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This user manual provides a detailed overview in the use of our LiDAR mapping systems. It addresses and explains the working principles of the underlying components, the system architecture, and the required software. This manual is not intended to replace customer training. Instead, it should serve as introductory material for new users and a reference tool for experienced personnel. Use the link below to access the wiki.

RECON-XT SLAM | Building Mapping inside and out

Speed: Walking pace for SLAM. 6 m/s UAV flight
Point density: thousands of points/m²
AGL: 80 during UAV flight
Acquisition time: ~2 hours

The Phoenix LiDAR RECON-XT at First Mode’s Centralia Proving Ground

The Centralia Coal Mine in Centralia WA ceased mining operations in 2006 and is moving through phases of reclamation with a long-term reclamation plan to support a wide variety of land uses, including agriculture, industrial, woodlands, wildlife habitat and wetlands. Today the 9800-acre site is very green and teeming with wildlife including deer, elk, and waterfowl. You must look closely at the land to realize this used to be an enormous coal mine.

LiDAR Selection Guide

Are you tired of sifting through endless options and specifications to find the right drone lidar sensor for your needs? Look no further! Our comprehensive selection guide takes the guesswork out of the process, helping you make informed decisions about which sensor is best suited for your project.

Our guide offers a detailed overview of the key features and benefits of various drone lidar sensors, including their range, accuracy, and data output capabilities.

Phoenix LiDAR RECON-A vs. DJI Zenmuse L1

Join Kory Kellum, Senior Software Engineer at Phoenix LiDAR Systems, as he explores the advanced capabilities of Phoenix LiDAR’s mapping technology in their May 2022 webinar. Phoenix LiDAR specializes in compact, adaptable, survey-grade systems for various platforms like UAVs, cars, and backpacks, and offers robust post-processing software, including LiDARMill and SpatialExplorer Pro.

Phoenix LiDAR, based in Austin, Texas, contrasts with DJI’s recent entry into the LiDAR market. Phoenix offers comprehensive solutions, ensuring high-quality data acquisition and processing, supported by robust customer service. The Recon A system, with its superior APS-C camera sensor and vibration dampening kit, is compared to DJI’s Zenmuse L1, which is limited to the Matrice 300. The Recon A’s IMU is notably more accurate, reducing drift and improving data reliability.

Phoenix LiDAR’s LiDARMill offers advanced features like flight line splitting, ground control adjustments, AI classification, and detailed QC reports, which are not available in DJI’s Terra Pro. This comprehensive processing capability ensures high accuracy and quality in deliverable data products. A comparative analysis of data from DJI’s L1 and Phoenix LiDAR’s Recon A showcases significant differences in accuracy and precision. The Recon A system demonstrated superior performance, particularly in terms of reducing warping and improving overall data quality.

For those seeking accurate, high-quality LiDAR solutions, Phoenix LiDAR Systems provides a superior alternative with extensive support and advanced features. Visit phoenixlidar.com for more information and to explore their range of products.

Evolving the Capabilities of LiDAR

Evolving the Capabilities of LiDAR

With the introduction of the RECON series, Phoenix LiDAR Systems is removing barriers to widespread LiDAR remote sensing adoption. The RECON series combines low-cost hardware with Phoenix LiDAR Systems industry leading software, LiDARMill, and is empowering a new generation of professionals like never before.

The RECON series features higher accuracies than competing products (that are based on Applanix or DJI navigation systems), while offering extremely simple, automated post-processing solutions to extract maximum value from each dataset.

Utilizing the LiDARMill online, automated processing platform, raw datasets can be imported straight from a USB drive, with reference and optional ground control data seamlessly integrated. Simple wizards enable advanced processing options like trajectory optimization, LiDAR and camera calibration, AI classification, smart decimation and the creation of high-quality deliverables (contours, DTM/DSM/CHM, pointcloud tiling etc.). A fully registered, colorized pointcloud is produced that is accurate in both relative and absolute terms. Project reports then summarize project performance and verify system accuracy.

Phoenix Lidar Systems is committed to designing the world’s most advanced, complete LiDAR solutions. With the RECON + LiDARMill combination, users can deploy a simple toolkit that is able to derive accurate and reliable datasets in a matter of hours. Powerful, affordable, and comprehensive…the RECON series by Phoenix Lidar Systems is now available, and sure to disrupt the remote sensing industry.