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DeltaQuad Australia

DeltaQuad Australia: Has Arrived at C3 Drones and Robotics

DeltaQuad Australia. Exciting news! C3 Drones and Robotics is proud to announce the arrival of DeltaQuad, a groundbreaking addition to our product line. Designed to take the world of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to new heights, the DeltaQuad offers unparalleled performance, adaptability, and ease of use. In this blog post, we’ll dive into what makes DeltaQuad so special and why it’s the perfect choice for long-range surveillance or mapping missions.

A New Era of Drone Technology: DeltaQuad Australia

The DeltaQuad is a unique hybrid UAV that combines the benefits of both multirotor and fixed-wing aircraft. This innovative design allows for vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) capabilities, making it suitable for a wide range of applications, from aerial photography to surveying and inspection tasks.

Key Features:

  1. Unmatched Performance: The DeltaQuad is designed to offer incredible performance, with a top speed of 100 km/h (62 mph) and a flight time of up to 4.5 hours with the EVO dual battery model. This extended flight time and speed open new possibilities for long-range missions and rapid response operations.
  2. Superior Stability and Control: Equipped with cutting-edge flight control systems, the DeltaQuad provides exceptional stability. Its intuitive control interface makes piloting a breeze, even for beginners.
  3. Customisable Payloads: DeltaQuad’s modular design allows for easy payload customization. It supports a wide variety of sensors and cameras, making it suitable for a range of applications, including aerial photography, agricultural monitoring, and search and rescue operations.
  4. Smooth Transition Between Flight Modes: The DeltaQuad seamlessly transitions between hover and forward flight, ensuring a stable and efficient flight experience.
  5. Environmentally Friendly: With its electric propulsion system, the DeltaQuad is not only quiet but also environmentally friendly. Its low-noise operation makes it suitable for use in sensitive ecological areas.

Why Choose DeltaQuad at C3 Drones and Robotics:

By choosing C3 Drones and Robotics as your go-to source for the DeltaQuad, you’ll enjoy the following benefits:

  1. Expert Support: Our knowledgeable team is always on hand to provide guidance and support, from choosing the right drone to troubleshooting any issues.
  2. Comprehensive Training: C3 Drones and Robotics offers comprehensive training programs to ensure you get the most out of your DeltaQuad. From basic flight skills to advanced mission planning, we have you covered.
  3. Ongoing Maintenance and Service: We understand the importance of keeping your drone in top shape. Our experienced technicians provide routine maintenance and repairs to keep your DeltaQuad flying smoothly.
  4. Competitive Pricing
  5. Regulatory assistance to ensure you can achieve the maximum return on investment from your DeltaQuad

The DeltaQuad is a game-changing addition to the drone market, and we’re thrilled to offer it at C3 Drones and Robotics. With its innovative design, unparalleled performance, and versatility, it’s the perfect solution for a wide range of applications. Visit us today to learn more about the DeltaQuad and experience the future of drones and robotics firsthand!

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DJI Dock Australia – Pathway to Autonomy

DJI Dock Australia – Introducing the DJI Dock for Matrice 30, an innovative automated docking solution for the DJI M30 series of drones. With this drone-in-a-box system, you can easily set up fully automated and pre-programmed flights for your DJI M30 Series drone (Dock Version) that can be remotely monitored and supervised from a Remote Command Centre. After configuring the system, your fully charged M30 drone can take off from the DJI Dock and execute pre-programmed automatic missions up to 7 km away using FlightHub 2 or any other third-party software provider. This opens up new possibilities for aerial applications that require efficient and autonomous operations, such as surveying, inspection, and mapping.

