Phoenix LiDAR Systems LLC announced its three newest LiDAR solutions that will challenge LiDAR conventions at INTERGEO 2018, the world’s largest trade fair in the field of geodesy, spatial data and land management.
The Pioneer P10, Phoenix SLAM and AIR NavBox are all designed to increase flexibility, range and efficiency in customers’ LiDAR acquisition workflow more than ever.
“We take great pride in pushing the boundaries of what technology allows us to do, and our newest products provide an unprecedented range of power, density and flexibility,” says CEO Grayson Omans. “We’re always looking for ways to impact the important work our clients are doing for the better.”
The three newest additions to the Phoenix LiDAR family of products are headlined by the Pioneer P10. Scheduled for a U.S. release in late 2018, the long-range laser sensor weighs only 3.8 kg and is a purpose-built UAV LiDAR mapping system with a high-power 1,550 nm laser. Most impressively, the Pioneer P10 allows users to finally fly at the maximum regulation AGL of 120 m (400 ft) and scan more area per flight due to its unique ability to focus all 640,000 points over a downward-looking 110-degree field of view.
Surveyors and LiDAR professionals can expect an increase of 300-percent in ground point density as compared to most other models at a comparable price point that spin the laser 360 degrees, resulting in wasted data. Its 300-meter laser range also makes the Pioneer P10 ideal for achieving the best range and power for challenging scans such as high vegetation penetration above 100-meters with up to three returns.
Late 2018 will also see the launch of Phoenix LiDAR’s new AIR NavBox. The newest generation, ultra-lightweight (450 g) rover will help meet the rigorous demands of various industries and applications by greatly increasing flexibility in two key areas: more configuration of heavier payloads for the DJI M600 series, such as Phoenix LiDAR’s 5 kg RANGER LR-LITE paired with the Phase One iXM; and higher range with the highest resolution cameras on the market. According to the company, the Phoenix LiDAR AIR NavBox offers the most industry-altering capabilities in a tiny box not much bigger than a standard-size computer mouse.
The new Phoenix SLAM, slated for an early 2019 release, makes Phoenix LiDAR products more versatile by offering a dependable tool for mapping GPS-denied environments, such as underground mines and indoors. With the addition of augmented reality glasses, any Phoenix LiDAR SCOUT series model can be converted into a SLAM-compatible solution using the on-board software, navigation system and sensor for SLAM. Additionally, the Phoenix SLAM extends previous mapping solutions by supporting hybrid mapping modes; sparse GNSS fixes before, during, and after SLAM acquisition can be used to eliminate drift and properly reference data in space and time.
Existing ground control points can also be tied into the solution to ensure that deliverables align with ground truth.
The announcement of the Pioneer P10, Phoenix SLAM, and AIR NavBox comes on the heels of Phoenix LiDAR’s LiDARMill launch, the first cloud-based, fully-automated LiDAR post-processing tool, which helps reduce costs by leveraging cloud computing to automate post-processing.
For more information, visit PhoenixLiDAR.com.