Our Story

Phoenix LiDAR Systems was established in 2013 as Phoenix Aerial Systems. with the goal combining LiDAR scanning and UAV technologies into a complete solution for today’s generation of surveyors, giving them a system with a guaranteed return on investment – whether that is in terms of:
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On-Site Safety

ELIMINATE DANGER: Increase on-location safety by eliminating the need to physically travel through and/or over hazardous terrain with a more cost-effective solution.
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Data Acquisition

QUALITY & SPEED Phoenix LiDAR Systems works to increase speed of data acquisition while delivering precision, and quality control to effectively lower your job costs -- ultimately optimizing the factors that make a difference.
Our mission has become to build complete LiDAR mapping solutions crafted with quality hardware, innovative, intuitive software & vehicle flexibility in mind – to deliver surveyor-friendly solutions, enabling them to offer faster, safer & more economical service options without compromise.

Our (Industry) Firsts

Phoenix LiDAR Systems was built on innovation and has established itself as the leader in commercial UAV LiDAR Systems.

Our Leaders

Grayson Omans

CEO, Co-founder


A highly experienced entrepreneur with over 15 successful years in the solar energy and electronics sectors. Grayson is a founding member of Phoenix LiDAR Systems and leads the development, sales and marketing of airborne and terrestrial laser mapping systems for PLS. With extensive experience in LiDAR and GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System), Grayson brings great product management skills to help progress PLS’ mapping products. Qualifications: BSc (Hons), Economics & Entrepreneurship, Cornell University

Ben Adler, Ph.D.

CTO, Co-founder


An accomplished developer and pioneer into UAV technology, Ben received his Ph.D. in “System Design and Real-Time Guidance of an UAV for Autonomous Exploration of Outdoor Environments” at the University of Hamburg. Ben is not only CTO, but also a founding member of Phoenix LiDAR Systems and leads technology development, and integration of airborne and terrestrial laser mapping systems for PLS. Qualifications: University of Hamburg, B.A., Ph.D.