Infrastructure Inspection

Pinpointing high-risk components and generate a quantifiable record of your assets, while improving safety and reducing costs

UAS for Infrastructure Inspection

Whether you need help with your infrastructure inspections in the energy industry (solar panels, wind turbines, power lines), your transportation infrastructure inspections (roads, tunnels, highways, canals, bridges, harbors, airports), your communications infrastructure inspections (cell phone towers, fiber optic cable installations) or your structural inspections (buildings, plants, rooftops), ARE provides an end-to-end solution to get you the intelligence you need to make informed decisions. With real-time results, a variety of top-of-the-line sensors, an impeccable safety record and true professionals gathering and processing your sensitive data, our team provides a world-class infrastructure inspection solution.

High-Resolution Imagery for Infrastructure Inspection

An inspection is only as good as the information that can be taken away from it and passed on to stakeholders. ARE, a leader in rail bridge inspections has expanded it’s engineering, and UAS solutions to infrastructure inspections across a multitude of markets. With proprietary inspection reports maintained by Professional Engineers, and FAA Remote Pilots capturing imagery with high-resolution sensors, ARE provides you with a crisp, clear look at your assets, in an organized, deliverable, and customized way to give you the most important information upfront.

LiDAR for Infrastructure Inspection

LIDAR is a technology for measuring positions of things rapidly:

  • Urban environment – for measuring where everything on a street is
  • Airports – for measuring the trees penetrating the approach path
  • Utility right-of-way – for measuring the transmission line sag
  • Highways – for measuring the slope for drainage
  • Solar Fields – for measuring the solar panel alignment and vegetation shadowing

ARE provides LiDAR scans using high-quality sensors on top-of-the-line drones with an accuracy of 2-5 cm. We process the point cloud, classify it to your needs, store it for future reference and provide you with the information you need in a format that you can work with. Do you have a specific use case in mind? Contact us to speak with a representative about your next project.

Thermal Imagery for Infrastructure Inspection

Infrared cameras can tell a different story than a visual inspection. Using the industry-standard FLIR camera system, thermal images can find hotspots and minute details often not apparent to the naked eye. Whether we’re looking for broken cells in a solar panel, hot spots on a transmission line, a leaky roof top, or concrete delamination on a bridge or roadway, ARE’s certified thermographers and remote pilots can augment your asset inspections by capturing this extra level of data.

AirShark has been a leader in promoting the safe and appropriate use of UAS in the national airspace by tackling this issue locally with all stakeholders.
Chris Poreda
Poreda Aviation Law, Former FAA Council New England Region
The AirShark flight team helped plan, mobilize, fly, and process a very large data set for 2 bridges carrying Interstate 89 over the White River, the New England Central Railroad, and VT Route 107. The team coordinated with our engineering firm, the state of Vermont, traffic control, sheriff, state police, local farmer, and their own team very well. I would strongly consider using a UAS to support bridge inspections and utilize AirShark for this work in the future.
Shannon Beaumont
P.E., CLD|Fuss & O’Neill

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