the lancaster platform

hardware

Processors:

4x750MHZ Linux CPU

2x real-time embedded

processors

Flight stabilization

Interfaces:

Wifi, Ethernet, Bluetooth, Serial, USB, Digital, Analog, IIC

Weight:

3lbs

Wingspan:

4 feet

Payload:

Capacity: 2.2lbs

Swappable

artificial intelligence

In-the-air flight path calculations

Our proprietary AI detects weather conditions in the air and creates its own optimal flight path while in the air.

In-the-air data assessment

All data that is collected is instantly assessed in the air to ensure the highest quality data collection and eliminating the need to refly .

In-Flight diagnostics & Monitoring

Continually monitors itself while in flight: checking battery life, operational weather/wind limitations, structure cracks, fatigue analysis and other internal performance checks.

UAV OPTIONAL ADD-ONS

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WATER KIT

With the Water Kit the aircraft can land and operate from the water. Water ready UAV can be used to collect water samples.

THE UAV:

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    Flies to a particular site and lands

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    Taxis to specific coordinates to collect sample, takes off and returns

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The water readiness kit includes:

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    1 set of floats for landing and taking-off from water

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    1 tail set up with rudder

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WEIGHT AND SPEED KIT

THE IMPACT

With a regular PrecisionHawk UAV carrying a visual sensor flying at 4cm per pixel in 8 MPH wind we project 45 minute flight or 500 acres surveyed. When you add the Weight and Speed Kit tools, it increases the payload capacity by 25%. It also reduces the speed by 40% allowing better accuracy at higher ground resolutions.

Weight and speed kit includes

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    1 extended endurance motor pre-mounted on airframe

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    1 extra set of extended endurance wings and rudder

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ENHANCED GROUND KIT

Enhanced Ground Kit is for clients who prefer to have a deeper tool set for the day to day operation of their platform.

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    Laptop with all the software pre-loaded and fully set up.

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    1 additional set of wings

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    3 additional batteries

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    3 additional propellers

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    1 additional tail

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    1 tool kit (extra small parts and tools designed for daily operations)

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LIVE VIDEO STREAMING

PrecisionHawk offers live, high-definition video streaming via internet connection through its cloud service. This gives users the ability to view video in near real-time for analysis from a remote base station using a smart device (computer, smartphone, tablet, etc…). This service is compatible with most video feed formats that are streamed to a ground station via UAV. In addition to live streaming, the user will have the ability to save and store video for retrieval and viewing at a later time. PrecisionHawk offers implementation services to incorporate video feed formats into our streaming service at a per hour rate. This enables you to adapt PrecisionHawk’s video streaming services for use on a range of platform types. Format adaptation only needs to be done once per platform system being used.

Live Q2 2014

The system allows the user to stream with only a laptop, the PrecisionHawk UAV, and an internet connection. Our PrecisionHawk Production Truck technology allows for up to four input UAV camera feeds simultaneously. Once in the online system, allows the user to share with as many viewers as needed on the web or mobile device.

features

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    SD and HD multi-bitrate streaming

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    720HD Multi-bitrate streaming capable

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    Seamless multi-camera/ mutli-sensor switching

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    Desktop players are Flash based and our mobile players are proprietary (iPhone, iPad and Android compatible)

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    Custom graphics package

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    Blackmagic devices supported

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    Long term storage of all live feeds at competitive storage rates

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    Video viewing analytics

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    Regulate which users have access to your content

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    Broadcast metadata for synchronization of other sensor data to video

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    Embedded video metadata that will allow sorting by location, date, and keywords

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SERVICES PACKAGE

One package per UAV. Only available at the time of purchase.

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    Option to replace the UAV airframe framework twice over the first 12 months.

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    Option to replace the broken frame with newer iterations in cases where later generations of hardware are available.

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    Storage and completion of back-up systems in the event of a repair, with return and replacement shipping covered via Ground Level or Priority Mail

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    20 propellers at the time of sale

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    1 extra set of regular wings

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    1 designated PrecisionHawk account executive for quick servicing and support

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ENHANCED RESOLUTION

Up-to 6 millimeter per pixel resolution.
This Enhanced Resolution package can be added at anytime to any PrecisionHawk platform.