Key Features

  • Quick Charging: The DJI M30 drone automatically recharges in its dock and is ready to fly in just 25 minutes after landing. With a full charge, the M30 can fly for up to 40 minutes.
  • Waterproof and Dustproof Design: The DJI Dock Australia is rated IP55 and the internal components are rated IP67, providing waterproof and dustproof protection even when the dock is open. The M30 Series Dock Version can withstand wind speeds of up to 15 m/s.
  • Versatile Data Capture: The M30 Series Dock Version comes with wide, zoom, and thermal cameras (M30T only), as well as a laser rangefinder, allowing for flexible data capture.
  • Environmental Adaptability: The M30 Dock’s interior is climate-controlled, ensuring safe charging temperatures even in extreme temperatures ranging from -35°C to 50°C.
  • 4G Connectivity: The Dock’s connectivity can be extended with an optional external 4G dongle.
  • Emergency Power Supply: In case of a power outage, the Dock’s internal battery takes over to ensure that the M30 can safely land from its mission.
  • Integrated Design: The Dock is packed with highly integrated hardware, including a wide-angle security camera, weather station, omnidirectional antenna, RTK module, and edge computing expansion slot, improving functionality.
  • Cloud API: The Dock’s Cloud API allows developers and system integrators to customise and set up a private server for their specific needs.

Complete Packages

C3 Drones and Robotics offers complete packages for drone-in-a-box operations, based on our extensive experience in conducting multiple first-of-kind projects. We have a thorough understanding of the regulatory requirements for achieving beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) approvals and are partnered with Hover UAV to provide regulatory pathways assisting clients to get the most return on their expensive investments.

Our team of experts is committed to helping you maximise the potential of your investment by offering tailored solutions that meet your specific needs. We have established strong relationships with third party software providers, enabling us to provide you with the latest and most effective technologies available or options that may not have been thought of.

With C3 Drones and Robotics, you can trust in our proven track record and technical expertise to deliver successful projects that meet your business requirements. Our complete packages offer a comprehensive and reliable solution for your drone operations. If you are wanting to come look at the DJI dock or any other hardware, or software solutions please arrange a time by contacting C3 Drones and Robotics or alternatively email:- hello@c3dronesrobotics.tech

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Hydrogen Fuel Powered Drones

The UAV industry is experiencing a groundbreaking innovation with the emergence of hydrogen fuel powered drones. These drones utilise hydrogen fuel cells to generate electricity to drive their brushless motors and propellers, unlike traditional lithium-ion battery-powered drones. With longer flight times, faster recharging, and zero emissions, hydrogen drones offer numerous advantages.

At the forefront of this cutting-edge technology are C3 | Drones and Robotics, an Australian-based drone supplier in collaboration with Doosan Mobility Innovation, a South Korean robotics manufacturer. The two recently showcased Doosan’s latest hydrogen drone technology at a demonstration day in Brisbane, revealing the DP30M2S power pack, a hydrogen-powered drone capable of flying up to two hours on a single charge. The power pack is equipped with two hydrogen fuel cells that convert hydrogen gas into electricity to power its brushless motors and propellers. The drone’s advanced software and lightweight design also allow it to fly quietly and maneuver in tight spaces, making it ideal for mining, surveying, and delivery services.

Hydrogen fuel cell technology provides several benefits over traditional lithium-ion batteries. Hydrogen fuel cells can be refueled much faster, reducing downtime and increasing productivity. They do not produce any harmful emissions, making them more eco-friendly than traditional batteries. Furthermore, hydrogen is an abundant and renewable energy source, making hydrogen-fuel-powered drones more sustainable and cost-effective in the long run.

Doosan Mobility Innovation showcased its hydrogen fuel cell technology at the demonstration day, highlighting its potential applications in various industries such as transportation, logistics, and energy. The company’s technology is already powering hydrogen-powered ships and hydrogen fuel cell forklifts.

The collaboration between C3 | Drones and Robotics and Doosan Mobility Innovation demonstrates the potential of hydrogen-fuel-powered drones to revolutionise the UAV industry. As the demand for unmanned aerial services continues to grow, the adoption of hydrogen fuel cell technology is playing a crucial role in meeting the industry’s evolving needs.

hydrogen fuel powered drones

With hydrogen fuel-powered drones becoming a game-changer in the UAV industry, more companies are exploring the potential of hydrogen fuel cell technology. We can expect to see a range of innovative applications in the coming years, paving the way for a more sustainable and efficient future.

If you are requiring more information about hydrogen drones please do not hesitate to reach out to C3 | Drones and Robotics for more information.

