Unmanned Aerial Services
We use the Wingtraone dual rotor VTOL drone as well as the Parrot Anafi thermal drone for data capture. The Wingtraone is one of the most exclusive fixed wing mapping drones in the industry. The aircraft has an operating range of 4 miles. With a flight time of over an hour, we can capture over 400 acres in one flight. The 21-megapixel Sony QX1 camera produces crystal clear images allowing our software program to stitch each picture into a single gigapixel image flawlessly. Our Parrot Anafi thermal drone is used to map in smaller areas where a fixed wing drone would not be able to access easily. We also use the Parrot Anafi drone for inspections on bridges, roof HVAC loss, towers, power, and sinkhole locations. The Parrot is equipped with a 21-megapixel camera as well as a FLIR thermal imaging sensor with a range of 14° F to 752° F.
Pix4D. BFW owns a full licensed seat of the industry standard Pix4D Mapper software that we utilize to process and deliver our data sets. Typical deliverable formats include full-color point clouds, digital surface models and 3D textured mesh files all of which can be utilized in the common AutoCAD software suites (File types: .las, .laz, .ply, .xyz, .tif, .kml, .shp, .dxf, .pdf).
BFW Engineers employs a full-time FAA Certified Part 107 Remote Pilot that is professionally trained and certified to fly and provide survey grade ground control on the projects. Any aerial data we collect can be field validated and ground proofed with the same confidence level of traditional topographic survey procedures.