AIRBORNE SURVEYING WITH MICROLIGHT AND UNMANNED AIRCRAFT
WHY CAN WE HELP YOU TO IMPROVE YOUR SURVEY JOB AND AT THE SAME TIME REDUCE COST
Airborne surveys are usually expensive and logistically complex. Expensive because mobilisation of manned aircraft with bulky equipment is expensive. Complex because dealing with aviation authorities is often a lengthy and tedious procedure, and in many countries the logistic facilities are far from optimal.
This often means that for projects smaller than 50-100km, such surveys are prohibitively expensive. The smaller the survey area, the more expensive it gets per square km.
Our approach is to eliminate as much as possible the factors that make these surveys so expensive and complex. We do this by using lightweight and easily transportable aircraft and equipment, such as the gyrocopter and small unmanned aircraft, equipped with miniaturised sensors, for applications such as Lidar, hyperspectral sensors, radar, aerial photography and geophysical sensors.
Since we can save up to 80% on mobilisation costs, we can bring aerial surveying within reach of those users that previously were unable to afford it. By using such easily transportable aircraft, we can drive our whole system right into your project area, take off locally and perform the survey. This means that we can deliver taylor-made work, precisely where and when you need it.
Our Paraplane comes as standard luggage, and can be transported by car into the project area.
Our gyrocopter can be transported in a small truck or on a trailer, and only needs about 100m of flat surface to take off and land.
The unmanned helicopter can be transported in a small van, and with its vertical take-off and landing capabilities, no airstrip is needed at all.
Our small fixed-wing aircraft comes as carry-on luggage, is ready for take-off within ten minutes, and can virtually take off and land anywhere. Since this system is so transportable, and simple to operate, it is ideally suited to survey small areeas
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