I saw this question last week – “With UAVs coming on how small can we get a LIDAR sensor package?” Unfortunately they don’t give the dimensions in this article, but it certainly appears from the context to be heading in the right direction. Flight Landata, and I am sure a number of other companies, has also been working on this for 10+ years.
Can someone add dimensions and weight to this discussion? What size UAV would be required?
I am at the Riegl 2012 conference. Jason Amadori, LIDAR News contributing author has the keynote on merging mobile mapping platforms, there are a number of interesting user presentations and technical sessions scheduled.
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