California: Phoenix Aerial Systems, a manufacturer of unmanned aerial platforms, has developed and demonstrated the world’s smallest and lightest UAV LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) platform available. Weighing less than 10kg, the new LiDAR platform called the “Phoenix AL-2” combines the latest UAV, LiDAR and GNSS technology for micro-mapping solution.
The Phoenix AL-2 delivers a real-time, high definition 3D point cloud for speedy mapping of difficult to reach areas. It has the Velodyne HDL-32E sensor, which features up to 32 lasers aligned over a 40º Vertical Field of View, and generates 700,000 distance points per second. The HDL-32E rotates 360º up to 20 times per second and provides measurement and intensity information over a range of 1 metre to 100 metres, with a typical accuracy of better than +/- 2 cm.