Terra Drone Indonesia, a group company of Japan-based Terra Drone Corporation, has successfully completed a pilot project with the newest addition to its technology arsenal.
It used a drone equipped with Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) system.
Working in collaboration with PT Airborne Geophysics Indonesia and the Geophysics Laboratory at the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Terra Drone Indonesia flew the GPR-equipped drone at different altitudes and speeds to map tunnels and underground utilities at the ITB campus.
The drone data was then processed and compared with the infrastructure records of the university by geophysicists.
It was discovered that the GPR drone had accurately and precisely mapped the underground asserts.
Commenting on the work, Michael Wishnu Wardana, managing director of Terra Drone Indonesia, said: “The conventional GPR method requires field personnel to go to the field and carry GPR tools to conduct surveys. But this method has its own dangers because not only are some areas unsafe and difficult to reach but also because severe weather conditions in the field can hamper workers from carrying out their jobs diligently.”
Adding: “GPR drones, in contrast, have emerged as a much safer and efficient surveying solution.”