Nextcore Lumos UAV LiDAR deployed for Power Line Surveys

First commercial deployment for Lumos new generation UAV LiDAR

Newcastle, Australia, October 28th 2021 – Nextcore’s Lumos next generation UAV LiDAR has achieved a first commercial deployment, with Australia’s Secure Energy.


Lumos will be used to conduct high detail surveys of powerlines in Australia, enabling drone-based surveys on a new 700km transmission line extending from Wagga Wagga in New South Wales state to the South Australia state border, part of TransGrid’s EnergyConnect project and part of Australia’s renewable energy transition.

 Lumos provides exceptional precision and accuracy from high up”, said Ashley Cox, COO at Nextcore. “Lumos delivers an RMS of 30mm at heights of up to 120 metres and fits most popular UAVs, making it ideal for survey of remote transmission lines.”

Lumos will be used for survey while the line is built, improving safety for Secure Energy staff working in remote and dangerous conditions, with significant cost savings compared to traditional survey methods. 

Secure Energy is the joint venture of Elecnor, a leading European construction and operation company, and Clough Group, an Australian company delivering sustainable high performing assets for the infrastructure, resources and energy industries.


About Nextcore

Nextcore builds survey-grade LiDAR systems for UAVs and drones. Built for simplicity and tested for durability, Nextcore LiDAR systems are ideal for assessment and surveys of power lines, steep terrain, highly vegetated areas, limited access environments and more.

Nextcore is a business of Maestrano Group plc (LON: MNO).


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