Drone Operations

Drone Operations

With full Permission for Commercial Operations from the CAA for both multi-rotor and fixed-wing drones, including operations during the nighttime and reduced clearances for taking off and landing, we can help your business become more efficient and safer by significantly cutting down the time and risks associated with traditional surveying methods. Our drones do all the work while we are safely on the ground, without having to work at height or walk all over the site, which could have uneven and rough terrain.

Traditional surveying tools require repositioning, which is tedious, repetitive and time consuming. With our RTK-equipped UAVs we can cover more ground much faster and efficiently, all while integrating with your ground control points and checkpoints, helping you assess the data with improved accuracy when producing your topographic report.

Our software will output orthomosaics, digital terrain models, digital surface models, elevation maps, plant health reports, thermal reports (if we use a thermal camera), 3D models and point clouds, all of them in a variety of formats and standards, like GeoTIFF, shapefiles, GeoJSON annotations, .obj, .las, WGS84, etc. This allows you to improve the efficiency your current workflow by importing them into your BIM application of choice (Autodesk Revit, for example).

With regular inspections, we can help you have constantly updated maps, models and projects and with our implementation of Machine Learning. With this we can spot and identify plant species, types of different objects and spot variations over time easily and quickly to detect problems like erosion, stockpile volume differentials, etc..

3D mapping is a critical technology for the preservation and restoration of listed and historic buildings by creating a computer model of the exact appearance at a point in time. We can produce detailed results suitable for 3D printing, to speed up the restoration process at lower costs. We can scan and map both outdoors and indoors, depending on its size and available space; this is especially important for buildings with intricate ceilings.

We are one of the very few companies that offer aquatic inspections, ideal for scenarios in which you have structures under water, like bridge supports or dams, that would usually require an expensive team of specialised scuba divers to inspect. Our aquatic drone can go down to 100 metres in depth to give you a totally different point of view of your structures.

We work safely from the ground, sending the drone to get the job done, without needing any cumbersome scaffolding or cherry pickers. By using UAVs we produce results much faster, safer, accurately, and with reduced costs, since no employees have to work at height and we cover more area than by traditional methods, all while eliminating human error in calculations.

To help minimise risks even further, our UAVs have cameras with 30x optical zoom that can be mounted on the top or the bottom, depending on the projects requirements. This allows us to fly further away from dangerous objects, like power lines, and still produce highly detailed results.

Our fleet of RTK-equipped drones with high-resolution cameras produce thorough roof inspection reports with 99.4% accuracy and are available in different formats, which allow full integration with DXF and CAD, as well as video and photographic evidence. The report includes the full geometry of the roof: slopes, measurements, gradients, etc. With continued inspections of the same roof over time, we can keep track side by side of the roof’s progress.

We can increase your productivity and efficiency with our specialist inspections with thermal and multispectral sensors, that capture much more data than the traditional photographic sensor or the naked eye.

Our industry-leading thermal camera has very impressive specifications, with a sensitivity (NEDT) of <50 mk @ f/1.0 and a resolution of 640 x 512. What these specifications mean to you is that we will deliver blur-free, high-resolution thermal video and images, so you can assess the results without having to guess what is it that you are looking at.

Thermal efficiency reports are critical to a wide range of sectors: Planning, Facilities Management, Insurance, Farming, Oil and Gas, Solar Energy, Farming, etc. By accurately identifying hot/cold spots with our thermal camera, you will be able to visualise the location of potential leaks in roof or pipelines, damages to solar panels, energy efficiency of your building or drainage issues in your land.

Unlike manned aircraft or satellites, which usually take days or weeks to schedule at high expense, our drones produce a high-resolution map of your field in minutes at much lower cost, when you need it the most, like in the case of a disease or an invasive species. This fast deployment and turnaround with real-time visualisation can help your business prevent a small problem becoming exponentially worse.

Our cutting-edge drones with agriculture-oriented multispectral and thermal camera sensors, and state-of-the-art Software, analyse the light reflection of the plants to easily assess crop variability and problematic areas your field. Once this geotagged map is produced, it can be used to ground truth the findings by pinpointing the areas of the field that need further inspection.

By integrating our aerial imagery with Agremo, we can produce a report that will help you make more informed decisions, by being able to count plants, detect diseases, spot weeds, estimate flowering and much more. Our results can also be fully integrated into your current workflow and applications.

In the case of a major weather event, our UAVs can quantify the damage quickly in order to mitigate loss, which will help your insurance adjusters to evaluate and inspect your field to offer you a more accurate, and usually higher, loss percentage.

Mapping the same field over time will give you the ability to track the crop’s development, identify patterns and visualise plant health during the growing season, as well as helping you prepare for the next season.

After the growing season is over, our drones can improve and optimise the irrigation systems and drainage tiles of your field by producing a bare earth map and identifying which areas are wetter, and therefore draining slower, than others. Before planting, mapping bare earth is also useful to identify weeds and pests, so you can tackle them be confident that your plants have the best chance to grow healthy.

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