YellowScan Navigator Bathymetric & Topographic LiDAR

Payload offering simultaneous land and underwater topography for surveying shorelines, rivers, or ponds with ease

Product Details

The YellowScan Navigator is an innovative bathymetric LiDAR solution for mapping water surface and underwater topography with a single-button operation. Its compact design allows for operating on various UAV platforms without compromising water penetration. 

What is airborne topo-bathymetric LiDAR?

  • This sensor uses LiDAR to measure the ground surface above AND below a water surface.

How far can it go under the water?

  • The Navigator measures to two times the Secchi depth.
    • The Secchi depth is a measurement of how deep you can physically see, varying greatly based on the water quality. For example, if you can see to a depth of 6 feet, the Navigator will measure the bottom down to approximately 12 feet.

Comparison to the Phoenix LiDAR Systems HydroRANGER

  • The Navigator, with a weight of only 3.7 kg (8.15 lbs), is one, if not the only, commercial airborne topo-bathymetric LiDAR system that you can fly on a UAV and stay under the FAA Part 107 55lb weight limit
  • The Navigator's scanner field-of-view is 44 degrees compared to the HydroRANGER's 40 degrees
  • The nominal ocular hazard distance for the Navigator is 25m compared to 15m for the HydroRANGER
  • The HydroRANGER requires power from an aircraft, whereas the Navigator has an autonomy of approximately 45 minutes
  • The Navigator costs approximately 2.5 times less than other competitor's drones

Key Differentiators:

  • Topography & water mapping
  • Easy to use and process
  • Safe operational range


  • YellowScan Navigator
  • Rugged pelicase
  • 2 Batteries
  • UAV GNSS antenna and cable
  • 2 USB flash drives
  • Documentation
  • Laser Safety Goggles


  • 1-year unlimited technical support
  • 1-year warranty
  • In-person training available


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