UAV Gamma Surveys
Gamma Surveys in Challanging and Unsafe Environments.
Fully Licensed and Insured
ERG pilots are licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate drones for commercial purposes and maintain all required FCC licenses for long-range radio transmissions. Each pilot is also highly qualified in health physics allowing data to be interpreted in the field. In addition, ERG holds a liability insurance specific to unmanned aircraft operations allowing work to be performed for most contractors and sites.
Ground control software allows the planning and implementation of the survey path for the UAV to follow at a defined altitude and speed. Radiological data are transmitted and displayed in real-time on the map allowing personnel to bound and characterize areas of concern.
Utilizing UAVs for gamma surveys allows areas to be surveyed that are otherwise difficult or impossible using a ground approach. These conditions include:
- Dense vegetation
- Inaccessible areas
- Steep or unsafe terrain
- UXO areas
- Unknown radiological conditions
Low-Altitude Gamma Surveys
ERG’s UAV is capable of being controlled manually or autonomously using defined transects with terrain contouring via an on board radar sensor or data elevation maps. Several sensors combined with sophisticated software allows surveying heights as low as one meter.
Designed for Flexibility
ERG owns 4 heavy-lift UAVs capable of carrying a variety of payloads. With more than 15 years of engineering experience, ERG can easily support the implementation of additional payloads and software changes, as necessary.
Gamma data are transmitted in real time to a field computer allowing for instantaneous gamma results of the survey area.