Meet Marlyn:
Re-defining Aerial Surveying.

Starting from €16,950 PPK-ready

Fly in the Toughest Winds, up to 45km/h

Surveyors deserve better than 30km/h wind limits. That's why with Marlyn you can take off, survey, and land comfortably in winds of up to 45km/h (28mph), more than any other survey drone.

Operate from Any 2x2m Area

Take off like a Helicopter and Fly like an Airplane. With Marlyn you can operate from anywhere and cover up to 150Ha (370 Acres) per flight. No more finding large clear areas for belly landing!

Engineered and manufactured in Europe

To ensure high-end quality and ethical trade standards, we believe in keeping things local. That’s why all of our Marlyns are designed, created, and assembled right here in the Netherlands.

How is Marlyn
helping surveyors?

Increased Efficiency

Take your data capture to the next level. Marlyn speeds up your data capture by surveying large areas up to 30x faster than traditional land surveying methods, and up to 10x faster than Multicopter drones.

Survey Anywhere

Small take-off areas? No problem, Marlyn only needs a 2x2m flat area to take off and land allowing you to be flexible in your operations. Easy backpack transport is also perfect for those heading off the beaten track.

Survey Any Time

With Marlyn 'no-go' days are turned into routine projects. You get the benefit of flying in wind conditions of up to 45km/h at ground level, and 55km/h at cruise altitude resulting in up to 30% more days per month.

Absolute Accuracy

Accuracy is king in the surveying world. Attain accuracies as low as 1cm with Sony’s 42MP, full-frame RX1RII combined with Septentrio’s PPK module, an Aerial surveying match made in heaven!

Cameras

Dedicated Survey Cameras

Marlyn’s cameras are modular, meaning they're swappable in minutes. A variety of RGB and specialty cameras are available to suit your project requirements.

Select from the available cameras to view dataset examples
RGB Camera
Lowest GSD:
0.85
Megapixel:
42.4
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Multispectral
Lowest GSD:
Megapixel:
1.2
5x
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Multispectral
Lowest GSD:
Megapixel:
3.2
5x
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How does Marlyn help you fly more?

Referencing localised weather data, Marlyn's Wind Benefit Calculator shows you how many more days in a year Marlyn can operate compared to competing products**
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On average,
Marlyn can operate:

259
Days
In the last 365 days on the selected location
160
Days More
Than a standard VTOL fixed-wing drone*

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There may be no data available for this location or the location was entered incorrectly.
Calculations based on climate model data provided by visualcrossing.com.
*In the past year, based on the average performance of competing products.
**Individual performance and results may vary.

Reduce time and cost with PPK.

With your integrated Septentrio PPK, you can quickly survey areas down to accuracies as low as 1cm without the time-consuming placing and use of Ground Control Points, and without the need for a constant data link between the aircraft and the ground.
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Get results easily with the right software.

Developed with ease of use and Data Quality in mind, your in-field operation software Navigator and geo-referencing Geotagger will allow you to get survey-quality data without all the hassle and inaccuracies typically associated with certain mapping drones.

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We’re here when you need us

Top to bottom we know our product.

When you speak to Atmos you’re speaking to one of Marlyn's engineers, not some 3rd party operator. With Marlyn, the best quality of support and a quick problem resolution becomes the normal state of play.

We have a global network of distributors.

We believe in ‘global reach with a local touch’. No matter if you find yourself in Indonesia, UK, Kuwait or Chile, we have a global reseller network on 6 continents with boots on the ground to give you the best local support.

Quality is our focus & mission.

We believe in smartly engineered no-nonsense solutions, where everything is focussed on giving the modern surveyor the tools they need to get the highest possible accuracy and quality. Don't settle for second best!

Technical
Specifications.

