With the global mining industry grossing over $4 Billion worldwide in 2015, the market is looking to add more automation, efficiencies and safety protocols to further increase production and profits. Many companies are looking into unmanned aerial systems to achieve these goals.
For automation, UAS’s are being developed and used for repetitive tasks such as volumetrics updates, thermal inspection, hydrology management and stockpile management. Using unmanned aircraft for these tasks reduce tedious work by staff, allowing them to be more effective and to focus on the data collected.
Safety protocols are also being improved by allowing UAS’s to perform more harmful jobs. For example, misfires from blasting have the potential to be surveyed for poor fragmentation and unused blast chemicals. The UAS are also helpful to establish an exclusion zone and perform security surveillance until the misfire(s) are dealt with.
Drone America is proud to offer tailored solutions that include reliable UAS airframes, proven autopilot systems, and customizable payloads for mining related operations. Each of our aircraft have a parachute recovery system for safety, in case of an emergency recovery. We believe all of these items are necessities in order to conduct safe and reliable operations.
Geotechnical and Hydrology
Stock Pile and Pit Management
Environmental Monitoring and Management
Land Usage and Reporting
Vegetation and Wildlife Impact
Our team has over 240,000 hours of professional flight hours (manned and unmanned) and our experienced pilots will customize your in-house flight operations or fly your missions if needed.
With our wide range of aircraft and payloads, we give you the ability to fully customize your system(s) to meet your operational needs.
Using a UAS aircraft can help you save time and money by flying multiple environmental inspections, resource mapping, maintain accurate 3D modeling, and more.
Expand your safety protocols and protect your workers and business by using unmanned aerial vehicles to perform the high risk tasks such as misfire inspection, exclusion zone creation, security surveillance and more.
Planning and Implementation Procedures
Meet with our experts to go over your flight operation needs, operation(s) area, regulations, and deadlines.
System and Payload Recommendations
After finalizing all the details for your operation needs, our experts will meet with you and go over payload and system recommendations.
Your aircraft, payloads, and accessories are custom-built and delivered to you.
You will receive training from our experienced pilots and learn how to fly your aircraft, how to utilize the payloads, and how to efficiently and safely integrate UAS technologies into your daily operations.
Our staff is always willing to answer questions, and is available to perform maintenance on your purchase(s).