Dronetech is involved in innovation projects as part of its mandated purpose to have tech lead the way to improved social and economic standards in our society.
The aim of the project is to develop a solution to provide centimetre accuracy to an unmanned aerial vehicle or manned aircraft for the purpose of conducting surveys and exploration and the best possible accuracy.
Inherently GNSS under the best conditions can consistently provide an accuracy of approximately 10cm, while this is fantastic, some applications do need an increased accuracy. Previously this has been achieved predominantly by use of differential GPS base stations and ground control points.
The aim of the project is to develop a solution to provide a platform for effective and efficient acquisition of methane leakage data.
The primary challenge that has been faced thus far with the acquisition of Methane leakage data is the manpower involved in obtaining this data. Traditionally it would assume that a living person would need to proceed to every location at which the leakage is presumed or along the entire length of a pipeline, on foot.
Currently, LiDAR is known as one of the most effective ways of mapping, thanks to its efficient acquisition of high-density and high-accuracy geo-referenced spatial data.