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    Longer focal length lens on for high resolution images

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    Extended wing set for reduced cruise speed

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    Higher data rate capture cards

The standard PrecisionHawk platform has industry leading resolution. For applications requiring even higher image fidelity, the Enhanced Resolution Package is designed to provide the best possible imaging capabilities in a fixed wing aircraft (and even most rotary wing systems) by allow the aircraft to fly slower and take advantage of longer focal length optics with the necessary extreme data rate capture and storage.

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EDUCATION

PrecisionHawk offers three education options.

OPTION 1:Online course
PRICE: Free to platform owners

PrecisionHawk offers a free online education course to all platform owners. The 30 minute online course includes video instruction, an online quiz and a certificate of completion.

FREE

OPTION 2: UNMANNED VEHICLE UNIVERSITY

Customer pays 80% of costs when scheduling, 20% after scheduling.

ON-SITE TRAINING
IN SARASOTA, FLORIDA

Students responsible for all travel and lodging costs.

PrecisionHawk engineers will come on-site and work with your team to educate them on use of the platform for a low cost daily rate.

OFF-SITE TRAINING
AT YOUR LOCATION

All direct costs including airline, travel, hotel, car rental, and per diem are paid by student

In partnership with Unmanned Vehicle University, a PrecisionHawk UAV course experience includes a thorough at home and in-person one-on-one training experience. Open to anyone, the course is available year round on a rolling schedule. To sign-up please visit www.uxvuniversity.com

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EXTRA PROCESSING POWER

The PrecisionHawk UAV comes with a single CPU processor but it is designed to support up to a 3 CPU computing cluster. The standard on-board processor is usually more than enough, as most clients use 10%-15% of its capacity. But for advanced applications PrecisionHawk owners have two upgrade options

  • Applications that require more on-board processing power include:

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      "on-board" analysis and terrain modeling,

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      On-board processing and on-the-fly mission information for sensors like Hyperspectral and LiDAR,

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      on-board data compression.

  • OPTION 1:

    EXTREME PROCESSING POWER

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      Architecture: ARM Cortex-A9

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      Performance: Up to 2,500 Dhrystone MIPS

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      Power Management: SmartReflexTM 2 technology

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      Processor: Dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP4430 Digital Video Processor

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      Processor Speed: 1 GHz

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      RAM: 1 GB

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      Temperature: Components rated, 0°C < T < 75°C

  • OPTION 2:

    EXTREME TEMPERATURE PROCESSING

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      Architecture: ARM Cortex-A9

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      Camera Connector: 27-pin connector for camera signals

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      Power Management: SmartReflexTM 2 technology

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      Image/Video: High Performance Image, Video, Audio (IVA2.2™) Accelerator Subsystem

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      Processor: Texas Instruments OMAP3730

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      Processor Speed: 1 GHz

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      Temperature: Built with components rated -40°C < T < 85°C

the sensors

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VISUAL SENSOR

  • + High resolution, low distortion camera (RGB)
  • + Produces images or video
    • + Aerial mapping and imaging
    • + Photogrammetry and 3D reconstruction
    • + Plant counting
    • + Surveillance
    • + Emergency response
    • + Surveying and land use applications
Or email us at info@precisionhawk.com
  • 14 megapixels
  • 8 mm/pixel (at 30m)
  • 1” (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
  • CMOS
  • 10 mm
  • 2.864 microns
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MULTISPECTRAL SENSORS

Four (4) multispectral sensors are available. They range in the numbers of bands and resolutions topping out under 1cm per pixel.