Drone Automation in Security Surveillance

Drone Automation In Security & Surveillance

Drone Automation In Security & Surveillance

Enterprise Drone Adoption for Industrial Security – (Flytbase White Paper)

The physical security market is one of the most compelling target segments for the commercial drone industry. As automation technology is adopted for industrial and commercial security, drone fleets will play a central role, given that they can be deployed autonomously, at scale. As drone regulations mature, security agencies, in particular, are expected to rapidly adopt drones to substantially reduce their operating costs, improve perimeter coverage & awareness, and equally important to minimize occupational, health & safety risks to human guards. Despite a variety of relevant use cases, the enterprise adoption of drones in this sector remains at the proof-of-concept and pilot stage; for production deployments to become widespread, three enablers are needed:
1 . Drone-in-a-box hardware that is cost-effective and yet reliable,
2. SaaS solutions that automate drones, are scalable and yet hardware-agnostic,
3. Integrated offerings that require low investment, & hence pay back in < 1 year.
For VLOS and EVLOS security operations, the drone-in-a-box requirement is less critical. Thus, security agencies, domain consultants, drone system integrators, managed service providers, and end users can all get started with off-the-shelf, prosumer-grade drones and existing SaaS offerings, and eventually add docking stations and charging pads to their autonomous drone security operations.

Regulation

To get the most from the adoption of an autonomous drone solution the dream is to have a remote command center (ROC) with pilots ready at a moment’s notice to mobilize the onsite drone to respond to a call to action or conduct scheduled surveillance sweeps of infrastructure or property. As such a beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) approval from a remote (ROC) must be sought from the regulator to allow for remote operations.  The good news is that approvals such as these have already been achieved by industry partners, Hover UAV in Australia. Such approvals allow for pilots to operate independently of the drone’s actual location allowing for valuable time-critical insights without the need for a physical presence onsite of any personnel.

If you are thinking of introducing autonomous drone operations to your workflow don’t hesitate to gain contact. At C3 Drones and Robotics, we have many hardware, software, and regulatory solutions and as such can tailor an entire package to get you operating BVLOS missions autonomously allowing for maximum return on investment bringing your business into the autonomous era.

 

 

 

Drone Automation in Security Surveillance
Drone Automation In Security and Surveillance (Flytbase White Paper)
Hydrogen Safety

Hydrogen As a Fuel – The Do’s and Dont’s

Hydrogen As A Fuel – Some safety considerations

For many organisations, Hydrogen is a relatively new consideration due to a lack of products that utilise hydrogen for operation. Well, that is definitely changing as more and more products come onto the market utilising Hydrogen as a power source and as our shift to renewable energies intensifies. As such, there needs to be much education about Hydrogen and its associated hazards for circumstances such as transportation, storage and safe handling. The below video is thought-provoking as it discusses the safety elements that need to be considered when utilising your Doosan Mobility Innovation (DMI) Hydrogen drone.

 

 

Hydrogen Compressed (Hydrogen as a Fuel) – Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

For those wanting to reference the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for Compressed Hydrogen please refer to the link below. An MSDS is a document that provides health and safety information about products, substances or chemicals that are classified as hazardous substances or dangerous goods.

HYDROGEN COMPRESSED – MSDS SDS20831002 Link

 

MSDS Compressed Hydrogen

MSDS sheets give a wealth of information including but not limited to the following:-

  • the product (its name, ingredients and properties)
  • who manufactured or imported it
  • how the product can affect your health
  • how to use and store it safely

What is the Process for Refilling Hydrogen Tanks?

In a historic agreement, Doosan Mobility Innovation (DMI) partnered with Coregas in Australia for the supply and filling of DMI hydrogen tanks. With numerous options to get your tanks filled it really comes down to geographic location, volumes and convenience. Enterprise customers may already have an account with Coregas and as such already have an existing workflow of pickup and drop off of gas tanks to and from the site. Other DMI hydrogen drone end users may decide the best method of filling is to have their tanks collected and filled by Coregas or alternatively they can be dropped off at any Coregas facility nationwide for filling and return.

Coregas Hydrogen Filling

Wanting to know more?

If you are wanting to know more about hydrogen and the logistics around its use in relation to the DMI hydrogen drone range please make contact with C3 | Drones and Robotics to discuss.

