By Technology EditorLast updated: September 2nd, 2023
UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) and drones can be used to provide a wide range of services that can be performed more efficiently or with lower costs than using manual or traditional methods such as manned aircraft. The use of drones for these services may also be safer, as it does not require putting humans in potential danger.
Drones services may include a choice of UAV platform, including multirotors, fixed-wing drones and unmanned helicopters, as well as payloads, according to the requirements of the job. Service providers may offer a number of pricing models, including per flight, per hour, or per volume of data collected and processed.
UMS SKELDAR provides Managed UAS Solutions
Drones are commonly used for aerial photography and videography, and can be equipped with a range of different camera payloads with high-definition (HD) and 4K capabilities. Applications for drone aerial photography services include real estate, leisure, and broadcasting.
Unmanned Aerial Photography
Aerial photography and LiDAR scanning can also be used for high-precision photogrammetry and GIS services, creating 2D and 3D maps and models of landscapes and buildings for a wide variety of applications such as construction, environmental survey, forest management and geology. These services may include the provision of deliverables such as maps, orthophotos and models.
Drones use visual and thermal imaging cameras to perform inspections of roads, railways, power lines and other critical infrastructure, as well as energy facilities such as solar farms, oil and gas platforms, and wind turbines. Drone inspection services may use AI-powered software to aid in fault-finding and making recommendations for repairs and maintenance. Multispectral sensors are also used to perform services for precision agriculture, such as crop health monitoring.
missionGO Unmanned Systems provides UAV cargo delivery and medical supply solutions
Drone delivery services provide transportation of cargo, both for last-mile applications such as grocery delivery as well as more long-range missions such as providing essential supplies to remote communities. They may also perform flights between hospitals and laboratories for delivery of critical medical items such as organs, blood, and test samples.