Multispectral sensors are used widely in:

  • + Plant health measurement
  • + Water quality assessment
  • + Vegetation index calculation
  • + Plant counting
Or email us at info@precisionhawk.com

Fixed Spectra MS

  • 3.2 megapixels
  • 6.55 x 4.92 mm
  • 4.8 cm/pixel at 122m
  • 3.2 microns
  • 8.43 mm

High Resolution Multispectral Imager

  • 14.2 megapixels
  • 1” (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
  • sub 1cm/pixel
  • 2.864 microns
  • 10 mm

Selective Spectra Multispectral 4

  • 5.2 megapixels (4 x 1.3)
  • 6.66 x 5.32 mm
  • 6.6 cm/pixel at 122 m
  • 5.2 microns
  • 9.6 mm

Selective Spectral MS 6

  • 7.8 megapixels (6 x 1.3)
  • 6.66 x 5.32 mm
  • 6.6 cm/pixel at 122 m
  • 5.2 microns
  • 9.6 mm
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THERMAL INFRARED (TIR) SENSORS

Microbolometer thermal sensors are best utilized in:

  • + Heat signature detection
  • + Livestock detection
  • + Surveillance and security
  • + Water temperature detection and water source identification
  • + Emergency response
Or email us at info@precisionhawk.com

1- High Res Microbolometer TIR-H

  • 640 x 512
  • 14 cm per pixel
  • 7.5 - 13.5 μm
  • 17 μm
  • -25°C to +135°C
  • 2x, 4x, 8x
  • 9 mm

2- Low Res Microbolometer TIR-L

  • 324 x 256
  • 27 cm per pixel
  • 7.5 - 13.5 μm
  • 25 μm
  • -25°C to +135°C
  • 2x, 4x
  • 9 mm
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LIDAR SENSOR

+ Short range, 270° scanning LASER rangefinder

+ Useful in 3D digital surface modeling, stockpile calculation, surface variation detection and flood mapping

+ Penetrates through vegetation: It can perform plant height measurements by collecting range information from the plant canopy and the ground below (as opposed to the passive optical imagers that provide height data from the canopy)

Or email us at info@precisionhawk.com

Line Scanning LiDAR

  • 25 cm x-y, 10 cm vertical
  • 30m
  • 270°
  • 60 x 60 x 87 mm, 370 grams
  • .25° (360° / 1440 steps)
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HYPERSPECTRAL SENSOR

We offer two hyperspectral choices.

Hyperspectral sensors are used widely in:

  • + Plant health measurement
  • + Water quality assessment
  • + Vegetation index calculation
  • + Full spectral sensing
  • + Spectral index research and development
  • + Mineral and surface composition surveys
Or email us at info@precisionhawk.com

Line scanning (push broom) sensor

  • Line scanner
  • 100+
  • 400 – 1000 nm
  • ≥ 10 cm per scan line

Planar (snap-shot) sensor

  • Universal shutter
  • 4 - 32
  • 350 – 1050 nm
  • 10 – 20 cm per pixel

INCREDIBLE RESOLUTION

With PrecisionHawk, you get market leading resolutions that can't be found in other platforms. With our unique solution, you will be easily collecting data at resolutions up to 1 cm/pixel. Our software makes is simple to setup your flight to meet your data requirements. Choose a ground resolution or altitude and the software and on-board computer calculates the rest.

New Development Open Platform

Our sensor platform has an open standard allowing researchers and corporations the opportunity to integrate their desired sensor type. We are also aggressively in development of new sensors, which include improvements on our current sensor types as well as new sensor types such as Ground Penetrating Radar.

FIELD-SWAPPABLE

Plug-and-Play & Field-Swappable gives you the flexibility you need in the field to get the data you need. We make it simple to plan your flights with our Intelligent Sensor-Specific Flight Planning Sensor. Choose your survey boundaries, the sensor, your required ground resolution or altitutde, and your flight plan is done. The flight plan detects the sensor and triggers optimal overlap so your data is reliable and complete. There is no sensor configuration needed, just plug them in and fly.

data SECURE/AUTOMATED/FAST

  • MORE CHOICES

    12+ sensors to choose from or use your own
  • BETTER RESOLUTION

    More data, with up to 1cm ground resolution
  • FASTER PROCESSING

    Fast, automated processing, reducing your cost

Convert thousands of images with exceptional accuracy, speed with our secure and fully automated workflow. Upload your data in the field directly to the cloud. The Precison Hawk platform ensures accurate calibration, redundant ground coverage and data overlap which drastically speeds up processing time.

