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mdLiDAR3000:
HEAVY PROJECTS? MAKE LIGHT WORK OF THEM ALL.

The newest LiDAR system from Microdrones is revolutionary. Three years in the making, we perfectly integrated our heavy lifting md4-3000 drone with a Riegl LiDAR and a SONY camera for rapidly producing colorized pointclouds.

Who Should Consider This System:
As you’ve come to expect, Microdrones provides you with the full solution: Plan, Fly, Process, Visualize. Only Bigger.
This is a serious machine for serious geomatics professionals in the construction, land development, engineering, surveying and research trades. It’s field tough and ready to work with you on the following tasks:

  • Corridor mapping
  • Mining (volume calculation)
  • Construction site monitoring
  • Environmental changes (time series)
  • Forestry
  • Contour mapping
  • Leveling/Excavation
  • Archaeology and cultural heritage
  • Highway construction

 

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The Complete Package to add unmanned aerial LiDAR to your geomatics services

The mdLiDAR3000 uses the lifting power, resilience and efficiency of the Microdrones aircraft platform to carry a perfectly integrated Riegl miniVUX‑1UAV (or an optional miniVUX‑1DL) and a Sony RX1R II camera. The result? You can quickly acquire high density and accurate LiDAR data in the field and efficiently turn it into a 3D colorized pointcloud back at the office or on your laptop.

mdLiDAR3000 is an end-to-end LiDAR solution combining a drone, a LiDAR payload, a fully integrated software workflow, and world class support to consistently provide quality deliverables.

Riegl miniVUX-1UAV laser scanner used for the mdLiDAR3000 integrated system
Riegl miniVUX-1UAV
Riegl miniVUX-1DL laser scanner used for the mdLiDAR3000 integrated system
Riegl miniVUX-1DL

Choose a perfectly integrated Riegl miniVUX‑1UAV or miniVUX‑1DL paired with a 42,4 Megapixel camera mounted with a custom, lightweight, vibration-free, quick release mount to capture the data you need. 

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Easy end-to-end workflow:

icon mdLiDAR workflow: Plan

  • Simple mission planning using mdCockpit
  • User inputs the point density or flying height and drone speed 
icon mdLiDAR workflow: Fly

  • Fully automated mission execution and realtime mission monitoring using mdCockpit
icon mdLiDAR workflow: Process

  • Thorough georeferencing data processing using the dual-IMU Applanix APX-20 UAV DG and POSPac UAV DG
  • Automated final point cloud processing using mdLiDAR processing software
icon mdLiDAR workflow: Visualize

  • Final point cloud in standard ASPRS LAS format usable in any GIS or CAD software environment
  • Quick and Accurate point cloud colorization using accurate system-produced orthomosaics and a user-friendly, seamless workflow

What Can You Do with it?

mdLiDAR3000 is a versatile package that can be used for a wide range of applications. 
Some of the most common uses are:

Mapping mission of an agricultural field using a Microdrones md4-1000 UAV
Vermessungswesen/ Kartografie
Microdrones md4-3000 mdLiDAR3000 performing a Laser scan of a construction site, flying over a bulldozer
Construction
Surveying specialist using a Microdrones md4-3000 mdLiDAR3000 to perform a Laser scan of a construction site
Mining
Orthophoto of a sawdust pile done with a Microdrones mdMapper integrated system, used for volumetric calculations.
Volumenberechnung
Inspection mission of a gas pipeline using a Microdrones md4-1000 UAV
Inspektionen
Precision farming perfomed with a mdMapper integrated sytem from Microdrones
Präzisionslandwirtschaft
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THE mdLiDAR3000 PACKAGE INCLUDES:

PLATFORM


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md4-3000

Robust, stark, stabil und verlässlich. Bauen Sie Ihr Unternehmen auf dieser vielseitigen Plattform auf.

MEHR ERFAHREN
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Ladegerät & Flugbatterie

Eine md4-3000 Flugbatterie und Ladegerät für maximale Flugdauer.

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Rugged Carrying Case

Bewältigen Sie mit Ihrem Microdrones UAV anspruchsvolle Missionen in den rauesten Teilen der Erde.

COMMUNICATIONS


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mdRC

Bewährte, professionelle Steuerung und Telemetrie sorgen dafür, dass Sie die Kontrolle beibehalten, wenn Sie diese am meisten brauchen.

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Digital Data Link

Verbinden Sie Ihre Microdrones UAV auf einfache Weise mit Ihren digitalen Geräten.

PAYLOAD


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Fully Integrated LiDAR paired with a Sony RX1R II Camera & Quick Connect Mount 

Choose a perfectly integrated Riegl miniVUX‑1UAV or miniVUX‑1DL paired with a 42,4 Megapixel camera.

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Applanix APX-20 UAV DG

Compact single-board module with survey-grade GNSS receiver and dual precisely calibrated IMUs for mapping.

SOFTWARE


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Verarbeitungssoftware mdLiDAR

Vollständige Punktwolkenverarbeitung und Datenexport über eine integrierte Software-Suite und Workflow, speziell entwickelt zur Optimierung von Daten aus dem mdLiDAR1000-System.

