Still photos and video output for project progress reports.
Client management often benefits from weekly or monthly photography and /or videography for infrastructure and building projects and such information can also be published on client web sites or via press releases for end-user information purposes. More frequent reporting on large scale operations such as commercial ports, can provide Owner /Operators with useful data on improving logistics.
Data provision for structural and asset inspections (bridges, marine works, rail systems, utilities).
Engineers planning maintenance programmes or urgent repairs to infrastructure can obtain detailed photographic information cost effectively and with a much higher degree of safety. UAV’s /drones can also be deployed to inspect environmental impacts such as in the quarrying industry where air quality monitoring is attaining increasing importance. InfraUAV will shortly be implementing this latter service type.
Congestion monitoring at key junctions & interchanges.
Traffic planners require frequent statistics on traffic growth patterns, particularly around key infrastructure nodes and industrial zones. Aerial videography reporting not only provides valuable real-time information on traffic patterns, but can also record and provide accident data. Longer patrol requirements demand the use of hybrid aircraft with vertical take-off /landing capability which can not only provide real-time data, but can be rapidly deployed to incidents in remote areas; InfraUAV is developing this extended capability.
Collection of images for 3D reality modelling of structures and other assets.
Engineers gain significant benefits from having access to accurate models of infrastructure assets. UAV’s /drones with high quality camera equipment can record multiple images on pre-determined flight paths, which can subsequently be processed and converted to accurate 3D models for planning and operational purposes. Typical applications are highway structures, oil and gas terminals, airports (to cost effectively create geometric models for aircraft maneuverability assessments) and traffic management planning.