AUVSI 2013: Velodyne Successfully Showcase Capabilities of HDL-32E Sensor for UAV Applications

By Caroline Rees / 15 Aug 2013
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HDL-32E sensor mounted on Phoenix Aerial Systems’ Octocopter UAV

Velodyne, a leading supplier of 3D LiDAR sensors, used on terrestrial, maritime and airborne platforms for autonomous navigation and mobile mapping, is generating interest this week at the Unmanned Vehicle show in Washington DC.

Velodyne has UAV/Drone enthusiasts in awe with their exhibit that integrates the HDL-32E sensor with the Phoenix Aerial Systems Octocopter, transmitting live 3D LiDAR data from the exhibition floor onto a large size LCD monitor.

Alan Trench (XYZsystems), Wolfgang Juchmann (Velodyne Lidar), and Grayson Omans (Phoenix Aerial Systems)

Alan Trench (XYZsystems), Wolfgang Juchmann (Velodyne Lidar), and Grayson Omans (Phoenix Aerial Systems)

Andy Trench, founder of, was so impressed to see the capabilities of the HDL-32E combined with an UAV, that he bought one of the sensors on the show floor.

The team at, which delivers photogrammetry mapping, high-resolution point-cloud data, and film quality visuals for a multitude of applications, is thrilled to be working with Velodyne to advance the boundaries of 3D data collection using LIDAR technology.



Posted by Caroline Rees Caroline co-founded Unmanned Systems Technology and has been at the forefront of the business ever since. With a Masters Degree in marketing Caroline has her finger on the pulse of all things unmanned and is committed to showcasing the very latest in unmanned technical innovation. Connect & Contact
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