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Versatility at its finest.

Years of research for a unique product.

The Explorer is the first compact, versatile and long range platform on the market. It is the culmination of several years of research and development done by YellowScan, while closely working alongside customers and partners from around the world.

Compatible with

Dual RGB camera module

Laser scanner

A YellowScan development

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Key figures

AGL Altitude
System precision
System accuracy
Battery weight excl.
  • View detailed characteristics
  • Precision2.6 cm
  • Accuracy2.2 cm
  • Typ. flight speed5-35 m/s
  • Typ. AGL altitude300 m
  • RangeUp to 600 m
  • ScannerConfidential
  • GNSS-Inertial solutionApplanix APX-20 UAV
  • Echoes per shotUp to 5
  • Shots per secondUp to 500k
  • Scanning frequencyUp to 165 Hz
  • Weight2.6 kg (5.7 lbs) battery incl.
  • SizeL 32.8 x W 12.2 x H 15.6 cm
  • Autonomy1.3 hour typ.
  • Power consumption50 W
  • Operating temperature-20 to +40 °C

A variety of mission profiles

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View the Explorer’s datasets

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Multi-platform adaptability

Complete more mission profiles with this compact LiDAR solution that can be mounted on light manned aircraft, helicopters or UAV platforms.
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Light manned aircraft
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So, what’s included ?

Optional add-ons

Knowledge base

Discover our solutions by reading about our users’ experience in the field.

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Knowledge 20230706
Comprehensive LiDAR Survey for Modeling Pyrenees Avalanche Corridors

This mission was started by Instadrone in response to a request from the Departmental Directorate of Territories, which lacked LiDAR equipment and therefore outsourced the entire data capture process to drone companies.

UNESCO World Heritage Site: Association Mission Patrimoine Mondial

The Association Mission Patrimoine Mondial (AMPM) is an organization created to set up and drive the application strategy.

Fly toward UNESCO World Heritage certification using Explorer LIDAR
Mar 17, 2022 34 min
Powerline Monitoring Using LiDAR
Nov 23, 2021 52 min

Make your life easier

Invest in productivity-enhancing modules that will simplify your workflow and give you confidence in the deliverables produced for your projects.


The Explorer is the result of years of research that YellowScan has gathered by working with its customers and partners around the world.

Data generation in a few clicks

Handle your pointclouds with our own, all-in-one software solution. Extract, process, and display data immediately after flight acquisition.


They did it !


Increase your productivity with our software suite

Discover our CloudStation software

In 2017, YellowScan took part in a research project called FRELON (“French long range lidar”), funded by the European Regional Development Fund. The goal was to develop a new standard for long-range LiDAR by bringing together innovative specialists.

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YellowScan collaborated directly with Airbus Defense and Space, UAV manufacturer Delair, M3 Systems and utility end-users EDF, RTE, Enedis and SNCF to develop the next generation solution to meet their requirements.

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A helping hand every step of the way

Find out more about YellowCare

Advanced calibration

All our systems are calibrated before shipment and come with a calibration certificate. Be ready to fly your system as soon as you receive it!

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On-site training

YellowScan delivers complete training to new customers. The training is provided over 2 days and can take place at your premises or online.

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Technical support

Our 1 year unlimited technical support from our experts enables you to confidently undertake your projects, whether you are new or experienced in the field.

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A one-of-a-kind laser scanner

We developed a unique laser scanner that met specific requirements and that could not be found in any other systems. You can select the right scanner parameter for each of your missions with the possibility to switch the laser PRF.

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When flight speed is not an issue

Flight operation speed can go from 5 to 35 m/s with a flying height of up to 300m. Depending on the aircraft it’s mounted on; limited flight speed is no longer a constraint to capture data.

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Fly high without compromising on data quality

Collecting data from a longer range will allow you to cover more area per flight and enable you to create and maintain digital twins of your assets and project sites.

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Optimal vegetation penetration

Its detection and processing of up to five target echoes per laser pulse will provide you with optimal vegetation penetration.

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Collect LiDAR and RGB data

The YellowScan Explorer is compatible with optional camera modules.

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