Dirty, Dull, Dangerous - the jobs UAVs are designed for...
Tougher, Further, Faster - is how QuestUAV does it...
The Q200 with Q-Pod Technology is a superior data gatherer that opens doors in the surveying world. Combined with the new breed of orthomosaic construction tools such as Agisoft Photoscan, Pix 4D, ERDAS and Grid-IT's Flight Manager, results are hours away rather than days.
The Q200 with Q-Pod Technology lends itself well to the challenges of a broad variety of land survey applications both at low and high altitudes, coastal and inland, plains and mountains. With it's exceptional capability to hold a steady altitude and accuracy to a path throughout a planned flight the digital post-processing phase becomes a simpler task than ever before.
No matter what experience you have with photogrammetry or the mosaicing of images, we can provide an exceptionally quick and easy route to creating large, accurate and relevant image maps that will drop into your current planning systems - even Google Earth. Within an hour of landing a full colour, 3D model of the survey area can be created using Agisoft Photoscan. However, the data from a QuestUAV can also be used in most software packages such as ArcGIS, MapInfo and ERDAS.
"This data is going to feed into models which will enable the STELAR-S2S team to understand the flow dynamics... the first time this sort of analysis has been conducted on natural splay complexes. This important research would simply not have been possible without the use of a QuestUAV"
Chris Hackney (University of Southampton)
High Altitude QuestUAV aircraft have flown successfully with different operators in the Alps (6,000ft ASL), in Sierra Navada, Spain (6,000ft ASL) and in the Atacama Desert in Chile (10,000ft ASL).
Rocky/rough launches can be conducted anywhere that allows a clear path for the first few seconds after takeoff, while landings can be made into bushes, rough and rocky ground. The UAV will normally survive extreme accidental landings into such hard objects such as boulder fields, walls and tree trunks with damage that can normally be repaired in the field.
The Q-Pod system builds upon that legacy and allows for greater productivity in the harshest of environments - giving you the ability to easily, quickly and safely change your payload in the field.
"We've flown a total of 10 flights, and given the terrain, our UAV is looking very good indeed. We snapped a couple of wing-spars and have chipped a few props as well as a few other items, but the body of our UAV is looking very good. We've managed to collect a large suite of data of the glacier Midtre Lovenbreen at a previously unprecidented resolution"
Dr David Rippin (York University - Svalbard Operations)
"The fundamental design is very good, then expensive bits are cocooned and never broke"
Dr Stuart Dunning (Northumbria University - Antarctic Operations)
The twin Lumix LX7 NDVI Q-Pod will allow for the collection of high-resolution Normalised Difference Vegetation Index imagery, giving the user an additional remote sensing option primarily for crop health and a key tool for agricultural planning to maximise profits.
Our UAVs can be utilised for a systematic investigation of archaeological remains through aerial reconnaissance and photography of both known areas of interest and unknown areas (prospection). An aerial perspective produces instant visual information that may not be obvious from ground level, even to the well-trained eye. Ideally slight differences in ground levels will cast shadows when the sun is low and can emphasise areas of interest that would otherwise pass unnoticed.
In September 2012 QuestUAV participated in a 'High Risk' project with the Field Museum of Chicago and a number of universities to survey areas of archaeological interest in the foothills and mountains of central Bulgaria. QuestUAV successfully provided rapid survey methods that covered 8 square kilometres in high-resolution and took 8000 images in clear and infra red to assist with uncovering evidence. Post processing created 3D models, DEMS, NDVI imagery and false colour imagery.
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