Hardware suite

Routescene Hardware Suite

What hardware is included with each Routescene UAV LiDAR system?

With our turnkey solutions we provide all the hardware you need to collect your survey data.

There are 9 hardware components in the system:

  1. LidarPod
  2. LidarPod GNSS antenna and antenna poles
  3. Radio UAV antenna
  4. Ground Station
  5. Ground Station GNSS antenna and tripod
  6. Radio telemetry antenna and tripod
  7. Ground Control Targets
  8. UAV Mounting Kit
  9. Peripherals

LidarPod with GNSS and radio antenna

This integrated 3D mapping tool is a self-contained unit which includes a LiDAR sensor, RTK GNSS/INS sensor, data storage and radio telemetry.

Available in a number of configurations, you can choose from a range of LiDAR sensors and GNSS/INS sensors to suit your performance and price requirements. Compare the different product technical specifications to establish the best option for you.

Also included are 2 LidarPod GNSS antenna and antenna poles to provide dual heading and a Radio UAV antenna to enable remote control of the LidarPod.

Ground Station with GNSS and radio antenna

The Ground Station is an essential component of the package. Supplied with a GNSS antenna and tripod and a Radio telemetry antenna and tripod, the Ground Station enables the command and control of the LidarPod and Quality Assurance.

The data transmitted from the radio modem inside the LidarPod is received by the radio telemetry antenna and the Ground Station on the ground.

For navigation, the Ground Station ensures RTK corrections are transmitted back to the LidarPod whilst in flight, and logs the data for subsequent post processing.

For Quality Assurance, status information is transmitted to and visualized in QA Monitor, Routescene’s real-time in-flight data monitoring software. The purpose of this is to ensure you are collecting data during your flight.

Made from carbon fiber, the Ground Station is robust, lightweight and portable. The Ground Station can also be used as a stand alone GNSS RTK base station to transmit RTK corrections to a compatible rover.

Ground Control Targets

Deploying Ground Control Targets on known Ground Control Points prior to a UAV LiDAR survey provides the assurance that the survey has been properly executed.

UAV mounting kit

Our mounting kit is specially designed to dampen the vibration from the UAV. Made from carbon fiber, it is lightweight and easy to integrate onto any multi rotor drone capable of safely carrying a 2.5kg payload.

Peripherals

We supply all the tools and peripheral equipment you need for immediate operation:

  • A dummy system which is the same shape and weight as the real payload, so you can rack up UAV flying practice hours without jeopardizing your new equipment
  • Spare LidarPod cables and accessories to ensure minimum downtime
  • Tripods
  • Tools and tape measures
  • Robust transit cases and tough equipment bags to ship the equipment in an easy manner

Plus to enable you to quickly become operational and proficient with the Routescene system we supply:

  • Product and training manuals
  • Routescene’s Survey Operating Procedures

Why choose a Routescene UAV LiDAR system?

Configurations to meet diverse specifications and budgets.Easily integrates with multi rotor drones capable of carrying 1.9kg to 2.4kg payload.
Software providing tools and workflow to generate results easily and proficiently.Comprehensive training and support to get the most out of your system.

System configurations

The Routescene LidarPod can be configured to suit your performance and price requirements. To help you choose the best system for your needs, the table below outlines the suitable applications and key features for each option.
RS1
RS2
RS3
RS4
BenefitLowest cost
High Accuracy
High Altitude
LiDAR sensor made in the USA
High Altitude
High Accuracy
Lowest weight
Robust
Proven technology
LiDAR sensor made in the USA
ApplicationsSites / forests with low – medium height vegetation
Survey and mapping
Mobile mapping
Powerline survey
Vegetation management
Archaeology
Mining
Sites requiring flying at a higher altitude e.g.
- forests with 30-40m trees
- steep slopes
- undulating terrain
Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS)
Sites requiring flying at a higher altitude e.g.
- forests with 30-40m trees
- steep slopes
- undulating terrain
Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS)
Sites / forests with low – medium height vegetation
Survey and mapping
Mobile mapping
Powerline survey
Vegetation management
Archaeology
Mining
Recommended flying altitude (m)6012012060
LiDAR range accuracy
Accuracy of the overall system
Default INS sensorMapping grade (with option to upgrade to Survey grade)Survey gradeSurvey gradeMapping grade (with option to upgrade to Survey grade)
Dual headingIncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
RTK receiver in Ground StationOptionalOptionalOptionalOptional
Resolution
Lightest weight
Price$$$$$+$$$

The benefits of Routescene’s UAV LiDAR mapping systems

Easy to deployOur systems are portable and easy to deploy. We supply all the equipment (excluding the UAV) for immediate operation.
Robustly engineeredThe LidarPod is a sealed unit and no assembly is needed which eliminates user error. Minimal number of external connectors, significantly reducing risk of failure.
High level of autonomy and securityOur UAV LiDAR solutions do not rely on a mobile phone nor an internet connection to operate. This ensures that a high level of autonomy, operational and data security can be maintained.
WeatherproofnessAble to withstand a light rain shower, the LiDAR scanner options within the LidarPod are rated to IP67; the LidarPod has IP68 rated connectors and rubber seals to ensure no water ingress.
Reliable data storageInternal solid state data storage enabling 12 hours of data to be collected. Resistant to vibration in flight, to rough handling by users and plenty of capacity for a long UAV or vehicle survey.
Product conformityThe Routescene LiDAR drone systems are non-ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) rated so are not subjected to export controls. The LidarPod has been independently CE and FCC certified to ensure it is compliant with electrical and radio transmission standards.