AGM Systems LLC has signed an agreement to use Velodyne’s Ultra Puck lidar sensor in its AGM-MS3 unmanned aerial system (UAS) mapping device.
This is the second generation of AGM’s popular UAV lidar scanning technologies for mapping in Russia. AGM was the first company in Russia to use lidar on fixed-wing-type UAVs and when the lidar is combined with an inertial navigation system, the output and software makes it possible to obtain centimeter-level accuracy when scanning from heights of up to 200 m.
The UAS solutions equipped with lidar can be used in applications such as surveying, real-time assessment and monitoring of energy resources as well as design and construction. Lidar in drones is used for precise navigation and landing, which is considered one of the more difficult tasks for UAS devices.