Attack of the drones: How Aussie software company Propeller is using drones to stir things up

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Drones in Aussie Industry

How drones can be used in the Construction Industry

With the amazing advances in technology in recent years the construction industry is starting to embrace a more technology driven era. From unmanned trucks to machine learning computers to calculate estimations we are seeing more and more technology being used in the Construction Industry.

One such technology that has seen massive growth in both the Construction and Mining Industries in Australia is the use of drones. A drone is a remote controlled aircraft without a human pilot aboard. UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) are a component of an unmanned aircraft system; which include a UAV, a ground-based controller, and a system of communications between the two.

One such company that is making massive traction in Australia is Propeller. Propeller is a software company that utilise the capabilities of drones paired with their software to provide services for many different Industries.

One such use would be stock piling for large quarries, using a drone and Propellers patented AeroPoints. These are the world’s first Smart Ground Control Points, allowing for some of the most accurate data available.

Features include:

  • Wirless Conectivity – One-button activation lets you use a wifi connection or a mobile hotspot to upload position data.
  • Fully Solar Powered – With a powerful solar panel, AeroPoints will never run out of batteries while capturing position data.
  • Exceptional Durability – AeroPoints are water, shock and weather resistant. Their LiFePO₄ batteries are high temperature, impact, puncture and aviation safe.
  • Incredible Accuracy – Inbuilt PPK gives you global/absolute accuracy down to 2cm.
  • Visual Ground Control – Their tested checkerboard pattern is visible from the air and won’t blow out on overexposed photos
  • Integration & Speed – Their processing servers will have precision points ready – usually just minutes after uploading.

With the drone, software and the AeroPoints working together for mines / quarries are able to gather amazingly accurate data in real time.

These AeroPoints are truly a game changer in the drone surveying space, as setting up the ground control points was largely the most time consuming part of drone surveying. Now with the AeroPoints it only takes a matter of minutes before you can launch your drone and start collecting data.

The most impressive part is the Propeller software which can perform complex calculations in real-time to give very accurate data down to 2cm of accuracy.