UAV equipped with lidar for highway expansion

FDG-130X UAV lidar for highway expansion

The highway planning survey and design institute adopts the scanning technology of multi-rotor UAV equipped with lidar. The measurement work that originally took 3 months was completed safely in just over 10 days without affecting normal traffic. The emergence of UAV lidar surveying and mapping technology has brought convenience to such common field surveying and mapping, shortened operation time and improved efficiency.

Lidar is mounted on the landing gear of the drone, and the lidar sensor head below emits and receives millions of laser pulses per second to make precise measurements of the ground.
UAV equipped with lidar surveying and mapping is neither blocked nor safe
 FDG-130X UAV lidar for highway expansion
LiDAR scanning is a global trend in surveying and mapping that will significantly reduce manual mapping. Compared with manual surveying and mapping, its biggest advantage is that it does not need to block the road, while ensuring the safety of the staff. Especially for reconstruction and expansion projects, traditional methods will not only occupy lanes to create blockages, but under the interference of vehicles, the efficiency will be low, and the staff will be at risk.
In the past, 70 kilometers of roads were measured by more than 20 people for two months; but using lidar scanning, 5 flight operations were completed in 3 days, and the surveying and mapping work was completed in only 9 hours.
Second, lidar scans are very accurate. The reconstruction and expansion project has both new lanes and old lanes. In order to seamlessly connect the old and the new, the measurement must be accurate. For example, the cost of paving asphalt and cement concrete 1 cm and 5 cm is very different. Such a long road, once the measurement is wrong, the loss will be even worse.

At the same time, Lidar can successfully complete the measurement of cliffs without roads, dense forests, swamp wetlands or other inaccessible places. It can also provide basic data for the three-dimensional reality model, which is convenient for construction, maintenance and operation management.

Recommed two aircrafts for drone lidar mapping:


FDG35 VTOL for drone lidar mapping

Body length: 1.88m
Wingspan: 3.5m
Structure weight: about 9kg
Maximum take-off weight: less than 30kg
Maximum payload: 10kg
Endurance time: 140min/5kg, 70min/10kg
Standard cruising speed: 65km/h (about 18m/s)
Maximum cruising speed: 108km/h (30m/s)
Stall speed: 23m/s
Minimum circling radius: 150m
Maximum level flight limit: 5800m above sea level
Wind resistance of fixed-wing mode: no less than 6 wind
Maximum wind resistance in rotor take-off and landing mode: no less than class 4 wind (7.9m/s)
Operating environment: -20℃~45℃; can fly in light rain
Power battery: 2*32000mah                                                                                                              Packing size: 207*65*64cm

2. FD-1660 long endurance drone

FD-1600 long endurance drone for drone lidar mapping

FlyDragon FD1660  is a long flight time six axis carbon fiber drone , FlyDragon FD1660 is made of carbon fiber material which features light weight and high strength, the canopy of FD1660 is made of glass fiber so that the GPS signal won’t be blocked. The closed fuselage structure can protect FD1660 from the rain and dust, and also protect other load equipments like flight control and battery.
FD1660 can be applied in many fields like aerial photography, emergency rescue, reconnaissance mission, power line inspection, remote sensing survey and mapping etc.

We suuply drone frame, PNP or RTF


Aircraft Type: Hexacopter
Wheelbase: 1660mm
Airframe Material: Carbon Fiber And Composite Materials
Package Size: 400*730*930mm
Drone frame Weight : 2.7kg
Max. Take-Off Weight:26kg
Max. Payload: 12kg
Flight time: 120minutes(without payload)
80minutes(3KG payload)
40minutes(10KG payload)
Max. Climb Speed: 4m/s
Cruise Speed: 10m/s
Max. Flying Speed: 15m/s
Max. Altitude AMSL: 4000m
Hovering Accuracy:Vertical ±1m, Horizontal±1.5m
Max. Wind Resistance: Level 6
Operation Temperature: -20~60℃
IP Rating:IP56