Accessing the Inaccessible

FEATURES

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INTEGRATED PAYLOAD

Simultaneous full HD and thermal imagery recording, and adjustable tilt angle.

LIVE REAL-TIME VIDEO & TELEMETRY FEEDBACK

Robust digital video downlink for beyond line of sight operation, even in metallic environments.

ON BOARD LIGHTING

Powerful LEDs for navigation and inspection in dark places.

PROTECTIVE FRAME

Carbon fiber structure, collision-tolerant up to 15km/h. Modular design for easy maintenance.

CONTINOUS OPERATION

Batteries can be changed in seconds.

POST-MISSION REVIEW

After finishing the inspection flight, our software presents mission data for future reference.

BENEFITS

HIGHLY TRAINED AND EXPERIENCED PILOTS

Reduce the risk of exposure to your workers. Our Highly Trained UAV Operators are able to provide critical information in much less time than traditional inspection methods.

HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGERY

With the Patented Elios design, UAS Inc is capable of delivering images up to 0.2 mm/pixel in complete darkness with its on-board LED lighting and thermal imagery capabilities.

LOWER DOWNTIME

Decrease downtime and inspection costs, avoid confined space entry and increase worker safety by remotely accessing boilers, tanks, pressure vessels, tunnels and other complex environments inside your mine or plant.

SAFE FOR HUMANS

Thanks to the patented protective cage of the Elios, UAS Inc is able to safely fly close and even in contact with humans and the surrounding environment. UAS Inc is able to conduct an inspection while the plant is in active operation without the risk of crashing and causing injury.

TECH SPECS

FLIGHT MODES

TYPES

Manual thrust, altitude hold, pro mode (high speed)

AVAILABILITY

Switch between modes at any time

FAIL SAFES

Auto-landing on low-battery or signal lost

MAIN CAMERA

VIDEO

FHD (1920 x 1080) at 30 fps, good low light performance, recorded on board and streamed to pilot and camera operator

HORIZONTAL FIELD OF VIEW

130 degrees

VERTICAL FIELD OF VIEW

75 degrees

TOTAL VERTICAL FIELD OF VIEW

215 degrees (considering payload up/down rotation)

CONTROL MODES

Auto with EV correction, full manual mode

ON-BOARD ELECTRONICS

AVIONIC BOARD

Autopilot, thermal video and system management

POWER BOARD

Motor control

THERMAL CAMERA

TYPE

Uncooled FLIR camera core

VIDEO

160 x 120 pixels at 9 fps, recorded on board

HORIZONTAL FIELD OF VIEW

56 degrees

VERTICAL FIELD OF VIEW

42 degrees

FLIGHT SYSTEM

TYPE

Quadcopter configuration

DIMENSIONS

Fits in < 400mm sphere

MOTORS

4 electric brushless motors

PROPELLERS

4 propellers, 5 inches

TAKE OFF WEIGHT

700 g including battery, payload & protection

FLIGHT TIME

Up to 10 mn

MAX. CLIMB RATE

1.5 m/s (in normal mode) 2.5 m/s (in pro mode)

MAX. AIRSPEED

3 m/s (in normal mode) 7 m/s (in pro mode)

WIND RESISTANCE

Max. 5m/s (in pro mode)

SENSORS

IMU, magnetometer, barometer

MATERIALS

Carbon fiber composites, magnesium alloy, aeronautical grade aluminum, high-quality thermoplastics

OPERATING TEMPERATURE

0 ºC to 50 °C

REMOTE CONTROLLER

TYPE

Ergonomic joysticks and payload controls, integrated video outputs

WEIGHT

810 g

OPERATING TEMPERATURE

0 °C to 40 °C

OUTPUT PORTS

HDMI, SDI, USB

BATTERY

6000 mAh, 2S

CONTROLS

Payload settings and aircraft control

OPTIONS

Optional remote controller (camera operator) with video stream reception on a secondary screen, and dual control of camera settings.

