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Initial Elevated Inspections


Initial Elevated Inspections

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Initial Elevated Inspections


Initial Elevated Inspections

Accessing the inaccessable...

We know how to access the inaccessable via our professional UAV/drone operator and, as part of a comprehensive UAV/drone aerial imaging service, we also have over 20 years of subject matter expertise in Imagery Analysis.  Not only are we able to provide unrestricted amounts of high resolution/highly detailed aerial imagery but we can also provide a variety of analytical and visual products with informed and actionable consultancy that can be incorporated into your structural inspection reporting methods.

Our UAV-mounted imaging sensors can directly access difficult locations resulting in an improvement not only to safety but also to the speed of information gathering and dissemination of this data to the client.

Example of our highly detailed aerial imaging for inspections.

Real time inspection feed...

Through the use of a deployed tripod-mounted field monitor, ARC Aerial Imaging can produce a live feed of your assets and critical asset infrastructure for the benefit to either a member of the facilities management or processing engineering team whilst an inspection is being carried out.

So, obtaining survey data (images) is far safer and the enhanced quality of such information means that inspection, repair or maintenance teams can directly pinpoint issues, saving time and money in allocating initial inspection resources (scaffolding, MEWPs, etc).

Subjects can be captured with precision and in detail not possible by more conventional means such as a fixed-wing aircraft or helicopter.  Its UAV Pilot/Operator and experienced Multi-Sensor Imagery Analyst will know how to reach the areas of importance to your initial inspection requirements.


What level of initial structural survey and inspection information detail do you require?

We are able to produce "closer in" aerial imaging during key building and structural asset inspections using our 45mm lens when operating at similar stand offs from subjects that can be undertaken with our 15mm lens.  Alternatively, we can also produce similar aerial imaging resolutions to that of the 15mm if our Inspire 1 is required to operate at greater safety stand offs from more sensitive assets during inspections.

Our drones are capable and have been proven to provide valuable aerial imaging data effectively, efficiently and safely!
Overview imagery mosiacs for easy inspection reporting uses.

Overview imagery mosiacs for easy inspection reporting uses.

Inspection imagery analysis and reporting.

A first phase (an on-site visual inspection) or a second phase inspection (textual and/or illustrative reports) can be conducted for inspection teams which can be incorporated into their asset management documentation.

Inspection teams can additionally benefit from this by including routine task or scheduled external inspections of key infrastructure assets through the use of our previous and archived aerial imaging collection profiles which can be re-uploaded to our drones for accurate imaging collection continuity.

Drone Flight Telemetry Data Information.

Telemetry data sourced from our drone flight operating logs can also be made available either as additional collateral information (.txt & .csv files) for technical auditing and referencing uses.  This can also be promptly overlayed and rendered to inspection videos that will enable structural inspection teams and key project stakeholders to have pertinent positional and situational awareness information when reviewing videos during forensic inspection assessments for the inclusions to their formal reporting methods.

Aerial Visualisation Products.

We can also provide aerial visualisation products of infrastructure sites and their surrounds.  The creation of 360 degree visualisation panoramics (below) taken from specific operating heights can be applied to give inspection companies a visual appreciation on the scale and extent of facilities with products also annotated at specific points for referencing and documentation purposes.


Case Study: Floodlight Inspection and Assessment - Marske United Football Club

Situation.
Whilst a local football match was underway in November 2014, it became apparent that several floodlights failed to illuminate when they were activated.  As the natural light began to fade and some of the floodlights continued to not operate, the match was abandoned by the referee.

Task.
ARC Aerial Imaging approached the club's Chairman explaining that, through the use of one of its platforms and coupled sensors, it could carry out an initial elevated inspection of the ground's 20m high floodlights.

With time pressing upon the club to rectify the faults before the next home game at the following weekend, ARC Aerial Imaging deployed one of its plaforms and carried out a 15 minute aerial stills collection (camera orientated both in the oblique and vertical sensor modes) on all of the ground's floodlights.

Assessment.
Upon a safe and successful collect, the images were downloaded and later analysed by ARC Aerial Imaging's Imagery Analyst.  The subsequent assessment concluded that, including the age of the floodlight lamps, it was a realistic possibility that the faults were further attributed by the ingress of rain water over the course of time, evidence of this was apparent.  Indications of this was identified on imagery by the presence of mould and watermarks within the base of the floodlight environmental coverings.

Result.
Initally knowing where the fault existed through the use of one of ARC Aerial Imaging's platforms and sensors, a crane was employed and was sited to aid the removal of the failed lamps.  In summary, this saved unnecessary inspection time and, more significantly with safety in mind, reduced the time for staff to work at significant heights!

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Construction Projects


Construction Projects

Construction Projects


Construction Projects

One of the most effective uses of UAVs is assisting with regional development teams and construction companies.  This can start at the initial phases of development planning by providing initial aerial survey imaging, during the progress of construction by providing aerial imaging updates to management teams and up until the successful completion of a project.

