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BVLOS Australia

BVLOS Australia

BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) approvals in Australia are essential for businesses to maximise the potential of their drone investments. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) in Australia is responsible for regulating drone operations, including granting BVLOS approvals. To obtain this approval, a business must demonstrate a thorough understanding of the regulations, risk management, and the capability of the drone technology being used.

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C3 Drones and Robotics can offer comprehensive packages for businesses looking to take advantage of BVLOS operations. By packaging BVLOS approval support along with the drone hardware/software purchase, they can provide a streamlined process to achieve maximum ROI on your investment. Here’s how:

  1. Consultation and Assessment: C3 Drones and Robotics will start by understanding your business requirements and the concept of operations for your intended operations. This will include identifying the most suitable drone hardware for your operations and ensuring it meets CASA’s BVLOS requirements or a certain level of robustness.
  2. Regulatory Support: C3 Drones and Robotics through its partner Hover UAV will assist your business in navigating the complex regulatory landscape in Australia. They will help you prepare the necessary documentation, including risk assessments, operational procedures, and safety management systems, required for obtaining BVLOS approval from CASA.
  3. Training and Certification: C3 will provide comprehensive training programs for your staff, covering both technical and regulatory aspects of BVLOS operations. This will ensure that your team is equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to operate drones safely and in compliance with CASA’s regulations.
  4. Drone Hardware and Software: C3 will supply your business with the appropriate drone hardware and software tailored to your specific needs. This may include advanced features such as obstacle avoidance, redundant systems, and real-time telemetry to enhance the safety and efficiency of BVLOS operations.
  5. Ongoing Support and Maintenance: C3 will offer ongoing support and maintenance services for your drone hardware, ensuring it remains in optimal working condition. This includes regular firmware updates, troubleshooting, and repairs when needed.

BVLOS Australia

By providing a comprehensive package that covers drone hardware, software, regulatory support, training, and ongoing maintenance, C3 Drones and Robotics can help your business maximise the ROI on your drone investment. This streamlined approach will allow you to focus on leveraging the benefits of BVLOS operations, such as improved operational efficiency, reduced costs, and access to previously unreachable locations. For more information please reach out to C3 Drones and Robotics for more information.

drone in a box security

Drone In A Box Security

Revolutionising Security: The Emergence of Drone-in-a-Box Technology

The need for effective and efficient security solutions has never been greater. Drone-in-a-box (DiaB) technology is revolutionising the way we approach security and surveillance, providing unparalleled monitoring capabilities. This cutting-edge technology consists of a self-contained system that includes an autonomous drone, a charging station or battery swapping capabilities, and a secure weatherproof enclosure. In this article, we will explore the features, benefits, and potential applications of drone-in-a-box technology in the security industry.

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Features of Drone-in-a-Box Technology:

  1. Autonomous Operation: These drones are designed to function autonomously, with minimal human intervention. They can follow pre-programmed flight paths, respond to specific triggers, and even avoid obstacles using advanced computer vision algorithms. They also have the ability to be operated from a remote operations center or (ROC) keeping security personnel out of harm’s way.
  2. Rapid Deployment: DiaB systems allow for quick deployment, as the drone can be launched directly from its enclosure. This enables security personnel to respond to incidents more rapidly than traditional methods.
  3. Real-time Data Streaming: Equipped with high-resolution cameras, thermal imaging, and other sensors, these drones can provide live video feeds and data to security personnel, enhancing situational awareness.
  4. Recharge and Docking: Once the drone completes its mission, it autonomously returns to its secure enclosure for recharging or battery swapping and storage, ensuring it’s always ready for the next mission.
  5. Scalable Solutions: Drone-in-a-box technology is easily scalable, allowing for the deployment of multiple units to cover larger areas or to work in tandem for enhanced security.

Benefits of Drone-in-a-Box Technology in Security:

  1. Enhanced Surveillance: Drones offer a bird’s-eye view of a given area, enabling security personnel to monitor hard-to-reach or inaccessible locations.
  2. Cost-effective: By automating routine security tasks, drone-in-a-box technology can reduce the need for large security teams, leading to significant cost savings.
  3. Increased Safety: Drones can be deployed to assess potentially hazardous situations, such as fires or chemical leaks, keeping human security personnel out of harm’s way.
  4. 24/7 Monitoring: DiaB systems can provide round-the-clock security coverage, ensuring constant vigilance.
  5. Deterrent Effect: The presence of security drones can deter potential criminals, as they know their activities are likely to be detected and recorded.

Potential Applications of Drone-in-a-Box Technology in Security:

  1. Perimeter Security: Drone-in-a-box systems can effectively monitor the perimeters of industrial facilities, airports, prisons, and other high-security areas.
  2. Event Security: Drones can help provide situational awareness and crowd control during large events, such as concerts or sports games.
  3. Emergency Response: These drones can be used to assess natural disasters or accidents and provide real-time information to first responders.
  4. Infrastructure Monitoring: DiaB technology can be used to inspect critical infrastructure, such as bridges, power lines, and pipelines, for potential security threats or maintenance needs.

DiaB technology is transforming the landscape of security and surveillance, offering a versatile, cost-effective, and efficient solution for various security needs. As the technology continues to evolve, we can expect to see even more innovative applications and improvements that will further solidify the role of drone-in-a-box systems in the security industry. If you’re considering drone-in-a-box solutions, C3 Drones and Robotics offers a wide range of systems and valuable insights, thanks to their extensive experience with various drone-in-a-box systems and securing regulatory approvals for numerous first-of-its-kind operations. Contact C3 Drones and Robotics to discuss your DiaB requirements today

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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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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.

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.



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 Technology

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology – How it works

A fuel cell is an eco-friendly hydrogen generation technology that produces electricity through a chemical reaction involving hydrogen and oxygen. When supplied into the fuel cell, hydrogen is split into a positive hydrogen ion and an electron at the hydrogen reaction pole. Upon passing the electrolyte membrane, the positive hydrogen ion meets oxygen at the oxygen reaction pole and generates water and electricity. With this, you can power a drone in the case of Doosan Innovation Mobility (DMI) for up to 2 hours. Since oxygen can easily be obtained from the atmosphere, mounting the fuel cell power pack with DMI‘s hydrogen tank is all you need to operate a drone.


The hydrogen fuel cell is the heart of a fuel cell power system. Generating electricity in the form of direct current (DC) from electrochemical reactions that take place in the fuel cell. The amount of power produced by a fuel cell depends upon several factors, such as fuel cell type, cell size, the temperature at which it operates, and the pressure of the gases supplied to the cell all factors that have been carefully analysed, tested and developed by DMIs engineers ensuring their hydrogen fuel cell technology is not only stable but ultimately it is safe.

Doosan Powerpack DP30M2S

Is Hydrogen Dangerous?

Hydrogen is a gas that already exists in the atmosphere together with nitrogen and oxygen. Since hydrogen is a very light gas, it does not stay in one location after being emitted during the use of fuel cells but spreads and disappears into the air quickly.
The safety accident rate of hydrogen is lower than that of batteries, and most hydrogen-related accidents have been caused due to human error such as carelessness when handling hydrogen tanks and the failure to inspect the facility.

Where would I find more information on DMI Products?

Here at C3 Drones and Robotics, we have a vast amount of information in regards to the Doosan line of hydrogen products. Please do not hesitate to reach out if requiring more information or to take a look at the system first hand





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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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