UAV LiDAR SERVICES

“Our goal is to decrease your costs and increase your efficiency.”

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WHAT WE DO

We operate UAV LiDAR systems for surveying and engineering companies to increase their efficiency for data collection, and provide higher accuracy data. Our mission is to provide the highest quality data at a cost effective price.

UAV LiDAR Specs


LiDAR SCANNER:     Riegl VUX-1 LR
SCAN RATE:     
750,000 Points Per Second
NUMBER OF RETURNS:     4
ACCURACY:     15 mm
PRECISION:     10 mm
ONLINE WAVEFORM PROCESSING:     Yes
HORIZONTAL FOV:     330 Degrees
MAX OPERATING ALTITUDE:     1,740 feet
OPERATIONAL MODES:     Real Time Kinematics, Post Processing Trajectory (Optional)
ACCURACY QA/QC:     RTK Real Time Corrections, Ground Control Points, Fiber Optic IMU, Post Processing Trajectory Calculation (Optional), Low Altitude Acquisition, Low Airspeed Acquisition



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UAV LiDAR Services


A UAV LiDAR System can provide massive costs savings purely on the basis of logistics. There are no airports involved, which means no commuting. The ground crew consists of a pilot and an observer, which cuts down on personal costs. And UAVs can stay airborne for 3-4 hours without needing to refuel or land.

This means for things like power line inspections, vegetation studies, and large mapping jobs, UAVs simply cannot be beat.

The sensor that Flight Evolved operates will outperform nearly all manned aircraft versions. We are capable of multiple-returns with online waveform processing, generating 750,000 points per second. We have state of the art fiber optic IMU and GNSS systems that allow us to achieve relative accuracies of 15 mm.

Our accuracy is a result of new technology and processing techniques, but also because of our acquisition altitude. Our flights are conducted at altitudes of a couple hundred feet or less. Less altitude = better accuracy because there is less slant range at lower altitudes. Traditionally, this is why helicopters were required for projects that demanded greater accuracies. Also, our LiDAR sensor produces a staggering 750,000 points per second. High scan rates and high relative accuracies mean there is less interpolation. Less interpolation = more accuracy.

Our UAV LiDAR setup is capable of gathering 750,000 measurements/second and has multiple returns which allow for vegetation penetration, tree height measurements, and accurate data gathering.

The software outputs to common LAS and LAZ (compressed) point cloud file formats. Import these point clouds into PLS-CADD, AutoCAD, ArcGIS, or your favorite GIS / CAD software.



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UAV LiDAR Comparison


  • Typical UAV LiDAR costs depend on the data that is needed. However, conventional aircraft require pilots, fuel, airports, fuel trucks, hangar fees, and a multitude of other things before they can even take off.

    Generally speaking, even small LiDAR mapping jobs can cost upward of $20,000 – $50,000 for a plane or helicopter operation.  And in most cases, that is a fair price considering the logistics required.

    Unless the project site just so happens to be right beside the departure airport, it is usually a decent commute for the aircraft. If this is over a couple hours of flight time, a fuel stop will be required.

  • The hope would be that the project is small enough that they can use the fuel on board to complete the mission. If not, they will probably need to bring a fuel truck and fuel driver as well.

    This example of complexity and logistics goes on and on. The project site in this case was small and simple, not to mention anything that would require multiple flying days. Needless to say, there is a major ease-of-use factor that is favored heavily by UAVs. Not to mention the costs of that whole helicopter operation.

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