SENSING MODULE
Ground-based
Today UAVs are used in many industries ranging from agriculture, construction, mining, infrastructure, insurance to oil & gas and more. The main advantage of using UAVs is that they can cover wide area, and with proper selection of sensors, they can produce high quality maps with accurate geolocation information.

However, there are some limitations using UAVs. Firstly, UAVs are limited by their flying time (typically 15-30 minutes for multi-rotors, couple hours for fixed wing with gasoline engine). Secondly, there is a limit in terms of the size and the weight of the payload can be carried. Most of the time, the drone's energy is spent on fighting gravity and stabilizing the payload in the air. That's why the selection of suitable payload and UAV is of great importance. Thirdly, not all areas are accessible by UAVs.

In the event when continuous 24/7 monitoring is required, or when user's requirements cannot be met by the existing airborne sensing solutions, ground-based solutions could be an alternative for you.

Depending on applications, we can help you to configure the best sensing and analytics tools to match your most stringent requirements.

We have a team of experts that understand not only the technology, but also its dedicated application within specific industries and the challenges each operating environment presents.

By working with iRadar, you will have access to our market-leading integrated IOT ecosystem that includes hardware, software, training, data analytics, service and support.

We provide smart sensing solution for Environmental Quality monitoring and predictive analysis. Following is a non-exhaustive list of example applications that we can offer you the end-to-end solutions
Air Quality Monitoring
Air pollution is the cause of over 34% of deaths from stroke, lung cancer, and chronic respiratory disease, and 27% of deaths from heart disease (WHO).

For air quality monitoring and forecasting at residential areas, gated communities and schools, you may consider:
An IOT-Ready Air Quality Station* for 24/7 monitoring
i-Neighbout APP for Tracking of Air Quality Index
*It measures PM2.5, PM10, major gas pollutants such as CO, NO2, SO2, O3, temperature and humidity
For pollution source prediction and law enforcement purposes, a small drone can be deployed at specific areas such as factories, heavy industry areas on regular basis, or on demand basis when air pollution exceeding legal limits.
A small drone with high resolution camera and RTK (real-time kinematic) module
Small drone equipped with air quality sensors for wider area coverage on regular or on demand basis
i-Neighbout APP for Tracking and Forecasting of Air Quality
Benefits
Accurate Temporal and Spatial Air Quality Data
We can't manage what we don't know. By continuous monitoring air quality and observing their spatiotemporal changes, we are able to take appropriate action to protect our family and the environment.
Create Public Awareness
By publishing the air quality index, general public will be more aware of the present air quality conditions, and be notified in the event of air pollution exceeding legal limits.
Tracking the Sources of Pollution
By collecting sufficient large enough spatiotemporal data and through big data analysis and AI-based training, it is possible to trace and predict the sources of pollution.
Assist in Law Enforcement
By knowing the sources of pollution (e.g. generated from a specific area, or a specific factory), action can be taken against the polluters
Landslide Monitoring
Every year, over 1 million people are exposed to landslide hazards worldwide. Landslides cause property damage, injury and death and adversely affect a variety of resources.
Natural landslide consists of highly inhomogeneous and complex materials.
To properly assess and analyze landslide-prone areas, you may consider the following 3 steps:


1. Preliminary Assessment of Slope Stability
Flight operation and aerial mapping service for topographic survey and 3D terrain model generation
Consultancy service by landslide expert to conduct site investigation and study of cut slope, surficial cracks, seepage or spring, and the extent of erosions (may include borehole logging and soil/rock sample tests)
2. Analysis of Slope Stability and Countermeasures
In this stage, various in-situ sensors will be installed to collect ground-truth measurement for in-depth study of the slope model and to propose countermeasures**.
** Countermeasures refer to both the structural and the non-structural measures. The non-structural measure is mainly the detection and evaluation of instability by monitoring and the action plan in accordance with the risk level. The structural measure is the enhancement of the stability by use of reinforcement structures and reducing the effects of potential landslide triggering sources such as rainfall infiltration, surface runoff, and groundwater.

We may further divide the countermeasure into 2 types: long-term and short-term countermeasures.

