LiDAR Remote Sensing Payload Instrument (RESEPI)

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Take your remote sensing capabilities to the next level with the LiDAR Remote Sensing Payload Instrument (RESEPI) from Inertial Labs.

An affordable solution for extremely accurate remote sensing applications, RESEPI is a compact, low power, lightweight system, designed to fit the size and power requirements of any project allowing your drone to fly longer and collect more data.  RESEPI’s highly automated software suite with automatic RTK LAS file generation, along with a one-click command-line interface, makes point cloud generation swift and simple.

Compatible with numerous LiDAR sensors, and easily integrated with your UAV platform, RESEPI is suitable for a range of applications, from utility inspection and site monitoring to scanning, mapping and precision agriculture.

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Description

A combined Dual Antenna GNSS-Aided Inertial Navigation System, datalogger, LiDAR, camera and communications system, RESEPI offers real-time and post-processed generation of point cloud solutions. The processing platform contains a WiFi interface, embedded cellular modem to support RTCM corrections, data logging software and gigabit ethernet.

RESEPI can be used with commercially available LiDARs, including Ouster, Velodyne, Quanergy, RIEGL, LIVOX, with all components mounted into one compact and light-weight enclosure, and can be easily integrated with a range of drone platforms.

Highly customisable design, a level above other remote sensing payloads

LiDAR scanners vary in several key specifications, including; maximum AGL (above ground level), range accuracy, scan rate and field of view, while different scanning applications will have different requirements that not all LiDAR sensors will be able to meet.

The INS-D-OEM is easily integrated with many of the top LiDAR scanners meaning that RESEPI can be used in a wide range of applications with varying requirements.  In addition to the LiDAR integrations, RESEPI has also been designed to work with stereo cameras, such as the Sony A6000 for photogrammetry, and the Blackfly FLIR.

Real-time logging

Featuring a comprehensive interface both in and out of flight, RESEPI displays what devices are connected and information from the data logger, which includes inertial data, LiDAR data points, base station data, and raw GNSS data.  If RESEPI is integrated with a camera in addition to LiDAR, the interface will show the number of images captured from the camera device.  Each category of data from the data logger makes up the components required for generating a point cloud.   If using a real-time solution, then data logging features the ability to have a scan file generated at the time of scan completion.

Future development

The development pipeline will see RESEPI paired with NVIDIA graphics cards to enable real-time data processing and object recognition, avoidance and SLAM based navigation, opening up further applications in autonomy.  Additionally, RESEPI can be sensor fused with many types of optical data which is currently limited to stereo cameras, however, future collaborations will see development with multiple LiDAR sensors, thermal cameras, stereo cameras, infrared cameras and other sources of optical data.

Features

  • Up to 1 TB USB memory drive
  • Up to 200 metre AGL
  • USB camera interface
  • WiFi and GSM – embedded WiFi and cellular modem
  • PPK / RTK – dual/single GPS aided INS
  • 3-5 cm point cloud accuracy
  • Weight without LiDAR – 0.37 kg
  • Power draw without LiDAR – 4 Watts
  • Compatible with commercial LiDAR scanners including; Ouster, Velodyne, Quanergy, Livox and more
  • Easily integrated with a range of drone platforms
  • Modular design makes RESEPI fully customisable

Applications

  • Remote sensing
  • Scanning and mapping
  • Precision agriculture
  • Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM) algorithm development
  • Utility inspection
  • Construction site monitoring

Specifications

See ‘Specifications for different LiDAR models’ tab above for tailored capabilities

Weight (without LiDAR)0.37 kg
Power consumption (with VLP-16 LiDAR)12 W
Position accuracy (GPS aided INS)0.5 cm (PPK estimated) / 1 cm + 1 ppm (RTK)
Attitude accuracy (GPS aided INS)<0.01° pitch and roll <0.05° heading
Precision (point cloud)3 – 5 cm (dependent on LiDAR, taken on the same target @ 50 m AGL)
Scanner field of view360° (dependent on LiDAR)
Compatible LiDAR scannersOuster, Velodyne, Quanergy, Livox.  Can be calibrated for use with many commercially available brands
Inertial Navigation SystemInertial Labs INS-B-OEM, INS-D-OEM
Recorded dataGNSS data for PPK

GNSS time-stamped INS and IMU data

GNSS time-stamped LiDAR scans

GNSS time-stamps for camera strobe pulses

Additional information

Weight0.37 kg
Dimensions12.2cm x 11.65cm x 11.1cm
Manufacturer

Data sheets

LiDAR Remote Sensing Payload Instrument (RESEPI) data sheet [PDF]

Ouster RESEPI data sheet [PDF]

Velodyne RESEPI data sheet [PDF]

Quanergy RESEPI data sheet [PDF]

Livox RESEPI data sheet [PDF]

Video

Specifications for different LiDAR models

Ouster

LiDAROuster OS1-32, OS2-32
Precision (point cloud)4 – 7 cm (single pass)
Position accuracy0.5 cm (PPK estimated) / 1 cm + 1 ppm (RTK)
Attitude accuracy<0.01° pitch and roll <0.05° heading
Weight0.37 kg (without LiDAR)
Power consumption18 W (with OS1-32)
OptionsRGB camera, thermal camera, DJI skyport adaptor, vibration isolator, antenna mounts, processing and cloud software

Velodyne

LiDARVelodyne VLP-16, VLP-32
Precision (point cloud)2 – 3 cm (ideal single pass)
Position accuracy0.5 cm (PPK estimated) / 1 cm + 1 ppm (RTK)
Attitude accuracy<0.01° pitch and roll <0.05° heading
Weight0.37 kg (without LiDAR)
Power consumption15 W (with VLP-32)
OptionsRGB camera, thermal camera, DJI skyport adaptor, vibration isolator, antenna mounts, processing and cloud software

Quanergy

LiDARQuanergy M8
Precision (point cloud)3 – 4 cm (ideal single pass)
Position accuracy0.5 cm (PPK estimated) / 1 cm + 1 ppm (RTK)
Attitude accuracy<0.01° pitch and roll <0.05° heading
Weight0.37 kg (without LiDAR)
Power consumption22 W (with M8)
OptionsRGB camera, thermal camera, DJI skyport adaptor, vibration isolator, antenna mounts, processing and cloud software

Livox

LiDARLivox Mid-40, Horizon
Precision (point cloud)2 – 3 cm (ideal single pass)
Position accuracy0.5 cm (PPK estimated) / 1 cm + 1 ppm (RTK)
Attitude accuracy<0.01° pitch and roll <0.05° heading
Weight0.37 kg (without LiDAR)
Power consumption14 W (with Mid-40)
OptionsRGB camera, thermal camera, DJI skyport adaptor, vibration isolator, antenna mounts, processing and cloud software
LiDARLivox Avia
Precision (point cloud)2 – 3 cm (ideal single pass)
Position accuracy0.5 cm (PPK estimated) / 1 cm + 1 ppm (RTK)
Attitude accuracy<0.01° pitch and roll <0.05° heading
Weight0.37 kg (without LiDAR)
Power consumption13-14 W (depending on scanning pattern)
OptionsRGB camera, thermal camera, DJI skyport adaptor, vibration isolator, antenna mounts, processing and cloud software

Finance and Shipping

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  1. Improves Cash Flow: When you finance your equipment, your cash isn’t tied up in the equipment. Instead, it’s free for other investments that will grow your business, produce income, and ensure the equipment you acquire earns profits over its lifetime.
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