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  • FLIGHT PLANNER  
     
    Easily create flight plans by importing areas of interest you already have defined in shape files. Flight Planner will generate a new flight plan for each shape it finds in your shape file. Simply set the resolution at which you’d like to capture imagery and you’re ready to fly.
  • FLIGHT  
     
    On-board data confidence level is calculated to ensure what you need is collected.
  • INSTANT IN-FIELD DATA REVIEW  
     
    View your survey in less than a minute. Start/pause/resume uploading in the field for automatic processing. All the data is verified on-board to save time and increase reliability.
  • FULLY PROCESSED  
    As soon as your data starts uploading, we automatically start processing images saving your time and money.

FLIGHT PLANNER

  • Flight Planner Application
    • Work online and offline
    • Click to create your survey area
    • Choose ground resolution / altitude
    • Save Flight Plan
  • Our system handles the rest
    • Determines sensor onboard and customizes flight around that sensor
    • Calculates windspeed
    • Determines optimal survey flight path
    • Runs flight and plane diagnostics
  • pricing
    • Flight Planner is free to all PrecisionHawk platform owners.

FLIGHT

  • ONBOARD DIAGNOSTICS

    Our on-board intelligence continually analyzes the integrity of each image while in flight. This process ensures a high confidence level for accurate processing. Imagery that doesn’t meet the standard for optimal processing is marked and recaptured automatically to reduce cost and time.

  • RESOLUTION

    The proprietary on-board algorithms allow us to capture images at up to 1 cm per pixel, giving you incredible detail.

INSTANT IN-FIELD DATA REVIEW

  • IN-FIELD MOSAIC
    • Within minutes of the landing, review an in-field mosaic.
    • Visually check for proper coverage saving valuable time.
    • View the flight path and individual images with associated data.
    • Easily pinpoint a location for a secondary investigation.

    The app automatically generates a coverage report to ensure acceptable image overlap was achieved.

  • IN-FIELD AUTO PROCESSING

    With one click, upload your data for automatic processing. Start uploading in the field and continue uploading later with our convenient pause and resume feature. Processing automatically starts, no configuration needed. Upload and go. For this process an internet connection is needed to upload.

FULLY PROCESSED

  • INTERACTIVE ORTHOMOSAIC

    We generate fully interactive orthomosaic images, allowing you to zoom and pan viewing the details you need. You can also access individual raw, full resolution images.

  • PERMISSION BASED SHARING

    Control access to your surveys by setting your share controls at a survey level.

  • SURVEY MANAGEMENT

    Search and browse your surveys easily. Filter surveys by date, survey, title, sensor-type and status.

STORAGE SECURE AND SCALABLE

  • + End-to-end, secure data transfer
  • + Server side data encryption
  • + Highly durable storage system (99.999999999%)
  • + Highly available (99.99%)
  • + Unlimited ability to scale storage requirements

Convert thousands of images with exceptional accuracy, speed with our secure and fully automated workflow. Upload your data in the field directly to the cloud. The Precison Hawk platform ensures accurate calibration, redundant ground coverage and data overlap which drastically speeds up processing time.

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DATA SERVICES

DATA MANAGEMENT

    •  Quick-access storage
      • + Unlimited uploading
      • + Unlimited downloading
    •  Infield Application
      • + Survey uploading
      • + Instant interactive mosaic
    •  Archival storage
      • + Long-term, low cost storage
      • + Data retrieval time up to 5 hours
    •  Cloud Survey Management
      • + Unlimited sharing
      • + Interactive geo-referenced orthomosaic
      • + Desktop and mobile optimized interface
      • + Unlimited user seats

DATA PROCESSING

Geo-Referenced Orthotiles GEO-Referenced Orthomosaic KML Tiles

 Using the PrecisionHawk UAV
  • + Any sensor
  • + Any resolution
  • + Pricing based on sensor and altitude
 Using your own aerial survey data
  • + Data from your own hardware
  • + Any sensor
  • + Any resolution
  • + Pricing may depend on data format

DATA EXPORTS

Compatible Software
  • ArcGIS
    Global Mapper
  • Quantum GIS
    AutoCAD
  • Google Earth
    ERDASImagine

Geospatial Applications

Adding Value to Data

What matters most to our customers is the ability to transform this data into actionable information to support real-time business decisions. We can add value to your imagery through sophisticated, automated algorithms.

