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Charlotte UAV Remote Inspection Services

Charlotte UAV owns and operates a diverse fleet of specialized UAV’s and specialized remote sensing technology to provide inspections in various hazardous or difficult to get to locations.

Charlotte UAV Remote Scanning Benefits

Mitigate Risk

Researchers have concluded that the use of drones improves worker safety for routine inspections ranging from remote areas to dense cities to surveying damage to energy networks after natural disasters.

Faster Results

Countless studies have shown that drones capture data more quickly and accurately than traditional inspection methods, delivering higher quality data in the process.

Reduce Costs

Drones can help reduce the expense of carrying out inspections, especially in the case of hard to reach equipment, power lines, gas lines, rail roads, and highways. It is estimated that drones can cut aerial inspection costs by up to 50%.

Remote UAV Inspection & Imaging Services

Charlotte UAV owns and operates a diverse fleet of specialized UAV’s and specialized remote sensing technology to provide inspections in various hazardous or difficult to get to locations.

Charlotte UAV Remote Inspection Benefits

Mitigate Risk

Researchers have concluded that the use of drones improves worker safety for routine inspections ranging from remote areas to dense cities to surveying damage to energy networks after natural disasters.

Faster Results

Countless studies have shown that drones capture data more quickly and accurately than traditional inspection methods, delivering higher quality data in the process.

Reduce Costs

Drones can help reduce the expense of carrying out inspections, especially in the case of hard to reach equipment, power lines, gas lines, rail roads, and highways. It is estimated that drones can cut aerial inspection costs by up to 50%.

Items of Interest can include, but not limited to:

Sensors include:

• High Resolution Cinema-Grade Cameras
• Radiometric & Non-Radiometric Thermal Imagers
• Flame Ionization Detectors (Unmanned Ground Vehicles Only)
• Radiation Detectors (Low-Band & High-Band Spectroscopy)
• LiDAR (airborne)
• Sonar (Unmanned Surface Vessels Only)

Bridge Inspection

There are nearly 56,000 structurally deficient U.S. bridges, according to The American Road & Transportation Builders Association. As this number increases, teams will need to develop strategies to increase efficiency and prioritize repairs. Bridge inspections that once took days, weeks and at times months can now be completed in hours with Charlotte UAVs aerial robotics. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist your team.

Nuclear Inspection

Until a final repository is established, nuclear power plants are storing spent nuclear fuel onsite in dry cask storage systems.

These systems use natural air circulation to remove decay heat. Utilities perform daily inspections of these systems to ensure the air inlets and outlets are not blocked (preventing natural circulation).

The use of unmanned aerial vehicles are a perfect solution for performing these daily inspections, which could save time for employees.

The unmanned aerial vehicle and associated data analysis tools have been advancing at a rapid pace, and the industry needs to determine the current functionalities and limitations of these technologies for performing remote visual inspections, particularly the area of automated inspections.

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Structural Inspection

Structure and commercial drone building inspection services from Charlotte UAV provide a quicker, more efficient, and more accurate process than traditional methods.

We are experts in water testing procedures and infrared building science, which allows us to identify the origin of most building envelope failures.

Our drones are outfitted with high-resolution thermal cameras, tailored toward each particular task, providing a comprehensive non-destructive building investigation in timely manner.

Thermal Inspection

Infrared technology is used to measure surface temperatures. Those measurements are digitally converted to color images that show hot areas in red and cold areas in blue.

Combining thermography with drones allows detection of defects not visible to the naked eye.

 

Confined Space Inspection

Confined Space inspections are usually dangerous, expensive, and time consuming. Traditional methods have exposed inspectors to the risk of getting stuck and exposure to hazardous and toxic gases and chemicals. In addition, confined spaces limit your teams mobility, making the process inefficient.

Charlotte UAVs Confined Space Inspection Services overcome these challenges. Our fleet of land, air, and see robotics allow us to safely access and inspect confined a variety of fully or partially confined spaces such as pipes, tunnels, chimneys, tanks, and more. With recent technological advances to drone obstacle avoidance, out equipment is ready to inspect even the most challenging to reach locations.

 

Live Inspection

A common method of performing aerial inspections is for Charlotte UAV to pilot the UAV while the professional inspector provides guidance to the pilot on what data to capture. The inspector can view the first-person viewer (FPV) video stream via tablet provided. This can be done for both Electrical Optical (EO) and Infrared (IR) inspections.

Additionally, for normal EO inspections, Charlotte UAV can provide the inspector with a head-tracking virtual reality inspection headset which allows the inspector to control the camera gimbal and view in real time. Googles shown below

Charlotte UAV also offers turnkey inspections services which would be supplemented by a post-flight inspection report. Charlotte UAV will employ a 3rd party inspector if/when a certified report is required.

Charlotte UAVs Confined Space Inspection Services overcome these challenges. Our fleet of land, air, and see robotics allow us to safely access and inspect confined a variety of fully or partially confined spaces such as pipes, tunnels, chimneys, tanks, and more. With recent technological advances to drone obstacle avoidance, out equipment is ready to inspect even the most challenging to reach locations.

 

Charlotte UAV Remote Inspections

OUR INSPECTION PROCESS

The Plan

TELL US ABOUT YOUR PROJECT

Charlotte UAV provides consulting services related to innovative information systems that integrate drone operations with business management processes, enhancing higher levels of efficiency for our customers. Charlotte UAV’s in-depth experience allows us to customize solutions, based on business need; from hardware design and configuration to automated collection, analysis, and robust reporting. Once we develop the best approach for the project, we will coordinate a time to perform the inspection.

DEPLOY

WE'LL CONDUCT THE INSPECTION

After we develop a strategy and confirm your project details & requirements, we deploy an FAA-Certified Drone Pilot to your location to perform the inspection. Charlotte UAV is based in Charlotte, NC and can respond to most requests for services in 5-10 business days. 

INSPECTION REPORT

Our turnkey inspections services will be supplemented by a post-flight inspection report. Charlotte UAV will employ a 3rd party inspector if/when a certified report is required

DELIVERABLES

Our services are typically delivered as a digital file after a flight and post-processing. When a digital deliverable is the requested item, we will deliver the information in your specified file type identified during the planning stage.

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