Lifeline guided Unmanned Aerial System
Three areas are identified as being of critical and immediate interest to industries wishing to use Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) capabilities:
- 1. Newsgathering: Visual line-of-sight operations in urban areas;
- 2. Precision Agriculture;
- 3. Critical Infrastructure Surveillance: Beyond visual line-of-sight in rural/isolated areas.
By proposing an UAS interconnected to a lifeline, we may address these points without any safety regulatory constraint.
Laboratoire Bordelais de Recherche en Informatique (LaBRI, UMR 5800)
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The solution proposes to connect an UAS onto a lifeline in order to perform SHM (Structural Health Management) or surveillance operations. A electronic ring allows the connection with the wire providing the UAS with real-time evolution information. The UAS naturally follow the lifeline to address its specific mission with no human intervention.
It is particularly adapted to situations where a lifeline is installed to perform classical human inspection intervention and may be a substitution solution to some of them according to the inboard sensor.
The lifeline guided UAS will propose a device:
- Design to fit to classic lifeline components;
- Flying in total safety: Avoid any regulatory constraint;
- Fully autonomous device: no need for human guidance;
- Usable within ATEX environments;
- Directly operational on lifeline equipped structures.
This technology is protected by a patent application