The long-term countermeasures refer to combination of non-structural measures and structural measures which is resistant to natural hazards with low return period such as 200 years. The temporary (emergency) countermeasures refers to non-structural measures and structural measures that reduces the effects of external effects and slow down the progress of instability under normal weather condition.
Rain Gauge to provide measurement of the amount of rain precipitation over a set period of time
Piezometer to monitor ground water
Inclinometer or multiple-strain gauge to monitor intra-ground movement
Data Logger and communication system to transmit the ground-truth data to cloud server for further analysis
3. Real-Time Monitoring of Slope Stability and Early Warning
In this stage, more advanced sensors will be installed for risk assessment and real-time monitoring of slope stability. The outcome of this stage will lead to the establishment of a set of criteria for Early Warning System (EWS)**.
** Early warning system (EWS) consists of the hardware and the software as well as the criteria which relates the measured data to the risk levels of landslide. The hardware refers to the sensors, transmission system, storage system, and viewing system. Software refers to the control and processing of the data, evaluation of the risk level, and sending the required information to the designated administrators to assist in making the decision of action.

The risk levels are defined not only by the extent and imminence of the failure but also based on the actions to be taken in accordance with risk levels. The risk levels need to be discussed and determined among the experts, the owners of the system, and concerned stakeholders.
Multi-Antenna GNSS Station to provide fixed-point ground movement monitoring
GBSAR Station to provide wide area surface deformation monitoring
Infrared camera to provide surface runoff monitoring
Data Logger and communication system to transmit the ground-truth data to cloud server
The numbers and type of the sensors used may vary from one slope to another, depending on the actual site conditions and the geological and geotechnical survey of the slope.
Benefits

Assessment of Slope Stability by Experts
Our experience landslide experts will perform site investigation, topographic survey, borehole logging (if applicable) and conduct in-depth study on the slope stability
Timely and Accurate Slope Condition Monitoring
We can't manage what we don't know. By continuous monitoring landslide-prone areas and observing their temporal changes, we are able to take appropriate action to protect our environment.
Less Physical Inspection and Cost Saving
By providing 24/7 continuous and remote monitoring of landslide-prone areas, it greatly reduces the need to perform physical on-site inspection.
Early Detection and Countermeasure of Potential Hazards
The temporal data can be used for early detection of potential landslide hazards, hence preventive actions and countermeasures can be carried out to reduce risk of slope failure and lost of income or life
We offer cloud-based analytics tools that enable you to perform timely data processing, management and analytics.
You can get rid of the high operating costs of having expensive workstation, processing software tools, extremely high volume data storage device, and hiring technical team in the processing and data analysis.
One-Stop cloud-based platform for data processing, management and analytics
Concern about sensing hardware cost? No worry.
We do provide equipment renting for long-term monitoring service. We will take care of hardware setup, data collection and analysis. You will receive timely report on the slope conditions without heavy investment in sensing hardware and technical resources.
Equipment Renting Service.
No CAPEX and maintenance issues.
One-Stop cloud-based platform for data processing, management and analytics
Tower Monitoring
There are millions of transmission towers and cell towers worldwide and more than 50% are exposed to the risk of collapse due to construction defects, strong wind, and anchor failure.

To monitor the structural health conditions of towers, you may consider the following 2 options:

1. Periodic Inspection of Tower Stability
Flight operation and aerial inspection service for tower inspection and temporal change detection
One-Stop cloud-based platform for data processing, management and analytics
2. 24/7 Continuous Monitoring of Tower Stability
To continuously monitor the structural health of towers and to analysis the root cause of potential failure, you may consider:
Dynamic Inclinometer / tiltmeter with gyroscope to monitor tower stability
Wireless Anemometer to measure wind speed and direction
Multi-Antenna GNSS Station to provide fixed-point ground movement monitoring
Data Logger and communication system to transmit the ground-truth data to cloud server
The numbers and type of the sensors used may vary from one tower to another, depending on the actual site conditions.
Benefits
Timely and Accurate Tower Condition Monitoring
We can't manage what we don't know. By continuous monitoring the wind speed, tilt angles and other critical parameters, we are able to model and analyze the risk and the root cause of potential
Less Physical Inspection and Save Cost
By providing 24/7 continuous and remote monitoring of towers, it greatly reduces the need to perform physical on-site inspection.
Early Detection of Potential Hazards
The temporal data can be used for early detection of potential tower failure, hence preventive actions can be carried out to reduce risk of tower collapse and lost of income
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