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YellowScan  UAV LiDAR Systems

YellowScan UAV LiDAR Systems

YellowScan designs, develops and manufactures UAV LiDAR systems for professional applications. YellowScan’s product line is fully-integrated with embedded laser scanner, INS, GPS, batteries, and onboard computing. Each system is designed to meet high precision and accuracy needs for 3D mapping.


Applications

Diverse surveying needs for aerial 3D mapping
that only lightweight UAV LiDAR solutions can meet.

YellowScan and Archaeology
Mapping through the forest canopy to speed up discoveries
YellowScan and Civil Engineering

Mapping to help with leveling, planning and infrastructure optimizations or clean up after natural disasters

YellowScan and Corridor Mapping

CORRIDOR MAPPING

Powerline survey to detect line sagging issues or vegetation encroachment
YellowScan and Mining
 
Surface/volume calculations to optimize mine operations or decide on mine extensions
YellowScan and Forestry

Mapping forests to optimize forest management efforts

YellowScan and Environmental Research

ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH

Measuring vegetation growth speed & disease spreading rates

YellowScan's aerial approach can cover a zone faster and deliver more consistent results than ground mapping techniques.

LiDAR technology has proven its efficiency in providing precise aerial surveying. With laser sensors that can be mounted on UAVs and other light aircrafts, we can now generate 3D mapping data.

The technical applications are diverse and steadily increasing. Use cases for fields such as environmental, forestry, mining, civil engineering, archeology and corridor mapping are multiplying and we are only scratching the surface of what these solutions can do.

However, most LiDAR systems are heavy (20 to 100 kg) and can only be operated from a utility plane or helicopter. Due to high operational costs, these kinds of sensors are not cost-effective for small area surveying.

YellowScan UAV Lidar Mapping

YellowScan LiDAR solutions are less cumbersome and easier to use than other LiDAR technology such as photogrammetry based systems and even works in low-contrast or shadowy situations. YellowScan's aerial approach can cover a zone faster with a more homogeneous result than traditional ground mapping techniques using terrestrial or mobile technologies.

The YellowScan image-processing suite can quickly convert raw data into georeferenced point cloud resources and our technical support enables you to get operational. It complements photogrammetry well and/or aerial LiDAR which are recommended for larger projects. For centimetric projects, standard terrestrial survey is recommended.

YellowScan LiDAR systems for drones are ideally suited for:

  • Small areas (<10 sq. km or 100 km linear)
  • Penetrating vegetation
  • Hard-to-access zones
  • Data needed in near real-time / frequently / regularly
  • 2.5 to 10 cm accuracy range

YellowScan Models

YellowScan Explorer

YellowScan's objective with the Explorer, like all of their hardware platforms, is to offer the market a solution that strikes the right balance between size, range, accuracy and weight. Designed to be mounted on fixed-wing UAV, multirotor UAV and manned aircraft (light plane and helicopter). The Explorer can enable a large variety of mission profiles.

YellowScan Mapper+

The YellowScan Mapper+ integrates Livox AVIA laser scanner together with high-performance GNSS-aided inertial navigation system into a lightweight, standalone and easy-to-use lidar system. Proven capabilities and stable results
over a wide range of applications.

YellowScan Mapper

The new YellowScan Mapper is YellowScan's Livox-based UAV LiDAR system. The YellowScan Mapper UAV LiDAR system is equipped with a high-performance Livox Horizon laser scanner from Livox, a DJI-backed company. With a great point density, this LiDAR sensor allows our LiDAR system to fly easily at 70m AGL with a 120m swath.

YellowScan Vx20

The most accurate and high precision UAV LiDAR solution.
YellowScan Vx20 is the most accurate fully integrated system from YellowScan’s product range. It can fly up to 100m while maintening accuracy throughout the point cloud. The Vx20 series is ideally suited for applications that requires sharp and accurate descriptions.

YellowScan Vx15

The long range & high precision UAV LiDAR solution. YellowScan Vx15 is the lighest system integrating the Riegl miniVUX.
Following YellowScan’s philosophy « Just press the Yellow Button », YellowScan designed an all-integrated, easy-to-use LiDAR system that includes the renowned Riegl laser scanner and Applanix UAV IMU APX-15. YellowScan Vx15 is an excellent solution for your high flight UAV projects with short-time data processing needs. It is ideally sized for all types of UAVs.

