SENSING MODULE
Airborne
Depending on applications, we can help you to configure the best sensing and analytics tools to match your most stringent requirements.

We have a team of experts that understand not only the technology, but also its dedicated application within specific industries and the challenges each operating environment presents.

By working with iRadar, you will have access to our market-leading integrated drone ecosystem that includes hardware, software, training, data analytics, mapping service and support.

Following is a non-exhaustive list of example applications that we can offer you the end-to-end solutions.
For professional aerial photography, you may consider:
A small drone with good resolution camera to do the aerial mapping
A flight mission planning software to plan and automate your flying routes
A high performance workstation with photogrammetry software to generate digital map and 3D spatial data
For precise land surveying that requires highly accurate data (in centimeter accuracy) to generate Class III survey-grade map, you may need:
A small drone with high resolution camera and RTK (real-time kinematic) module
A flight mission planning software to plan and automate your flying routes
A high performance workstation with photogrammetry software to generate digital map and 3D spatial data
For very fine inspection of complex structure, or the generation of high resolution digital terrain model, you may need:
A higher payload drone with onboard LIDAR
A flight mission planning software to plan and automate your flying routes
A high performance workstation with LIDAR processing software to generate digital map and 3D terrain models
LIDAR Vs. Photogrammetry
By using photogrammetry technique, we can now use a high resolution optical (RGB) camera to generate 3D maps and models. Why do we need LIDAR?
Price
In terms of price, LIDAR is much more expensive than normal camera. This is because LIDAR uses an active scanner while photogrammetry camera uses passive sensors (i.e. they rely on the ambient light as source of illumination).
Accuracy
Photogrammetry can be quite accurate under good contrast and lighting conditions. However, when the objects of interest are complex structures (e.g. towers, power lines, bearing under the bridge, tunnels, dense forest, etc.), LIDAR will be relatively easy to overcome the ambient conditions and external factors.
Your choice
Ultimately, you need to know the objective of your aerial mapping.
Are you doing stockpile measurements?
Photogrammetry will give accurate estimates at a fraction of the price you would do so with LIDAR.

Do you want to do your mapping in the dark?
LIDAR is your best option.

Do you want an accurate bare earth model or Digital Terrain Model of dense vegetation?
LIDAR is a better option because normal optical camera cannot penetrate vegetation.

Do you want to map complex structures such as power lines?
LIDAR will be the best choice, if you can afford it!
For inspection of details that are invisible to our naked eye but sensitive to temperature change, such as searching of people, inspection of solar panels or power lines, precision agriculture, etc., you may consider:
A higher payload drone with onboard thermal camera
A flight mission planning software to plan and automate your flying routes
A high performance workstation with thermal processing software to generate thermal imaging maps
For precision farming, crop management, land-use classification, nutrient estimation, disease detection, you may consider:
A higher payload drone with onboard multispectral camera
A flight mission planning software to plan and automate your flying routes
A high performance workstation with multispectral processing software to generate NDVI maps
For underground mapping, locating subsurface objects such as water/gas pipelines, and geological investigations, you may consider:
A higher payload drone with onboard GPR plug-in
A flight mission planning software to plan and automate your flying routes
A high performance workstation with GPR processing software to generate underground surface profiles or maps
For advanced microwave sensing, terrain mapping, 3D surface deformation mapping, disaster monitoring, you may consider:
A higher payload drone with onboard Imaging Radar (SAR)
A flight mission planning software to plan and automate your flying routes
A high performance workstation with SAR processing software to generate SAR imagery
If you are new in drone related operation, we can provide training for your pilot and offer one-stop service to assist you in mission planning, field operation and more.
Training Courses:
Drones for beginners
Aerial photography I
Aerial photography II
One-Stop Service:
Mission planning
On-site aerial mapping
Data processing and Report Generation
If you already have your own drone team, you may subscribe to our cloud-based analytics tools to get rid of the high operating costs of having high performance workstation, processing software tools, extremely high volume data storage device, and hiring technical team in the processing and data analysis.
Internal Drone Team/ outsource - one-stop service
One-Stop cloud-based platform for data processing, management and analytics
Are you passionate about Technology for a better tomorrow? We're hiring ! We are seeking people people who share the same passion to join us. Please send your resume to : hr@iradar.com.my