Advanced Drone Inspection & Surveying

20. July 2015

Onshore and offshore energy park operators profit from advanced aerial sensing technology. Call it multicopters, drones, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) or remotely operated aerial vehicles (ROAV) – those flying platforms offer great advantages like lower costs and safety improvement. Drone inspection – the much smarter solution Challenging industrial inspection projects like planning [...]

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UAV inspection & survey of Germany’s highest dam

26. June 2015

Reservoirs and dams today are part of a complex water industry systems. Thorough maintenance and complex servicing operations are highly safety critical. Reservoirs’ providers maintain, preserve and manage reservoires and dams according to the directives of the Federal Water Act. However material and plant inspections are still quite expensive. We successfully tested latest UAV technology to support that work quite [...]

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UAV- / Drone-based documentation 3.0

25. May 2015

vistaplus offers a visual documentation tool for projects in the construction industry, landfill- and landscape area, as well as to the issues of quality controlling and occupational safety: vistadoc. Web-based documentation per UAV / drone For many years the experienced UAV pilot Peter Burri and CEO from vistaplus has been working with the Bavarian octocopter AscTec Falcon 8. Focusing on the construction [...]

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GMTIB – Professional UAV- / drone-based bridge inspection

15. May 2015

Bridge inspection per UAV / Drone: The specialised boutique consulting firms BACH+BACH and Guido Morgenthal Technologien im Bauwesen (GMTIB) using the AscTec Falcon 8 to inspect the Anna-Ebert-Bridge in Magdeburg, Germany. Photo: Christina Bendigs ( Structural engineering meets high-tech UAV / drone Of course our customers know the efficiency and further unmatched characteristics of our professional unmanned sensing flight platform AscTec Falcon 8. Yet the public tend [...]

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“Closing the gap” between fixed- & rotary-wing UAV

13. April 2015

„Closing the gap“ – between fixed- & rotary-wing UAV The gap has been closed! For precise mapping of small areas up to 100 hectares there has been a lack of a multi-rotor system providing sufficient endurance, adequate sensors and high-quality camera technologies at the same time. With the new autopilot AscTec Trinity the AscTec Falcon 8 becomes a high-performance drone, [...]

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Historical monument protection in Bavaria – per drone?

9. March 2015

The Bavarian Minister of Science Spaenle and the General Curator Pfeil presented a new concept for historical monument protection and conservation in Bavaria for 2020. They call on latest scientific results. Wishful thinking or sustainable heritage conservation? „In its variety the structural testimonials of past times give tellingly impressions of Bavarian heritage in wealth and culture shaping the identity of the [...]

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UAV Retaining Wall Inspection of a Federal Motorway

23. February 2015

For a UAV / drone-based retaining wall inspection (structure inspection) besides the Federal Motorway A4 in Thüringen, Germany, the AscTec Falcon 8 took imagery accurate down to few millimeters. The drone’s efficiency was quite impressive: About 12000 qm, with 1.6 millimeters resolution at the object in 24 minutes only. The UAV retaining wall inspection is one of many successful flying [...]

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Urgent UAV Emergency Call for Bridge Inspection in Norway by Orbiton

9. February 2015

On Tuesday, February 3rd, our Norwegian customer Orbiton received an emergency call for a bridge inspection from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA) and the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE). Skjeggestad bridge near Holmenstrand had collapsed on the E18. No one was injured but one of Norway’s main highways needed to be closed immediately. Due to the risk [...]

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UAV survey by Archéotech SA – Abbaye de Saint-Maurice, Valais, Switzerland

23. January 2015

The Swiss UAV survey and 3D measurement provider Archéotech is specialized on critical advances in the field of archeology and the preservation of national heritage monuments and artifacts. For site topography in complex environments the company uses aerial or terrestrial measurements, with or without dense vegetation, their 3D laser digitization guarantees unprecedented results never before attained. One great project of the [...]

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Structural inspection: Dom zu Magdeburg

9. December 2014

Efficient structural inspection – indoor as well as outdoor: Researchers from the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany use the AscTec Falcon 8 to test the drones usability in several visual inspection applications and structure types. The result is: Precise control and 36-MP-Kameras minimize effort and risk, but enable reliable structure analysis, damage detection and reproducible monitoring. The high-tech drone Asctec Falcon 8 [...]

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