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Capturing terrain aerially enables covering large areas quickly and easily, even in complex or difficult to access environments. LiDAR-equipped UAVs are being deployed in a multitude of use cases, such as inspection or mapping in various industries. Thanks to their compact size, low weight, and low power consumption, Blickfeld LiDARs are perfectly suited for use in drones.

Ultra-compact and light­weight LiDAR for UAVs

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Compact size and lightweight design

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Low power consumption

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Wide field of view and long range

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High accuracy and resolution

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LiDAR in Drones: Keeping an eye on things

Capturing terrain aerially has many advantages and therefore offers exciting use cases in numerous industries. Robust and small LiDAR sensors enable the recording of terrain with centimeter accuracy and thus provide information about the conditions while cutting down costs and and man-hours.

Industries

Wind Turbines

The inspection of wind turbines can be very labor intensive and therefore costly. Drones have allowed to significantly reduce the efforts for a safe and reliable inspection of the object’s structure and enabed remote maintenance by taking pictures of the turbines which serve as the basis for a state of the art safety inspection. LiDAR sensors support the autonomous flight and positioning of the drone in front of the turbine and thereby reduce the cost and the risk of inspection.

Applications

The characteristics of Blickfeld’s LiDAR sensors enable a host of different drone applications.

Inspection and predictive maintenance

Use a drone to gather the needed information out of flight

Autonomous flight

Use 3D LiDAR data for collision warning in an avoidance system

3D Mapping

Map terrain by overflying it with a LiDAR-equipped drone

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More about LiDAR

You would like to learn more about LiDAR technology and its possible applications? Contact us! Together we will find the right sensor solution for your application.

Schedule a meeting right away or give us a call – we are happy to assist you. 

Johannes Thein, LiDAR expert

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