US:- Skyfish has introduced the new computing platform for commercial drones at the Commercial UAV Expo, which fully automates crucial infrastructure inspection and measurement tasks. The product allows drone service providers working in the communication infrastructure and energy inspections space to achieve unrivaled performance and accuracy.
“We founded Skyfish in 2014 based on our conviction that openness and automation are the key to accuracy and profitability,” Orest told Commercial UAV News. “We analyzed commercially available drones and thought that there was an opportunity to create a platform that would provide improved control over hardware, software, sensors, and onboard computing power. We knew this would enable end-users to have the ultimate flexibility and real-time customization that was missing in the industry at the time.”
Skyfish autonomous systems can navigate almost any location including radio-denied areas that exist close to cellular towers, high-voltage power lines, and many other industrial environments. Users can quickly install and integrate the small-form, on-board computer with existing robotic, optical, thermal, navigational, radar and LiDAR devices and systems, then generate sophisticated flight plans with very little training. The result is an easily deployable system that produces hyper-accurate 3D models and ortho-mosaics that can be utilized immediately to measure and monitor infrastructure or inventory more accurately and more frequently than ever before.
“With increased regulation regarding communications at all times, we identified a need for a UAV that could function safely, even if it lost communications with its base for a second or two,” Orest explained. “Most communication interruptions around antennas or areas with a lot of interference occur for short periods of time, and we have developed the technology to allow the mission to continue while communications are restored.”
Skyfish supports DJI and PixHawk flight controllers and other popular drone architectures, as well as 3D modeling software from companies such as Bentley Systems, Pix4d, ESRI and Autodesk. Skyfish also provides a smarter platform so anyone can fly, inspect, and model complex infrastructure with an easy-to-use interface. The platform pre-processes the collected infrastructure data and metadata to help create impeccable 3D models.