PHOENIX MISSION GUIDANCE
Improve Data Acquisition Instantly
In unmanned acquisition, a flightplan is commonly loaded into the UAV and executed by the flightcontroller with predictable velocity and accuracy. However, unmanned acquisition adds a pilot/driver as an additional source of uncertainty.Phoenix LiDAR Systems' MissionGuidance is designed to help streamline manned LiDAR data acquisition by supplying the pilot/driver with guidance information. The same flightplan that would be navigated by a UAV's flightcontroller is now visualized to the pilot relative to the vehicle's current position along with allowed tolerances, allowing fine adjustments in realtime.
A wide range of configration options allows customizing the visualization to the pilots's preferences, while a deep integration into SpatialExplorer supports intuitive flightplan management by the sensor operator.
How Does Mission Guidance Work?
Load and review a flight plan in SpatialExplorer prior to flight. Users can organize the approach, check and adjust heights, and configure the interface as desired.
Make Adjustments Instantly
Real-time acquisition management by the sensor operator from within SpatialExplorer during flight: ensuring that all passes are successfully collected within tolerance and according to the plan, rescheduling lines as necessitated by weather or other external factors, and making in-flight decisions confidently.
Get High Quality Data
Real-time pilot navigation display helps stay perfectly on course, maximizing efficiency and ultimately resulting in higher quality data.
- requires the pilot to control the camera in-flight
- uses low-resolution heightmaps
- displays no lane tolerances around flightlines
- doesn't provide a look-ahead on terrain-changes
Resulting data accuracy
- Manned aerial acquisition using RANGER-LR Lite
- 200 checkpoints, worst separation 8/100th ft, so <2.5cm
- LiDARSnap report on left shows interswath precision