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YellowScan’s lightweight LiDAR for UAS

YellowScan_Surveyor

French aerial survey & engineering company YellowScan has announced the global launch of its new LiDAR UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) surveying solution.

The YellowScan Surveyor is an integrated LiDAR platform measuring 100mm X 150mm X 140mm and weighing in at just 1.5kg, including the battery. With a quoted precision of 3cm, an absolute accuracy of 5cm, YellowScan claims that the YellowScan Surveyor is the world’s lightest and most accurate LiDAR solution for a number of applications.

Development of the YellowScan Surveyor solution started in early 2015 with the same philosophy and technology foundation that has made the slightly larger YellowScan Mapper so successful. With a robust and fully integrated system designed to meet the needs of most demanding survey professionals and terrain, YellowScan Surveyor is quickly and easily adapted to most professional UAS platforms.

The development team carefully selected and deployed the best high-end components for unparalleled performance; for example, the Applanix APX15 single board GNSS-Inertial solution chosen for its highly accurate position and orientation solution for direct geo-referencing.

The YellowScan Surveyor does not replace the slightly larger YellowScan Mapper, but complements the YellowScan product family with a solution ideally suited for precise topography and demanding requirements for civil engineering and mining applications.

The YellowScan Surveyor  has the following features:

  • High-end Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS) allowing precision measurement of the attitude
  • Dual-frequency GNSS receiver, capable of operating in RTK or PPK positioning mode
  • Multi-echo laser scanner
  • On-board computer for continuous data acquisition and processing
  • Battery (up to 1.5 hours of autonomy)
  • Worldwide technical and operational support

For more information please visit http://www.yellowscan.fr/.

 

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