Wingtra has launched its latest innovation in drone technology with the introduction of a cutting-edge LIDAR drone solution. The WingtraOne GEN II drone, known for its efficiency and ease of use, now comes equipped with a custom-engineered LIDAR sensor, pushing the industry's standards for drone LIDAR mapping.
Julian Mackern, Product Manager at Wingtra, shared the company's excitement about providing a mapping solution that promises to surpass customer expectations in precision, reliability, and cost-effectiveness. Early adopters have already praised the system's simplicity, from setup to flight, and its ability to generate high-quality point clouds effortlessly.
The WingtraOne GEN II drone's addition of a meticulously designed LIDAR payload offers a comprehensive solution for various sectors, enabling more efficient, safer, and frequent mapping for photogrammetric analysis. This enhancement is particularly beneficial from the project's initial phase through to implementation and ongoing infrastructure maintenance.
The integration of a high-end Hesai scanner, Inertial Labs IMU, and NovAtel GNSS in the Wingtra LIDAR payload significantly streamlines post-processing efforts. It provides precise terrain data promptly after each flight, reducing the laborious task of strip alignment.
Carlos Femmer, Director of Data Acquisition at HDR, attested to the Wingtra LIDAR payload's impressive performance, highlighting its precision on hard surfaces and its minimal noise compared to other sensors in its price range.
A standout feature of the Wingtra LIDAR system is its efficiency in reducing field time. The system requires no calibration and is ready to operate within a minute. Its user-friendly app and automated processes instill confidence even in novices to LIDAR data capture, offering time savings of at least an hour per survey when compared to other systems in its class.
Leo Liu, Director of Mapping Solutions at Inertial Labs, commended the Wingtra LIDAR system for its simplicity and cost-effectiveness, signaling a significant step toward making drone LIDAR capture more accessible and affordable.
The Wingtra LIDAR solution boasts a vertical accuracy of 3 cm (1.2 in) from a 60 m (200 ft) flight height, setting a new standard in point density and accuracy. Its consistent performance, irrespective of the pilot, ensures high-quality results across various missions.
With this innovation, Wingtra strengthens its position as a leader in drone surveying technology and also contributes to the ongoing evolution of drone LIDAR capture, making it simpler, cheaper, and more efficient for industries worldwide.