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Take to the air with ROBIN +WINGS Airborne LiDAR system

Take to the air with ROBIN +WINGS airborne LiDAR system. Lightweight and robust the +WINGS helicopter pod seamlessly integrates with existing ROBIN systems and is suitable for both single pole and nose helicopter mounts. Installation is quick, easy and secure.

ROBIN +WINGS is provided with a bespoke sensor management package specifically designed for airborne projects, including an extended capacity hard drive (2 x 1TB) and full connectivity to plug into the aircraft's power supply, enabling the user to scan for longer.

The pod also supports up to three industrial cameras to assist with point cloud visualisation and ortho mapping.

ROBIN +WINGS can assist with a variety of applications such as forestry and vegetation, power line monitoring, asset management and many more.

  • Designed for ROBIN standard sensors (VUX scanner and IGI IMU)
  • Up to 3 Phase One camera support (one oblique, two downwards)
  • Helicopter pod suitable for:
  • AFSP-1 and AF200 single pole mount for:
    • Eurocopter AS-350
    • Eurocopter AS-355
  • GV-V2 Nose Mount for:
    • Bell 206A/B/B1
    • Bell 407
  • Certification in compliance with the STC for the AFSP-1 pole mount and Bell 407
  • FAR-27 Compliance Checklist
  • Aircraft antenna
  • Total weight: 15kg (Pod only) + 7kg (Scanner and IMU) = 22kg

For full specification download the ROBIN +WINGS datasheet and brochure.

ROBIN +WINGS can be used as an extension for any existing ROBIN system. Providing users with a complete LiDAR solution, ROBIN can be used from the ground or in the air without the need to purchase additional scanners or use separate operating systems. The lightweight but sturdy +WINGS pod can be quickly installed onto a variety of aircraft and is shock isolated to ensure the quality of your data capture.
ROBIN +WINGS typically takes one hour to install on a helicopter, this time includes safety inspection and sign off by a certified aviation engineer.
ROBIN is supplied with processing software to enable you to produce a georeferenced pointcloud. For more detailed point classification, data cleaning, orthophotos etc. we can provide a Terrasolid package which includes full training and technical support for one year.
22kg for complete system, including ROBIN, IMU and airborne pod.
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Yes - please contact us here and we will email you a link to download some data in .las format.

Data captured with ROBIN +WINGS airborne lidar system, this coloured pointcloud shows the coastline near Whitby in Yorkshire. This survey is completed once a year to monitor change in the coastline.

Data samples and applications

Below are a few data samples from ROBIN +WINGS along with some example applications. For more information, to discuss your applications or to request any more data from ROBIN +WINGS please get in touch.

  1. Highway profiling, agriculture and waterways
  2. Forestry management, corridor survey and powerlines
  3. Infrastructure, heritage and rockfall analysis

About Airborne LiDAR

Airborne LiDAR systems can be mounted to helicopters, gyrocopters, UAVs and small planes. When mounted on an aircraft, LiDAR surveys can be conducted over a much larger area in a shorter space of time than if conducted on foot or from a road vehicle. Airborne LiDAR gives the user the ability to gather data from hard to reach areas such as forests with dense vegetation or dangerous rock faces by the coast. The sheer volume of data gathered allows for large swathes of land to be captured and analysed safely.

Durham University have been using ROBIN +WINGS to monitor the Whitby coastline for several years. Using ROBIN +WINGS, an airborne LiDAR survey is conducted annually to detect any significant change to the rockface overlooking the sea. For more info check out our coastal monitoring blog here.