PolyExplore Unveils High-Precision UAV LiDAR Mapping System

By Mike Ball / 22 Sep 2020
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PolyExplore Polyscanner LS1 LiDAR mapping systemPolyExplore has unveiled the Polyscanner LS1, a high-precision LiDAR mapping system designed for UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) and other aerial platforms. Based around advanced solid-state LiDAR technology that lowers the system’s SWaP-C (size, weight, power and cost) footprint without sacrificing performance, the Polyscanner LS1 uses a unique scanning pattern and focused field of view (FOV) to create a dense point cloud with a detection range of over 200 metres.

This latest addition to the Polyscanner family of aerial mapping platforms incorporates PolyExplore’s Polynav 2000 precision GNSS-aided INS (inertial navigation system) technology, featuring a dual-frequency, dual-antenna, quad-constellation PPK/RTK capable receiver with centimeter-level accuracy and a tactical grade IMU. Sensor fusion post-processing software is also included as part of the package, and drone adaptors with custom vibration dampers and high-performance dual antennas are available on request.

The Polyscanner LS1 is factory-calibrated, eliminating the need for user calibration. The high-precision system delivers precision geo– and time-annotated point cloud models, with results comparable to more expensive conventional systems.

The compact system, weighing in at less than 1.3 kg and measuring 160mm x 120mm x 107mm, can be fitted to a variety of UAV platforms and is ideal for a range of mapping and surveying applications, such as infrastructure, forestry, asset management and environmental erosion monitoring.

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact