Many organizations (private and public) have invested heavily in large infrastructure that has been deployed across a wide geographic network (power lines infrastructure, cell towers, bridges etc.)
These must be routinely inspected to ensure that their structural integrity for continuing safe operations. This is traditionally accomplished by deploying teams of human staff to conduct these inspections visually and often can entail high-risk situations in positioning staff at suitable vantage points to conduct these inspections. Exponent has developed a suite of UAS (Drone) solutions that allow an inspector to carry out these evaluations from a remote location (literally from anywhere in the world). The UAS, equipped with a sensor package, appropriate for the job at hand – can be piloted by an operator safely from a stable location. The payload sensor data is sent via a 4G connection to a cloud server which can be accessed by the inspector from any Internet enabled device (desktop, laptop, mobile device) in near real time. The data itself is also stored on the cloud and is available for post-flight analysis. The ability to remotely carry out inspections also greatly improves the efficiency of a single inspector’s limited bandwidth as he/she no longer has to make on-site visits. Multiple UAS teams can now deploy and connect as and when required to an inspector or may act independently to gather inspection data that can be analyzed at a later time.
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