Airborne survey is undergoing a revolution. Historically, LiDAR-based aerial surveys were impractical for all but the very largest unmanned systems due to the:
Today, due to Applanix’s development of small, lightweight and low powered Direct Georeferencing (DG) solutions, airborne LiDAR scans from small drones are not only possible, they are practical, cost effective, highly accurate, and are excellent options for LiDAR surveys.
The STORMBEE S20 is a directly georeferenced UAV LiDAR solution for 3D Industrial Mapping applications, designed to collect survey grade spatial data in a significantly more cost effective and efficient way than static LiDAR.
STORMBEE S20 uses the best in 3D mapping technologies including: Faro’s S350, Applanix’s APX-20 UAV, Applanix’s POSPac UAV (GNSS/ Inertial Post-Processing software) and STORMBEE’s proprietary BEEFLEX post-processing software for LiDAR Point Cloud Generation.
Industrial applications (GNSS denied environments) pose unique challenges for laser scanning using traditional static systems, due to obstructions and poor signal environments. These issues lead to increased costs and operational time.
By using the high-performance Applanix Direct Georeferencing technology, STORMBEE provides an accurate real-time and post mission solution for all motion variables.
Applanix has brought together its decades of experience in multi-frequency, multi-constellation Differential GNSS and inertial based positioning and orientation with the very best in small-form factor hardware and powerful software, to produce a DG solution for professional aerial mapping on UAVs.
With a system delivering better than 5 cm accuracy (RMS) and high resolution , 1 –2cm relative accuracy, STORMBEE and Applanix offer unequaled 3D detail from a platform moving at speeds up to 15 m/s. The STORMBEE S20 leverages Applanix’s decades of experience in Direct Georeferencing of LiDAR systems to collect the most accurate 3D data.
STORMBEE is a pioneer in mobile LiDAR technology. It engineers, designs and manufactures customized application solutions in-house. STORMBEE’s compatibility with FARO 3D scanners is a unique concept that offers market value worldwide.