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AIRBORNE

Smart, capable and ready to fly

Our airborne systems are specifically designed to perform reconnaissance and exploration missions in difficult to access and dangerous environments.  Our most advanced airborne technology, AASTAR (Autonomous Aerial Sample Tracing and Recovery) is an industry-first innovation combining automated region-of-interest survey and sampling tasks in a free-flying robot. 

 

The unique ability of AASTAR to both survey and retrieve surface/subsurface samples greatly expands the types of missions achievable and increases the efficiency of mineral exploration, environmental monitoring and precision farming applications by eliminating the need for follow-up, human-led sampling missions after aerial surveys.  Additional examples include sampling nuclear reactors to determine levels of radioactivity and looking for buried explosives and unexploded ordinance in war zones.

 

The unique features of our airborne systems improve safety by preventing the need for humans to enter hazardous environments and reduce downtime and operational costs. In mine exploration, for instance, surveying and sampling a 50 × 50 km region used to take days... we can do it in hours.