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

TYPE

Digital, bidirectional, long range, video and data downlink to remote controller (RC), command and data uplink to UAV

FREQUENCY

2.4 GHz

RANGE

Up to 500 m in direct line of sight

LIVE REAL-TIME VIDEO AND TELEMETRY DURING FLIGHT

FEATURES

Real time video and UAV telemetry, status visualization (remaining battery, payload settings, warnings, etc. ), control payload settings and various configurations.

SYSTEM POWER

TYPE

Lithium polymer battery, 3 cells, 2800 mAh, 33.08 Wh

CHARGING TIME

1h

BATTERY CHANGE TIME

< 1 mn

POST FLIGHT VIDEO, THERMAL AND LOG ANALYSIS

FEATURES

Video and thermal video viewer (frame by frame), flight log analysis including point of interests recorded during flight, screenshots and flight data export.

OPERATING SYSTEM

Windows 7, 8 and 10 (64 bits only).

INTEGRATED PAYLOAD

PAYLOAD HEAD

Damped from vibrations

UPWARDS TILT

+80 degrees

DOWNWARDS TILT

-60 degrees

LIGHTING SYSTEM

TYPE

5 arrays of high-efficiency LEDs for even lighting in front, top, and bottom of the robot

CONTROL

From remote controller, adaptive light beam controlled by camera pitch

OPERATIONAL SAFETY & CRASHWORTHINESS

NAVIGATION LIGHTS

Green and red lights

PROTECTION CAGE

Carbon fiber cage with soft coating, modular subcomponents for maintenance ease, thermoplastic elastomer suspensions, size of openings: triangles of about 11 cm sides allowing for hand to access inside for swapping batteries

COLLISION TOLERANCE

Uniform all around the drone, up to 3 m/s on sharp objects, up to 4 m/s on flat objects

DECOUPLING

3-axes gimbal system, carbon fiber composite ring and transverse beam

ACCESSORIES

TRANSPORT CASE

IATA compliant transport case for checked-in luggage, dimensions (approximate): 60 cm x 50 cm x 50 cm

CHARGERS

3 A / 35 W lithium polymer battery balance charger, with charging status indicator, RC charger: 17.4 V, 57 W, tablet USB charger: 5 V

MOBILE APPLICATION USED DURING FLIGHT (ELIOS COCKPIT)

FEATURES

Real time video and UAV telemetry, status visualization (remaining battery, payload settings, warnings, etc. ), control payload settings and various configurations.

OPERATING SYSTEM

Android, optimized for tablet provided with UAV system

If what you are looking to have inspected is not on our list feel free to contact us. We are always looking to advance our scope of work and provide our clients with the most detailed information we can provide

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“In my role as Program Director, Innovation in Barrick Gold's corporate office, I was the Corporate representative on the team evaluating the viability and usefulness of underground (UG) drones. The evaluation included on-site, underground demonstrations by 6 different groups, ranging from a NASA-backed start-up and University of Nevada, Reno research group, to a number of commercial drone companies offering UG drone services.

 

The only group that met, and delivered beyond our expectations was Unmanned Aerial Services (UAS). Their technology, the Elios and Emesent drones, combined with the extensive experience and knowledge of their team, especially Matt MacKinnon, were far superior to the other solutions we looked at and UAS is now working for Barrick on a regular basis.”

Iain Allen

Former Program Director
Innovation, Barrick Gold.
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“Will from UAS Inc. was fantastic. He prepared us to use the Elios for our work and he continues to provide support for us by giving us advice, and recommendations.”

Kadin Choi

Andrews Engineer Representative

“The team at UAS Inc, combined with their real-world training facility, truly made for practical, hands-on training. The scenarios that they put students through gives great opportunity to learn techniques to get the most out of the Elios product. I would highly recommend UAS to anyone who wants the better their skills and be put through real life scenarios within the safety and comfort of the training facility.”

Jimmy Bartolucci