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The RedTail LiDAR system was designed specifically for UAV applications. Range, scan patterns and angles, pulse repetition rate, accuracy and resolution have all been carefully considered in the design of the RedTail system. The microelectromechanical mirror used within the RedTail system scans pulsed laser light to the ground at optimized scan angles, providing high-quality data in an even point distribution pattern.

Workflow

The RedTail LiDAR system has been designed to simplify point cloud data collection. From flight planning to the delivery of final data analysis products, we have paid careful attention to the integration of features and workflow processes that ensure you can rapidly and effectively create and use point cloud data.
RedTail Drone LiDAR Workflow

LiDAR 101

An Introduction to LiDAR Technology, Data, and Applications is a great reference document published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This document is useful for those new to LiDAR as it provides an overview of LiDAR technology, terminology, basic principles and techniques, and the importance of accuracy, precision and point density within point clouds.

Performance Characteristics of an Airborne LiDAR System

This technical paper describes the key performance attributes of a LiDAR system and how these attributes affect the quality of your point clouds. When side-by-side comparisons of LiDAR systems are performed, it is necessary to understand the specifications presented by vendors and how these specifications affect operational performance in a real-world environment.

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.

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.