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POSPAC UAV DG

Die GNSS-gestützte inertiale Post-Processing-Software verwandelt Ihre Daten in nützliche Informationen.

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mdCockpit Tablet Software

Einfaches Wischen mit den Fingern hilft Ihnen Ihren Vermessungsbereich zu planen und den Flugverlauf auf Ihrem Android Tablet zu beobachten.

MEHR ERFAHREN

Process and visualize your point cloud data quickly and efficiently using mdPROCESSING Software

mdLiDAR3000 (equipped with Riegl miniVUX‑1UAV) technical specs:

Product Components:
  • Airframe: Microdrones md4-3000 drone
  • LiDAR Sensor: Riegl miniVUX‑1UAV
  • Camera: Sony RX1R II
  • Georeferencing sensor: Trimble APX20 UAV DG
  • Planning Software: mdCockpit tablet 
  • Processing Software Packages:
    • POSPac UAV DG
    • mdLiDAR Processing Software 
 
Accuracy Specifications:
  • LiDAR Pointcloud:
    • Horizontal: 1 – 3 cm
    • Vertical: 1 – 5 cm
  • Photogrammetry:
    • Horizontal: 1 – 2 pixels
    • Vertical: 3 – 4 pixels
Technical Specifications:
  • Weight: 14 kg (30 lbs)
  • System Operation Temperature: -10 °C (14 °F) up to 50 °C (122 °F)
  • Number of Laser Returns: 5
  • Field of View: 56° (Optional  80°)
  • Maximum Flight Altitude: 80m (263 ft)
  • Recommended Speed: Up to 6m/s (13.5 mph) (to accommodate photogrammetry workflow) 
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miniVUX‑1UAV

Flight Altitude AGL (1) (m/ft)40/13060/19580/260
Speed (m/s)Point Density (pts/m2) (2)
31309065
41006550
5805540
6654535
Swath width (m/ft) at 56° FOV45/14865/21385/279
Swath width (m/ft) at 80° FOV70/230100/328135/443
Number of Laser Returns555

Example of a 20-Minute Flight (minutes)(3)
Area Coverage at 20% Overlap (hectare/acres)(4)18/44.526/6434/84
Area Coverage at 50% Overlap (hectare/acres)(4)11/2717/4221/52

(1) Flight Altitude Above Ground Level (AGL)
(2) Average Point density. Note that calculation does not factor target remission (reflectivity %)
(3) An example of a 20-minute flight under standard flight conditions
(4) Area coverage is computed for an example of a 20-minute survey (3 minutes for take-off and landing) at a drone speed of 5 m/s at 56° Field of View (FOV)


mdLiDAR3000 (equipped with Riegl miniVUX‑1DL) technical specs:

Product Components:
  • Airframe: Microdrones md4-3000 drone
  • LiDAR Sensor: Riegl miniVUX‑1DL
  • Camera: Sony RX1R II
  • Georeferencing sensor: Trimble APX20 UAV DG
  • Planning Software: mdCockpit tablet 
  • Processing Software Packages:
    • POSPac UAV DG
    • mdLiDAR Processing Software 
 
Accuracy Specifications:
  • LiDAR Pointcloud:
    • Horizontal: 1 – 3 cm
    • Vertical: 2 – 4 cm
  • Photogrammetry:
    • Horizontal: 1 – 2 pixels
    • Vertical: 3 – 4 pixels
Technical Specifications:
  • Weight: 14,8 kg (32 lbs)
  • System Operation Temperature: -10 °C (14 °F) up to 50 °C (122 °F)
  • Number of Laser Returns: 5
  • Field of View: 46°
  • Maximum Flight Altitude: 80m (263 ft)
  • Recommended Speed: Up to 6m/s (13.5 mph) (to accommodate photogrammetry workflow) 
Microdrones md4-3000 mdLiDAR3000DL Riegl miniVUX-1DL Laser scanner

miniVUX‑1DL

Flight Altitude AGL (1) (m/ft)40/13060/19580/260
Speed (m/s)Point Density (2) (Swath Center // Edge) in pts/m2
3308 // 2,637206 // 2,144154 // 1,853
4227 // 1,977152 // 1,607114 // 1,391
5188 // 1,581126 // 1,28994 // 1,113
6156 // 1,317106 // 1,07280 // 928

Swath width (m/ft) at 46° FOV

34/112

50/164

68/223
Number of Laser Returns555

Example of a 20-Minute Flight (minutes)(3)
Area Coverage at 20% Overlap (hectare/acres)(4)13.5/3320/4927.5/68
Area Coverage at 50% Overlap (hectare/acres)(4)8.5/2113/3217/42

(1) Flight Altitude Above Ground Level (AGL)
(2) Average Point density. Note that calculation does not factor target remission (reflectivity %)
(3) An example of a 20-minute flight under standard flight conditions
(4) Area coverage is computed for an example of a 20-minute survey (3 minutes for take-off and landing) at a drone speed of 5 m/s