Payload detection solutions in this specialised market have reduced in both size and weight meaning for the very first time, a highly mobile, cost-effective and versatile solution for those dealing with these threats now exists.
 
COPTRZ specialise in commercial drones and payloads for emergency service and first responders. However, the technology is also finding applications in the areas of civil engineering, environmental studies, education, research and the high-end surveying markets.

Current remote or airborne NBCR (Nuclear, Biological, Chemical and Radiological) solutions have previously been limited to large sensors mounted to a plane, helicopter or remote ground robotics platform.

SUAS mounted systems deliver exceptional data and accuracy when dealing with hazardous materials in a more flexible and readily deployable manner and are now becoming more cost effective when considerations of the exposure of workforces to these substances are considered.

 

Typical Specification of a SUAS Solution:

  • Over 30 intelligent interchangeable field-replaceable sensors including gamma radiation, ppb and ppm PID sensors for VOC's, electrochemical sensors for toxic gases and oxygen, combustable LEL and NDIR sensors, and CO2 NDIR sensor
  • Gamma radiation options
  • Bespoke gamma, alpha and beta detector payloads
  • SUAS host platform with the ability to allow interchangeble mission payloads
  • Your payload lift solution can also accomodate other tasking such as physical ground sample collection or visual / thermal data transmission

 

Software for SUAS Hazardous Solutions

Flight planning software is supplied as standard with the SUAS platform host, meaning multiple sampling points can be programmed in to the solution and autonomous free flight achieved based on the regulations of the country of operation. The flight planning software can allow access to otherwise inaccessible locations for sampling and confirmation of threats in a much reduced timeframe. Ultimately this allows incident commanders or project coordinators more time to react and prevent the situation worsening and reduce further threat to life.

COPTRZ offer a full service when it comes to the consideration of SUAS working with hazardous materials. Our experts will work with you to decide the best drone, payloads and sensors to suit your application, along with step by step guidance and training for your pilots and data processors.

 

About Hazardous Material Detection

Nuclear, Chemical and Radiological materials pose a threat to the environment when not handled correctly or if they are involved in either an accident or an intentional release incident. These threats are broadly split into three categories, legacy environmental issues, accidents involving hazardous materials and intentional deployment of these materials to cause harm to the general population.

The current response involves equipping crews with protective PPE (personal protective equipment) to enter the area under investigation and gather either physical samples or data to identify the threat to determine how the various support teams should respond. The time taken to identify the threat presented directly relates to the impact of any released materials. Therefore any time that can be saved in identification will reduce the overall impact of the release which can save lives and reduce the costs to deal with such an incident.

COPTRZ have worked with our sister organisation Martek Marine on a world leading solution for detecting airborne chemical pollutants at great distance within a marine environment. We have now applied this capability and knowledge to a range of detection solutions that are rapidly deployable and require much reduced training compared to other solutions that are available.

Please contact us for more information on nuclear and chemical detection.