Phoenix Aerial Uses the TEMPEST for Lidar Mapping

Developed in conjunction with Phoenix Aerial Systems, the TerraHawk is a custom LiDAR integrated version of UASUSA's proven fixed-wing UAV called the Tempest.


  • 80 minute flight times
  • 75 meter scan range with the Velodyne VLP-16 and HDL32 sensors
  • Excellent accuracy using the Sensonor STIM IMU
  • Integrated high resolution photogrammety system using the Sony A6000 camera or Basler Ace Cameras

Other external sensors can be integrated using the 16pin I/O connector, which also supplies protected 5V and 12V power.

All systems can be used for mobile mapping in airborne and ground missions. When satellite reception is lost for extended durations, optional post-processing software (NovAtel's Inertial Explorer) can be used to compute forward and reverse solutions, thereby recovering an accurate and smooth trajectory.

For more details on the Tempest, click here.

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