Up to 80 % faster than manual survey
The UAV flies also above water, mud and steep slopes
The Staff does not need to perform manual survey
The autonomous process minimizes human error
The survey process is documented automatically
The system consisting of the UAV and a ground station is placed next to the survey area. A search area will be defined with our companion software which automatically calculates the flight path. In contrast to the manual process, there are no land surveyors needed anymore.
The UAV flies assisted by RTK-GPS with centimeter-level accuracy above the ground. The integrated magnetic field sensors measure earth's magnetic field and transmits the data to the ground station.
Based on the magnetic data metallic objects are identified. Their positions will be marked digitally as well as physically on the ground. Consequently, the clearance team can quickly locate them.
The found objects can now be uncovered to identify if the are actually UXOs or scrap metal. A GPS enabled handheld device helps the clearance staff to locate them and document the outcome of the excavation.
On New Year's Day 2016 everything starts with reading a news article about the danger by UXO's in Syria.
In our master theses, we analysed the technical and economic feasibility of the usage of UAVs for landmine and UXO detection.
With the support of a students team from the University of Magdeburg, we build the first flying UAV.
After extensive testing of our first prototype, we came up with a new detection technology and marking system