Need to find out if anyone has used UAS LIDAR and what results/limitations they have encountered in dense vegetation sites?
Can I ask what applications or use cases you have in mind for an (expensive?) LIDAR UAS system?
Hi Marteen our local clients are very interested in multispectral LiDAR in UAS to do DTM in heavy vegetation areas for infrastructure design (highways, airports, ports as well as electrical and water supply lines) as well as hydrological basin modeling
Marteen the Velodyne VLP-16 LiDAR multispectral sensor is only 800 grams in weight and only USD7,999
you will need a inertial navigation system (INS) in order to mount this to a UAS.
A INS is $$$$.
here is an example of an all in one:
Trimble UX-5 should be able to handle this LIDAR sensor without problems, only interface for connectivity would be needed
I'm looking forward to some experiences of other people as well! Anyone has been working with UAS mounted LIDAR?
Martteen I have the perfect site to test optical vs LIDAR sensors here in very dense vegetation area in Miches, DR that we had to survey traditional method (total station and machete cut paths) anytime you want to do it. We have our UX-5 demo but dont have the beta for LiDAR., so ...
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