Unmanned Drones

For lower altitude and near-field point source quantification, our quadcopter and hexacopter platforms are an ideal solution. Our drones are equipped with winds, temperature, relative humidity, and pressure measurements, and can be outfitted with a methane/ethane analyzer, whole air sampling canisters, or other instruments that fit within the payload weight limits. Our custom-built iPad app controls the drone flight path, with real-time data and camera views.

DJI Matrice 210

The Matrice 210 (aka “David”) is a quadcopter platform with a payload of ~5-6 lbs. This payload is sufficient for a methane/ethane analyzer (as shown), or any client-owned lightweight instrument with serial communication.

DJI Matrice 600 Pro

The Matrice 600 Pro is a hexacopter platform with a payload of ~12-13 pounds. This payload is sufficient for a methane/ethane analyzer and several mini WAS (whole air sample) canisters, as shown in the image above.

Scientific Aviation
UAS Operations Manual

This Operations Manual provides procedures to comply with the requirements in Part 107 of the code of federal regulations and is provided for the sole use and guidance of the operational personnel of Scientific Aviation, Inc.