UAVs can provide aerial imaging to project stakeholders involved in the process an enhanced way to appreciate the scale, layout and complexity of large projects from various collection aspects.  Additional benefits of multi-rotor aerial imaging include:

  • ARC Aerial Imaging's multi-rotor UAV platforms are much more flexible than a fixed mast, cheaper and safer than using a helicopter, even for large construction projects.
  • They can be flown to various viewing points whilst referring from a "live" video downlink feed from an attached monitor or tablet for onsite consultation with the project and construction site managers.
  • The platforms require little space to take off/land and can be prepared quickly before each flight.
  • The cameras onboard the UAVs can be switched from stills to video and back to stills collection modes both on the ground and whilst airborne enabling to capture more and varied content.

Many UAV uses in construction fall under the broad header of project support.  That includes construction progress reporting, providing images for documentation, and monitoring safety.  Overall, our UAVs can help with scheduling, communication, and improving accuracy on all types of project functions.  Our UAVs fly low level, serpentine flights over projects recording hundreds of images in the process.  Later, software can be used to stitch/mosiac together the images creating single, large images of a site.

Furthermore, by collecting regular aerial stills and video from the same angles, construction companies can obtain a comprehensive aerial portfolio documenting how their projects are progressing.  Upon project completion, this can be presented as further evidence of their work, as illustrated below, to future development projects that are out for tender.


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Media and Aerial Filming


Media and Aerial Filming

Media and Aerial Filming


Media and Aerial Filming

Safety is paramount!  Example of our aerial filming flight plans and risk assessments.

Safety is paramount!  Example of our aerial filming flight plans and risk assessments.

We can also undertake low altitude aerial filming and photography utilising our versatile Inspire 1 Pro or Phantom 3 multirotor aircraft with the ability to obtain a variety of shots from 10ft to 400ft in a matter of moments for media and filming companies.

We can provide the video in an output format of your choice (FHD and UHD-4K) and to desired applied capture settings (LOG) for onward post production on a medium that benefits you.  Whilst we will retain the rights to use any part of the footage for our internal uses, you will retain the rights to the footage for all other purposes.

Image: David Jinks/Fridge Productions.

Image: David Jinks/Fridge Productions.

We fly, you shoot!

Our dual control aerial system enables one person (the qualified pilot) to have full control of the airframe whilst a second person (the camera operator) controls the camera via a slaved controller to compose and record any complex shots that are required whilst controlling the camera's gimbal.  We can give initial familiarity training prior to shoots so that the camera operator can gain confidence in controlling its movements.

Image: David Jinks/Fridge Productions.

Image: David Jinks/Fridge Productions.

Live video transmission feed.

Through the use of a deployed tripod-mounted field monitor, the filming commission's on site producer/director can view a separate live feed from the drone to gain situational awareness of the aerial shot that is in progress.


So far we've been privileged to have been used by...

Based in the North East of England, Fridge Productions are the perfect audio-visual partner to deliver your communication needs and have a reputation for producing award-winning films with broadcast credits on the National Geographic Channel and screenings World-wide.

Recent Filming Commissions that We've ASSISTED fridge productions WITH...

"We are immensely proud to have assisted Fridge Productions (@fffridge) in providing UAV/drone 4K aerials captured of many stunning locations along the North Yorkshire coastline on a series of tourism films on behalf of the North York Moors National Park Authority with the first of several major marketing films being gradually released over the course of Summer 2016."


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Real Estate Property Marketing


Real Estate Property Marketing

Real Estate Property Marketing


Real Estate Property Marketing

It's being recognised by estate agents in various parts of the country that aerial shots of exclusive properties and which are of substantial size can have a dramatic and immediate impact when it comes to improving their marketing and selling potential, accompanied with traditional methods such as eye-level photographs, brochures and open property viewings.

Often in the past estate agents have had limited choices to market these types of properties; either a single aspect shot taken from a fixed mast or from the commissioning of a plane or helicopter.

ARC Aerial Imaging can provide an enhanced, yet more flexible service and its benefits include:

  • It is much more flexible than a fixed mast (often needing to be relocated to capture the property from different angles), much cheaper and safer than using a plane or helicopter.
  • ARC Aerial Imaging's aerial platforms provide digitial aerial stills and high definition (HD) video and can fly around the property within its grounds whilst reviewing the camera's view from a video downlink to a HD field monitor for the client's visual benefit whilst obtaining multiple shots from different aspects.
  • The platforms require little space to take off/land and can be quickly prepared before flight.
  • Collected images or unedited video segments can be downloaded and stored onto a DVD or client's memory stick whilst on site and be with the estate agent immediately after flight for inclusion into the property's brochure material and/or uploaded on the agency's website that same day.
Aerial Imaging for Commercial Property Marketing.

Aerial Imaging for Commercial Property Marketing.

Virtual Aerial Tours

We can also provide virtual aerial tour products of real estate marked for initial or continued commercial/residential property development.  The creation of 360 degree visualisation panoramics (click on image below for an immersive 360 product) taken from specific operating heights can be applied to give planners, property developers and marketing teams a visual appreciation on scale and extent.