HEIGHT technologies has it’s unique 6-in-one mapping solution. This so called Hélicéo solution designs and produces drone mapping and innovative measuring tools for surveyors, topographers, and cartographers, using professional L1/L2 RTK technology. Specializing in geomatics, the company offers comprehensive solutions for aerial, terrestrial and bathymetric cartography for 3D georeferenced mapping. Fully automated, Hélicéo’s products include VTOL airplanes, multirotors and aquatic equipment, as well as other terrestrial photogrammetry device. All of these products use one of a kind DroneBox technology: a modular “Plug and Play” core which works with all Hélicéo’s products, thus reducing hardware investment.
Plug & Play:
The DroneBox connector was designed to adapt to all our mapping products. The DroneBox can easily be connected from one device to another with no fuss.
With DroneBox you have access to six different products and applications. From terrestrial survey through bathymetry to aerial survey.
Your mission is complete – how do you recover the flight data (photographs, logs, GNSS data)? Just plug the DroneBox into your computer using a USB cable.
|DroneBox Slim||DroneBox RTK|
|GNSS Accuracy||1.0m to 3.0m||0.025 m|
|Avionic system||Inertial unit/altimetre
|Navigation on a curved path||Yes||Yes|
|Change of mission during flight||Yes||Yes|
|Creating an orthophoto path from a mission perimeter||Yes||Yes|
The FoxyWalk carries the DroneBox RTK and is usable in backpack mode or with a GNSS rover. It is collapsible, with weight and dimensions for easy transport and quick storage. The FoxyWalk is also compatible with a 360 ° prism for total robotic station.
Thanks to DroneBox RTK and a 20 to 24 megapixel HD sensor, each photo may be georeferenced with precision and a high density acquisition of several million points may be achieved.
Survey your sites 3 times faster than a conventional GPS rover thanks to movement planning with automatic photo shooting using GNSS positioning (optionally semi-automatic or manual).
|Sensor: HD digital sensor with 20 or 24 megapixels|
|Receiver: Trimble RTK GNSS receiver with geodesic georeferencing|
|Movement planning with automatic photo shooting using GNSS positioning (optionally semi-automatic or manual)|
|Operator movement control with tablet|
|Compatible with a 360 ° prism for total robotic station|
|Collapsible with weight and dimension for easy transport and quick storage|
|Data compatible with the Hélicéo photogrammetry chain and Pix4D|
|Deliverables: point clouds, facade orthophotos, line-route maps|
|Data compatible with the HélicéoCloud consultation and storage platform|
|Foxy Walk may be used with a backpack or GPS rover.|
The Fox4 is a highly functional drone that may be deployed in less than 5 min. It can scan up to 1,5km² in one flight, therefore it is ideal for small-scale surveys.
Small & portable:
Weighing only 4 kg with removable blades and folding arms and feet, Fox4 is very easy to transport.
Choice of flight mode:
Fox4 is simple to handle manually for inspection missions, but can also be used in automatic mode for larger scale missions.
Fly with LiDAR System and Photogrammetric System
Thanks to the “Hconnect” universal connection development, the SuperFox6 is compatible with the LiDAR and Photogrammetric Systems designed by Hélicéo. Choose, fix and fly, it’s as simple as that.
LiDAR and photogrammetric drone surveyor:
The SuperFox6 drone is fully automated and has an endurance of 43 minutes. It can carry out a wide variety of topographic surveys. The SuperFox6 drone surveyor is designed for large photogrammetric missions. It is also compatible with the new Hélicéo LiDAR System.
Hélicéo drones are known for their exceptional wind resistance. The SuperFox6 further pushes the limits of the exercise with 55 Km / h of wind resistance. With a new engine power generation offering a 20% increase in wind resistance, it is even more powerful. It allows you to fly in extreme conditions for more mission opportunities.
In order to save you even more time during your missions, Hélicéo designed the Trimble RTK Drone Box and the HASK software. They allow you to break free from the time-consuming stage of target positioning in the field. The HASK and the DroneBox allow you to achieve a 3 cm accuracy in X and Y and 5 cm in Z.
|Vehicle type||multirotor drone||multirotor drone|
|Thrust||4 blades and brushless motors||6 blades and brushless motors|
|Max takeoff weight||5kg max||10kg max|
|Battery life with load||Up to 25 Min||Up to 43 Min|
|Gimbal||2-axis gyroscope||2-axis gyroscope|
|Max speed||50km/h (31 mph)||50km/h (31 mph)|
|Wind resistance||50km/h (31 mph)||55km/h (31 mph)|
|Mission speed||30km/h (18 mph)||30km/h (18 mph)|
|Control distance||2 km||10 km|
|Scan surface||Up to 20 ha (49 acres)||Up to 150 ha (370 acres)|
|Materials||Carbon||Aeronautical Carbon and Aluminum|
Easy to transport and deploy on site thanks to its detachable wings, Fusion is a compact and very comprehensive tool. Its low-speed aerodynamic profile allows you to take photos without blurring.
Thanks to RTK technology and a 16 megapixel sensor, each photo may be georeferenced with precision, allowing a high density acquisition of millions of points to be achieved.
Vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL):
A major innovation in UAV durability, Fusion has no need for a runway. It can take off from an area with limited space and land safely in a difficult environment.
Vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL):
A major innovation in UAV durability, FoxyPro has no need for a runway. It can take off from an area with limited space and land safely in a difficult environment.
