UAVOS Launches Unmanned Helicopter With Built-in LiDAR

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October 29, 2019      

LAS VEGAS – UAVOS, which develops unmanned aerial, ground and surface systems for commercial, industrial and security markets, today announced the UVH-25EL, an unmanned helicopter specially designed with a. LiDAR system as an all-in-one 3D mapping device. The company announced the new system at the Commercial UAV Expo Americas, held in Las Vegas.

The UVH-25EL includes an electric engine unit and features a flight endurance of up to 1.5 hours when mounted with a payload of 5 kg, the company said. The LiDAR and integrated high-resolution cameras can increase the precision, efficiency, and cost effectiveness of surveying and 3D mapping applications.

Geomatics applications

“We have been putting a lot of effort, time and resources to meet the expectations of the broader geospatial industry,” said Aliaksei Stratsilatau, CEO of UAVOS. “The UVH-25EL is truly an advanced UAV for serious geomatics professionals in the construction, land development, engineering and geomatics trades. We’re going to make partnerships with leading LiDAR manufacturers to provide the clients with an all-in-one 3D mapping solution. The partnerships with developers of LiDAR systems will allow us to complement our UVH-25EL unmanned helicopter with a coverage of aerial photography and 3D elevation data, as well as more specialist capture, including thermal surveys.”

Additional features of the UVH-25EL include:

  • A maximum takeoff weight of 25 kg.
  • A spatial frame of the helicopter that makes it possible to conveniently place the payload and easily adjust the center of mass of the aircraft.
  • A chassis design that fits the LiDAR installation.
  • A rechargeable battery module located inside the helicopter’s bearing frame to protect it from damage.
  • An open fuselage structure in the area of servo actuators, which allows for convenient control of the main mechanical elements of the helicopter, electrical wiring, and other main components.
  • A radio altimeter.

UAVOS has offices in Hong Kong, Silicon Valley, and Europe. In addition to the UVH-25EL, the company developed the High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) ApusDuo, a multiplatform autopilot solution for converting manned vehicles into unmanned, and UAVs designed to counteract systems of electronic warfare.