Phoenix Aerial Sensor Module

Manufacturer

SKU:

RiS-Phoenix Aerial Systems-1835

Phoenix AL2 provides quick and simple UAV mapping and LiDAR Data.  It is as simple as plug an play.  With the help of Phoenix AL2 you can achive:

  • Long Range LiDAR Data Aquisition

  • Airborn LiDAR Data Aquisition

  • Set and Vehicle Scanning

  • Props and Maquesttes

AL2 combines some of the most precise INS, LiDAR, and computing technology available.  

Phoenix AL2 processes over 700,000 points per second with a 360° * 40° field of view, the Velodyne LiDAR captures enough data to allow the UAV to fly at speeds up to 60 mph (100 km/h) and maintain incredible pointcloud density.

The unique feature of AL2 system is the software:  The point cloud generated during the entire flight can be seen in real time on a computer screen; with this data, the pilot can locate areas yet to be scanned and quickly alter the UAV’s course.

Phenix Aerial Systems AL2 UAV Mapping

The Phoenix Aerial Systems Software Suite consists of three modules:

  1. Rover

  2. SpatialExplorer

  3. SpatialFuser

Phoenix Aerial System Rover module

The Rover module runs on an embedded Linux system in the AL2, which is equipped with an Intel Core i5 CPU. The software initializes, controls and monitors all sensors, logging all incoming data to a shock-resistant solid-state hard-drive. During flight, it also fuses data from INS and LIDAR in real-time and streams the resulting point-cloud to SpatialExplorer. Rover also receives differential corrections from the ground, enabling accurate RTK-positioning.  For most applications, this means that no INS post-processing is required to generate precise point clouds.

 

 
Phoenix Aerial System SpatialExplorer Module


The SpatialExplorer module essentially is a bridge between the GNSS reference station and the rover. During flight, SpatialExplorer feeds correction data from the GNSS reference station to Rover and visualizes the incoming point cloud in real-time.  The user interface of SpatialExplorer module can be customized to view other useful information such as satellite tracking and real-time vibration data. By reading Rover's log data, flights can later be replayed in time-lapse, real-time or slow motion, which can be used to analyze flights or create videos

 

Phoenix Aerial System SpatialFuser module


The SpatialFuser module can import trajectories straight from the Inertial Navigation System (INS) or from NovAtel's Inertial Explorer™ and export precise point clouds even of challenging environments. The resulting LAS files are industry standard and can be loaded into many GIS software packages (LP360, OrbitGis, ENVI LiDAR, etc.). This allows for further analysis, like measuring distances, areas or volumes. Points can then be classified as ground, road, vegetation, architecture, vehicles or per your clients requirements.
 

Phoenix Aerial System Specifications

Phoenix Aerial Sensor Module Specifications

AL2 Sensor Specifications

 

Property

Value

Unit

Size

14x22x18

cm

Weight (including sensors and cabling)

5.8

kg

Power consumption

~80

Watts

 

Velodyne LiDar

Property

Value

Laser Power

Class 1 (Eye safe)

Laser Wavelength

905nm

Range

2-80m

Distance error

<2cm

Distance resolution

2cm

Spin Rate

10-20Hz

Scan Rate

700k points/s

Horizontal FOV

360deg

Vertical FOV

40deg

Power consumption

12w

Diameter / Height

3.4 /5.9 in

Weight

1.3 kg

 

Basestation Computer (Notebook)

Operating System

Windows

CPU Type

Intel Core i74700HQ

Memory

12GB DDR3 1600Mhz

GPU Chipset

Nvidia GeForce GTX850M

Storage

1TB HDD, BlueRay

 

Integrated processing engine

CPU type

Intel Core i5 4250U

Memory

4GB DDR3 SO-DIMM

Storage

mSATA-SSD,240GB, 450MB/s r/w