Drone geophysical surveys involve using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, to collect geophysical data over a specified area. These drones are equipped with various sensors capable of measuring different physical properties of the Earth’s surface and subsurface. The data collected from drone surveys can provide valuable insights into geological features, environmental conditions, and resource potential.

Some common types of geophysical surveys conducted using drones include:

  1. Magnetic surveys: Drones equipped with magnetometers are used to measure variations in the Earth’s magnetic field. These variations can indicate the presence of subsurface geological structures, such as mineral deposits or faults.
  2. Electromagnetic surveys: Electromagnetic sensors mounted on drones can measure variations in the conductivity of the Earth’s subsurface. This information is useful for mapping groundwater resources, identifying geological formations, and locating buried objects or utilities.
  3. Thermal surveys: Drones equipped with thermal cameras can capture infrared images of the Earth’s surface, which can reveal thermal anomalies associated with geological features, hydrothermal systems, or environmental changes.
  4. Hyperspectral surveys: Hyperspectral sensors mounted on drones can capture data across a wide range of wavelengths, allowing for detailed analysis of surface materials and vegetation cover. This information is valuable for mineral exploration, environmental monitoring, and agricultural applications.

Drone geophysical surveys offer several advantages over traditional ground-based surveys, including rapid data collection, high spatial resolution, and accessibility to remote or inaccessible areas. Additionally, drones can operate at low altitudes, providing detailed data coverage and reducing the influence of environmental noise.

Overall, drone geophysical surveys are becoming increasingly popular in various industries, including mining, environmental monitoring, infrastructure inspection, and scientific research, due to their efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and versatility.

Matrice 350 RTK Worry-Free Basic Combo About

1. Measured with the Matrice 350 RTK flying at approximately 8 m/s without payloads in a windless environment until the battery level reached 0%. Data is for reference only. Please pay attention to reminders in the app for the actual usage time.

2. Up to 400 cycles if the accumulative duration of battery level ≥ 90% is less than 120 days within 12 months.

3. Measured in a controlled environment. The IP rating is not permanently effective and may decrease due to product wear and tear.

4. Dual Operator Mode required.

5. Measured with FCC compliance in an unobstructed environment with low interference at a flight altitude of approximately 120 m. Data is for reference only. During your flight, please pay attention to reminders in the app.

6. Used with the WB37 external battery.

7. There are certain blind areas of visual sensing and infrared sensing. Positioning and obstacle-sensing performance may be affected by the flight environment and obstacle characteristics. Always fly with caution.

8. Gimbal connector sold separately.