Standard collection of geospatial data involves manned aircraft with mounted cameras – requiring trained professionals for piloting and for controlling the camera. Along with additional costs, the risk to human life serves as a discouragement for such surveys especially for smaller sites or in areas with rough aerial and landing conditions.
UAV surveys grant extreme flexibility at much lower costs, ensuring consistent data over a variety of locations and data types. Processing of the data through AI-enhanced software enables the automatic extraction of data such as heat maps, contour maps, locations of water features and roadways, crop health, aid in volumetric estimation and many others.
With simplified launch systems enabled through the UMT LaunchPad, the UMT SparrowPPK can be launched in just a few clicks and collect relevant data automatically without needing a highly trained pilot. Swappable payloads allow for a variety of sensors, such as high-definition RGB cameras, thermal cameras and LiDAR sensors to be attached to the drone, providing a range of useful outputs. The use of PPK technology in our drone surveys ensures highly accurate data. In addition, our custom-designed batteries ensure an industry-leading flight time of 70 minutes. A secure web platform, the UMT Console, allows automatic data logging and drone health monitoring, which helps greatly in the management of large drone missions.
Drones grant you access anywhere – antennas at the top of towers, sites of potential gas leaks, or even hot spots. Without risking a single life, drones can get up close with problematic areas and enable instant decision making – saving lives, time and money. With routine checks of hazardous areas feasible through drones, potential failure zones can be identified and shut down and fixed well before critical points are breached.
The UMT Hawk4G uses 4G LTE communication to enable remote control of cameras for closer inspections and auto logging of camera data to help in progress tracking and referencing. It can also transmit a stable video feed to an encrypted cloud, accessible through the UMT Console by authorized individuals anywhere in the world - allowing those right at the top to be involved in decision making. With just a few clicks, waypoints for patrolling can be set, and with automatic human detection offered through AI enabled processing of the video feed, trespassers can be identified instantly, even in low light conditions.
Unmanned aerial vehicles or drones grant greater maneuverability, while being easier and faster to launch – all while ensuring no human lives are put on the line. They are also a lot harder to detect. Equipping drones with a variety of sensors, increases their capabilities manifold, allowing for reconnaissance in dangerous areas even in low visibility conditions and ensuring safety of convoys from ambushes. With vehicle and human detection through AI models, drones can be used to track down hostiles from a safe distance.
With the remote camera control offered by the UMT Hawk4G, easy management of multiple drones is possible from an encrypted web-based command center, the UMT Console, giving a comprehensive knowledge of the lay of the land. Automatic human detection through Artificial Intelligence models can alert authorities about intruders at any time of the day, implementing better border security. Fast, and easily maneuverable, UrbanMatrix drones provide a level of flexibility and accessibility to ensure round-the-clock safety and surveillance.
Drones offer a solution to all these problems. A single drone with a hi-resolution camera can cover large distances at high speeds irrespective of terrain. The video footage can be analyzed to reveal locations of leaks, siphoning points, rusted and weathered sections of piping, and even locations of potential leaks. They can also be easily employed to inspect oil rigs without the need of scaffolding. A drone requires a solitary operator and they needn’t put themselves in harm’s way.
UrbanMatrix drones are well suited for long flights with their battery lives of more than 70 minutes. The UMT SparrowPPK employs thermal cameras to identify problematic areas in the pipeline, such as leaks and potential failure points. Further automation in the detection of leaks in pipelines is possible through AI enabled processing of thermal data received from the drone. The UMT Hawk4G can be employed for closer inspections of oil rigs, as its video footage is streamed directly to the UMT Console, a secure web-based control center, for viewing anywhere in the world.
Drones are incredibly versatile and can be adapted to automatically survey a mine or to detect hotspots. They can access inhospitable locations or toxic waste dumps while allowing you to inspect them from a safe location.
