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LMC Laser Methane Copter (Sensor)

LMC Laser Methane Copter (Sensor)


LMC – Laser Methane Copter Sensor for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles:

new LMC sensor unit

This is the world’s first sensor for UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) to detect and measure methane gas.

From production through processing and transmission, to distribution; an impressive number of applications can be realized with the new Laser Methane Copter (LMC).

Applications are line, tank and asset inspections, landfill emission monitoring, and surveys in difficult to access areas that previously required scaffolding. The booming LNG and the shale gas industries are other markets with huge opportunities for leak detection services with the LMC sensor.

The LMC sensor is designed to fit on a large variety of UAVs / drones. The base for the sensor is our proven Laser Methane mini instrument. The additional on-board LMC data grabber records the flown track together with the gas concentration in ppm*m. The data is available for reporting immediately following the flight and can be easily exported in a comprehensive leak survey report.

Rental units for system validation and for integration purposes are available in a limited number. Together with a network of UAV providers, we also provide inspection services.

Microdrone LMC aerial shot

  • Tracks the inspected route with coordinates and gas concentration
  • Independent system
  • Immediately usable with almost every UAV with payload capabilities >1.5 lbs.
  • Easy data export for reporting

Please contact us for your individual application.

LMC – Laser Methane Copter at a glance:

Target Gas

Methane (CH4) and methane-containing gases (natural gas and similar)

Detection Unit


Detection Limits

1 ~ 50,000 ppm*m

Detection Speed

0.1 seconds


1.5 ft. – 100 ft. / 0.5 – 30 meters

Weight (gas sensor incl. data grabber)

approx. 635 gram / 1.4 lbs

Operating Time

approx. 5 hours

Max. Wind Speed

10 mps

Operating Temperature

-1.4°F – 120°F / -17°C – 50°C

Operating Humidity

30 – 90 % (no dew condensation)

Specifications subject to change without notice.


LMC kit-sml image cropped

Contact us for more details.

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