PPK for manned aircraft

  • Take on larger jobs than drones

  • With greater agility and economy than commercial manned systems

  • Pre-configured payloads and workflows

The gap between enterprise systems and drones

Klau Geomatics systems and aircraft hit the ‘sweet spot’

Drones have brought aerial mapping into vogue, but there is a point of scale where they become very inefficient and costly.
Traditional manned aerial surveys have high capital costs and operational costs, and are cost effective only on very large scale.
Aerial mapping from a light aircraft with a Klau Geomatics solution is the sweet spot for many aerial capture requirements.
KlauPPK Phantom4Pro


There is a level of complexity in setting up an aircraft for aerial mapping.

Mounting sensors on an aircraft requires certification.

Flight management is required to plan and fly the mission and trigger sensors.

Direct Georeferencing is required to enable efficient accurate data capture.

Processing and data delivery is another bottleneck.


Klau Geomatics brings the sensors, certified installation, flight management, positioning, data processing and data delivery together in an end to end solution.

Pilots and surveyors are not necessarily integrators. We do that. You do what you best, or do it even better, with a reliable acquisition system.

We can help with data processing, analytics and visual web delivery via 4DMapper. 

The KlauPPK Manned Aircraft 7700C

Accurate georeferencing with connectivity to FMS, IMUs and Sensors

The Klau Geomatics positioning system is at the heart of  every payload, the key to integration and accuracy.
  • NovAtel 7 Series GNSS with connectivity to various IMUs
  • Sync and log IMUs, LiDAR, DSLR and PhaseOne cameras, Multispectral, Hyperspectral, Geophysical sensors
  • Send PPS, NMEA position stream and event marks to sensors and flight management systems
  • time or distance camera triggering
  • Supports PPK and ‘no-base-station’ PPP/PPK accuracy, real time or post processed
  • rugged enclosure, 160 x 80 x 50, 420g
  • outputs for FMS, NMEA, PPS
  • supports PPK, PPP NRT and PPP RT
KlauPPK Phantom4Pro

Built on a NovAtel 7700 board receiving full constellation data, logging at 20Hz. This is industry-leading technology at the core of our KlauPPK hardware, with advanced interference mitigation, military spec, tested over millions of hours.

A complete end to end solution

We can build the manned aerial system to meet your needs including:
  • mission planning and flight management
  • precise georeferencing
  • aerial cameras and LiDAR sensors
  • aircraft pods and aircraft
  • not to mention software for planning, acquisition, georeferencing, photogrammetry and 4D data delivery.

Configure your Klau Geomatics system.

Contact us to discuss a system
for your requirements.