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Hawkeye Drone Services utilizes a variety of specialized equipment to provide accurate details so you can make informed decisions.

Quadcopter

Hawkeye’s inspection drone, the Albris has the ability to safely capture detailed imagery close to infrastructure and into areas that may not be safe or cost effective to access with traditional methods.

With our drone’s fully stabilized triple-view camera, we have the ability to switch between HD and thermal video imagery, live during flight, plus we can capture high-resolution still images on demand because we don’t need to land to change cameras.

The cameras field of view remains unobstructed throughout the 180º vertical range of motion allowing us to capture clear and stabilized imagery ahead, above and below the drone. All images are saved for further analysis post-flight.

Hawkeye’s professional inspection drone has advanced situational awareness, which includes five dual-sensor modules, positioned around the drone. These provide the situational awareness required for us to pilot the drone safely close to structures and surfaces and, to achieve sub-millimeter image resolutions.

This drone is designed specifically to perform live inspections of buildings and infrastructure. Along with its propellers being fully protected by advanced carbon fiber shrouding, its on board Navcams and ultrasonic sensors provide the visual and proximity feedback required to make every project safe.

With the Albris we have full flight mode flexibility. Our drone can fly an Autonomous, GPS-guided mapping mission or can be switched to live-streaming interactive flight mode that allows us to safely fly the drone. These features allow us to customize flights modes based on your needs and objectives. We can use the many safety features such as Anti-Drift mode, Cruise Control & Distance Lock to perform a variety of services like infrastructure inspection and documentation, crack/defect detection and solar panel hotspot detection just to name a few.

All imagery is recorded with an on-board SD card for post-flight analysis with our professional photogrammetry software program, PIX4D. The software then transforms still images from the drone into geo-referenced 2D orthomosaics, 3D building models, 3D point clouds, triangle models, digital surface models and more. Please check out our services and industries pages for more information on what we can do for you.

Hawkeye’s professional inspection drone is environmentally friendly. Powered by a re-chargeable lithium-polymer battery, so no fuel is burned and it emits very little noise, thus reducing noise pollution.

Fixed Wing

With its flight planning software, autonomism flight control and light weight, our professional mapping drone, the eBee, does not require any special equipment to launch and only requires a small space to land. Hawkeye’s fixed wing drone the eBee can withstand winds up to 45km/hr., cruises at a speed of 40-90km/hr. covering about 250 acres in an hour.

The artificial intelligence inside the drone’s autopilot continuously analyses data provided by the inertial measurement unit and onboard GPS to control every aspect of its flight.

We have a variety of interchangeable cameras that we can use to capture images. At 100m we can obtain an image ground resolution of 3cm/pixel. All images are stored within the on board SD card for post-flight analysis.

As with our inspection drone, the fixed wing drone is environmentally friendly, powered by a re-chargeable lithium-polymer battery and emits very little noise, thus reducing noise pollution.

Hawkeye’s professional mapping drone uses a rear-mounted propeller and, due to its flexible foam construction, weighs only 700 g (1.5 lbs.).

With the addition of our professional grade GNSS & RTK data collector we can provide accurate data to give you full confidence in the outputs we produce.

Cameras

Hawkeye’s professional inspection drone comes equipped with 3 onboard cameras. We can switch between capturing HD video, still and thermal imagery during the same flight, without landing to change cameras. Our 38 MP onboard camera can provide a Ground Sampling Distance (GSD) of 1mm/pixel at 6m and 1cm/pixel at 60m. The stills are recorded on board to the 32GB memory card and are Geo-referenced (position & orientation). The drones HD video (1280 x 720 pixel) and thermal imagery camera (80 x 60 pixels) records to the on board memory card and streams live video back to our laptop for real-time viewing. As the pilot, we can control all aspects of the cameras operation on board the drone to provide views once never thought possible.

Hawkeyes fixed wing drone has two interchangeable cameras.

Our Sony WX GRB 18.2MP camera is controlled by the drone’s autopilot software and captures images automatically as instructed by the pilot prior to take off. We can then transform these images into 2D orthomosaics & 3D models with an absolute horizontal/vertical accuracy of down to 3cm-5cm per pixel.

Our Canon 12MP NIR-Near Infrared camera captures image data in the near infrared band, the region where high plant reflectance occurs. This camera provides Green, Red and NIR band data, allowing vegetation indices to be computed at a high-grained resolution. These Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) maps have several uses such as: biomass indication, growth monitoring, crop discrimination, leaf area indexing. As with our Sony camera it’s controlled by the drone’s autopilot software and captures images automatically as instructed by the pilot prior to take off.

GPS

To achieve the accuracy, you desire, Hawkeye Drone Services utilizes the SX Pro RTK by Geneq. The SXPro RTK is a professional grade GNSS & RTK data collector with 220 channels of multi-constellation designed to achieve real time sub-meter SBAS positioning or centimeter accuracy with RTK networks. Our GPS is equipped with an 806 MHz CPU processor, 256MB DDR RAM, a 5.0MP camera with AF, microphone, speaker and GPRS/EDGE-Cellular network connection using a SIM card. The Dual Frequency SXPro RTK supports both L1 and L2 from GPS and GLONASS plus the E1 frequency from Galileo. This delivers the quickest and most reliable RTK initializations for 1-2 centimeter accuracy.