Three areas are identified as being of critical and immediate interest to industries wishing to use Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) capabilities:
By proposing an UAS interconnected to a lifeline, we may address these points without any safety regulatory constraint.
The solution proposes to connect an UAS onto a lifeline in order to perform SHM (Structural Health Management) or surveillance operations. A electronic ring allows the connection with the wire providing the UAS with real-time evolution information. The UAS naturally follow the lifeline to address its specific mission with no human intervention.
It is particularly adapted to situations where a lifeline is installed to perform classical human inspection intervention and may be a substitution solution to some of them according to the inboard sensor.
The lifeline guided UAS will propose a device:
This technology is protected by a patent application