INSPECTION

INCREASING SAFETY AND EFFICIENCY

 

CELL TOWER INSPECTION


Cell tower inspection often require teams of people climbing up steep ladders and working in non-ideal conditions. Safety has and always will remain a critical aspect of crews carrying out cell tower inspections.

Armed with a DJI Inspire carrying the DJI Zenmuse X5, hundreds of high quality 16 megapixel images or reams of clear and sharp 4K footage can be captured in a single flight for close inspection on the ground. With problem areas identified and evaluated in advance, repairs can be carried out more quickly and efficiently. If further resolution is required, a DJI Z30 can be installed with optical zoom of up to x30, allowing minute details such as serial number and small cracks to be identified from a distance.

These efficiencies are further enhanced using the DJI Zenmuse XT camera. Mounted on the Matrice 100, it can fly for up to 30 minutes allowing it to inspect large structures or complexes. If mounted to an Inspire it can be launched rapidly in environments where speed is essential. The Zenmuse XT enables more holistic data collection, providing heat map data that serves as a basis for analysis, feeding more accurate predictions for future defects, root cause analysis, and even identification of appropriate remedial solutions.

 

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BRIDGE INSPECTION


Bridges are commonly built over inaccessible terrain making inspection complex. Underpass inspection is particularly complex, often requiring safety harnesses or special transportation such as boats to perform accurately.

With the DJI M210 with upwards gimbal configuration, underpass inspection can be done efficiently with a single operator. With optical zoom of up to x30, allowing minute details and small cracks to be identified. Problem areas can be identified and evaluated in advance, allowing maintenance to be completed more quickly and efficiently.

 

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TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE


Today’s cities rely on an extensive transportation infrastructure to drive the commerce that makes them economic power houses. Much of our infrastructure, however, was built in the previous century, necessitating regular inspections to ensure not only efficiency, but also public safety.

All DJI aircraft support a range of UAV photogrammetry apps, allowing for the recovery of exact positions of surface points from aerial images captured by DJI platforms. This information can be quickly processed through customized software to create centimeter accurate 2D orthomosaics and maps, as well as 3D virtual models that can be explored as if in the space. This information allows transportation experts to evaluate the needs of the environments they work in more effectively.

UAVs can also be used to monitor traffic flows, providing an overhead view in areas where this would otherwise require aircraft. The insights this provides could help minimize congestion and eliminate accident and traffic hotspots.

 

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ROOF INSPECTION


Roof inspection often require teams of people climbing up steep ladders and working in non-ideal conditions. Safety has and always will remain a critical aspect of crews carrying out roof inspection especially for tall buildings.

Armed with a DJI Inspire carrying the DJI Zenmuse X5, hundreds of high quality 16 megapixel images or reams of clear and sharp 4K footage can be captured in a single flight for close inspection on the ground. With problem areas identified and evaluated in advance, repairs can be carried out more quickly and efficiently. If further resolution is required, a DJI Z30 can be installed with optical zoom of up to x30, allowing minute details such as small cracks to be identified from a distance.

These efficiencies are further enhanced using the DJI Zenmuse XT camera. Mounted on the Matrice 100, it can fly for up to 30 minutes allowing it to inspect large structures or complexes. If mounted to an Inspire it can be launched rapidly in environments where speed is essential. The Zenmuse XT enables more holistic data collection, providing heat map data that serves as a basis for analysis, feeding more accurate predictions for future defects, root cause analysis, and even identification of appropriate remedial solutions.

 

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MINING


Resource extraction firms today face intense pressure from low commodity prices and regulatory pressures. Operational efficiency is fundamental to sustaining sites through difficult market conditions, and data captured by UAVs can provide fundamental insights.

Rapid surveying with ground control points (GCPs) allow for <1cm accuracy data capture. Automated stockpile calculation and slope grading provides invaluable real world data on operational output, as well as equipment fuel consumption costs in quarries.

DJI’s software development kit allows firms to build powerful applications, such as autonomous LiDAR tunnel inspection with an M100. Such applications greatly increase not only increase safety, but also represent significant cost savings on exiting methods.

 

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