Microdrones is proud to present the first in a lineup of easy-to-use, fully integrated aerial LiDAR systems, proven for commercial and professional use.
Who Should Consider This System: Professionals responsible for geospatial data collection should consider mdLiDAR1000 for the following tasks.
Mining (volume calculation)
Construction site monitoring
Environmental changes (time series)
Archaeology and cultural heritage
Bring Laser Focus to Your Projects.
LiDAR + Microdrones aircraft + easy to use software = extreme geospatial productivity
mdLiDAR1000 is a fully integrated system for producing 3D point clouds optimized for land surveying, construction, oil & gas, and mining applications.
mdLiDAR1000 consistently provides an accuracy of 6 cm (0.2 ft) when flown at 40 m (130 ft) at a speed of 3 m/s.
Microdrones has developed 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.
Easy end-to-end workflow:
Simple mission planning using mdCockpit
User inputs the point density or flying height and drone speed
Fully automated mission execution and realtime mission monitoring using mdCockpit
Thorough georeferencing data processing using POSPac UAV
Automated final point cloud processing using mdLiDAR processing software
Final point cloud in standard ASPRS LAS format usable in any GIS or CAD software environment
See for yourself. Use your mouse or touch controls to rotate, move and zoom the pointcloud visualization.
What Can You Do with it?
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE?
Fully Integrated LiDAR
A lightweight, downward oriented LiDAR solution that efficiently scans at a 85 degree field of vision.
mdLiDAR Processing Software
Complete point cloud processing and data export, via one integrated software suite and workflow, specially designed to optimize data from the mdLiDAR1000 system.
Applanix APX-15-L UAV
Compact single-board module with survey-grade GNSS receiver and a precisely calibrated IMU for mapping.
Direct georeferencing post processing software – used to achieve maximum accuracy and efficiency from data collected by APX-15 L-UAV.
mdCockpit Tablet Software
Simple swipes of the finger help you plan your survey area and monitor progress in flight on your Android tablet.
Become an expert at flying and maintaining your platform, to ensure many years of successful use.
The Perfect Integration Of Drone, Sensor And Software
mdLiDAR1000 Technical Specs:
Laser Scanner: SICK
Georeferencing sensor: Trimble APX-15
Laser Point Rate: 19,500 points/sec
Flight range: Up to 10 km (total flight distance under standard flight conditions)
Maximum Laser Range: 100 m (under standard operating conditions – up to 60 m is recommended for reasonable laser point density)
Weight: 6 Kg
Speed: Up to 6 m/s (for a reasonable point density)
Endurance: 25 min
System Operation Temperature: -10°C (14°F) up to 50°C (122°F)
Wavelength: Near infrared (no laser returns from any water body)
Class 1 laser (100% eye safe)
Field of view: 85°
Number of Returns: 3 (Typically treetop and bare earth)
Point Density Estimation
Flight Altitude AGL (1) (m/ft)
Point Density (pts/m2) (2)
Flight time (3)
Number of Laser Returns
(1) Flight Altitude Above Ground Level (AGL) (2) Average Point density (pts/ms). Note that calculation does not factor target remission (reflectivity). (3) Flight time is calculated under standard flight conditions (using new Microdrones batteries)