Operation
Take-off & landing area

2 x 2 m [7 x 7 ft ] required

Set-up time

5 minutes

Autonomous flight

Yes

Take-off and landing

Automatic

Emergency procedures

Automatic (configurable)

Cruise speed

65 km/h [40 mph]

Wind resistance

Take off: 45 km/h [28 mph] /

Cruise: 55 km/h [34 mph] /

Landing: 45 km/h [28 mph]

Max flight time

50 mins*

Pre-flight checklist

Integrated intelligent checklist in Atmos Navigator

Temperature range

-10°C - 40°C [14°F - 104°F]

GCPs

Not required with optional PPK module

Hardware
Drone Type
Hybrid (VTOL & fixed-wing)
Weight without payload
5.7kg (incl batteries)
Max payload weight
Up to 1 kg
Wingspan
1.6 m (detachable wings)
Built in safety lights
2 Navigation lights, 2 Anti-collision lights — 1km [0.6 miles] of visibility
Motors
4 electric motors
Telemetry module range
Default 7km LOS
Camera options
RGB (Sony RX1RII, A7C), Multispectral (Micasense RedEdge-MX, Altum)
Included accessories
Backpack, 2x battery sets, charger, remote control, Navigator modem, maintenance kit
Materials
Durable structural EPP with carbon fibre frame
Software
Atmos Navigator
Marlyn's flight planning and telemetry software
Atmos GeoTagger
Marlyn's geo-referencing software
Marlyn Update Center
Marlyn's firmware upload software
Operating system
Windows
Photogrammetry software
Compatible with Pix4D, Metashape, SimActive, and more
Input files
.KML, .KMZ, .GeoTIFF, .MBTiles, .WMTS
Updates
Free
* Depending on environmental conditions

Frequently Asked
Questions

Is Marlyn resistant to hacking during or before flight?
All Marlyn's radio modems are AES encrypted, which prevents other parties nearby sending commands to the Marlyn at any time that she is powered on.
What is the Visual Range of Marlyn? (operational visibility)
On a clear day, Marlyn has been tested to be visible with the naked eye at a range of approximately 2.5km. This figure varies with environmental conditions and sight range of the user.
In what languages do you offer support?
We provide manufacturer support in English directly from our engineering teams during European Business hours and also globally through our Distributor Network in local hours and languages.
With what base stations are you compatible?
Our (Septentrio) PPK module has full compatibility with all GNSS base stations that offer Rinex 2 / 3 or SBF formatted outputs. For other output formats, an intermediate conversion step is all that is needed. Most equipment suppliers will supply a conversion software for free online.
Do you provide custom sensor integrations?
Due to the requirements of a fixed-wing drone, it is not possible to quickly integrate custom sensors for single projects. However we always welcome the feedback of our users for new sensor integrations, so feel free to get in touch with your suggestions and we will be happy to investigate its feasibility for current releases..
Can I use my existing Sony/Micasense sensor in my Marlyn?
If your existing sensor is either MicaSense Altum, MicaSense RedEdge-MX, or Sony RX1RII, or Sony A7C, you can purchase a 'sensor-ready' payload module at an additional cost on top of the base price. Due to minor calibration differences between batches of each sensor, it is required to send your sensor to Atmos for integration into your unit to ensure the best accuracy results.
What is the lead time for delivery?
The expected delivery time for Marlyn is 4 weeks after receipt of first payment instalment, which is subject to change based on our order consignment. Please inform your Atmos representative or reseller if this is in conflict with your project schedule.
Which countries do you currently ship to?
We ship worldwide from the Netherlands or through our local distributors.
What is included with Marlyn’s bundle?
The main components are: Marlyn VTOL drone (ready to fly), sensor including lens and accessories, Navigator planning and ground control software (+ unlimited updates), protective transportation backpack, two sets of flight batteries and a dual battery charger, radio modem to connect your laptop/tablet with Marlyn, remote control, user manual and in-field maintenance kit.
Are you planning to integrate different sensors in the future?
We continuously improve our platform through different R&D projects based on the feedback we get from the customers. Additional payloads, such as a LiDAR sensor or more cameras are currently in development (will be integrated in the future depending on the demand). Let us know if you have any specific preferences!
Can I plan more than one mission in the same flight?
Yes. It is possible to plan a large area, then 'start from previous' after landing and replacing the batteries.
What are the maintenance requirements?
Every 50 hrs. of flight time, superficial checks on the propellers, bodywork, and moving parts are required, which can be easily performed by the user. Periodic inspections can also be done by Atmos’ engineers by sending us the flight data at regular intervals. Every 100hrs the aircraft is required to be serviced by Atmos’ engineers. This can be adjusted by sending our engineers your information on the flight data as we may determine that the 100hrs check is unnecessary.
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