 

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Drone

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Drone

Doosan Mobility Innovation (DMI) Partners with C3 Drones and Robotics

DMI signs an official contract with C3 Drones and Robotics to actively expand to the Australian market

Doosan Mobility Innovation (DMI) has partnered with an Australian company C3 Drones and Robotics for the distribution and development of UAV solutions in Australia and New Zealand. The official partnership was made in June this year with both parties expecting to expand the use of hydrogen fuel cell drone operations in Oceania.

C3 means command, control and communication, the full package required for remotely operated aircraft and robotics. At C3 Drones and Robotics we work directly with the biggest names in the RPAS and robotics industries, software developers, regulatory consultation teams and the world’s various Federal Aviation Authorities to deliver an off-the-shelf package for remote operations.

Doosan Mobility Innovation is focusing on the mobile application of hydrogen fuel cell technology, which is projected to provide diverse industrial solutions and contribute to public safety with green technology. DMI’s hydrogen fuel cell multi-copter can fly for up to 2 hours, with its remote vertical take-off and landing system. DMI has conducted long-range delivery flights with 72km as the longest record in the US Virgin Islands with blood sample delivery done with the Department of Health.

With such long-endurance hydrogen fuel cell drones, DMI and C3 Drones and Robotics will be able to expand the usage of not only drones but also hydrogen in Australia and New Zealand.

Advantages of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Drones

Hydrogen can overcome the power limits of standard lithium-ion batteries, enabling drones’ longer endurance. It is expected that the growing demand for special-purpose hydrogen drones in use cases such as surveillance and survey of long linear assets will proliferate the technology.

Advantages of the Doosan hydrogen fuel cell drone include:-

  • 2 hours plus of flight time
  • Long range allowing for new unthought-of use cases
  • Safe systems and easy hydrogen supply solutions
  • BVLOS capable with autonomous flight

 

 

Wanting to know more?

For more information on how a DMI hydrogen fuel cell drone can help you to maximise your site’s efficiencies please gain contact with C3 | Drones and Robotics for information on this exciting technology.

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Drone In a Box Solutions and their Benefits

Advantages of Drone In a Box Solutions

Drone-in-a-box (DiaB) solutions are indeed the way forward to autonomous RPAS operations. A drone that can take off and precisely land back on its docking station with automated Command, Control and Communication architectures coupled with data management and charging solutions obviously provides end users enormous benefits. The notion of autonomous drones being placed inside autonomous base stations poised and ready to conduct flight operations at a moment’s notice, in a bygone era would have been considered the pipe dream of science fiction writers. However, today the reality is that drone-in-a-box technology not only exists, but its adoption is also exponentially increasing globally. Excitingly this is occurring with regulatory approval which was once considered a bottleneck to the proliferation of the technology.

The Dawn of an Era

Drone-in-a-box technology undoubtedly has the potential to change the way workflows are conducted across the globe. The technology for industries such as mining, security, construction and public safety services seems purpose-built. This coupled with the pandemic and a requirement for these types of industries to maintain situational awareness over their sites, whilst keeping personnel onsite to a minimum has added to the expedited proliferation of the technology.

What Is Required to Operate a Drone In a Box?

To operate drone in a box technology and to maximise the full autonomy that is so sort after the following is a list of items that need to be considered for best results:-

  • LTE Connectivity or Designated Data Installed – A stable data connection is essential for all drone-in-a-box technology to operate as intended. This connectivity ensures the drone in a box has command, control and communications architectures in place all of which need to be interrogated remotely. It is desirable if a designated data line can be installed on a permanent drone in a box installation. However, this is not always achievable or practical as some drone-in-a-box manufacturers are looking to have their technology mobile, operating from the back of trailers or pickups. Alternatively, the infrastructure simply may not be in place to support a fixed data line. In these circumstances, LTE on either the 4G or 5G network is the option. Manufacturers utilise the LTE network differently from manufacturer to manufacturer. For instance, some manufacturers utilise the LTE network to control the base. From the base to the drone is then an RF link others choose to have independent sim cards in the drone as well as data to the base for an increased range.  With new technologies such as Space X “Starlink” now on the market, it enables drone-in-a-box solutions to be conducted in LTE-denied locations making drone-in-a-box technology in remote locations now a reality.

