In the densely populated cities of today, crowd monitoring is a tool that assists the Police and other law enforcement agencies to ensure that no untoward incident happens. This technology allows multiple drones to monitor multiple focal points – malls, fairs, religious prayers, etc., thereby allowing multiple eyes in the sky to report back to 1 hub from where they can all be controlled.
As the infrastructure projects keep growing, a bigger problem of their maintenance is gripping the industry. Surveying of high-tension lines, Oil pipelines, Hydro power plants, Wind power stations, etc, are no easy task. Drone swarms can be autonomously deployed, periodically, to survey these installations, report any anomalies discovered, and even carry out repairs.
Land use pattern identification, GIS-assisted land marking, city expansion modeling, etc. are some of the applications these drone swarms can serve. These swarms allow city-planners to understand terrain, and other features of a region before taking decisions. The rapid deployment system helps reduce the time required to photograph areas for analysis.
As fascinating is the term, equally fascinating is the complexity of the system that handles flight for this use case. Locating of customers, weight of the payload, criticality of delivery, obstacle avoidance in landing and takeoff at customer premises, receiver identification, are some of the things this system needs to monitor. DROSNAS links everything using cloud-enabled apps, allowing your application server to communicate with the drone and exchange data seamlessly.
Surveillance on the borders is one of the oldest applications that the drones have been serving. This system allows multiple drones to continually survey these areas, requiring no pilots, flying on pre-determined areas, ensuring that round-the-clock vigil is maintained. These drone can be broadcasting this feed to multiple positions, right to the central HQ, located hundreds of kilometers away.
GIS enabled systems are in great demand today. The ability to extract data from geo-coded databases allows softwares to adapt systems very rapidly. Contour mapping, 3D Mapping, 2D Mapping, etc. are some of the activities these drone swarms can undertake using DROSNAS, running dedicated GIS apps over the cloud to create cutting edge results.
Surveying and maintaining communication is one of the most critical tasks in times of disasters. Search and Rescue operations, using Thermal Imaging sensors, can be carried out by these drone swarms, who can scan for human presence in adverse situations. Moreover these drone systems can be deployed in loiter mode, to assist as temporary repeaters for Radio networks and even assist in dropping critical medical supplies.
Drone assisted agriculture is a sector that has seen a lot of activity in recent times. Drone-mounted multi-spectral sensors have the ability to gather and enable analysis of multiple wavelengths of light, giving far more insights than a standard TV camera can. Drones allow these cameras to be deployed at heights between 10-50 mtr, covering vast areas in frames, gathering high quality data. These images captured by these cameras can be used to create GIS maps, allowing farmers to identify which parts of their fields need what.