Measure Acquires Security Clearance and an FAA Waiver to Fly within the DC FRZ (Flight Restricted Zone)

Dec 3, 2018 11:24:33 AM |  Posted in News

Measure, a leading international provider of aerial intelligence, has completed a drone flight in the DC Metropolitan Flight Restricted Zone (FRZ) as a result of a waiver granted by the Federal Aviation Administration’s Systems Operations Security unit.

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No Job Too Big or Too Difficult for This Drone Operations Team

Nov 29, 2018 5:52:11 AM |  Posted in Team, solar

A drone zapped out of the sky, equipment damaged en route, last-minute deployments, excessive heat, reams of data, and a host of other challenges marked the largest solar farm inspection we have performed to date.

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Drone Data Defined

Nov 9, 2018 12:27:17 PM |  Posted in data, energy

Today, energy companies are using drones to capture data that was previously dangerous, difficult, or expensive to obtain. But what is drone data, exactly? And what’s the benefit of this new treasure trove of data?

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Drone Pilot Stories: Managing Risky Situations

Oct 18, 2018 9:11:10 AM |  Posted in Drone Pilots

A career as a Drone Pilot can be very rewarding for the right person.

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[Case Study] Increasing Solar Inspection Efficiency with Drones

Sep 10, 2018 11:44:57 AM |  Posted in solar, data

Click here to download this study as a PDF.

Introduction

UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) technologies provide operational efficiency gains to solar asset management. To quantify these gains, Measure compared time, costs, and results of its 100% IR drone inspections to relevant manual inspection scenarios across four solar sites. These comparisons, documented below, yielded the following results:

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EEI Webinar Recap: Drone Inspections of Critical Infrastructure

Aug 29, 2018 9:07:57 AM |  Posted in software, ground control

The energy industry is conservative when it comes to cyber security, and although the ROI of drone usage is overwhelmingly acknowledged in the industry, there are still many concerns around managing data of critical infrastructure.

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How One Utility Worker’s Hobby Has Helped His Company Save 24,000 Hazardous Manhours

Aug 22, 2018 10:07:10 AM |  Posted in training
Six years ago, he walked into a manager’s meeting, dropped a drone on the desk and said, "This is the future."

 

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The Mysterious World Inside a Boiler: Inspection by Drone

Aug 15, 2018 11:40:36 AM |  Posted in coal and gas

Using traditional methods, a boiler inspection is a long process: 3 days for the boiler to cool off; 2 days to install scaffolding, up to 4 days to do the inspection, and another 2 days to remove the scaffolding. And then there is the cost of all that downtime, about $30,000 per day in net profit loss for a typical 500 MW coal plant.

This process requires up to 40 contractors, numerous hazardous man-hours, and a great financial investment; the costs involved with the scaffolding alone can be upwards of $140,000, depending on the size of the boiler. 

But  energy companies can use drones to cut inspection time 4 days to 1, with no scaffolding required. Hazardous man-hours are drastically reduced and inspections can be completed at a fraction of the cost. 

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Measure Secures Subcontract under FAA SE2025 with LS Technologies

Aug 13, 2018 1:36:43 PM |  Posted in News

Measure UAS, Inc. has secured a 4-year subcontract agreement with LS Technologies under the SE2025 Systems Engineering contract to provide the following support to the Federal Aviation Administration:

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There is No Substitute for Hands-On Drone Pilot Training

Jul 17, 2018 12:48:56 PM |  Posted in training

As shared by: Andy Justicia, Lead Pilot for sUAS Training and Standards

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