YellowScan Unveils Its New UAV-LiDAR System The Surveyor Ultra

The Surveyor Ultra is the new system from YellowScan, integrating the Velodyne VLP-32C scanner & the Applanix APX-15 IMU. Thanks to its high-density (600 000 shots per second), the system is ideally suited for high-speed UAVs & long-range needs (maximum range:100 m). Its lightweight (1,7 kg) makes it also easy to mount on any drone, including VTOLs.  As all YellowScan Lidar Systems, the Surveyor Ultra is a turn-key system fitted for under vegetation 3D modeling, and fast data processing.

Tristan Allouis, PhD & YellowScan CTO : “The Surveyor Ultra shows great potential to safely and efficiently operate lidar on lightweight fixed wing uavs.”

Pierre d’Hauteville, YellowScan Head of Sales & Marketing : ” The Surveyor Ultra completes our product line including the successful Surveyor Lidar System (integration of the VLP-16 scanner from Velodyne). ”


  • Precision : 5 cm
  • Accuracy : 10 cm
  • Weight: 1.7 kg battery included
  • Power Consumption : 19 W
  • Autonomy : 1.2 hours typ.
  • Size (cm) : L 11.6 x W 15 x H 14


  • Lightweight and adaptable on any drone, including VTOLs
  • High range for higher security on uneven landscapes and vegetation
  • Suitable for high density survey needs
  • Robust and reliable
  • Turn-key and simple to operate

YellowScan Surveyor Ultra includes:

  • Multi-echo laser scanner (up to 2 echoes)
  • Single board GNSS-Inertial solution Applanix APX15
  • On-board computer for continuous data acquisition and processing
  • Battery (up to 1.2 hours of autonomy)

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