Lidar sensors on UAVs capture imagery which only a few years back needed an aircraft, large heavy lidar sensors and a crew to accomplish. Along with lidar sensors mounted on UAVs, sophisticated software can process the lidar images very quickly so effective decisions can be made by stakeholders and relevant parties.
The Lidar UAV sector has been growing rapidly over the past couple of years. In only a short period of time, manufacturers of best aircraft lidar sensors have engineered lidar sensors for small drones. The output from these UAV lidar sensors is outstanding and will keep improving as more manufacturers enter this sector. Over the coming years, we are going to see most of the lidar sensor work moving from aircraft to UAVs.
In this post we look at 10 of the best lidar sensors for small unmanned aerial vehicles. These lidar sensor manufacturers are Velodyne, Routescene, Leddartech, Riegl, YellowScan and Geodetics. We also discuss some of the many great uses of lidar technology and how each lidar sensor works well in different sectors such as mining, forestry, surveying, corridor mapping etc.