Agriculture

Agriculture

  • + Crop type
  • + Plant count
  • + Canopy cover
  • + Leaf area index
  • + Soil type
  • + Soil moisture
  • + Growth stage
  • + Plant Height
  • + Nitrogen deficiencies
  • + Plant health
  • + Detasseling
  • + Yield Monitoring
Water

Water

  • + Irrigated land mapping
  • + Impervious surface mapping
  • + Watershed planning
Environment & Climate

Environment &
Climate

  • + Land cover mapping
  • + Carbon Mapping
  • + Renewable energy
Oil & Gas

Oil & Gas

  • + Oil spill tracking
  • + Pipeline monitoring
  • + Environmental assessment
Utilities

Utilities

  • + Vegetation management
  • + NERC ROW monitoring
  • + Asset verification
Oil & Gas

Forestry

  • + Biomass
  • + Forest health
  • + Disease detection
Disaster Response

Disaster Response

  • + Wildfire
  • + Flooding
  • + Hurricane/Tornado
  • + Damage assessment

industries served

PrecisionHawk's data collection philosophy resonates with our customers, partners and researchers in a variety of industries and fields. Our planes have flown along cliffs on the north shore of Lake Superior (launched from a boat and landing in the lake), over water courses and ecological preserves and for researchers at -25 deg C ( -13 deg F), as well as imaging crops and livestock in farms.

Whether you are looking to build 3D models of aggregate pits, monitor the environment around mines and development sites, or survey storm damage and catalog passable highways, we'd love to talk about your needs and how we can help get you the information that is critical for you.

industriesserved

PrecisionHawk's data collection philosophy resonates with our customers, partners and researchers in a variety of industries and fields. Our planes have flown along cliffs on the north shore of Lake Superior (launched from a boat and landing in the lake), over water courses and ecological preserves and for researchers at -25 deg C ( -13 deg F), as well as imaging crops and livestock in farms.

Whether you are looking to build 3D models of aggregate pits, monitor the environment around mines and development sites, or survey storm damage and catalog passable highways, we'd love to talk about your needs and how we can help get you the information that is critical for you.

agriculture

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plant research

  • +Hybrid phenology / trait assessment for breeding
  • +Canopy profiling
  • +Wind profile / wind shear information
  • +Temperature / pressure profiling
  • +Spore, dust, pollen collection
  • +Water quality assessments and survey
  • +Methane and CO2 sensing
  • +Wirelessly collect data from ground sensors
  • +Crop counting

crop production

  • +Crop status (growing stage, yield estimates, etc.)
  • +Precision Agriculture prescription data
  • +Tiling/drainage evaluation and survey
  • +Time-saving pre-assessment for field tasks
  • +Oblique shots for de-tassel timing
  • +Drainage estimates and topography
  • +Planting evaluation and replanting requirements
  • +Pathogen introduction and tracking + Weed levels

crop protection

  • +Prevent birds from eating high value crops
  • +Keep birds away from crude oil ponds and other restricted areas
  • +Prevent birds that cause disease to crops
  • +Detect and track plant disease
  • +Identify wildlife that may consume crops

Search Rescue

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Search and rescue, like any emergency response, missions need data as soon as it is available, as well as more accurate data and instant processing

