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DATAhawk Fleet Arrives in South Korea For Large Scale Cadastral Survey Work


New fleet of Q-100 DATAhawks arrives in South Korea


A fleet of DATAhawk mapping UAVs have arrived in South Korea, ready to perform mapping duties as part of an ongoing, large-scale cadastral survey mission by government departments.

Multiple Datahawk Delivery
Multiple Datahawk Delivery

A nationwide effort to create datasets that can be used by government and citizens looking to monitor and manage a wide range of land uses has been underway for some time

The DATAhawk fleet will bolster those efforts, with a flight time of up to an hour and a QX series imaging sensor giving a 3.2cm GSD - allowing fine ground details to be captured easily. The aircraft is easily launched by hand or from the AirDock system (seen below) and comes as standard with parachute recovery for landings.

DATAhawk mounted on Airdock
DATAhawk mounted on Airdock

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Long Range MicaSense Agronomy Surveys


Long Range MicaSense RedEdge Agronomy Surveys


Q-200 and Q-100 Aircraft Are Put Through Their Paces In Agricultural Survey

Long Range Flight Op

This long range agronomy survey was part of a mission in the English countryside. We regularly fly test and demonstration missions across the UK. A multiple airframe survey demonstration flown for Hummingbird Technologies was no exception.

The survey took place over 2 days, with both a Q-200 AGRI MicaSense UAV and a Q-100 DATAhawk MicaSense UAV. Each airframe is equipped with the MicaSense RedEdge multispectral sensor suite, capable of detailed multiband imaging across 5 discrete spectral bands.


DAY 1


Aerial Field

The survey site consisted of agricultural research samples and was imaged using both airframes using a 3-person flight team - 1 pilot, 1 commander and 1 spotter/driver for mobile operations.

On day 1 the Q-100 DATAhawk missions were repeated at different altitudes to demonstrate flight performance and MicaSense image quality. The DATAhawk covered 325Ha during a 42 minute flight at 400ft with a 70% overlap.

 


 

Day 2

Day 2 missions were designed to showcase the endurance of both the Q-100 DATAhawk and the similarly RedEdge-equipped Q-200 UAV. The Q-200 required only two flights to cover 730Ha at 400ft with 70% overlap. Parachute landings were performed in each case with a 46 minute flight time (per flight). Mobile ops were used to ensure Line of Sight requirements were adhered to.

Long Range Flight Op

Mobile Ops vehicle and crew


 

Final Analysis

Once processed, the imagery from both days' missions will form the basis of high quality NDVI and RedEdge Indices, which will be correlated and compared with agricultural information, such as LAI (Leaf Area Index), crop density and nitrogen uptake.

Clients on-site were very pleased with the endurance and performance of both the Q-200 and the Q-100 DATAhawk, especially when considering the high winds that were present during the surveys days.

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MicaSense RedEdge Image Stack

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