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Enhanced Maritime Infrastructure Analysis: Leveraging Drone-Mounted LiDAR Technology

Enhanced Maritime Infrastructure Analysis: Leveraging Drone-Mounted LiDAR Technology

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23-11-12

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Enhanced Maritime Infrastructure Analysis: Leveraging Drone-Mounted LiDAR Technology

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Solution(s) 

RPAS ARA-405 with Lidar

Client(s) ou partenaire(s)

Pays

Canada

Main Characteristics of the Aircraft

  • Flight time : 30-min flight, 10-12 ha coverage

  • Maximum takeoff weight: 13.5 kg

  • Max speed: 72 km/h

  • Wind resistance: 35 km/h bursts

  • Redundancy: Triple IMU/GNSS

  • LIDAR: 300K pts/sec, ±50 mm

  • Camera: 24 MP, <1.52 cm/pixel

  • Available Flight Modes: Manual, assisted and fully Autonomous

RPAS ARA-405 with Lidar

Enjeu

Following an internal investigation, Transport Canada (TC) has determined that Unmanned Aircraft Systems (RPAS), more commonly known as drones, could potentially be a good tool to modernize and optimize its surveillance and inspection operations. Therefore, a pilot project was developed with ARA Robotics and TC Navigation Protection Program (NPP) inspectors to determine the feasibility of using this new technology for vessel inspection, wharves, ferry terminals, bridges, etc.

Solution

ARA Robotics has designed a payload that includes a camera and LIDAR sensors that, once installed on a RPAS, can collect precise data, such as georeferenced images, in order to generate 3D renderings.

Résultat

The result is an advanced monitoring solution that enables accurate, real-time tracking of sites of interest, greatly facilitating the work of NPP inspectors. The 3D models generated provide a lot of interesting information. In addition, the ability to broadcast live footage for the drone allows inspectors located across the country to participate and guide remote inspections.

Qualia now benefit from a system that not only simplifies multi-vehicle routing but also offers an unprecedented 4D airspace perspective. The precision and real-time tracking capability have elevated their RPAS functions, making them more secure and efficient than ever.

​Guillaume Charland-Arcand  |  CTO & Co-Fondateur

3D rendering of the REM bridge construction over the Rivière des Prairies

RPAS are radically transforming traditional inspection methods, bringing significant improvements in the safety, efficiency and quality of the data collected. These innovative tools minimize the time required for field operations while significantly enriching the amount and accuracy of information collected, thus optimizing the monitoring and decision-making processes.

Pascal Chiva-Bernard | CEO of ARA Robotics

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Pascal is CEO and co-founder of ARA Robotics, a leading Canadian firm in automated drone technology. With a solid engineering background from ÉTS university and a passion for innovation, he continues to be instrumental in the company’s growth and success.

Pascal Chiva-Bernard

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Véronique is the Communications and Marketing Advisor at ARA Robotics. Having graduated from the University of UQAM with a degree in graphic design, she plays a pivotal role in shaping the brand's visual narrative and ensuring effective communication strategies.

Véronique Lapierre — Author

Véronique Lapierre

Pascal is CEO and co-founder of ARA Robotics, a leading Canadian firm in automated drone technology. With a solid engineering background from ÉTS university and a passion for innovation, he continues to be instrumental in the company’s growth and success.

Pascal Chiva-Bernard

Pascal Chiva-Bernard profil picture

Véronique is the Communications and Marketing Advisor at ARA Robotics. Having graduated from the University of UQAM with a degree in graphic design, she plays a pivotal role in shaping the brand's visual narrative and ensuring effective communication strategies.

Véronique Lapierre — Author

Qualia now benefit from a system that not only simplifies multi-vehicle routing but also offers an unprecedented 4D airspace perspective. The precision and real-time tracking capability have elevated their RPAS functions, making them more secure and efficient than ever.

Guillaume Charland-Arcand

CTO & Co-Fondateur

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