YellowScan Introduces New LiDAR Surveying Solution for Unmanned Aircraft


YellowScan has announced the global launch of its new LiDAR unmanned aircraft system (UAS) surveying solution, suited for surveying, forestry, environmental research, archeology, corridor mapping, civil engineering and mining.

The company says research and development for the YellowScan Surveyor started in early 2015 and complements the YellowScan product family. The turnkey solution, which can be mounted on any UAS, includes the following components:

  • Attitude and heading reference system;
  • Dual-frequency global navigation satellite system receiver, capable of operating in RTK or PPK positioning mode;
  • Multi-echo laser scanner;
  • On-board computer for continuous data acquisition and processing;
  • Size of 100 x 150 x 140 mm;
  • Battery with up to 1.5 hours of autonomy; and
  • Global technical and operational support from YellowScan.

Weighing 1.5 kg, including the battery, the YellowScan Surveyor can provide geo-referenced point cloud data with an accuracy of 3 cm at 300,000 shots per second, the company says.

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