Tree Height Estimation using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Remote Sensing
The rise of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) usage across industries has led to incredible developments within the field of remote sensing.
UAVs have already been deployed to estimate vegetation height using a variety of sensors in agriculture and forestry. Current solutions allows surveyors to utilize HD consumer grade cameras in combination with LiDAR – enabling cheaper, faster remote sensing options than traditional photogrammetric and remote sensing practices. Additionally, Phoenix’ proprietary software in combination with sensors such as: NIR (near infra red), and/or multi- and hyperspectral cameras empower operators to acquire and fuse hi-res, two-dimensional image data with 3D point cloud data. These combined solutions can be applied across vegetation and topography, producing high resolution point clouds for projects like monitoring landscapes undergoing continuous changes. The most innovative surveying technology in this field has been proven to provide an increase in overall data accuracy than using either traditional sensing method on its own. High spatial and spectral resolution of this type of acquired data is necessary for an array of workflows: from properly classifying vegetation, to measuring 3D canopy structures, vegetation density, and even to specifying individual plant species, along with correlating plant health data.
Phoenix LiDAR Systems makes it possible to capture high resolution RGB (full colorized imagery) and other spectral bandwidths (thermal to hyperspectral), ortho-imagery, point cloud classification, digital terrain and elevation models within a well planned flight. Phoenix LiDAR Systems offers time and cost saving LiDAR solutions, introducing a more sustainable and non-destructive data acquisition option using multi-vehicle ready remote sensing systems.
Whether you’re calculating canopy heights and tree growth rates for power line and utilities management, ecosystems research and monitoring, or for vegetation management of gas and oil corridors, Phoenix has the right tool for your needs. View and experience point clouds within your browser by clicking this link -> sample data here.
Phoenix LiDAR Gearing up for InterGEO in Berlin September 26-28, 2017
Phoenix is getting ready for this upcoming InterGEO event in Berlin, Germany, September 26-28. Our biggest event of the year and the world’s No. 1 event for the geospatial community, InterGEO 2016 hosted 17,600 professional visitors from more than 107 countries across industries such as: land management, agriculture and forestry, remote sensing, geology, mining, spatial and land use planning, and more.
This year’s show will be focusing on the European Space Station’s COPERNICUS project, an EU initiative aimed at developing European information services based on satellite Earth Observation and in situ (non-space) data, acknowledging the growing importance of remote sensing. Further highlights of the event will include innovation across smart city/digital city planning and building, as well as the newest developments and applications within the unmanned aerial systems industry at the Interaerial Solutions section of the trade show.
Phoenix’ CTO, Dr. Ben Adler, will be hosting a brief conference talk Wednesday, September 27th from 1:30pm-2:00pm with debuting our newest Phoenix UAV + LiDAR data post-processing tools at the the IASEXPO InnovationsFORUM. Also make sure to catch our live flight demo at the Flightzone before the talk Wednesday, September 27th at 10:30am.
Leaving you with some impressions from last year and looking forward to seeing you this year!
The Phoenix LiDAR Systems SCOUT
Meet the Phoenix LiDAR Systems SCOUT, an excellent combination of weight, cost, performance & capabilities. Modular components exist for LiDAR mapping, multi/hyperspectral sensing, hybrid-SLAM and photogrammetry. Multiple options exist for higher density and/or more accurate point clouds. For more information on this product click here or get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit us at Commercial UAV Expo Europe – Brussels
Our first day at the inaugural Commercial UAV Expo Europe has been incredibly successful. We’ve had the chance to answer very interesting questions and meet an array of people from all industry backgrounds. Phoenix LiDAR Systems is excited to bring our surveying solutions further into the European market. Stop by booth #308 and chat with our representative, David Song, about your remote sensing related questions, and how Phoenix has a multi-vehicle flexible system to match your application needs.
For more questions about us and our products don’t hesitate to reach us at email@example.com.
And stay tuned – our next European show will be at this year’s InterGEO in Berlin, Germany. If you weren’t able to make it to Brussels this year, make sure to stop by Berlin September 26-28, 2017.
