A career as a Drone Pilot can be very rewarding for the right person.
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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:
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.
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.
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:
As shared by: Andy Justicia, Lead Pilot for sUAS Training and Standards
[Press Release] Aventura, Florida, July 9, 2018 – Drone Nerds, the largest distributor of drones in the US, has partnered with Measure, a leading aerial intelligence company, to offer Measure Ground Control™ to enterprise customers.
It was night time, an uncommon time of day for a drone mission. Our pilots Grant and Eric were flying a mission with a new client in Miami when they noticed another drone in the distance flying recklessly and not adhering to the FAA's Part 107 Rules and Regulations.
Dismissing the reckless drone operator as an amateur, our pilots continued with their mission as planned.
Ground Control™ is the all-in-one software solution for safely operating commercial drones and effectively managing a growing fleet.
If you're reading this, chances are you are currently using a variety of software to manage your drone operations - flight control apps, flight logging programs, program management tools, equipment health trackers, etc.