Drone LiDAR is making a serious impact for specialists across many professions, both in terms of efficiency of data collection and generation of geospatial deliverables.
“The Microdrones mdLiDAR1000, flying 2 flight lines over 600 meters of a segment of German autobahn were accurate along the lines of 6 centimeters. This confirmed prior analysis that was also done over Griffiss International airport in the United States. We’ve repeatedly seen the same accuracy that confirms the mdLiDAR1000 system is consistently delivering the same quality no matter where it flies.”
User selects flying height, drone speed and LiDAR strip overlap
Fully automated mission execution realtime, monitoring, and flight control using mdCockpit
Thorough georeferencing data processing using the Applanix APX-15 UAV DG and mdInfinity Software
Automated final point cloud processing using mdInfinity processing software
Final point cloud in standard ASPRS LAS format usable in any GIS or CAD software environment
From surveying to mining and construction, professionals are using the power of the mdLiDAR1000 aaS to streamline their workflow. This new technology is helping them to complete more surveys, optimize mining volume analysis and maximize construction monitoring.
“Flying LiDAR to create a 3-D pointcloud model before beginning a construction project provides advantages. It can tell workers how much dirt needs to be moved on a site before they get started, for example, enabling them to bring the right amount of resources to the job.”
Microdrones Sales Manager for the Southern US
What Can You Do with it?
THE mdLiDAR1000 aaS PACKAGE INCLUDES:
Robust, powerful, stable and dependable. Build your business on this versatile platform.
Charger & Flight Battery
One md4-1000 flight battery and charger for maximum flight endurance.
Rugged Carrying Case
Bring your Microdrones UAV to tackle missions in the toughest corners of the Earth.
Integrated Cooling Covers
Patent Pending motor covers enhance cooling and motor longevity.
Drone navigation is more robust and less subject to magnetic field interference with no need for magnetometer during flight.
Encrypted Digital Data Link
Conveniently command and control your survey equipment using your tablet.
Encryption provides additional security for project and plan data.
Proven, professional controls and telemetry keep you in control when you need it most, using a second radio link.
Extended Communication Range Operation
Subject to local regulations, select markets include United States and China.
Multiple Tablet Control
(Optional, available upon request) Control the drone from multiple tablets. Take off from Point A with Tablet 1, control at Point B with Tablet 2, etc. Helpful for corridor and BVLOS applications.
Fully Integrated LiDAR & Camera
A lightweight, downward oriented LiDAR solution that efficiently scans up to a 85 degree field of view.*
*For best precision, Microdrones recommends 60 degree FOV setting.
Applanix APX-15 UAV DG
Compact single-board module with survey-grade GNSS receiver and a precisely calibrated IMU for mapping.
5 Reasons Why Professionals are Making the mdLiDAR1000 aaS part of their geomatics workflow:
Drones can Lead to Better Worker Safety
Easily tackle projects in areas that are difficult, dirty or dangerous to access – such as challenging terrain, crumbling structures, high elevations, and areas impacted by natural disasters.
Save Time, Money and Hassle by Deploying a Drone
Collecting data previously required extensive groundwork or very expensive manned aircraft. Using a drone allows quick and affordable data collection; that’s one of the most important benefits for geospatial professionals.
Integrated Drones = Interruption-Free Data Collection
Survey live construction or mining sites without interrupting people, plans or machinery. You’ll no longer have to stop work and equipment to collect the data you need, making you more valuable to your customers.
Technology Thought Leadership and Practical Field Leadership
Customers are curious about UAV surveying technology – so providing it demonstrates that a business is an industry leader at the helm. Faster, more efficient data collection differentiates you from competitors and positions you as a subject matter expert in an emerging technology.
Microdrones Offers Unmatched Training, Education and Support
Our professional UAV pilots offer complete onsite Microdrones UAV training to both dealers and end-user customers to ensure they are fully capable of deploying their drone packages in the field, ready to achieve immediate results.
mdaaS IS THE PERFECT INTEGRATION OF DRONE SURVEY EQUIPMENT, SENSORS, SOFTWARE AND SUPPORT
mdLiDAR1000 aaS TECHNICAL SPECS
LiDAR Sensor: SICK LD-MRS4
Camera: FLIR 5MP Global Shutter
Georeferencing: APX-15 UAV
Takeoff Weight (TOW):
System Operation Temperature:
-10 °C up to 50 °C
Horizontal: 6 cm
Vertical: 6 cm
Horizontal: 1 – 2 pixels
Vertical: 3 – 4 pixels
Flight Altitude AGL (1) (m/ft)
Average Point Density in pts/m2(2)
Swath width (m/ft) (m)
Flight Time (minutes)(3)
Number of Laser Returns
Area Coverage at 30% Overlap (ha)
(1) Flight Altitude Above Ground Level (AGL) (2) Average density calculated with 30% overlap on 5 lines (3) Flight time is calculated under standard flight conditions (using new Microdrones batteries)