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  • Power – A stable source of power for the drone in a box is essential to maintain the system online and allow the functionality of its features including autonomous charging capabilities. For a fixed permanent installation mains power may be run underground ensuring a clean, stable supply. Otherwise, there are solar options or generators however these options may require an element of servicing at regular intervals
  • Location including an Alternate Landing Zone – The operational location of the drone in a box needs careful consideration. Firstly the drone needs to be placed where data and power can be supplied along with consideration to the localised weather conditions, particularly in relation to the wind. Ideally locating the drone in a box system somewhere onsite that may be shielded from prevailing winds may be a positive ensuring smooth take-off and landings. Personnel entering the drone in a box location may be a risk needing to be mitigated and depending on your safety requirements the area may need to be fenced off with signage ensuring all within the vicinity are aware of the drone in a box’s operating location. On top of this, an alternate landing zone needs to be defined should the base station become inoperable. This location would also need to be evident to any person that could access this location as it would be utilised in the event the drone can not land back on its base station for any reason.
  • Weather Station – Manufacturers all have the ability to integrate localised weather stations into their drone in a box systems. The data gained from such weather stations is used to mitigate the system’s ability to operate in adverse weather conditions and determines if the prevailing conditions are in fact safe for operations to commence. It also monitors if the conditions are within parameters to land back on the docking station.c3 Drones and Robotics
  • Regulatory Approval or Waivers – For many industries, it is the number one key focal point to enable autonomy across their operations. In the case of drone-in-a-box technology, this means operating the technology from a remote command centre (ROC) with Beyond Visual Line Of Sight (BVLOS) approval. The good news is that this has already been achieved in Australia by our regulatory partner Hover UAV. Hover UAV has worked closely with the regulator and has achieved approvals to operate drone in box systems from a remote command centre with BVLOS approval. Read about it here.

C3 Drones and Robotics – Experience with Drone in a Box solutions

C3 Drones and Robotics has years of experience operating DiaB systems ranging from the Percepto system to Hexatronic. Software solutions are also something that C3 drones and robotics are extremely familiar with. With new systems coming onto the market all the time C3 drones and robotics are committed to keeping up with industry developments ensuring our customers get only the latest information in regards to DiaB solutions. Should you have any inquiries about this technology please do not hesitate to gain contact.

 

 

 

 

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C3 Drones & Robotics Partners with Nextcore Lidar Systems

C3 Drones & Robotics Partners with Nextcore

Australia September 19th 2022 – Australian drone and robotics solution provider C3 Drones and Robotics partners with Nextcore in an announcement. Nextcore hardware and software solutions are designed, tested and built in Australia making the system a rugged and cost-effective offering that can stand up to the rigours of a harsh Australian climate.  

The Lumos series consists of two systems that can produce 30mm precision and 40mm accuracy at heights up to 120 metres AGL. The system will fit a DJI M300 as well as a broad range of other UAV systems. Weighing between 1.6kg and 1.9kg depending on the system you can produce some of the most precise and reliable data available.  

Complimenting the Lumos lidar range Nextcore also offers the Chroma camera module. An additional parallel image capture device. Utilising next-generation GNSS hardware within the Lumos, the Chroma delivers precisely timed photogrammetry images for colourisation, photogrammetry and ortho mosaics while simultaneously capturing survey-grade LiDAR data. 

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In relation to software forget the problem of not knowing if the software will work, what it costs and what it can do. The Nextcore Fusion proprietary software platform is the simplest LiDAR processing available. In just a few clicks you can select flight lines and desired point density, select your favourite projections and geoids and create a great-looking point cloud. 

Lumos Vehicle Mount

For those who are also looking to maximise return on investment Nextcore has also brought to market the Lumos vehicle mount, a toolless mounting solution with high-quality multi-frequency GNSS antennas. This mounting solution increases the capabilities of geospatial teams beyond airborne scanning. This enables the completion of mobile mapping missions. Mounting to land-based vehicles is made easy with the inclusion of a set of articulated vacuum mounts, or the option to alternatively be bolted directly to roof racks if desired. 

 C3 Drones and Robotics is thrilled to partner with Nextcore which adds a robust Australian-built, tested and certified lidar system to its catalogue. 

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