Welcome to the third episode in our Drone-in-a-Box Web Series. In this series, we will cover all you need to know about Drone-in-a-Box (DiaB) solutions, how they can enhance everyday tasks, and how you can integrate it into your operations.
It is important to ensure the drone-in-a-box has a solid and consistent connection to the internet to allow for the upload and download of data captured during the operation. The connection can be via Wi-Fi, 4G or 5G, or even a satellite-based solution such as Starlink. It is also recommended to have two or more connections in case one becomes unavailable.
A persistent power supply is necessary, ensuring the dock can receive and send data, stays connected to the internet, is ready to operate when required, and ensures the security of the dock. Depending on the location and availability of utilities, power can either be supplied via mains or a battery system backed up with solar.
Location plays a big role in deciding if a drone-in-a-box is the correct solution for the use case. This includes ensuring the flight area is suitable whether its regulatory, obstructions in the operation path, or the effect it could have on the animals in the case of an agricultural use case.
Checking the airspace is a breeze with the Curo Airspace Advisory, a CASA-approved tool built by our team.
Additionally, CASA compliance requires having BVLOS approval due to the remote operation of a Drone-in-a-Box. Risks must also be taken into account to ensure aircraft, people, and animals within the vicinity aren't at risk of injury or damage.
Current Drone-in-a-Box systems require the ground it is set up on to be flat and structurally sound to operate. Where sturdy, flat ground is unavailable, it is recommended to establish a concrete base, steel frame or pallets for the DiaB to be deployed on. This also allows the system to be bolted down to mitigate theft.
Hover around for future episodes where we will touch on topics such as what you can expect in a DJI dock and take it for a test out in the field in Wagga Wagga.
If you are interested in exploring a drone-in-a-box solution for your business, get in touch with a member of our team.