Thanks to the DroneBox RTK and a 24 megapixel sensor, each photo may be georeferenced with precision, allowing a high density acquisition of millions of points.
Large scale missions:
Featuring over an hour of battery life, FoxyPro is capable of mapping up to 400 ha (988 acres) in a single flight. Perfect for missions involving several dozen hectares.
|Vehicle type||VTOL airplane||VTOL airplane|
|Takeoff and landing||Vertical (VTOL)||Vertical (VTOL)|
|Thrust||5 blades and brushless motors||5 blades and brushless motors|
|Max takeoff weight||5,5kg max||11kg max|
|Battery life with load||60 Min||60 minutes|
|Max speed||120km/h (75 mph)||120km/h (75 mph)|
|Wind resistance in-flight (gusts):||50km/h (31 mph)||50km/h (31 mph)|
|Mission speed||47km/u to 70km/h||60km/h (37 mph)|
|Scan surface||100 ha (247 acres) to 300 ha (741 acres)||100 ha (247 acres) to 300 ha (741 acres)|
Thanks to the different sensor choices we offer (echo sounder, 16 or 32 beams LiDAR, multiparameter probe, SONAR Side Scan), you can acquire mesh data from just a few centimeters up to a meter.
With a weight of 6,8 kg and reduced set-up time, SuperBathy requires only one operator (instead of the traditional 2 or 3 operators) and may be operated directly from the bank.
With manual and automatic steering, SuperBathy helps you survey your sites 10 times faster than with a boat.
SuperBathy not only helps in monitoring ports, marinas, sea areas, rivers, creeks, lakes and ponds or lagoons but also helps to identify critical areas or dangerous objects for navigation. Finally, it allows periodic monitoring of siltation and supervision of marine sites by performing calculations of cubatures and editing DTMs (Digital Terrain Models).
|Navigation||Fully autonomous (or manual)|
|Deployment time||Less than 10 minutes|
|Endurance||Up to 10 hours|
|Cruise speed||1.0 to 2.0 m/s typical (3.9 knots)|
|Maximum speed||2.5 m/s (4.9 knots)|
|Crossing distance||Up to 18 linear km (9.7 mi)|
|Temperature range||10°C to 45°C (air)|
|Materials||EPP foam, Composite structure|
|Dimensions||820mm x 1130mm x 755mm|
|Weight c/w standard echo-sounder||6,8 kg|
|Motors||• 2 underwater engines by float (Standard floats)
• 4 underwater engines by float (Super floats)
• Aerial Propulsion
|Batteries||2 Lithium Polymere|
|Remote||2.4 GHz and other (ask us)|
|Telemetry||433-868-933 Mhz and other (ask us)|
|Video (FPV)||5.8 GHz and other (ask us)|
|Typical surveying area (1.6 m/s)||18 ha/h (45 acres/h)|
|Software||Mission planning (HASK – Planner)
GNSS Processing (HASK – Geoprocessor)
|Output data||Latitude, Longitude, Altitude – WGS 84|
|Mono-frequency decimetre echo sounder||
|Mono-frequency centimetre echo sounder||
|Bi-frequency echo sounder||
Thanks to a unique algorithm, HASK GeoProcessor provide high accuracy data georeferencing.
HASK GeoProcessor is designed to work with all Hélicéo’s products: all vectors and both DroneBox Slim and RTK.
A simple interface, fast and easy to use.
|Advantages of HASK GeoProcessor||Without||With HASK GeoProcessor|
|With 1 GCP||XY : 5 cm / Z : 10 cm||XY : 2-3 cm / Z : 5 cm|
|GCP-Free||XY : 10 cm / Z : 30 cm||XY : 5 cm / Z : 8-10 cm|
The output of the software is a file with the position of each measure acquired by the sensor.
This file is compatible with different processing software such as Pix4D or MicMac.
RTK LiDAR system:
Developed by Hélicéo for the topography market, the 16-beam (H16) and 32-beam (H32) LiDAR Systems incorporate the industry’s best components for LiDAR head, RTK geo positioning and inertial tracking. After 4 years experience with Trimble GNSS RTK cards, Hélicéo naturally turned to Trimble Applanix cards as well as the Trimble PostPack and RealWorks software suite.
Speed of data acquisition:
The measurement by LiDAR is direct and does not require post-processing. The sensor can survey until 300,000 points per second and thus cover up to 50ha (123 acres) in a single flight.
LiDAR technology can be embedded easily on a drone thanks to its light weight.
High precision data:
The laser data are accurate to a few centimeters.
This system is integrated with drone multi-rotor Fox6 from the Hélicéo range of products.
|Fox6 LiDAR Package|
|Number of lasers||16 single beams and dual echo|
|Measurement||Range up to 100m|
|Field of view||360° (Horizontal) / 30° (Vertical)|
|Rate||Single Return Mode: -300,000 points / sec
Dual Return Mode: -600,000 points / sec
|Protection||IP67 (Dust and Water)|
|IMU||Roll & Pitch 0.025° PPK|
|Typical scanning area||Up to 50 ha (123 acres)|
|Mission planning||HASK – Planner|
|GNSS processing||POSPac MMS and HASK Geoprocessor|
|Output||Georeferenced point cloud (.XYZ, .LAS, .LAZ)|
|Point cloud processing||Trimble RealWorks|