As others mentioned, be sure to consider the currently overly restrictive regulatory environment.
That aside, the most affordable airborne laser scanning LiDAR systems - none of which are cheap - are the Hokuyo, Velodyne and YellowScan…"
Thanks for your interest in our project !
We are working hard to get a complete system airborne very soon.
Our new octo has been designed, manufactured and assembled.
Maiden flight proved it to be a fantastic platform.
Now pushing the…"
I hve started a new company aimed at bringing small UAV based LIDAR to market.
We have gone through initial flight tests and are working to streamline the process as well as develop a purpose built aircraft for LIDAR scanning and…"
"Hi Tim, great project!
Could you please explain a bit more about creating the, 'Depth map' (at 2:50 in your vid) using software like Meshlab or Cloud Compare for example?
Also, SAAB has some amazing software, I was particularly interested…"
"Are there instances where you can use Photogrammetry instead of LiDAR?
It is more cost effective and easier to implement, I agree with your thoughts on a viable LiDAR platform however
Please view the following video I made on Photogrammetry, for a…"
I'm looking to get a GoPro 3d case. At the moment I'm working out how to mount a visible light filter to my existing GoPro, taking the IR images then RGB and post processing. For the filter I'm using Perspex…"
I am also doing work with a University which aims to correlate various plant disease and pests with NIR values and create a user friendly process which will provide immediate results. I use the Tetracam ADC Lite NIR camera. It does a…"
"Hi Mark. I am working in collaboration with the University of the Philippines in Los Banos. We are starting to do research to demonstrate the capabilities of UAS helicopters and planes to carry payloads and do rapid assessment of agricultural fields…"
"Hi Mark. If you are still looking for a UAV based LIDAR, I am selling my unused and tested HDL32E by Velodyne at a low price. I found that I will just invest more on UAVs rather than processing lidar images. The price of a brand new one is 30K USD.…"
I am soil conservationist in Australia so I understand exactly what you are after. The challenge apart from the legal ones outlined are the data ones. LIDAR is very data hungry with small areas producing several hundred or even…"
Hi Mark. I am working in collaboration with the University of the Philippines in Los Banos. We are starting to do research to demonstrate the capabilities of UAS helicopters and planes to carry payloads and do rapid assessment of agricultural fields for early detection of plant anomalies. Presently we have seen correlation of plant insects and fungal infections in bananas using our NIR cams. I presently have the small HDL32e installed in my helicopter which can be triggered remotely to scan soil terrain for efficient irrigation and possible effects of moisture on fruit bearing plantations. But lately we have decided to postpone our lidar project and concentrate on infrared signatures of various species.
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