mdLiDAR1000HR: PROVEN INDUSTRY LEADING DRONE LiDAR SURVEY EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE.
mdLiDAR1000HR: HR means high resolution pointclouds and increased coverage is made easier and more accessible than ever. This is the UAV, hardware, software, workflow, training and support that surveying professionals need- now with convenient mdaaS plans!
Who Should Consider This System: Professionals responsible for geospatial data collection should consider mdLiDAR1000HR to support the following tasks.
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.
We worked with LiDAR innovator Velodyne to seamlessly integrate their Puck Lite sensor. It’s lightweight, it offers increased point density as well as field of view. When you combine that with our complete package of software, workflow, service and support, you have a turnkey drone lidar system that improves your field data collection and data processing productivity on day one. Surveyors can choose easy monthly payments or traditional purchasing options, whatever works best for them.
Bring High Resolution Laser Focus to Your Drone LiDAR Surveying Projects
LiDAR + mdaaS + easy to use mdInfinity software = extreme geospatial productivity, now in high resolution
Microdrones has developed an end-to-end LiDAR solution combining a drone, a LiDAR payload, a fully integrated LiDAR processing and photogrammetry software workflow, and world class support to consistently provide quality deliverables.
mdLiDAR1000HR is a fully integrated system for producing 3D pointclouds optimized for land surveying, construction, oil & gas and mining applications.
mdLidar1000HR with a 90 degree field of view for both scanned points and imagery, repeatedly provides a precision of 1.6 cm (.052 ft) at 1-σ when flown at 40 m (130 ft) at a speed of 8 m/s (18 mph).
Each LiDAR channel of the mdLiDAR1000HR was boresight calibrated to improve the data consistency, therefore providing a reduced Standard Measurement Uncertainty.
Improved image acquisition precisely configured to match 90 degree laser scanner field of view enables compatibility with streamlined pointcloud colorization and FORMap data processing modules within the mdInfinity platform.
WHY SHOULD I INVEST IN DRONE LiDAR SURVEYING EQUIPMENT?
The mdLiDAR1000HR can help streamline your current workflow to become more efficient, while helping you to complete more projects.
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 pointcloud processing using mdInfinity processing software
Final pointcloud in standard ASPRS LAS format, View your deliverable in mdInfinity software, or export to use within any GIS or CAD software environment that you currently use.
From surveying to mining and construction, professionals are using the power of the mdLiDAR1000HR to streamline their workflow. This new technology is helping them to complete more surveys, see more detail, optimize mining volume analysis and maximize construction monitoring.
Flying LiDAR to create a 3D 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.
5 Reasons Why Professionals are Making the mdLiDAR1000HR 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.
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mdLiDAR1000HR TECHNICAL SPECS
LiDAR Sensor: Velodyne PUCK VLP-16
Camera Sensor: SONY IMX264
Georeferencing: APX-15 UAV
Takeoff Weight (TOW)
System Operation Temperature
-10 °C to 50 °C 14 °F to 122 °F
4 cm RMSE
Horizontal: 1 – 2 pixels
Vertical: 3 – 4 pixels
Flight Altitude AGL (1,2) (m/ft)
Covered square area at 30% sidelap (ha/ac)
15 / 37
25 / 62
34 / 84
25 / 62
34 / 84
50 / 123
34 / 84
50 / 123
62 / 153
Average Point Density in pts/m2 (2,3) (square area / 1 scan line)
428 / 312
282 / 208
212 / 156
287 / 208
189 / 138
141 / 104
216 / 156
144 / 104
107 / 78
Camera GSD (mm)
Swath width (m/ft)
60 / 200
90 / 300
120 / 400
Number of Laser Returns
Precision over gravel surface along the vertical at 1-σ (cm)
(1) Flight Altitude Above Ground Level (AGL) (2)Coverage estimated for approximately 25 minutes of flight time. (3) Average density calculated with 30% overlap on 5 lines… average density will depend on surface type.