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.
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:
The ultimate job of an integrated UAV system is to produce a data deliverable. Microdrones is pleased to offer geomatics professionals an industry leading drone-based LiDAR system that not only gives you an edge over the competition but delivers extensive solutions for your customers.
“With the mdLiDAR3000, we can actually topo about 4 acres in about 18 minutes, and can take one survey crew, a 2-man crew, about a full day to do generally. We end up gathering more data with less time and a smaller crew, ultimately saving money.”
Survey Crew Chief, ESP Associates
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‑2UAV 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.
Why Should You Invest in Drone Based LiDAR?
In areas of high vegetation do you spend hours cutting line to topo the site? The mdLiDAR3000 can help streamline your current workflows to become more efficient, while helping you to complete more projects.
“Flying LiDAR to create a 3-D model before beginning construction 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.”
Process and visualize your point cloud data quickly and efficiently using mdPROCESSING Software
5 Reasons Why Professionals are Making the mdLiDAR3000 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.
mdLiDAR3000 (equipped with Riegl miniVUX‑2UAV) technical specs:
LiDAR Sensor: Riegl miniVUX‑2UAV
Camera: Sony RX1R II
Georeferencing: Trimble APX-20 UAV DG
POSPac UAV DG
mdLiDAR Processing Software
Solution Take off Weight (TOW)::
System Operation Temperature::
-10 °C up to 50 °C
Horizontal: 1 – 3 cm
Vertical: 1 – 3 cm
Horizontal: 1 – 2 pixels
Vertical: 3 – 4 pixels
Flight Altitude AGL (1) (m/ft)
Point Density (swath center // edge) in pts/m2(2)
Swath width (m/ft) at 46° FOV at 56° FOV
Swath width (m/ft) at 46° FOV at 80° FOV
Number of Laser Returns
Example of a 20-Minute Flight (minutes)(3)
Area Coverage at 20% Overlap (hectare/acres)(4)
Area Coverage at 50% Overlap (hectare/acres)(4)
(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)