Phoenix LiDAR Systems Video Teaser 2017
Phoenix LiDAR Systems offers a range of vehicle-flexible LiDAR solutions for your remote sensing needs. This video features the Phoenix LiDAR Systems AL3-32 with HD RGB imagery upgrade performing a quarry scan attached to the Freefly Systems Alta 6. The AL3-32 is an optimal solution for mid-sized commercial UAVs with a recommended AGL of 60m, offering up to 700k shots/s and up to two returns. For more information on this or our other systems visit our product pages.
Phoenix LiDAR Systems Mobile Remote Sensing Solutions
Phoenix offers an array of vehicle flexible mounting solutions. Whether ground, backpack, or aerial. This mini clip with music by Pachyderm features our automotive mounting solutions for our RANGER and AL3-32 solutions. For more information on pricing and specs visit our product pages or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proudly Debuting the miniRANGER
Los Angeles, California, USA, April 5th, 2017 – Phoenix LiDAR Systems, a leading pioneer of UAV LiDAR mapping solutions, debuts their miniRANGER at booth #207 at XPONENTIAL 2017 from May 8th to 11th in Dallas. This is Phoenix’s newest addition to their impressive line of compact LiDAR solutions built for multi-platform use.
The miniRANGER laser mapping system takes UAV LiDAR to the next level. For the first time, customers with mid-size multi-rotors, such as the DJI M600, can simultaneously acquire survey grade LiDAR and high resolution RTK photogrammetry at up to a 100m operating flight altitude (above ground level).
“Phoenix LiDAR Systems is proud to showcase the miniRANGER at an expansive event like XPONENTIAL. The 2.6kg miniRanger with its impressive 300 meter laser range fills a huge AGL gap in the light-weight UAV LiDAR market. Today, most commercially available UAV LiDAR systems in this weight range max out at a 50 meter AGL. The miniRanger doubles this range, resulting in double the area covered, maximizing ROI and significantly minimizing risk.” – Grayson Omans, CEO
Boasting a number of impressive features, this lightweight remote sensing system offers up to 5 returns per pulse at 100,000 shots per second and centimeter level accuracy.
Combined with the Phoenix 42-megapixel RTK photogrammetry package, the miniRanger is the ultimate all-in-one payload for customers looking for medium-size UAV mapping solutions. The miniRANGER is also available with a variety of add-on upgrade options such as: hyperspectral, multispectral, thermal and several other RGB options. These accessory options provide service providers with the ultimate flexibility depending on their application.
All these features make the miniRanger an agile and indispensable tool for a broad spectrum of remote sensing applications. Debuting at AUVSI’s Xponential, Phoenix will be offering customers a hands-on product experience, as well as insight into all of Phoenix LiDAR Systems’ solutions.
Phoenix LiDAR Systems Product Overview Video 2017
We went through our archives and compiled an overview into Phoenix LiDAR Systems – from beginnings to our newest product debut of our miniRANGER remote sensing solution. Stop by and see us at AUVSI Xponential in Dallas this May 8-11 or visit our website at www.phoenixlidar.com for more information and specs on our solutions.
Meet our Newest Distributors in Spain, Aeromedia
Our newest distributors, Aeromedia, servicing Spain and Portugal, just shared their recent meet and greet with their clients with us. Phoenix is proud to add to our growing family providing remote sensing products to a global list of customers.
Phoenix LiDAR Systems x Freefly Systems
A long overdue video from an integration demo with the Phoenix LiDAR Systems AL3-32 and the Freefly Alta 6 in Washington State. We just had to create a video with the amazing footage provided by Freefly. Thank you to Wild Rabbit Productions for piloting and teching our Al3-32. For more information on this system visit our website www.phoenixlidar.com or email us at email@example.com
We love seeing our systems mounted to unusual vehicles. Shows just how vehicle flexible our LiDAR solutions truly are. From our Colombian dealers during a demo in Mexico.
Mobile Sensing and LiDAR – Phoenix LiDAR Systems now available in Russia
Our Russian reseller Technokauf recently shared this ad for mobile mapping with us. If you’re interested in a system and require a Russian representative, Phoenix is able to facilitate your LiDAR and remote sensing needs.