Key sensors include thermal IR sensors, high resolution visual, color filtering

Rapid and easy deployment is also key

research

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  • +High resolution, calibrated sensors
  • + University and Industry research partnerships / discounts available

mining

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  • +Mine monitoring and remediation
  • +Identifying high value minerals and precious metals
  • +Identifying sub-surface land mines
  • +Service mine reclamation monitoring
  • +Acid mine drainage and water quality monitoring
  • +Gas emission monitoring during fracking extraction

forestry

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  • +Forest classification / Inventory
  • +Tree height monitoring
  • +Forest fire mitigation and assessment
  • +Plant disease detection
  • +Assessment of tree stocking density
  • +Stand variability
  • +Digital Elevation Model Generation
  • +Tree stocking evaluation and monitoring regeneration
  • +Forest health and stress monitoring

3D topography modeling

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  • +Golf Courses
  • +Real estate
  • +Cliff faces
  • +Natural disaster effects
  • +Urban planning
  • +Canopy height models
  • +Power lines

live stock monitoring

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  • +Studying migration patterns
  • +Site assessment for hunting preserves
  • +Detection of disease-ridden animals
  • +Open-range animal location identification

Insurance

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Underwriting and claims assessment is now able to be preformed with ease, and in a fraction of the time. The PrecisionHawk solution allows for efficient, on-demand data acquisition with quantifiable decision-making results:

  • +Immediate deployment
  • +Plug-and-play sensor suite involves no field programming
  • +Vast area coverage

Applications include: crop damage monitoring, flooded areas, home construction,  natural disaster losses, livestock assessment, nuclear incidents, and pollution monitoring, just to name a few. Acquiring superior data with unsurpassed efficiency and performance is vital to assessing losses in a wide array of insurance sectors.

Emergency Response

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SPEED

With quick deployment, high on-board artificial intelligence, immediate post flight data review and rapid automated orthomosaic processing, PrecisionHawk gets the information you need to your responders fast.

 

Accuracy

With resolution up to 1cm per pixel, responders get better information than ever before.

 

Choice

With quick plug and play sensor choices, we have the tools to react to the variable needs of the emergency response community.

 

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence matters! It reduces complexity, allowing non-technical responders to utilize the UAV to get the information they need quickly and accurately!

Expect some new tools later in 2014, including:
On-board UAV mosaic processing (for even more speed and for those poor access to infrastructure situations).
Our already large options of sensors will be growing, augmenting our emergency responders. Later in 2014, expect to see sensors for Ground Penetrating Radar, chemical and biological agents.
On-the-ground” mobile apps, to quickly get your aerial data into the hands of your first responders.
Search & Rescue Chemical Spills Forest Fire Fighting & Management Chemical Fires
Police Applications Disaster site monitoring & mapping Volcanic Ash Cloud Traffic Accident Analysis Earth Quake Mapping
Oil Industry Leak Monitoring Ship Collision Analysis Powerline Monitoring Nuclear Plant Monitoring Flood Monitoring
Post disaster relief Operations Critical Infastrcture Inspection Oil & Gas Pipeline

infrastructure surveying

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  • +Monitoring railroad ties
  • +Road damage assessment
  • +Identification of damaging sulphates in soils prior to road development and planning
  • +Power line and transformer monitoring
  • +Municipal water supply monitoring
  • +Surface extraction for hydrologic modeling
  • +Pipeline oil leak detection
  • +Evaluation of urban land use

Oceans/Lakes

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The PrecisionHawk sensors are well suited for water surveys.

Algal blooms, water and effluent sources

Aircraft can land and operate from the water

Can be used to collect water samples

  • +aircraft flies to a particular site
  • + lands
  • + taxis to specific coordinates to collect sample takes off and returns

Watch it in action

Water Sampling 

Oil Gas

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Risk Management- Utilize remote operated vehicles for monitoring of ongoing data in an operating area and gathering of information in the event of a crisis (spill, blowout, etc.)

  • +Ambient Air Quality Monitoring
  • +Pipeline Monitoring
  • +Environmental Assessment-  Inherent costs and timing of the studies will be greatly reduced.
  • +Transmission Lines- Assess the maintenance and improvement needs of transmission lines including but not limited to the health of the conductors, the insulators, and any pending encroachment on the lines by trees or other foliage.

agriculture

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plant research

  • +Hybrid phenology / trait assessment for breeding
  • +Canopy profiling
  • +Wind profile / wind shear information
  • +Temperature / pressure profiling
  • +Spore, dust, pollen collection
  • +Water quality assessments and survey
  • +Methane and CO2 sensing
  • +Wirelessly collect data from ground sensors
  • +Crop counting

crop production

  • +Crop status (growing stage, yield estimates, etc.)
  • +Precision Agriculture prescription data
  • +Tiling/drainage evaluation and survey
  • +Time-saving pre-assessment for field tasks
  • +Oblique shots for de-tassel timing
  • +Drainage estimates and topography
  • +Planting evaluation and replanting requirements
  • +Pathogen introduction and tracking + Weed levels

crop protection

  • +Prevent birds from eating high value crops
  • +Keep birds away from crude oil ponds and other restricted areas
  • +Prevent birds that cause disease to crops
  • +Detect and track plant disease
  • +Identify wildlife that may consume crops

Insurance

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  • +Immediate deployment
  • +Plug-and-play sensor suite involves no field programming
  • +Vast area coverage

Search Rescue

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  • +Search and rescue, like any emergency response, missions need data as soon as it is available, as well as more accurate data and instant processing
  • +Key sensors include thermal IR sensors, high resolution visual, color filtering
  • +Rapid and easy deployment is also key

mining

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  • +Mine monitoring and remediation
  • +Identifying high value minerals and precious metals
  • +Identifying sub-surface land mines
  • +Service mine reclamation monitoring
  • +Acid mine drainage and water quality monitoring
  • +Gas emission monitoring during fracking extraction

live stock monitoring

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  • +Studying migration patterns
  • +Site assessment for hunting preserves
  • +Detection of disease-ridden animals
  • +Open-range animal location identification

research

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  • +High resolution, calibrated sensors
  • + University and Industry research partnerships / discounts available

forestry

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  • +Forest classification / Inventory
  • +Tree height monitoring
  • +Forest fire mitigation and assessment
  • +Plant disease detection
  • +Assessment of tree stocking density
  • +Stand variability
  • +Digital Elevation Model Generation
  • +Tree stocking evaluation and monitoring regeneration
  • +Forest health and stress monitoring

Oil Gas

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  • +Ambient Air Quality Monitoring
  • +Pipeline Monitoring
  • +Environmental Assessment-  Inherent costs and timing of the studies will be greatly reduced.
  • +Transmission Lines- Assess the maintenance and improvement needs of transmission lines including but not limited to the health of the conductors, the insulators, and any pending encroachment on the lines by trees or other foliage.

Emergency Response

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SPEED

With quick deployment, high on-board artificial intelligence, immediate post flight data review and rapid automated orthomosaic processing, PrecisionHawk gets the information you need to your responders fast.

 

Accuracy

With resolution up to 1cm per pixel, responders get better information than ever before.

 

Choice

With quick plug and play sensor choices, we have the tools to react to the variable needs of the emergency response community.

 

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence matters! It reduces complexity, allowing non-technical responders to utilize the UAV to get the information they need quickly and accurately!

Expect some new tools later in 2014, including:
On-board UAV mosaic processing (for even more speed and for those poor access to infrastructure situations).
Our already large options of sensors will be growing, augmenting our emergency responders. Later in 2014, expect to see sensors for Ground Penetrating Radar, chemical and biological agents.
On-the-ground” mobile apps, to quickly get your aerial data into the hands of your first responders.
Search & Rescue Chemical Spills Forest Fire Fighting & Management Chemical Fires
Police Applications Disaster site monitoring & mapping Volcanic Ash Cloud Traffic Accident Analysis Earth Quake Mapping
Oil Industry Leak Monitoring Ship Collision Analysis Powerline Monitoring Nuclear Plant Monitoring Flood Monitoring
Post disaster relief Operations Critical Infastrcture Inspection Oil & Gas Pipeline

infrastructure surveying

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  • +Monitoring railroad ties
  • +Road damage assessment
  • +Identification of damaging sulphates in soils prior to road development and planning
  • +Power line and transformer monitoring
  • +Municipal water supply monitoring
  • +Surface extraction for hydrologic modeling
  • +Pipeline oil leak detection
  • +Evaluation of urban land use

Oceans/Lakes

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The PrecisionHawk sensors are well suited for water surveys.

