From aerial photography tool to smart city infrastructure. Drone autopilot empowers productivity

From aerial photography tool to smart city infrastructure. Drone autopilot empowers productivity

Jan 09, 2023

According to a report by Avery, China's drone market is expected to exceed $70 billion by 2025. As a product of the high technology content of the information age, the value of drones lies in replacing humans to complete various aerial tasks that cannot be completed by human beings alone. Taking inspection as an example, compared to manual patrols, drones have become an important tool in the field of industrial inspection and patrol with their high altitude and flexible vision and mobility without terrain restrictions.

However, with the advent of the digital city era, the demand for drone patrol applications has also ushered in a new inflection point. However, in the actual application of industrial drones, there are a series of problems such as insufficient staffing and uneven technical levels that lead to poor accuracy and consistency, resulting in industrial drones being hindered from the production line to the operating scenes, and only becoming an auxiliary tool for inspection patrols in the industrial field, and their potential has not really been brought into play.

If drones can automate operations, free from the limitations imposed by staffing, cost, technology and management, the upper limit of industrial drone applications will be infinitely higher, and drones will ascend to their original attributes, transforming from an aerial photography and entertainment tool to an infrastructure that empowers productivity, the root of this transformation coming from the liberation of manpower.

The Digital Eagle UAV nest - with UAV storage as well as release and recovery and recharge functions - allows the UAV to be deployed directly to the operational site, solving the problem of manually carrying the UAV for commuting. The biggest advantage of on-site deployment is that it enhances the emergency operational capability of the UAV and the operational efficiency is significantly improved. When it's not in operation, the drone stands by in the automatic airport; when it's in operation, the airport hatch opens, the lift platform rises to the top and the drone automatically flies out for operations.

What are the essential features of the Digital Eagle drone nest?

Drone charging

After solving the storage function, we also need to solve the problem of charging the UAV. Currently, the Digital Eagle UAV nest has a contact charging method, when the UAV lands, the nest components will clamp the UAV, and the charging interface on the UAV will carry out contact charging to meet the outdoor deployment, storage, automatic take-off and landing of the UAV and battery charging.

Airfield internal temperature regulation and weather detection capabilities

The control of the temperature inside the airport is particularly important, as the drone battery can only be charged and discharged properly at an external temperature range of 0 to 45 degrees. The Digital Eagle UAV nest is equipped with an intelligent temperature control system to enable it to operate normally in extreme summer heat. The nest is also equipped with weather detection equipment such as rain and snow sensors. In an unattended state, the nest is able to observe real-time external weather information, and in case of extreme weather such as heavy rain, snow and thunderstorms, it can automatically judge the take-off environment to ensure safe drone flights.

Digital Eagle drones presentation at police day
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