The aerial data provided by drones can fast-track decision making, and with accurate aerial maps and 3D renders of the site, plans for further expansions or constructions of roads and tailing dams are drastically simplified. Stockpile estimation and asset management can also be automated, while ensuring constant aerial surveillance of the sites.
The UMT SparrowPPK is well-suited for mine surveys – running on custom-built Lithium-Ion battery packs, they can survey 400 acres of land in a single flight. They can also provide a variety of outputs: ortho-mosaics for accurate distance measurement, 3D scans and even thermal scans. The UMT Hawk4G can be employed for surveillance and inspections as its footage can be viewed live from anywhere in the world.
Drones sidestep the biggest issues in the inspection of solar and wind farms – turbines need to be stopped for multiple hours for manual inspection, and solar fields are huge and notoriously hot. Drones can inspect wind turbines from afar and thoroughly, and heat has no effect on them. With the use of thermal sensors on drones, they can easily identify faulty solar cells from a fair distance away, and with AI processing of video feeds, cracks and faults in turbine blades can be detected – all without the operator facing even a slight breeze.
The UMT SparrowPPK can be equipped with thermal cameras to generate highly accurate heat maps, which helps in the identification of faulty cells in solar fields. The process of identifying faulty solar panels is sped-up, improving efficiency and energy production in solar farms. A single drone can inspect a 200-acre solar field in single day, instead of multiple months of manual inspection.
UrbanMatrix drones can withstand windspeeds of up to 45 kmph, making them well suited to the high velocity winds in wind farms. The UMT Hawk4G comes with encrypted 4G connectivity, which enables viewing of the video feed from anywhere in the world through a secure web-based platform, the UMT Console. From the comfort of an office, the camera’s gimbal can be controlled allowing for closer inspection of problematic areas in windmills.
A standard survey drone can quickly map out kilometers of land, while providing accurate data about land features and distances, while 3D models and contour maps give an idea about elevations, and volumetric estimations for land removal. With better estimates for construction costs, routes and labor required, employment of drones has the added advantage of requiring fewer people and reducing time.
Drones are a boon for inspections as well. People needn’t put their lives on the line for inspection of electrical wiring along railway tracks, and detailed inspection of bridges and tunnels is made possible without anyone having to step anywhere near them. Remote inspection also allows for trains and traffic to continue uninterrupted and ensures safety of everyone involved.
UrbanMatrix’s unique solutions allow for faster drone deployment, with centralized fleet management and localized storage of data. The UMT SparrowPPK can provide detailed maps of up to 15km in a single trip, and with its simplified launch capabilities, relaunching drones for further surveying is possible in an instant.
With the remote control of drone cameras and the capability to view live drone footage, granted through our integration of 4G technology in the UMT Hawk4G, tunnel and bridge inspection can be done at one’s leisure, sitting anywhere in the world.
Drones can provide solutions for most of the existing problems faced by construction companies, while also bringing with them a host of additional functionalities which could prove to be game-changers for architectural services.
Drones have simplified and sped up the process of surveying and inspections, while requiring no additional manpower and without requiring people to perch themselves in precarious positions for routine inspections. With high resolution cameras and AI enabled software, maps with accurate dimensions and volumetric estimations can be obtained with hours, along with the capability to regularly track construction progress. 3-Dimensional scans of buildings can be obtained very easily for future reference, remote site visits and educational purposes. Automated stockpile management and continuous surveillance is also possible.
UrbanMatrix allows for easy deployment of drones, with monitoring and management possible from anywhere in the world. Live feeds from the UMT Hawk4G’s camera can be viewed from the comfort of an office and with instant data logging, referring older data for comparisons is drastically simplified. With AI enhanced data processing, detection of faults in structures and porosity and honeycomb effects in concrete can be automated, saving time and money without putting human lives at risk. The hawk is also perfectly suited for remote surveillance. The UMT SparrowPPK can be instantly employed for accurate surveys while being capable of mapping nearly 400 acres in a single flight, to help with surveys, volumetric estimations and planning.