The last few years have seen a dramatic increase of UAV LiDAR, promising qualitative and affordable data for geospatial companies. Airsight entered the market with NextCore, a highly accurate yet cost effective system.
Airsight Australia started in 2012 as one of the first entrants to the UAV operations market and swiftly developed a reputation for providing high quality and safe UAV operations for industrial asset inspection and surveying. Nick Smith, CEO of Airsight Australia began the development of the NextCore product out of the need to provide clients with a cost effective LiDAR solution “We looked at the LiDAR payload options available for Unmanned Aerial Systems and quickly realised that there was nothing on the market that could deliver the quality we needed at a price that we could pass on to our clients so we built something that would suit both our and our customers’ needs”. Click HERE to find out more about NextCore.
The NextCore system really differentiates itself by using cost effective hardware to increase data quality in the post-processing system. This is made possible by the highly accurate Advanced Navigation Spatial Dual which allows a lower-spec laser unit to be used, considerably reducing costs.
Spatial Dual is a ruggedized miniature GPS aided inertial navigation system and AHRS that provides accurate position, velocity, acceleration and orientation under the most demanding conditions. It combines temperature calibrated accelerometers, gyroscopes, magnetometers and a pressure sensor with a dual antenna RTK GNSS receiver. These are coupled in a sophisticated fusion algorithm to deliver accurate and reliable navigation and orientation.
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The accuracy is further improved by Kinematica, Advanced Navigation’s web based GNSS/INS post processing software that allows users to process raw GNSS and inertial data after collection and achieve higher accuracy results than is possible in real time. Find out more about Advanced Navigation post processing solution HERE.