For mapping purposes over small areas, Multi-rotor UAV are available, equipped with Velodyne laserscanner, Appalnix AP15 inertial platform and positioning system. This solution is ideal to acquire cloudpoints to obtain very detailed DSM or models, also over surfaces with trees and vegetation.
Bathymetric and geophysical survey from USV. The CODEVINTEC CK14 (equipped with autonomous positioning system and autopilot) is an innovative USV (Unmanned SurfaceVehicle), a remotely controlled vessel that can navigate with several payloads:
The navigation and piloting of the USV are available with standard RC controller or directly from office with GPRS 4G link. Rawdata from sensors are acquired directly in Teledyne PDS, an hydrographic suite that can also manage autopilot, setup routes, runlines and waypoint, making this USV a fully autonomous bathymetric solution.