Colorized LiDAR mapping with long-range DeltaQuad Evo drone
Dutch drone maker DeltaQuad says its latest Evo aircraft with a flight time of up to 2.5 hours is now integrated with a combined Yellowscan LiDAR and RGB system. As such, the fixed-wing vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drone can offer colorized LiDAR mapping for up to 500 hectares in a single flight.
The integration of an RGB sensor enables the colorization of georeferenced LiDAR points. This improves both the usability of the drone data and the identification of intricate details.
Most quadcopters that can carry both LiDAR & RGB systems deliver flight times of up to 30 minutes, which is good to cover around 100 ha. At the same time, there are fixed-wing VTOLs available in the market today that can carry LiDAR systems covering up to 400 ha. But since they don’t have an RGB sensor integrated, they have to conduct the same flight twice to capture both kinds of data.
DeltaQuad is striving to overcome exactly these limitations with its