This technology is a Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) attachment for any compatible drone that has the ability to make 3D maps at a high resolution.
Drone Based LIDAR Scanner
Tech ID: UA19-064
This product is a Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) attachment for any compatible drone that will have the ability to make 3-dimensional maps at a high resolution. It is a very low-cost product compared to others on the market. The data points are given in LAS format and are passed through an algorithm using a ground-up perspective to analyze the objects with high accuracy.
Resolution requirements make it quite challenging for drones to maintain the flight duration needed to create a high-resolution map. The edge of the LIDAR path has less dense point data than at the center. LIDAR is incapable of acquiring points between defined steps on a 360-degree sweep. No ideal model has been created to account for these issues. The LIDAR technologies that exist today are highly expensive and this invention aims at creating a very affordable, high functioning product that has never been created before.
High range capability
High angular resolution