The role of drone lidar sensor

drone LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensor is a specialized piece of technology mounted on a drone that uses laser pulses to measure distances to the Earth's surface. LiDAR systems emit laser light and then measure the time it takes for that light to bounce back after hitting objects or surfaces. This data is used to create highly accurate 3D maps or models of terrain, buildings, vegetation, and more.

These sensors are particularly useful in various industries like agriculture, forestry, construction, urban planning, archaeology, and surveying. They provide detailed and precise information, aiding in tasks such as creating elevation models, inspecting infrastructure, monitoring vegetation health, and assessing land use.

Drone-mounted LiDAR sensors have become popular due to their ability to gather data quickly and efficiently, allowing for detailed and accurate mapping and analysis of areas that might be difficult or dangerous to access using traditional methods.

FD GLC-S lightweight Intelligent Drone LiDAR System

drone lidar sensor

FD GLC-S is a lightweight LiDAR system featuring full automation. Mounted on small multi-drone,  FD GLC-S drone lidar system automatically processes data at the speed of acquisition. Colorized point cloud and DSM are completed at landing, offering an intelligent UAV LiDAR solution with high accuracy and efficiency, but little field effort. it's very good for power line inspection, small area mapping, long corridor mapping, volumetric calculation for mining, highway design mapping, riverbank and coastal line mapping.


Laserclass:Class 1, eyesafe
Laserbeamdivergence angle:0.6mrad
Scanning range:200m@30%reflective
Scanning angle:60°
Pulse rate:315KHz
Point density:Upto400pts/m²
Scanning mechanism: MM(mirror less,non-rotational)
Pitch/Rollaccuracy: 0.010°
Heading accuracy: 0.025°
Recording media:Win 10systemcontroller
Storage capacity:512GB
Singlescanning swath: Upto208m
Imagesensortype: APS-C
Image resolution: 24mpwith14mmlens
Effective operating range: Conductors:85m, others:200m
Powerconsumption: 60W(Max.)
Voltage: 20-28VDC
Dimensions(LxWxH): 168mm×109mm×145mm
Working temperature:-20℃to60℃
Storage temperature: -40℃to70℃


1.Multi-rotor: flight altitude not more than 180m, flight speed 5-10m/s.

FDG815 small quadcopter dronepayloadFD GLC-S lidar system for mapping2. Fixed-wing: flight altitude mote more than 120m, flight speed  not more than 28m/s.