Advanced drones that survey, search, inspect, monitor, secure, respond.

As industries continue to evolve in an increasingly digital world, the time to adopt drone technology is now. Our advanced drone solutions offer a powerful means to boost operational efficiency, enhance safety measures, and gather accurate data for precise decision-making. By transforming tasks such as inspections, mapping, and surveillance into automated processes, we minimize human error and maximize productivity. These capabilities lead to lower downtime, improved planning, and a secure work environment, proving instrumental in future-proofing your operations.

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Applications

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Imaging

Use stabilized high-resolution cameras to capture detailed aerial images and videos for direct use or post-processing including integration with thermal or multispectral data.

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Surveying

Deploy advanced sensors like LIDAR and photogrammetric techniques to collect topographical and environmental data for terrain analysis.

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Mapping

Combine GPS data and imagery to create detailed orthomosaic maps and 3D models, essential for urban planning, agricultural management, or geological studies.

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Inspection

High-resolution, infrared, and ultrasonic sensors remotely assess structural integrity and detect maintenance needs in hard-to-reach infrastructure or hazardous sites.

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Monitoring

Leverage real-time video feeds and advanced sensor data to continually track changes or incidents in environments or industrial processes.

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Transport

Deliver goods in urban congestion or remote locations with autonomous navigation, payload management, and efficient routing.

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Surveillance

Conduct security operations and real-time threat response with high-zoom, thermal cameras, facial recognition and object-tracking tools.

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Search & Rescue

Drones with thermal imaging, optical zoom, and location broadcasting capabilities help locate victims in emergencies and reduce response times.

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Disaster Management

Respond, aid, and recover from disasters through rapid damage assessment, efficient resource allocation, swift medical support, and strategic reconstruction planning.

By Industry

Energy

Perform inspections of geographically dispersed utility sites, assets, and systems with fewer worker-hours in hazardous conditions and lower costs per unit in multiple energy sectors.

  • Grid Management - Automate the inspection of device and structural integrity across high-voltage lines and transmission towers without pausing operations and manual climbing.
  • Solar - Conduct site surveys at a fraction of the cost of using manned helicopters. Use thermography to detect cell malfunction, shading, module degradation, and electrical issues.
  • Wind - Inspect turbines remotely to identify blade damage with less downtime. Asses wind resource at specific heights and locations to optimize farm design and energy production.
  • Hydrogen - Conduct accurate detection of leaks in electrolyzers, storage vessels, and distribution conduits to enact proactive measures towards optimal system efficiency and safety.

Benefits for electric utilities, transmission and distribution system operators, and renewable energy providers.

  • Use data to make informed decisions about asset life-cycle management, new infrastructure development, and resource allocation.
  • Find opportunities to lower insurance premiums and liability costs involved with operating energy utilities.
  • Demonstrate know-how for adopting innovative technologies to improve operations and outcomes to prospective investors.

Infrastructure & Transportation

Reduce construction and operating costs while ensuring worker safety for transport and civil infrastructure.

  • Roads - Perform topographic and orthomosaic map analysis to identify elevation changes and drainage points during route planning, monitor construction with aerial maps and video, survey bridges and tunnels in challenging terrain.
  • Rail - Use precise digital terrain models to plan, construct, and maintain linear rail infrastructure. Frequently inspect track conditions to detect anomalies including hard-to-reach bridges prone to greater maintenance needs.
  • Port Logistics - Support efficient cargo and seaport logistics through large-area aerial monitoring of sea traffic. Perform surveillance and inspection using automated routes to ensure safety, security, and emergency response.
  • Dams - Regular inspection and surveillance schedules to identify cracks, potential leaks, water levels, flow rates, and integrity issues in multiple areas including downstream, the crest, spillway systems, and power systems.

Benefits for electric utilities, transmission and distribution system operators, and renewable energy providers.

  • Use data to make important decisions on maintenance, repair, and upgrades to prolong the life of infrastructure.
  • Improve the public's perception and support for infrastructure through efficiency gains and faster completion times.
  • Fewer worker injuries and accidents reduce the insurance costs and increase project viability.

Environment

Monitor air quality, forests, water bodies, and wildlife across thousands of hectares for impacts of human and industrial activity on environmental and biological ecosystems.

  • Climate Monitoring - Real-time monitoring and data collection of greenhouse gas, atmospheric pollutants, temperature, humidity, snow, ice cover, sea levels and coastal erosion to enhance climate models and forecasts.
  • Glacial Monitoring - Support climate research efforts using aerial LiDAR and radar to calculate changes in glacial thickness and sub-surface structures of glaciers in remote, difficult to reach geographies.
  • Wildfire Management - Use thermal sensors and aerial surveillance for continual monitoring of wildfire-prone areas, hotspot identification, active fire progression tracking, and assessing recovery and restoration measures.
  • Conservation and Biodiversity - Deploy remote monitoring of wildlife habitats, migration patterns, population counts and anti-poaching operations in inaccessible areas. Increase scale and efficiency of conservation and restoration projects.