YellowScan Fly & Drive

Fly when you can. Drive when you must.
The YellowScan Fly & Drive is a versatile land vehicle-mounted or UAV-mounted mobile mapping system which combines high resolution laser scanning and precise positioning to collect geo-referenced point clouds for a wide range of applications.
Designed to be easily swapped in minutes from vehicles to UAV.

YellowScan Surveyor Ultra

The YellowScan Surveyor Ultra LiDAR system is suited for high speed UAV (VTOL fixed-wing or helicopter) and long-range needs due to its high-density specifications. With the 360° Field of View of the Hesai XT32M2X laser scanner, the YellowScan Surveyor Ultra answers vertical mapping and mobile mapping needs when combined with Fly&Drive. Its light weight makes it easy to mount on any UAV, including VTOL or helicopters. As with all YellowScan LiDAR systems, the Surveyor Ultra is designed for 3D modeling under vegetation, and fast data processing.

YellowScan CloudStation

CloudStation is the proprietary software developed by YellowScan to generate and visualize point clouds.
YellowScan CloudStation provides a complete software solution to create and manipulate point cloud data. It allows to extract, process and display data immediately after the acquisition flight. The auto-generation of strips and the production of LAS files are now done in only a few clicks.

Product Comparison

YellowScan's LiDAR for drone product line is lightweight, fully-integrated with embedded batteries. We designed each system to meet 3D mapping high precision and accuracy needs.

YellowScan Explorer

The long-range & multi-platform LiDAR solution

System Accuracy

2.6cm

System Precision

2.2cm

Weight battery excl.

2.3 kg

Weight battery incl.

2.6 kg

Typ. flight speed

5-35m/s

Typ. AGL altitude

200m

Point density
@60m AGL 10m/s

110pts/sqm

Max number of echoes

Up to 5

YellowScan Mapper+

Advanced performance fitted into a compact survey solution

System Accuracy

3cm

System Precision

2.5cm

Weight battery excl.

1.1 kg

Weight battery incl.

1.3 kg

Typ. flight speed

10m/s

Typ. AGL altitude

100m

Point density
@60m AGL 10m/s

700pts/sqm

Max number of echoes

Up to 3

YellowScan Mapper

The best cost-performance ratio UAV LiDAR

System Accuracy

3cm

System Precision

2cm

Weight battery excl.

1.3 kg

Weight battery incl.

3.5 kg

Typ. flight speed

10m/s

Typ. AGL altitude

70m

Point density
@60m AGL 10m/s

400pts/sqm

Max number of echoes

Up to 2

YellowScan VX20 Series

The most accurate and high precision UAV LiDAR solution.


System Accuracy

2.5cm

System Precision

1cm

Weight battery excl.

2.61 kg

Weight battery incl.

2.84 kg

Typ. flight speed

5m/s

Typ. AGL altitude

100m

Point density
@50m AGL 10m/s

Up to 150pts/sqm

Max number of echoes

Up to 5

YellowScan VX15 Series

The long range & high precision UAV LiDAR solution. YellowScan Vx15 is the lighest system integrating the Riegl miniVUX.

System Accuracy

5cm

System Precision

1cm

Weight battery excl.

2.37 kg

Weight battery incl.

2.6 kg

Typ. flight speed

5m/s

Typ. AGL altitude

100m

Point density
@50m AGL 10m/s

Up to 150pts/sqm

Max number of echoes

Up to 5

Fly when you can. Drive when you must.


System Accuracy

Up to 5cm

System Precision

Up to 4cm

Weight battery excl.

5.43 kg

Weight battery incl.

5.6 kg

Typ. driving speed

25-50 km/h

Max range

100-200m

Point density
@50m AGL 10m/s

Surveyor or Ultra

Max number of echoes

Up to 2

YellowScan Surveyor Ultra

The new and improved second generation of Surveyor Ultra integrating Hesai’s XT32M2X scanner.
Versatile and long range UAV LiDAR solution.

System Accuracy

3cm

System Precision

3cm

Weight battery excl.

1.15 kg

Weight battery incl.

1.32 kg

Typ. flight speed

18m/s

Typ. AGL altitude

90m

Point density
@50m AGL 10m/s

Up to 250pts/sqm

Max number of echoes

Up to

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