Next Eagle

Drone Base Line Inspection

We can see them everywhere. From the toys for little and big kids to the weapons carrying military ones. Equipped with whatever they can carry to meet the requirements of their use.
It has been natural to think about their use for the inspection of transmission and distribution lines which typically has been done using very expensive helicopter flyovers for that same purpose.

Now this is becoming a reality.
Sharper Shape - a Finnish high-tech company has executed unique test flights in Eastern Finland. For the first time in the world an unmanned Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) took off to inspect local power lines with a full set of sensors - a laser scanner, cameras and aviation safety systems.

The underlying technology is based on over 15 years of LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) research and is optimized to industry needs providing fully automated data processing and analysis. Next Eagle (the drone) solution integrates the inspection planning, data collection, data analysis and maintenance planning and enables industry optimized end-to-end process for asset maintenance and vegetation management.
Since in the field of aviation all operations must be absolutely safe and approved by the aviation authorities, Sharper Shape has an on-going dialogue with Trafi (the civil aviation regulatory authority in Finland) to determine the requirements and rules for RPAS.

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