Pafos Archaeological Park saw the modern meet the ancient world when a QuestUAV pilot and commander team used the Q-100 DATAhawk professional mapping drone to successfully complete a narrow-window operational survey. A mere 15 minute flight allowed the team to collect 410 high-resolution images (with a 3.5cm GSD) across a 1.1km2 region of this famous UNESCO World Heritage site near Pafos harbour. The weather was sunny with medium wind strength.
The international survey was commissioned by the Cyprus University of Technology at the RSCy2016 Fourth International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment in April 2016. The team arrived on-site for a “narrow-window” survey and were completed and off-site within 3 hours. Similar surveys performed from a UK base of operations could be concluded within 2 days, including planning and travel.
QuestUAV Q-100 DATAhawk
The Q-100 DATAhawk professional mapping drone is inspired by survey professionals. A hand-launched, 2kg drone that is exceptionally easy to launch with para-recovery for safe operation in confined environments. The airframe is equipped with a 21MP RGB sensor and can fly missions up to 60 minutes.
QuestUAV is a UK designer and manufacturer of professional sub-7Kg and sub-2Kg, fixed-wing Unmanned Aircraft, that are designed to carry multi-sensor payloads. QuestUAV Ltd is a leader in mission workflows, GIS services and provides 360 support for all products and services. The 360-degree approach defines a complete service, designed to work together with users from the first day to ongoing operations management. This approach provides the only comprehensive, integrated service, enabling seamless customer experience in a high-risk results driven environment.