Exploration


Researchers and scientists use our solutions to detect chemicals leaking from landmines, uncover ancient ruins, or for mineral exploration.

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Applications for Drones

  •   Archaeological research
  •   Glacier surveillance
  •   Nuclear contamination measurement
  •   Volcanic eruption ash cloud monitoring
  •   Coastal region examination
  •   Ocean and sea research
  •   Meteorological research
  •   Excavation sites mapping
  •   Environmental monitoring
  •   Volumetric analysis
  •   Iceberg monitoring
  •   Fly-over historical buildings
  •   Photogrammetry
  •   Environmental video monitoring
  •   Sea mammals surveillance
  •   Arctic research
  •   Geophysical survey
  •   Meteorological research
  •   Wildlife animal observation and protection

Conventional aerial solutions had not had success in reaching remote or dangerous places but drones are changing the picture completely.

With the ability to monitor stockpiles, map exploration targets and track equipment, the usage of drones in the mining industry is limitless. They offer a fast and entirely noninvasive method.



Low-Altitude Flights for Aerial Archaeology

Archaeologists conduct aerial surveys to help discover any ruins hidden beneath the surface. These require slow, low-altitude flights where researchers can take pictures of sites from the right angles and with the right lighting reveal ancient complexes.

Using small airborne drones, more unknown sites in mountains can be uncovered worldwide. Ruins escape discovery because rugged terrain makes them difficult to spot by foot and dangerous to find by airplane. The main advantage of using drones is that you can choose precisely which angle to take photos at the time you want. In addition, scientists are experimenting with near-infrared cameras to detect even more hidden details.



Produce Geological Maps at Fraction of Cost

Aeromagnetic surveys are widely used to aid in the production of geological maps and are also commonly used during mineral exploration and petroleum exploration. It may cost $2,000 an hour to rent a helicopter. Our drone operators out with a system are under $200 an hour.

Places where you want to explore and acquire high resolution magnetic data may be too dangerous, remote, or expensive for a manned aircraft. An autonomous magnetometer or magnetic gradiometer light enough to be carried on drones is well suited for these environments. Ground portable magnetometer surveys cannot match the rapid data acquisition of a drone survey.

Detect changes to open pit mines or gravel pits using volumetric analysis, ensuring that no revenue is lost due to less than perfect inventory management.

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