Benefits for ecological research and companies pursuing sustainable practices when operating in natural environments.

  • Monitor environmental conditions with fewer resources than ground surveys, manned aircraft, and wildlife tagging.
  • Assess disasters and industrial hazards without placing human operators at risk.
  • Track, monitor, and study wildlife without intruding on or disturbing animal habitats.
  • Conduct data capture and monitoring at the scales required for ecological system analysis.

Oil & Gas

High quality, consistent, and cost-effective data collection with minimal downtime.

  • Exploration - Survey to build geological and aeromagnetic maps to inform site selection, well placement, access roads, other infrastructure for an extraction site.
  • Pipeline Construction - Create digital terrain models for route planning. Monitor build progress, quality control, and compliance. Transport equipment and materials across difficult terrain or to remote places.
  • Pipeline Management - Remotely monitor pipelines and equipment across hundreds of km using specialized cameras and sensors to detect leaks, hotspots, corrosion, sabotage, theft, and other anomalies.
  • Downstream - Monitoring storage tanks, processing units, flare stacks, and cooling towers. RFID enabled drones can track containers, tanks, and stockpiles safely with less manual labor.
  • Security & Safety - Automated, 24x7 security patrols of perimeters and right of use corridors to assess damage, reduce response times, and deliver essential equipment and emergency medical supplies.

Benefits for oil and gas operators across upstream exploration and production activities along with downstream processing.

  • Minimize accident, injury, and fatality risk by reducing personnel exposure to hazardous or remote areas.
  • Conduct faster inspections, maintenance, and repairs to avoid multi-day shut downs involved with traditional operations.
  • Demonstrate environmental stewardship by monitoring for leaks, emissions, and impacts on vegetation and water bodies.

Mining

Improve safety and efficiency across land, open-pit, and underground mine and quarry operations.

  • Land Surveying - Scout topography across hectares of difficult to reach terrain. Assess elevation, slopes, and contours to quantify volumes. Identify outcrops that indicate possible mineral deposits.
  • Mine Design - Use visual geospatial maps to determine optimal locations for pits, waste dumps, processing plants, haul roads, blast sites, watershed and drainage, and floor flows.
  • Safety - Transmit live video for situational awareness and inspection of hazardous areas. Use thermal and chemical sensors to identify fires, gas leaks, air and water quality, and missing personnel.
  • Security - Secure mining site and assets using automated day and night flight schedules for pre-defined perimeters and large area surveillance.
  • Stockpile Management - Build digital models and orthoimagery using low altitude capture to calculate changes in active reserve volume and ore content, weight, and grade.

Benefits for companies for underground and surface extraction of metals, minerals, and other earth resources.

  • Reduce human exposure to dangerous mine conditions (high walls, crests, slugs, and blast points).
  • More accurate data than traditional plane data capture from higher elevations.
  • Audit land, site, and underground conditions more closely to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Lower operation cost than traditional survey methods especially for large area coverage.

Agriculture

Combine geospatial and imaging technologies with agronomic models to empower farmers to make decisions that maximize grain and commercial crop yields.

  • Field Management - Map land topography against historical yield data to optimize land use, irrigation, drainage, crop rotation, and planting location selection. Digitize farm boundaries and integrate with cadastral map datasets.
  • Crop Production - Deploy survey-grade drones, advanced imagery, and crop-specific AI/ML models to optimize growing with timely decisions on agri inputs, soil health, nutrients, weed detection, and infestations.
  • Spraying - Leverage specialized drones equipped with greater payload capacity and dual atomized, electrostatic, or variable spray systems for more precise, even and efficient spread of fertilizers.
  • Research - Conduct large-scale plot trials with automated stand counts, uniformity & leaf area measurements, and tassel detection for digital phenotyping and crop phenology monitoring.

Benefits for farm operators, ranchers, agro-researchers, and other stakeholders.

  • Micro-to-large farms can apply precision agriculture methods inexpensively to optimize growing, reduce inputs, and minimize waste.
  • Lower initial investment and operating costs than satellite or manned aircraft monitoring, and less manual labor than traditional crop scouting.
  • Detect potential issues earlier to provide enough time to enact measures that will help avoid crop loss.
  • Digital farm records of crop damages help to substantiate insurance claims for faster settlements and compensation.

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