STORMBEE is a user-friendly Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) custom designed for laserscanning with a FARO Focus laser scanner. User-friendliness was one of the primary requirements during its development ensuring that both flying the UAVand post- processing the data is as simple as possible. sTORMBEE can be flown fully automatic from take-off to landing using the dedicated iPad app. It has advanced safety features ensuring it always comes home even when one of its motors has failed. In addition, sTORMBEE is also transport user-friendly. It’s arms and legs are foldable ensuring it fits in your car booth. Post-processing the laser scan data into a cm-accurate geo-referenced point cloud using our in-house developed BEEFLEX software package is straightforward and takes very little time.
FAST AND ACCURATE
STORMBEE requires only minutes to get ready for its (next) flight. The high accuracy of both the FARO Focus laser scanner and the Applanix GNss-lnertial module ensure high accuracy qualitative data. Either your object of interest is tall, large or inaccesible, sTORMBEE is your best solution. Our proven solution is ideal for many applications including infrastructure inspection ( roads, bridges, railways, waterways, powerlines, antennas, … ) forestry applications, precision agriculture, archeology and volume measurements.
STATIC AND AIRBORNE
STORM BEE extents your company’s current terrestrial laser scanning capabilities. The FARO Focus 3D scanner is attached to sTORMBEE using a custom adapter, wich provides in-flight power to the scanner, and can be (dis-)mounted in less than just 2 minutes. This allows you to rapidly switch between static terrestrial and airborne scanning using the same laser scanner. The point clouds from both can be combined into one single point cloud, ensuring you can inspect your object of interest from all directions. No more blind spots and significant cost savings!