Firmly established in military reconnaissance, Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) are regarded as one of the fastest growing industry sectors. Commercial UAS have become more sophisticated, affordable and safe - the amount of potential applications for their use grows alongside this evolution. Whilst focus in the sector is directed upon the improvement of the physical capability of the unmanned air vehicle and sensor technologies, our experiences allow us to see the untapped potential in what lies beyond the physical... Data.
Your organisation is rich in data that has been collected from tools such as UAVs. Leveraging the data handling capability of Discover, decisive decisions can be made through targeting the information that is key to business success.
"Drone sensor technology currently in development can map 2.7 million square miles in a single flight – nearly the area of the 48 contiguous US states"
The challenges that are posed in asset management, for example in rail line inspection and pipeline monitoring, require a solution that turns data into actionable information - quickly. Our toolset provides a platform for greater information discovery by utilising change detection, information sharing and educating key parties to turn data into action.
In order to meet energy demands, many of the world’s governments are turning to renewable sources of power. This however requires an infrastructure that is capable of running continually and efficiently.
UAVs are often seen as a maintenance tool, however with the correct application they can be used at every phase of building a renewable energy infrastructure. Bringing benefits in design, implementation, through to maintenance and decommissioning.
A survey of a large area of land is completed, uploaded to Discover and a 3D model produced. The model is able to inform the design teams of the most efficient and cost-effective placement, orientation and angle for the panels, all visualised using SCi-Toolset.
The solar array has a bi-annual inspection routine; the data collected from these inspections is automatically checked for change from a known healthy baseline. This then informs maintenance teams of areas of work to be completed.
Inspection data held within Discover, allows historical analysis of recurring faults, providing solar panel manufacturers the intelligence they need to produce more fault resistant panels.