Solar Panel inspections with UgCS

Solar panels, like any other artificial infrastructure objects, require periodical inspections. UAV equipped with thermal camera is the best choice for inspection, as in most cases it saves costs compared to manned aviation and saves time compared to visual control with handheld IR camera. UgCS Usually, photovoltaic (PV) solar panel field inspection requires use of two sensors – infrared (IR) and daylight cameras, to detect … Continue reading Solar Panel inspections with UgCS

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AkitaBox Taps PrecisionHawk Drone Platform to Automate and Optimize External Facility Inspections

AkitaBox, a Madison-based facility management software company that automates maintenance, planning and inspections, will be working with PrecisionHawk, a provider of advanced commercial drone technologies, to integrate aerial data into the facility management workflow. The partnership was announced today at the Building Owners and Managers Association International Conference in Nashville, TN where the technology is on display. Using the PrecisionHawk platform, a user can fly … Continue reading AkitaBox Taps PrecisionHawk Drone Platform to Automate and Optimize External Facility Inspections

UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch find drones useful

In its recently released Annual Safety Review for 2016, the United Kingdom’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch, have found that using drones at aviation accident sites is “very useful” to its aviation accident investigations. “The AAIB has found drones to be a very useful new tool at accident sites. They are very good for capturing the scene before we start disturbing it. They can be used … Continue reading UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch find drones useful

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Industrial SkyWorks: How to Use Drones to improve equipment reliability in the oil and gas Industry

To have oil equipment operating efficiently and reliably is demanding, expensive, and requires performing these tasks: Monitor the equipment on a continual basis to detect failures or impending failures; Perform regularly scheduled preventive maintenance tasks to prevent or delay equipment failure; Plan for downtimes to replace or repair defective equipment. To perform these tasks is expensive in terms of manpower utilisation, maintenance costs, and capital … Continue reading Industrial SkyWorks: How to Use Drones to improve equipment reliability in the oil and gas Industry

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Puget Sound Energy chooses Delair-Tech to perform transmission line inspection

Delair-Tech announced today that it has performed a series of test acquisitions for Puget Sound Energy (PSE) using LiDAR and photogrammetry sensors to demonstrate the added value of its UAVs for electric line inspections and digitization. The series of flights highlighted the significant advantage Delair-Tech products represent for linear infrastructure applications, even more so under BVLOS scenarios which will allow flying significant portions per given … Continue reading Puget Sound Energy chooses Delair-Tech to perform transmission line inspection

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Plowman Craven Rail Surveys

A revolutionary new service from the surveying experts at Plowman Craven, Vogel R3D is a unique, UAV-based system that enables the comprehensive surveying of rail infrastructure to a sub-5mm accuracy in a fraction of the time of a traditional survey. “The application of the Vogel R3D system is a real game-changer for Network Rail and helps us to satisfy many of our survey requirements in … Continue reading Plowman Craven Rail Surveys

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Delair-Tech first in France: A commercial drone successfully completes a BVLOS flight of 30 miles via 3G cell network

RTE and Delair-Tech have set a new distance record when they flew a civilian drone 30 miles (50 kilometres). This official purpose of the flight, which took place in France, was to inspect by remote camera RTE’s power lines as well as recording data that would allow it to build models of its European power grid. Pioneer in BVLOS technology, Delair-Tech drones are fit to … Continue reading Delair-Tech first in France: A commercial drone successfully completes a BVLOS flight of 30 miles via 3G cell network

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Indoor Elios drone inspection by of a radiant box

A manufacturer of refinery infrastructure was about to finish the assembly of a radiant box when a quality control concern arose around some components in the project. The need for visual inspection at height in a complex environment, where scaffolding would only make the situation worse, led the customer to entertain the value and benefits of the indoor inspection drone Elios through the services offered … Continue reading Indoor Elios drone inspection by of a radiant box

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Deme Partners with Airobot to build their drone operations

DEME, a leading premier Belgian dredging, hydraulic engineering and environmental solutions group, provides solutions for global challenges – overpopulation in coastal areas, increasing seaborne trade, and the rising global demand for energy and strategic resources – worldwide, daily. “We are considering drones to improve the safety of our crews on our construction sites.” Says Lorentz Lievens, head of the survey department. ‘To create digital terrain … Continue reading Deme Partners with Airobot to build their drone operations

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NATE Unveils Unmanned Aerial Systems Operations Video

The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) today unveiled an Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) safety video as part of Volume 2 of the popular Climber Connection series. The UAS Operations video was showcased by NATE during a main stage presentation at the 2017 Drone Focus Conference in Fargo, North Dakota. The 2017 Drone Focus Conference is a prominent annual gathering of commercial UAS enthusiasts from … Continue reading NATE Unveils Unmanned Aerial Systems Operations Video