THE Applus+ SOLUTION
At Applus+, we have developed our own unique ground- and air-based capture method that allows us to draw on the best imagery provided by UAV and ground-based technologies to offer the most comprehensive and effective way of photographing and inspecting communication towers.
The Applus+ inspection methodology has been extensively tried and tested over the last eight years. We use UAV systems to capture top-down and horizontal viewpoints. These perspectives are only obtainable from the air and we use 40 to 50 megapixel cameras to ensure maximum resolution is achieved. Applus+ then combines this data with extremely powerful gigapixel camera technology, taking hundreds of consecutive images which we then seamlessly stitch together to produce ultra-high-resolution images of the entire communication tower from top to bottom.
We can also utilise thermal imaging cameras to identify high-resistance joints and potential failure points.
Applus+ also provides a comprehensive and easy-to-use data-management system that allows a client to navigate the large volumes of data captured easily and efficiently. This data-management system can be tailored to the client’s specific needs and requirements.
By utilising state-of-the-art electromagnetically shielded UAV systems, we can fly around communication towers without interference and in complete safety.