Technical Specifications

Technical details of the Routescene LidarPod®

The Routescene LidarPod contains all you need to collect precise survey data, quality control the data in real-time and create a very dense and accurate georeferenced point cloud. The internal firmware controls the sensors, parses the raw data and transmits data samples to the Routescene Ground Station; it also manages and monitors power consumption of the LidarPod.

industries-highways-editor-lidarpodWeight: 2.5 kg (including GPS antennas and cables)
Dimensions: 320 mm length x 100 mm diameter

  • 65 m x 120 m footprint at 80 m altitude
  • Absolute position accuracy of 0.04 m at 20 m range
  • Absolute position accuracy of 0.06 m at 40 m range

External Power

  • Switchable power from UAV to Ground supply
  • Supply Voltage: 12-50 vDC, 56 W max, 28 W typical
  • Operating temperature: -10° to +40° C

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A true 3D mobile LiDAR scanner that delivers unsurpassed image resolution. The HDL-32e collects 700,000 3D points per second.

  • 32 laser sensors / detector pairs
  • Class 1 eye safe
  • 905 nm wavelength
  • Time of flight distance measurement with intensity
  • 700,000 3D points per second

Maximum Range: 100 m, with range accuracy of < 20 mm
10 Hz frame rate (user selectable)

Field of View: 360º vertical and 41º horizontal
Angular resolution (vertical): 1.33°

Shock: 500 m/sec2 amplitude, 11 msec duration
Environmental Protection: IP67

Storage

Onboard solid state enabling hours of data to be collected

UAV mounting kit (optional, extra cost)

A specially designed and tested solution for mounting the LidarPod and 2 GPS antennas onto your rotary UAV. The mounting kit includes an equipment plate which is compatible with 12 mm diameter UAV equipment rails, the 2 rails being 160 mm apart. The equipment plate includes quick release clamps for easy deployment.

Weight: 1.0kg

GPS \ INS

A state of the art integrated Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) GPS and Inertial Navigation System (INS) that provides accurate position, velocity, acceleration and orientation under the most demanding conditions. The dual antenna moving baseline Real Time Kinetmatic (RTK) GNSS solution ensures that we can achieve the highest accuracy possible for the lowest weight. The GPS\INS sensor combines temperature calibrated accelerometers, gyroscopes, magnetometers and a pressure sensor with a multi channel RTK GNSS receiver. These are coupled in a sophisticated fusion algorithm to deliver accurate and reliable navigation and orientation.

Triple-frequency GNSS receiver that provides up to 1 cm accuracy positioning and supports all of the current and future satellite navigation systems, including GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO and BeiDou. It also supports the Omnistar service for hassle free high accuracy positioning.

Horizontal Position Accuracy (with RTK): 0.008 m
Vertical Position Accuracy (with RTK): 0.015 m
Roll & Pitch Accuracy: 0.15°
Heading Accuracy: 0.07° (with 2 m GPS antenna spacing)
Hot Start Time: 500 ms
Internal Filter Rate: 1000 Hz
Acceleration Limit: 11 g
MTBF: > 50,000 hrs
Shock Limit: 2000 g
Output Data rate: up to 100Hz

Radio Telemetry

Dual channel UHF data link to provide remote control over the LidarPod, transmit RTK GPS corrections to the LidarPod and enable sampled sensor data to be transmitted back to the ground station for Status and Quality Assurance purposes.

To ensure that the LidarPod can operate legally within your country, the radio frequency is configurable and can be set to a unique channel. A radio licence may be required in certain countries.

Operating Frequency: User configurable between 403 and 470 MHz
Transmitter Power: User configurable between 100 mW, 200 mW, 500 mW and 1 W
Channel Bandwidth: 25 kHz
Sensitivity: -113 dBm

  • FEC+CRC error detection and correction with reliable packet transmission system
  • 50 Ω antenna impedance

Routescene Ground Station

For the Routescene UAV LidarPod® the Ground Station is an essential component of the system, ensuring RTK GPS corrections are transmitted to the LidarPod and Quality Assurance Status information is returned.

The Routescene Ground Station provides RTK corrections to the LidarPod to ensure that millimetre accuracies can be obtained. The corrections are transmitted via radio telemetry to the LidarPod. The Ground Station will also receive the Status and Quality Assurance data from the LidarPod and this is then displayed using the Routescene QC Monitor software.

The Ground Station supports both L1 and L2 frequencies and monitors all GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO and BeiDou satellites. This delivers the quickest and most reliable RTK initialisations for 1-2-centimetre positioning.

To ensure that the LidarPod can operate legally within your country, the radio frequency is configurable and can be set to a unique channel. A radio licence may be required in certain countries.

