Partnership for Autonomous Drone Solutions with LiDAR Technology

By Phoebe Grinter / 20 Aug 2021

Ascent AeroSystems and Exyn Technologies have formed a strategic partnership to create the next generation of comprehensive autonomous drone solutions. The partnership will usher in a new era of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) capability available to a wide number of industry verticals. 


Ascent AeroSystems’ Spirit coaxial Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) offers a versatile and durable system for mission-critical operations. Combined with a fully modular, plug-and-play payload design, Spirit offers more capability and enables better performance and reliability in extreme conditions than traditional multirotor or quadcopter designs.

“At Ascent AeroSystems our focus is on making the most rugged, versatile, and efficient UAV on the market,” said Paul Fermo, VP of Business Development for Ascent AeroSystems. 

“The software and sensor part of the industry is evolving very rapidly so operators need a vehicle that not only provides superior performance and reliability, but that’s also scalable, able to be upgraded with the newest technologies when they’re available. 

“Our strategy is to partner with best-in-class payload providers, like Exyn Technologies, to deliver an unparalleled combination of performance and capability to our customers.” 

Adapted to the Spirit as an optional payload module, Exyn’s LiDAR system and autonomous software stack provides unprecedented 3D mapping in GPS-denied environments. Now with level 4 autonomy and advanced data collection software, this payload capability enables superior security encryption and increased speed and agility.

“Exyn brings next generation aerial robotics systems for free-flight exploration of highly complex spaces with no necessity for fallback-ready human operators—at 2X flight speed and with richer data collection than previous standards,” said Ben Williams, Chief Operating Officer at Exyn Technologies. 

“This achievement combined with the Spirit airframe from Ascent AeroSystems unlocks new possibilities for search & rescue, surveillance & reconnaissance, space exploration, and more.” 

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