Argus remote sensing solutions for automated daily workflow

Argus is a technology-based company that develops, integrates and operates small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) for remote sensing applications. We provide operating services and assist clients to set up a complete end-to-end UAV operating and sensor data processing solution. In cooperation with our partners we’re constantly developing new opportunities for remote sensing systems.

Mission


The mission of Argus

Argus believes that remote sensors will change the way we monitor and maintain industrial and construction complexes, infrastructure and water management systems. We help our clients to achieve their remote sensing goals in these different sectors. Sensor data processing goes beyond transforming imagery data. In our opinion does processing also mean combining network technologies with sensor data to create new opportunities in process automation, remote monitoring and maintenance. That is why we add sensor data analysis, sensor networking, project support and management to our service.

Services

Argus delivers sensing solutions to automate your daily workflow

Consulting

Argus provides consultancy services for remote sensing applications. We help our clients to achieve their remote sensing goals in the field of industry, construction, infrastructure and water management. We continue to develop expertise in gathering and processing remotely sensed data and associated technologies. In addition to UAV and remote sensing solutions, our expertise includes sensor data analysis, sensor networking, and project support and management.

Operating

Argus is a technology-based company that provides operation services and also assists clients to set up a complete end-to-end UAV operating and sensor data processing solution. We develop, integrate and operate small UAVs for remote sensing applications. To plan, monitor and control a mission we use flight planning and ground control software with an elevation or three-dimensional profile. The flight planning software consists of an integrated data processing solution.

Prototyping

Argus is constantly seeking to develop operational uses for remote sensing data, where the unique capabilities and cost advantages of UAV imagery find practical application. In-house development of prototypes and customised systems that incorporate remote sensing data, sensor networking and data processing supports our work.

Because of our project management we can kick-start and deliver UAV prototypes and full operational turnkey solutions. Starting from initial selection of hardware systems, airframe and software customisation to training and final delivery. Based on functional and technical requirements, we select the right UAV, autopilot system and sensor payload. We quickly get your UAV project up and running.

Processing

Argus expertise in sensor integration, technologies and drone operations means that we can offer payloads that are field-ready and are backed with a complete data processing workflow. We assist to match the requested data requirements to the sensor payload and data workflow that is needed. We offer a range of industry-leading payload sensors to ensure the exact data needed for the assignment.

Sensor data processing is transforming imagery data. But in our vision does processing also mean combining networking technologies with Internet of Things (IoT) sensor data to create new opportunities in process automation, remote monitoring and control.

Architecture

We use cloud architecture to provide remote sensing solutions

Cloud-based flight path planner and ground control software

Flight path planner is a management platform to plan and control one or more UAVs at once. The software calculates the ideal path to fly for remote sensing the requested area or objects. The calculated flight path takes into account the elevation profile, obstacles and restricted areas. Central to the planner are the algorithms for flight route and tracking. It is essential to find the shortest path for maneuvering of an UAV, since the power consumed during flights has a direct impact on the length of the flight path, the performance of a UAV will invariably improve with sophisticated path planning software.

Cloud-based sensor data assessment, combining multiple sensors

Remote sensing is a cloud of sensors in the sky and is part of an integrated sensor network. Sensor data streams directly to the web, providing invaluable data for monitoring and maintenance. A sensor network, combining multiple sky and fixed sensors, provides a real time sensing platform that connects people and systems with their surroundings. In this way we close the loop between managing and monitoring industrial systems, construction sites, infrastructure and water management.

Maintenance data, geospatial data, three-dimensional model

Sensor data processing is transforming geo-tagged aerial imagery into geo-referenced models. We distinguish two-dimensional orthomosaics, three-dimensional point clouds, triangle models and Digital Elevation Models (DEMs). Sensor data processing is actually more than this. It’s mainly the analytics on top that provides the real insights, like structural integrity and predictive failures. These analytics, combined with fixed sensor data, provide actual opportunities for industrial remote monitoring and control.

Sensors

Remote sensors will change the way we monitor and maintain systems
Visual sensor

Visual sensors are used for surface mapping. Geo-tagged aerial imagery is processed to a two-dimensional orthomosaics, three-dimensional point clouds, Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) or Digital Surface Models (DSMs).

Thermal sensor

Thermal sensors provide thermal imaging that generates heat maps. The sensoring includes thermal processing with thermo ortho details. Heat maps can show energy leaks and non-functional systems. They can be combined with orthomosaics and three-dimensional models to provide insight for industrial remote monitoring.

Lidar sensor

Lidar is a remote sensing technology that measures distance by laser. Lidar sensors are used for precise three-dimensional digital surface modelling.

Multi sensor

Multispectral sensors capture image data at specific frequencies. Multispectral imaging can allow extraction of additional information, which normally wouldn’t be visible.

Network sensor

UAVs and remote sensors will find their way into the world of the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT infrastructures consist of fixed sensors, e.g. on bridges or a thermostat that gathers input, and remote sensors. It’s essential for industrial systems to have a connection between these sensors and a back-end data collection infrastructure.

Drones

Drones can be really functional in different environments

ATEX drone

The ATEX certified drone covers the equipment that is allowed in an environment with a hazardous explosive atmosphere. An ATEX drone is a UAV that is certified, and as such allowed, to operate in risky atmospheres.

Tethered drone

A tethered drone is a wired UAV that is intended for long distances. It’s used in environments that need continuously scanning, but do not need or have a very limited air route.

Automated drone

An autonomous operation drone follows a prescribed flight path or follows its own calculated flight path, that’s based on waypoints and environmental conditions without the interference of an operator. Autonomous UAVs can scan on a regular basis or continuously scan and monitor the designated area. The automated drone is the future for industrial remote sensing.

High precision drone

High precision drones are used for three-dimensional flight paths or scanning of three-dimensional models. High precision UAVs encompass proximity sensors that allow near-surface scanning and avoid collisions with the scanned object.

Robot drone

A robot drone can work as a UAV in a three-dimensional environment and perform certain predefined tasks.