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YellowScan - Explorer: Versatility at its finest

In 2017, YellowScan took part in a research project called FRELON (“French long range lidar”), funded by the European Regional Development Fund. The goal was to develop a new standard for long-range LiDAR by bringing together innovative specialists.

The Detail

YellowScan collaborated directly with Airbus Defence and Space, UAV manufacturer Delair, M3 Systems and utility end-users EDF, RTE, Enedis and SNCF to develop the next generation solution to meet their requirements.

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Years of research for a unique product The Explorer is the first compact, versatile and long-range platform of its kind to hit the market.

It is the culmination of several years of research and development done by YellowScan, while closely working alongside customers and partners from around the world.

  • AGL altitude               300m (985ft)
  • System precision       2.6cm   (1”)
  • System accuracy        2.2cm (0.8 “)
  • Battery weight excl.   2.3kg (5.1lbs)
Multi-platform adaptability

Complete more mission profiles with this compact LiDAR solution that can be mounted on light manned aircraft, helicopters or UAV platforms.

A one-of-a-kind laser scanner

We developed a unique laser scanner that met specific requirements and that could not be found in any other systems. You can select the right scanner parameter for each of your missions with the possibility to switch the kHz PRF.

When flight speed is not an issue

Flight operation speed can go up to 130 kmh (80 mph) with a flying height of up to 300m. Depending on the aircraft it's mounted on; limited flight speed is no longer a constraint to capture data

Fly high without compromising on data quality

Collecting data from a longer range will allow you to cover more area per flight and enable you to create and maintain digital twins of your assets and project sites.

Optimal vegetation penetration

Its detection and processing of up to five target echoes per laser pulse will provide you with optimal vegetation penetration and several million measurements per second.