RedTail LiDAR Systems RTL-400 Drone

Innovative new 3D mapping tech is set to aid small drones in providing high-resolution images of objects on the ground from up to 400 feet.

RedTail LiDAR Systems is set to unveil its innovative new mapping system that uses tech licenced from the US Army Research Laboratory.

The system, named the RTL-400, utilises a microelectromechanical system (MEMS) mirror-based laser scanner to map out small objects from high altitudes by distributing laser pulses rapidly and accurately over the ground.

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The technology company, a division of 4D Tech Solutions, Inc., claims that the system boasts unprecedented resolution thanks to the laser pulse rate of 400,000 pulses per second.

RedTail says that applications for the RTL-400 will range from agriculture to construction site monitoring.

Brad DeRoos, president and CEO of the company, said: “We are very excited to introduce RedTail LiDAR System’s RTL-400.

“This product has been optimized for use on small drones, providing high-quality point clouds to meet the needs found in the numerous fields where LiDAR is used.”

RedTail LiDAR Systems will unveil the new mapping tech as part of the Group Pitch in the Exhibit Hall Theatre at the Commercial UAV Expo in Las Vegas on October 29th.

The team will have also be on the show floor at booth #635.

Tags : 3D MappingRedTail LiDAR SystemsUS Army
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