Feature in EDN Network
Phoenix LiDAR System is proud to be featured in EDN Network’s post on GaN applications and the future of power management growth. Read this article on Steve Taranovich’s visit to our preferred solutions partner at the Efficient Power Conversion’s booth at APEC 2017 for insights on LiDAR applications, as well as a prime shot of our AL3-32 being featured.
Read the full article here.
Meet the TerraHawk VTOL
The TerraHawk VTOL is Phoenix’ extended flight LiDAR + UAV solution. The electrical start, gas powered TerraHawk is equipped with vertical liftoff capabilities, as well as multiple LiDAR unit and additional sensor upgrade options. With up to 3 hours of flight time, you can expect to map up to 11sqkm. For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and don’t forget to mention this video.
PLS Spatial Explorer – Industrial RGB Projection Example – Extended Video
Due to high demand Phoenix LiDAR Systems put together a longer video version of our RGB & LiDAR fused industrial point cloud example, which highlights some of our existing and newest software functionalities in Spatial Explorer. For more information on our LiDAR solutions contact us at email@example.com
Calibration and Boresighting – The Phoenix LiDAR Systems AL3-32
Phoenix LiDAR Systems ensures that our products are fully functional, calibrated and quality controlled. Watch this short on our AL3-32 being calibrated and tested, as well as how our proprietary software fuses RGB with point cloud data.
Aerial shots with our Mavic: Wild Rabbit Aerial’s, Drew Robert and Phoenix LiDAR Systems’, JC Rimolas. M600 pilot: Sam Girardi.
For more information on our systems and LiDAR solutions email or give us a call. www.phoenixlidar.com
How UAVs & LiDAR can save your construction project money
UAV and LiDAR technology will not quite yet eliminate the need for actual surveying, however using UAVs as a supplement to construction operations proves to be a a cost effective and safety elevating tool. Whether you’re surveying the top of a high rise in the works with realtime, HD-video downlink, measuring the ground for land leveling, generating thermal scans for optimal insulation, or creating VR panoramic views from the yet-to-be-built penthouse for marketing reasons – the applications are endless.
Phoenix LiDAR in the Philippines
Being based in LA doesn’t stop us from training our clients abroad, whether that be Tbilisi in Georgia, Norway, Hong Kong, Japan or in this case the Philippines.
Our team shared some great behind the scenes shots of their LiDAR training session and time with our client near Manila.
We love to see our products in the field!
Today we received a great holiday video from or clients in the Netherlands Shoreline Monitoring demonstrating our AL3-32 with their mobile LiDAR system. We won’t give away what, but sand and elevation are hints. Great video and we hope you enjoy it too!
We would love to share you using our products!
If you have any behind the scenes, or great point clouds you’d like to share, we’d be thrilled to post them and show your support for Phoenix.
Wishing you a Happy Holidar!
It’s been quite a year for us at Phoenix.
We’ve not only grown by a couple of new team members, but also rebranded, updated our website, set out some new social profiles, and are continuing to update ourselves, as well as our collateral to match what we believe Phoenix LiDAR Systems represents: a bold, innovation-driven tech company designing and building some of the most compact, accuracy competent, lightweight, multi-vehicle compatible 3D mapping and surveying solutions with a proven track record of 3rd party certified results.
And we could not have made it here without your support.
Whether your project demands aerial drone scanning, shoreline mapping from boats, on the ground backpack terrain surveying, vegetation management from an ATV, open pit observation from a manned aircraft, or infrastructure visualizations from an automobile, Phoenix LiDAR Systems has a solution for you.
Customer Quotes: Flight Evolved
Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving
Behind the Scenes at LA National Cemetery
We recently held a demo for one of our clients at the LA National Veteran’s Cemetery in LA. Here are some behind the scenes of Phoenix LiDAR Systems in the field.
Testing our new DJI Mavic
We got the DJI Mavic in the mail and decided to give it a quick test.
Phoenix LiDAR exhibiting at Drone World Expo 2015 in San Jose, CA
Phoenix LiDAR Systems will be exhibiting at Drone World Expo 2015 in San Jose, CA from Nov. 17 – 18. Please visit us at Booth #620.
Drone World Expo will be held at San Jose Convention Center.
Hours are as follows:
Tuesday, Nov. 17 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday, Nov. 18 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM