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Leading the way into the drone era

PROJECTS

We continuously thrive to develop and innovate drone technology for improving the maritime sector.

Have a look at the projects we are working on currently.

We continuously thrive to develop and innovate drone technology for improving the maritime sector.

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 Operational Package Deliveries with Drones

In this project, the project partners develop and test two helicopter drones to improve the freight and transfer of equipment to wind turbine engineers at sea. The prototype drone can carry 5-10 kg worth of cargo. The drones must either fly from a land-based warehouse to the offshore wind turbine or from the service ship that follows the technician. By using pack drones, the cost of servicing offshore wind turbines will be reduced.

For more details contact benjamin.mejnertz@upteko.com

 

 Offshore Operating Drones

In the project, the partners will combine known sensor and drone technology to collect data and alert authorities about any potential gas leaks. The finished product will be a drone that can be controlled by a drone operator remotely from a ship to detect potential leaks and hazards on offshore platforms. Along the way, the partners will test the combined drone and sensor technology in windy weather for up to 15 meters per second. The solution will be further developed so that the technology can find other applications in the offshore industry.

For more details contact benjamin.mejnertz@upteko.com

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Contactless Laser-Induced Photoluminescence Imaging(LIPI) for Drone-Based Photovoltaic inspection
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The aim of the project is to develop a drone-based solution for fast and accurate inspection of photovoltaic (PV) plants in operation. The technology builds on a combination of a line laser and a short-wave infrared (SWIR) camera, where the latter is sensitive to silicon and therefore reemits the laser light. By scanning with the laser and camera over the PV panels, high-resolution images can be obtained revealing potential microcracks and faults well before they become critical to energy production.

LIPI, because of its high accuracy level and ability to work in any weather conditions, will replace infrared imaging systems that are currently used for drone-based outdoor inspection of installed PV systems. Luminescence imaging is the most precise technology for fault identification and can be used as quality control before shipment of photovoltaic modules. The current project brings the technology onto a drone and in the field.

For more details contact benjamin.mejnertz@upteko.com

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+45 61686021
benjamin.mejnertz@upteko.com

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 876557

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