and can easily be upgraded to VHR or LiDAR by purchasing the payload(s) and related firmware and software subscriptions.
Rounding out the new product releases is the mdMapper3000 PPK, a powerful, highly expandable system that can acquire dense and accurate data with just 1-3 ground control points. Also featuring a 42.4-megapixel Sony RX1R II camera and nadir mount, this system is DuoG ready and is easily upgradeable via firmware to direct georeferencing.
Microdrones also announces the updated mdTector1000CH4 LR, which is integrated with a Pergam Laser Methane Falcon sensor for detecting methane and methane-containing gases from the sky. The upgraded sensor offers a significant weight reduction by drawing on the drone power source and removing the display on previous generation detectors. Information is displayed via the mdCockpit tablet software during flight, and via area concern maps post-flight.
The new Microdrones mdInfinity software package is coming in 2020 and will become the backbone of the Microdrones product ecosystem. The first module to be introduced will be trajectory processing, followed by Pointcloud Georeferencing, Boresight Calibration, and Pointcloud Colorization.