CHCNAV AlphaAir 10 Advanced Aerial LiDAR System

CHCNAV AlphaAir 10 Advanced Aerial LiDAR System

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The AlphaAir 10 (or AA10) aerial LiDAR system from CHC Navigation is an advanced surveying solution that seamlessly integrates LiDAR and RGB sensors to meet the needs of UAV LiDAR mapping and drone photogrammetry professionals.



Leveraging CHCNAV’s cutting-edge LiDAR technology, the AlphaAir 10 (AA10) flawlessly integrates high-precision LiDAR, accurate GNSS positioning, IMU orientation, and an industrial-grade full-frame orthophoto camera. Combined with CHCNAV point cloud and image fusion modeling software, the AA10 provides a survey-grade, efficient, and cost-effective approach to 3D data acquisition and processing.

The AA10 Airborne LiDAR + RGB System accelerates accurate 3D data collection within a single mission and simplifies the process of capturing 3D reality through a streamlined workflow.

The AlphaAir 10 utilizes a high-precision navigation algorithm, in conjunction with the CHCNAV scanner, to provide 5 mm repeated range accuracy and achieve exceptional absolute precision in the 2 to 5 cm range, even in complex environments. With the capability of long-range measurements up to 800 m, rapid scanning at 500,000 points per second, and a continuously rotating mirror that enables scanning speeds of 250 scans per second, the AA10 enhances the detail of aerial mapping operations.

The AA10 accelerates the creation of mesh models by generating high-quality point clouds. Powered by a 45 MP orthographic internal camera, the system provides high-resolution image mapping textures for efficient 3D model reconstruction with realistic point cloud colorization. In addition, the AA10 supports automated reality capture and real-time data visualization accessible directly from the UAV controller, enabling informed decision-making throughout the survey operation. Complementing the solution, CoPre and CoProcess software suite streamline post-processing and feature extraction with an easy-to-use and efficient data workflow.

Leveraging advanced multi-target capabilities, the AA10 features up to 8 target echoes, enhancing its ability to penetrate dense vegetation. This feature allows the system to effectively acquire ground surfaces, resulting in accurate Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) and Digital Surface Models (DSMs), even in challenging environments with dense vegetation.

The AA10 LiDAR system is impressively lightweight and compact, weighing just 1.55 kg, and provides a 30-minute operating time when integrated with drones such as the DJI M350. The installation process is simplified with AlphaPort’s convenient one-click connection to the UAV’s power source. The AA10 is also IP64-rated to ensure the system’s resilience, allowing it to deliver consistent, reliable performance in varying operating conditions.


  • 5 mm repeated range accuracy
  • Achieves exceptional absolute precision in the 2 to 5 cm range, even in complex environments
  • Capable of long-range measurements (up to 800 m)
  • Rapid scanning at 500,000 points per second
  • Powered by a 45 MP orthographic internal camera
  • Supports real-time data visualization accessible directly from the UAV controller
  • All-in-one software suite allows for efficient data workflow
  • Features up to 8 target echoes for enhanced penetration of dense vegetation
  • Impressively lightweight and compact (weighing just 1.55 kg)
  • Easy installation with AlphaPort’s convenient one-click connection

Technical Support

General System Performance
Absolute Hz Accuracy:2 cm ~ 5 cm RMS
Absolute Z Accuracy:2 cm ~ 5 cm RMS
Weight of Instrument:1.55 kg
Dimensions of Instrument:210 mm x 112 mm x 131 mm
Data Storage:512 G*2
Coping Speed:80 Mb/s
Laser Scanner
Laser Product Classification:Class 1 (in accordance with IEC 60825-1:2014)
Laser Pulse Repetition Rate (PRR):100 kHz, 300 kHz, 500 kHz
Max. Measuring Range @ρ >20%:400 m (100 kHz), 275 m (300 kHz), 215 m (500 kHz)
Max. Measuring Range @ρ >80%:800 m (100 kHz), 480 m (300 kHz), 280 m (500 kHz)
Max. Operating Flight Altitude AGL @ρ >20%:317 m (100 kHz), 218 m (300 kHz), 170 m (500 kHz)
Laser Divergence Angle:0.032°
Minimum Range:10 m
Accuracy:15 mm (1σ, @150m)
Precision:5 mm (1σ, @150m)
Field of View:75°
Max. Effective Measurement Rate:500 000 measurements/sec
Scan Speed (selectable):50 ~ 250 scans/sec
Max. Number of Return Pulses:Up to 8
Angular Resolution:0.001°
Positioning & Orientation System
GPS:L1, L2, L5
BeiDou:B1, B2, B3
Galileo:E1, E5a, E5b
IMU Update Rate:500 Hz
Attitude Accuracy:0.006° RMS pitch/roll, 0.019° RMS heading (after post-processing)
Position Accuracy:0.010 m RMS horizontal, 0.020 m RMS vertical (after post-processing)
Imaging System
Resolution:45 MP
Focal Length:21 mm
Sensor Size:36 × 24 mm
Pixel Size:4.4 μm
Min. Interval:1 s
FOV:81.2° × 59.5°
Operating temperature:-20°C to +50°C
Storage temperature:-20°C to +60°C
IP rating:IP64
Humidity:80%, non-condensing (operating)
Input Voltage:DC 24 V (13 ~ 27 V)
Power Consumption:40 W
Power Source:UAV battery or Skyport (DJI M300/M350)



The AlphaAir 10 advanced aerial LiDAR system from CHCNAV is available through Canal Geomatics. If you would like more information about this product, please feel free to get in touch with us by completing the Request Pricing form.