Two new YellowScan mapping systems will rely on Velodyne LiDAR sensors

Velodyne’s powerful LiDAR sensors create real-time georeferenced point cloud data. It will help customers avoid time-intensive, costly manual surveys as the cloud data will permit YellowScan systems to accurately measure and analyze an area.

Two new YellowScan mapping systems will rely on Velodyne LiDAR sensors
Two new YellowScan mapping systems will rely on Velodyne LiDAR sensors

Two new YellowScan mapping systems will rely on Velodyne LiDAR sensors

Velodyne LiDAR Inc., recently announced two new generation YellowScan mobile mapping systems which will use Velodyne’s LiDAR sensors. The sensors will help assist and achieve the high precision and accuracy which is required in aerial 3D mapping.

Velodyne’s powerful LiDAR sensors create real-time georeferenced point cloud data. It will help customers avoid time-intensive, costly manual surveys as the cloud data will permit YellowScan systems to accurately measure and analyze an area.

The YellowScan Surveyor Ultra is a high density and long-range mapping solution. It is well equipped with Velodyne Ultra Puck sensor and perfectly suitable for high speed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), such as VTOL and helicopter drones.

The YellowScan Surveyor is the company’s most lightweight system – at 1.6 kg including the battery – and uses a Velodyne Puck sensor. It is YellowScan’s most flexible UAV solution and is built for urban surveys which is subject to strict flying regulations that require extra lightweight payloads.

Both YellowScan systems feature new designs and include an aluminum frame. It helps provide a stronger system structure and better heat dissipation. They are Fly & Drive ready, i.e., ready to be rapidly deployed on-road vehicles as well as on any sort of UAV. A system swap between car and UAV can take but five minutes.

Other new features include a three-color LED that gives users with more status information and therefore the .t04 file is pushed on to a memory stick. It suggests that users no longer need a network connection in order to download the IMU data. As reported by BusinessWire India, Morgane Selve, communication manager, YellowScan stated that he believes that their lighter, more compact new generation systems offer improved versatility.

This is because survey professionals can quickly make use of them at reasonable cost when compared to traditional surveying methods. He added that Velodyne’s LiDAR sensors enable their systems to be fully autonomous so they can be mounted quickly on any drone and deliver high-density level data for demanding survey applications.

Dieter Gabriel, Marketing Manager – EMEA, Velodyne LiDAR, said that YellowScan’s new generation mobile mapping systems are robust and reliable. They help companies generate data where and when they need it. Gabriel added that the versatility of Velodyne sensors allow YellowScan systems to deal with diverse surveying needs for 3D mapping that only lightweight UAV LiDAR solutions can meet.