Phoenix Aerial specializes in providing solutions for management, visualization and collection of geo-spatial information.


2015-01-05 Phoenix Aerial partners with Pulse Aerospace

Phoenix Aerial Systems partners with Pulse Aerospace, offering a turn-key single-rotor UAV for the Ranger LiDAR Series- The Vapor 55TM.  Click here for more information.  


2014-12-14 Phoenix Introduces The AL3!

Introducing the new Phoenix AL3.  At 3.5kg, the AL3 is a weight optimized version of the AL2.  Same accuracy but close to half the weight and its designed to integrate perfectly into the DJI S1000 octocopter!  Click here for more information.  


2014-12-07 Phoenix Introduces New Fixed Wing Aerial Options

Introducing new fixed wing uav options for the Scout and the Ranger. UAVFactory Penguin B and UASUSA Tempest aircraft.  The UAVFactory Penguin B is expected to get a staggering 8 hour flight time with the Ranger LiDAR payload!

2014-11-20 Phoenix Introduces New Scout S1000 Copter

Introducing the new Scout S1000 copter. The S1000 is a proven multirotor manufactured by DJI and is an ideal platform for the new Scout LiDAR system. Flight times are up to 15 minutes. For more information click here.

2014-11-11 Congratulations to University of California, Merced!

Congratulations to University of California, Merced on your new AL2 LiDAR mapping system!

2014-10-20 Phoenix Aerial introduces Low Cost UAV LiDAR System

Phoenix Aerial Systems introduces two game changing UAV LiDAR products: the Scout, a lightweight low-cost mapping system, and the Ranger, a survey grade long range system featuring the Riegl VUX-1 sensor. Read More

2014-10-08 Phoenix Aerial Systems to exhibit at UAS Mapping 2014

The ASPRS Northern California Region is hosting a 2-day symposium on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in Reno, NV on October 21-22.

2014-09-05 Velodyne announces VLP-16 Puck

Today, Velodyne Lidar announced the VLP-16 LIDAR Puck at an introductory price of only USD 7,999. It is expected to ship at the end of the calendar year. Starting with product availability, the VLP-16 can be selected for the AL2, either instead or in addition to the HDL-32E.

2014-08-29 Epoch UAV

Phoenix Aerial Systems introduces the Epoch UAV, a compact electric multirotor UAV designed for fast and safe mapping using the Aerial LIDAR2 (AL2). The UAV is available now, lead time is 4 weeks.

What is LiDAR

Light Detection And Ranging works by sending laser pulses into many, accurately defined directions in fast succession. Measuring the time it takes for each laser-pulse to be reflected and returned to the LiDAR-scanner allows reconstruction of all surfaces surrounding the scanner. Dynamic LiDAR mapping further requires fusing the returned pulse with the accurate world-position of the scanner at that time, so that returned points can also be recorded in a world coordinate system.

AL2/AL3 Sample Dataset available HERE:

DEMO Aerial Scan:

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To view the LAS files, please download Applied Imagery's quick terrain reader to view the data: