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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

System precision
System accuracy
Battery weight excl.
AGL Altitude
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  • 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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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


So, what’s included ?

Here is what you will find in your Pelicase if you choose a Explorer to realize your mapping dreams !

Optional add-ons

Here is what you will find in your Pelicase if you choose a Explorer to realize your mapping dreams !

Explorer knowledge base

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

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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

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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.

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.


A helping hand every step of the way

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Advanced calibration

Be ready to fly your system as soon as you receive it as all our systems are calibrated before being shipped and come with a calibration certificate.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Optimal vegetation penetration

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