New Custom Built UAS Platform
Wohnrade Civil Engineers is currently working with BlackSwift Technologies of Boulder, Colorado to develop a custom built, fixed-wing UAS platform capable of performing precision (survey-grade) aerial topographic mapping for sites one square mile and larger.
The fully autonomous UAS will have a 10-foot wing wingspan, which is necessary for the anticipated payload. The fuselage will contain a highly precise LiDAR scanner in addition to two remote sensors. The UAS will deliver precision mapping on a large scale, at a fraction of the cost, as compared to traditional ground and aerial survey methods.
Wohnrade Civil Engineers is expecting to take to the skies with the new UAS platform in April 2016.