Applying the latest in asset identification and cloud based technologies to everyday processes; increasing accuracy, efficiency and output.
Unmanned aerial vehicles
When combined with sensors is an unmanned aerial system (UAS), which is an airborne system controlled by ground personnel using wireless controls to fly. Advanced UAS’s can also fly on pre-programmed flight plans allowing more complex and repeatable missions.
Exponent Technology Services has taken the lead in the UAS Solutions industry by offering multiple interchangeable payloads, which include RFID readers, QR imagers, infrared cameras, ultraviolet cameras, and high definition still, and video cameras to meet a wide range of end-user mission requirements.
Proprietary flight data recorder
Exponent’s highly technical team of engineers have designed and implemented a flight data recorder. Installed in each UAS, this unit provides continue near real-time feedback of the UAS flight parameters ensuring safe and transparent missions. Speed, altitude, position, roll, pitch and yaw angles can all be monitored on a central portal over the internet, anywhere, while the UAS flight progresses.
Radio frequency identification
Technology more commonly known as RFID is used to automatically identify products and assets with little human intervention; much like barcode and QR codes. Exponent’s ground breaking solution can use both active and passive RFID tags as well as QR labels allowing for a large range of products and assets to be identified.
The use of Exponent’s solutions again changes the paradigm, in traditional asset inspections of bridges, towers and power lines – requires moving large amount of equipment to the asset and then placing personnel in high risk situations to complete the inspection. We have the ability to place infrared, ultra violet and hi-definition cameras on a UAS; these sensors now can perform inspections remotely and safely and without the logistical need of mobilizing significant inspection equipment and personnel.
Exponent’s portal provides a single software console to manage all aspects of an enterprise’s UAS operations, from UAS registration, service history, pilot registration and flight hours monitoring, flight creation, regulatory approval, flight progress monitoring, perimeter alerts and payload data acquisition. The easy to use portal provides secure (https), cloud based internet connectivity to UAS information via 3G and 4G GSM networks. mobile apps for android and ios are also in development and should be ready for release by the end of Q2 2016 – providing seamless mobile connectivity to UAS management and operations.
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At EXPONENT, we invest time and passion into revamping everyday processes with creative 21st century solutions, using the latest tools and technology. The benefits of which, you will find, are ‘’Exponential’’ to your business and its bottom line.