Algal blooms, water and effluent sources

Aircraft can land and operate from the water

Can be used to collect water samples

  • +aircraft flies to a particular site
  • + lands
  • + taxis to specific coordinates to collect sample takes off and returns

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Water Sampling 

ABOUT OUR LEADERSHIP

Close x DR. ERNEST EARON – PRESIDENT
  • + Ph.D Aerospace from the University of Toronto
  • + Previously Project Manager for the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies.
Close x Christopher Dean – CEO
  • + PrecisionHawk is the 4th business invested in by Red Hat Founder Bob Young, that Chris has served as the chief executive for. The other three include online publishing giant lulu.com, CFL Football Club Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Sports Digital Firm MRX.ca
  • + Chris is also the co-founder of www.weboniselab.com and www.checkinforgood.com. Webonise Lab is a global IT consultancy of 150 engineers.
  • + On the media side, Chris served as a Managing Director inside the Press Association (national news agency of the UK).
  • + Chris also served a senior capacity for USA Football, MLB’s Tampa Bay Rays, and the Kansas Jayhawks.
  • + Chris received his undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto and Graduate degree from the Florida State University.
Close x Pat Lohman – COO
  • + Masters degree from Indiana University
  • + Previously with RMS Safety.
Close x ANDREW SLATER- VP, WEB APPLICATIONS & DATA
  • + Over 10 years of experience developing high availability web applications and services.
  • + Significant work in design and coding in many languages, but his experience with data processing and working with large sets of data are what bring him to this position
  • + Andrew has a passion for creating innovative solutions that end-users find intuitive to use, which is why he works to complete all the data gathered by the precisionHawk platform and makes it useful and understandable data to clients.
Close x JASON SAN SOUCI, GISP- VP, GEOSPATIAL APPLICATIONS & DATA
  • + Bachelor of science from US Air Force Academy.
  • + Master of Engineering in space Operations from University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
  • + 12 years of hands-on experience of remote sensing and geospatial technology.
  • + Developed and led geospatial training courses and provided technical consulting for numerous local, state, national and international clients.
  • + Managed large-scale geospatial projects covering many vertical markets including Defense, Intelligence, Land Use, Homeland Security, Disaster Management, Environment, Renewable Energy, Law Enforcement, Agriculture, Insurance and Forestry.
  • + Developed many analytical procedures and algorithms fusing predictive analysis, geospatial technology, statistical analysis, commercial and Open Source GIS software and several imagery exploitation software platforms.
Close x Dr. Ali Shahdi – Director, R&D
  • + Ph.D in Robotics and Electrical Engineering.
  • + Previously Post Doctorate Research Fellow at Stanford University.
  • + Developed advanced robotic solutions for time-delay space robotics at Stanford University in collaboration with NASA and DARPA.
  • + Previously Project Manager and Principal Researcher at Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in South Africa.
  • + Led numerous projects including the localization and mapping for autonomous underground mining platforms and robotics solutions for open-pit mines and equipment at CSIR.
  • + Over 10 years of experience working in autonomous vehicles, robotics, tele-manipulation, mining automation and precision agriculture.
  • + Currently resides in Toronto.

mission

PrecisionHawk’s mission is to provide our clients with user-friendly tools that allow them to efficiently and consistently collect and process high quality data. We seek to become the top of the data pipeline and work coherently with existing workflows, instead of forcing users to start new processes from the ground up.

We also aim to provide our customers with the exceptional customer service that they deserve. In our eyes, if our clients aren’t flying, they aren’t justifying their purchases. We especially pride ourselves on fast-turnaround and resolving issues head-on as they arise.

Finally, we believe that a positive work environment provides the foundation for happy and driven employees. This directly equates to exceptional product solutions and happy customers.

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