The Routescene QC Monitor software is supplied with the Ground Station and is accessed using a web browser from a mobile device or laptop which has a WiFi connection.

Product Conformity
The Routescene LidarPod and Ground Station are available for use in any country worldwide. The products are non-ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) rated so they are not subjected to export controls.

The LidarPod and Ground Station have been independently CE and FCC certified to ensure that they are compliant to electrical and radio transmission standards.

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Technical details of the Routescene Ground Station

Weight: 1.3 kg
Dimensions: 220 x 195 x 55 mm
Supply Voltage: 12-24 v, 12 W

GNSS receiver

220 Channels:

  • GPS: L1 C/A, L2 E, L 2C
  • GLONASS: L1 and L2 C/A
  • Galileo: E1
  • QZSS: L1 C/A, L1 SAIF, L 2C
  • SBAS: L1 C/A

High precision multiple correlator for GNSS pseudo-range measurements

  • Unfiltered, unsmoothed pseudo-range measurement data for low noise, low multipath error, low time domain correlation and high dynamic response
  • Very low noise GNSS carrier phase measurements with < 1 mm precision in a 1 Hz bandwidth
  • Up to 20 Hz raw measurement and position outputs with a < 30 ms latency

Single Baseline RTK (< 30 km)
0.008 m + 1 ppm Horizontal
0.015 m + 1 ppm Vertical

Radio Telemetry

Operating Frequency: User configurable between 403 and 470 MHz
Transmitter Power: User configurable between 100 mW, 200 mW, 500 mW and 1 W
Channel Bandwidth: 25 kHz
Sensitivity: -113 dBm

  • FEC+CRC error detection and correction with reliable packet transmission system
  • 50 Ω antenna impedance
  • 802.11 b/g/n (WiFi) wireless connectivity for control and monitoring

QC Monitor software

  • Web-based
  • Windows 7 or 8, Apple OS X, Linux with a modern web browser
  • Android, Windows Phone, Apple iPad or iPhone
  • Connection to the ground station via WiFi, USB or Ethernet

Routescene Vehicle LidarPod upgrade

For your convenience, we have developed a Vehicle LidarPod upgrade, which allows the Vehicle LidarPod to operate in urban canyons more effectively and ensure a higher accuracy at other times.

For the Routescene Vehicle LidarPod, a ground station is optional as it depends on the most practical solution through which to receive the RTK GPS correction: locally using the Routescene Ground Station, or via GPRS modem or satellite. Then there is always the option to post-process the position data and apply the RTK GPS corrections after the survey has been completed.

The Vehicle LidarPod upgrade provides a number of different items to make the LidarPod completely operational for Mobile Mapping surveys. The following is included in the upgrade:

Technical details of the Routescene Vehicle LidarPod upgrade

Odometer

Vehicle odometer which clamps onto one of the rear wheels of the vehicle. The Odometer supplies up to 4000 pulses per second to enable accurate distance travelled and velocity to be calculated. This information will augment the GPS\INS solution considerably and will reduce the drift in urban canyons.

  • Odometer adaptor plates for 4 and 5 nut wheels
  • Adaptor plate bolts to accept 19mm wheel hexagonal nuts
  • Firmware upgrade to support the Odometer

RTK corrections

Firmware upgrade to support third party RTK GPS corrections.

In the event that using the Routescene Ground Station is not feasible—perhaps because of the range at which you are working or from obstructions that will block a radio signal—then the firmware upgrade enables RTK corrections to be supplied by a third party service via GPRS or satellite connection.

(receiving hardware nor subscription to such a service is not included)

Vehicle support frame

  • A lightweight and modular support frame that can be easily be shipped.
  • The support frame can be mounted on the roof rack of any vehicle.
  • The support frame is isolated from vehicle vibrations using an advanced method of shock mounts.
  • Total frame length is 2m, supplied in 2 sections.
  • Triangular frame with 22cm sides.

QC Monitor software

The QC Monitor software enables you to operate the LidarPod directly from inside the vehicle. The dedicated ground power and data cable supplied with the LidarPod can be used to control and monitor the LidarPod. The QC software enables you to monitor the validity and quality of the data being collected by the LidarPod, as it provides Quality Assurance parameters to ensure that the survey is going smoothly.

  • Web-based
  • Windows 7 or 8, Apple OS X, Linux with a modern web browser
  • Android, Windows Phone, Apple iPad or iPhone
  • Connection to the ground station via WiFi, USB or Ethernet
  • Uses a USB connection for direct operation with the LidarPod, e.g. during vehicle surveys

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