Heavy Projects? Make light work of them all with the mdLiDAR3000DL.
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 miniVUX-1DL and a SONY RX1R II 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:
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.
“One of the reasons we chose the mdLiDAR3000DL is because it was fully integrated, not only with the LiDAR sytem, with the miniVUX1 DL, but it also came with the processing software. We’re able to quickly process and do a quick visualization of what we have captured out there in the field.”
Survey Manager, ESP Associates
The Ultimate Unmanned Aerial LiDAR Solution From Microdrones
By combining our robust and field proven md4-3000 airframe, with a highly precise and accurate Riegl miniVUX‑1DL payload, you can capture ultra dense LiDAR data quickly and safely in the field, and then turn it into a 3D colorized point cloud 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 mdLiDAR3000DL 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 mdLiDAR3000DL 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.
mdLiDAR3000DL (equipped with Riegl miniVUX-1DL) technical specs:
LiDAR Sensor: miniVUX‑1DL
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: 2 – 4 cm
Horizontal: 1 – 2 pixels
Vertical: 3 – 4 pixels
Flight Altitude AGL (1) (m/ft)
Point Density (2) (swath center // edge) in pts/m2
308 // 2,637
206 // 2,144
154 // 1,853
227 // 1,977
152 // 1,607
114 // 1,391
188 // 1,581
126 // 1,289
94 // 1,113
156 // 1,317
106 // 1,072
80 // 928
Swath width (m/ft) at 46° FOV at 46° 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)