R&D Explorer RD350

The R&D Explorer RD350 is a turn-key drone-borne multi-band interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar system. The system consists of:

1. Flight segment: a radar cabinet with 2 C-band antennae, one L-band polarimetric antenna, two P-band antennae, GNSS antenna, light weight structure with mechanical interface and cable harness. The radar englobes a navigation system with an Inertial Measurement Unit and a 2-frequency GNSS receiver. See Figure 1;

 

2. Ground segment: a 2-frequency GNSS ground station, a tablet with the flight plan software for being attached to the drone remote control, a laptop with the processing software, a set of operation accessories and a lightweight transportation box. The transportation box has provision for the storage of all parts necessary for a standard survey. See Figure 2;

 

3. A set of electronic manuals and check lists.

 

The Explorer RD350 is a research platform with an open access to the acquired radar raw data and navigation data. Its precise inertial measurement unit and 2-frequency D-GNSS allow the accurate processing of linear, circular, helicoidal or irregular flight patterns. It is the most advanced tool for research in the field of SAR imagery, cross-track interferometry, differential interferometry, polarimetry, tomography and added-value products worldwide. It is the unique P/L/C-band drone-borne SAR on the market with simultaneous acquisition of one-pass cross-track interferometry in both P and C bands and full polarimetric L-band. Moreover, an interface for an external onboard real-time processor is available.

The Explorer RD350 is ready to be installed on

  1. the Matrice 600 pro drone of DJI;

  2. the Pelicano R3 drone of Skydrones;

  3. any other equivalent class-3 drone with a payload of at least 5 kg.

 

The drone can be a deliverable after request.

The Explorer RD350 is an easy-to-operate equipment. The users may get the following set of trainings:

1. Set of Trainings via videoconference: explanation of the sub-systems, flight planning, assembly and disassembly of the flight and ground segments, flight survey, radar data processing and results interpretation will be presented. Also, the radar and navigation raw data format will be described allowing the processing by user’s software;

2. SAR Processing Tutorial, starting with the format of the acquired radar raw data and navigation data. The User will also be aware of the SAR processing methodology, using an open-source back-projection SAR processor. The User will be trained to understand the radar raw data and navigation data format and to process them with an open-source processor. An open-source documentation about the algorithm is also available. The open-source processor can be upgraded by the user for attending its demands and applications;

Forest Keeper RD350

The Forest Keeper RD350 is a turn-key drone-borne multi-band interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar system for automated forest inventory. It automatically estimates the forest Volume, DBH or DAP, height, list of dominant tree heights and basal area with an accuracy of 2%. The system consists of:

1. Flight segment: a radar cabinet with 2 C-band antennae, one L-band polarimetric antenna, two P-band antennae, GNSS antenna, light weight structure with mechanical interface and cable harness. The radar englobes a navigation system with an Inertial Measurement Unit and a 2-frequency GNSS receiver. See Figure 1;

 

2. Ground segment: a 2-frequency GNSS ground station, a tablet with the flight plan software for being attached to the drone remote control, a laptop with the processing software, a set of operation accessories and a lightweight transportation box. The transportation box has provision for the storage of all parts necessary for a standard survey. See Figure 2;

3. A set of electronic manuals and check lists.

The Forest Keeper RD350 can perform up to 500 hectares per day with an adequate drone. Figure 3 shows the operation chain. During the day the radar raw data is acquired and during the night processed. The operational team doesn’t need radar knowledge. The operation is similar to optical sensors.

 

The Forest Keeper RD350 is ready to be installed on:

  1. the Pelicano R3 drone of Skydrones;

  2. any other equivalent class-3 drone with a payload of at least 5 kg.

 

The drone can be a deliverable after request.

 
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Flight Segment.
Flight Segment.
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Ground Segment.
Ground Segment.
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Operation chain.
Operation chain.
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