The news at Commercial UAV Expo Americas was not limited to new UAVs, but also included the sensor makers, who brought their latest lidars, cameras and other technology. Lidar makers YellowScan launched a new mid-range lidar sensor, which attendees got the first peek at during the “Beyond the Cage” flying demonstrations on the first day of the expo, when it was showcased on Skyfront's Perimeter 8 hybrid multirotor drone. YellowScan’s new Explorer lidar is meant to be a versatile choice that is light enough to be mounted on a UAS platform but also has the resolution and speed to be mounted on manned aircraft. 

We spoke with Cliff Holle, Business Development/General Manager at YellowScan to learn more about Explorer and the rest of their lidar portfolio.

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