UAV LiDAR - the future of 3D mapping.

RedTail designed the RTL-400 LiDAR system to rapidly and efficiently generate high-resolution point clouds from drones and small UAVs.

High Resolution Images

Superior Range

Easy to Use

Scanning – the way it was meant to be

Learn how the RTL-400 is optimized for UAV use by putting all data points on the ground to create high resolution point clouds. 

Applications

Application Examples

Wetland Management

Property Development

Precision Agriculture

Mining

Master Planning

Historic Preservation

Corridor Mapping

Construction

RedTail LiDAR Systems UAV LiDAR Mapping

In my many years of working in the area of remote sensing and GIS, this is the first time I’ve used a LiDAR system that is easy to use and which delivers high quality data efficiently and effectively. The high resolution point clouds generated by the RedTail LiDAR system let us perform superior natural resource analysis.

Dr. Paul Kinder, Director
Natural Resource Analysis Center
West Virginia University
The lightweight RTL-400 system a turn-key solution that is easily integrated on to small drones and UAVs. The dovetail mount ensures that boresighting angles are maintained to produce high-quality point clouds.
The high-accuracy dual-GPS antenna system ensures that data accuracy is maintained at a full range of flight speeds, including when the UAV is hovering.
The ground control station, with high brightness display, ensures that the user can monitor LiDAR mapping mission even in bright sunlight. The RTL-400 provides data quality metrics throughout the flight to ensure that the data collection mission is successful.

RTL-400 Specifications

Weight:4.4 lbs
Dimensions:7.6″ x 6.1 x 6.3″
Altitude:400 ft.
Wavelength:1550 nm
Beam Diverence:1.5 mrad
Pulse Repetition Rateup to 400 kHz
Scan Rate:400 lines/sec
Returns Per Pulse:up to 5
Measurement Rate:up to 1 million points/sec
Power:45 Watts
GNSS/IMU:Applanix APX-18

Learn how the RTL-400 will optimize UAV LiDAR mapping for your business.

Construction

RedTail drone liDAR Construction Application

Designed specifically for small unmanned aerial vehicles, the RedTail LiDAR System is a superior point cloud generation tool that can help you manage all stages of the construction process.

​With no interference to operations or construction activities, the RedTail LiDAR System quickly creates high resolution point clouds which can be imported directly into construction and architectural software solutions.

​From roadways and waterways, to airports and commercial development projects, data collected with the RedTail LiDAR System can be used to:

  • ​conceptualize designs
  • evaluate sightlines and distances
  • complete topographic maps and boundary surveys
  • confirm as-bid conditions
  • determine flood elevations
  • map vegetation and wetlands to support environmental assessment studies
  • monitor construction impacts
  • survey projects in hazardous areas without endangering the crew or the public
  • document as-built plan

The RedTail LiDAR System is the optimal solution for construction project planning, mapping, and monitoring.

Infrastructure

RedTail UAV LiDAR Infrastructure Mapping Application

Designed specifically for small unmanned aerial vehicles, the RedTail LiDAR System is a superior point cloud generation tool that can help you survey, map, analyze and monitor all of your infrastructure projects.

​The RedTail LiDAR System quickly creates high resolution point clouds which can be imported directly into mapping, design, and engineering software solutions, allowing you to assess and complete your infrastructure projects more effectively.

​From power lines and pipelines, to railways and roadways, data collected with the RedTail LiDAR System can be used to:

  • create detailed topographic maps
  • perform boundary surveys
  • inspect and monitor conditions of existing infrastructure
  • collect accurate position information of wires, structures, vegetation and terrain
  • improve maintenance planning and scheduling for screws and equipment
  • monitor vegetation and terrain changes around power lines and pipelines
  • monitor environmental conditions before and after an infrastructure development project
  • evaluate how new structures will integrate into an existing landscape

The RedTail LiDAR System is the optimal solution for your infrastructure surveying, mapping, inspecting, analyzing, and monitoring needs.

Agriculture

RedTail Drone LiDAR Agriculture mapping application

Designed specifically for small unmanned aerial vehicles, the RedTail LiDAR System is a superior point cloud generation tool that can help you streamline workflows in the field and make informed crop and livestock management decisions that result in reduced costs and increased productivity.

The RedTail LiDAR System quickly creates high resolution, highly accurate, 3D point clouds of your agricultural land.

Data collected with the RedTail LiDAR System can be used to:

  • create slope and sunlight exposure area maps
  • monitor irrigation and fertilizer needs
  • detect crop damage, analyze stand counts, and estimate harvest yield
  • identify and minimize the impact of pests and disease
  • observe plant growth, calculate grove maturity, and detect areas of irregularities
  • map water flow and catchments
  • monitor erosion, soil loss, and assess storm damage
  • assess livestock foraging needs and determine optimal foraging areas

The RedTail LiDAR System is the optimal solution for your agricultural mapping, monitoring, and assessment needs.

Resource Management

RedTail Drone LiDAR Mapping - Wetland Management

Designed specifically for small unmanned aerial vehicles, the RedTail LiDAR System is a superior point cloud generation tool that supports your resource management surveying, mapping, assessment, and monitoring needs. The RedTail LiDAR System quickly creates high resolution, highly accurate, 3D maps of your natural and cultural landscapes, safely and cost effectively.

​From wetlands and forests, to cultural and historical landscapes, data collected with the RedTail LiDAR System can be used to:

  • create topographic maps and perform boundary surveys
  • map wetlands and vegetation to support environmental assessments
  • monitor forest canopies to assess forest structure, ecology and habitats
  • quantify forest fire risk and support forest fire management strategy development
  • monitor deforestation and develop precision forestry practices to increase productivity
  • assess habitat biodiversity
  • conduct human impact studies
  • evaluate and implement erosion control measures
    conduct surveys in hazardous areas without endangering the crew or the public
  • detect large-scale features, such as mounds, foundations, and spatial patterns
  • accurately document three-dimensional measurements of structures
  • document existing cultural and historic sites to guide preservation and rehabilitation

The RedTail LiDAR System is the optimal solution for resource management planning, mapping, assessment, and monitoring.