Effective spotting of unexploded ordinance
With three hours of autonomous flight time and a 3 kg payload, the Alpha 800 platform is unsurpassed in detecting UXO.
In a recent successful demo, the Alpha flew 11 meters above ground level, carrying a 4 kg magnetometer attached to a 10-meter cable. Using a laser altimeter and maintaining the payload at exactly 1 meter above ground level, it flew a pre-defined pattern with 1 meter between each pass. All metallic objects were detected with 4 cm accuracy.
A range of payload sensors are available, depending on the type of unexploded ordinance. For example, multi-spectral cameras may be used to identify non-ferrous UXO.
The next generation in UXO detection is here
Drone magnetic survey sensors help determine six key survey parameters — including x and y position, depth, type of UXO, and inclination and declination of the ordinance.
A magnetic survey will also show buried infrastructure, such as pipes, that can affect the mission.