Ideal for hard to reach locations (steep coasts, mining pits, shallow waters, terrain obstacles), as well as waters of ponds, lakes, and canals. No need for a wide point of entry to the water for deployment/recovery. Locations not reachable by foot can be reached by drone.
Acquire data 10 times faster compared to the traditional methods due to easy transportation and fast deployment.
The system works in an unsafe and hazardous environment, which a human should not approach freely. A drone operates without water contact, therefore lakes and rivers with strong currents, as well as contaminated waters become measurable.
Drone's precise positioning while following the survey routes and ability to fly at a constant speed and specified low altitudes result in high accuracy measurements.
The integrated drone system for bathymetry consists of a drone (UAV) integrated with Echo Sounder or Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR). The full integration is ensured by adding the onboard computer UgCS SkyHub to the system. Adding a laser/radar Altimeter to the system enables the drone to precisely follow the terrain, based on the data received from the altimeter. The drone's flight is planned and managed using the full functionality of UgCS.
You can choose between a ready-to-use system or components like the UgCS SkyHub integration kit for self-assembling.
An off-the-shelf or custom-built UAV based on DJI A3 flight controller, i.e. DJI M600/M600 Pro
Sensor is selected based on the water depth, required sensitivity, and water properties
Laser or Radar altimeter to fly automatically in terrain-following mode
Mapping water depths and sediments before dredging and cleaning in shallow or seaweed ponds, lakes, rivers, and canals
River and lake bottom profiling for scientific investigations and environmental monitoring
Flood inundation mapping
Underwater inspections for engineering works (bridge or pipeline crossings)
Mapping the sediments of oxidation and tailing ponds
Sludge volume measurements at waste stabilization ponds
UgCS SkyHub integrated drone-based systems can be built with DJI: M600/M600 Pro (incl. RTK), M210/M210v2 (incl.RTK), (comin soon M300 RTK), A3 (custom-built drones) and Pixhawk with ArduCopter firmware.
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