LiDAR Sensors and Systems / Remotely Piloted Airborne Platforms for Surveying, Mapping & Bathymetry
BathyCopter Multirotor Drone for Bathymetric LiDAR Surveys

Multirotor Drone for Bathymetric LiDAR Surveys

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The BathyCopter is a variant of RIEGL’s RiCOPTER UAV that has been specially designed for hydrographic and bathymetric surveying applications, and is ideal for generating profiles of inland waterbodies.

The robust and reliable platform design of RIEGL’s remotely piloted RiCOPTER now integrates the RIEGL BDF-1, a compact and lightweight bathymetric depth finder comprising of tilt compensator, an IMU/GNSS unit with antenna, a control unit and up to two external digital cameras. The BDF-1 can optionally be equipped with a miniVUX-Series LiDAR sensor.

Sophisticated post-processing techniques, using pre-detection averaging, deliver enhanced performance at depth even in adverse conditions. RIEGL’s patented hydrographic full waveform processing algorithm provides reliable high-accuracy datasets optimized for hydrography-specific attributes and point classification.