DJI launches a gas detector and spotlight for the Matrice series

With the annual Airworks event in Los Angeles on the horizon, DJI have announced two new Enterprise payloads designed for the Matrice series. Powered by DJI Skyport (a gimbal port adapter that enables an external payload to be seamlessly integrated to DJI drones), the U10 AUV Based Laser Methane Leakage Detector and the Wingsland Z15 Gimbal Spotlight have been designed with specific commercial applications in mind.

Let’s take a closer look at the two new products and how they might be used for commercial use in New Zealand.

 
The U10 UAV Based Laser Methane Leakage Detector mounted to the Matrice

The U10 UAV Based Laser Methane Leakage Detector mounted to the Matrice

U10 UAV Based Laser Methane Leakage Detector

The U10 is a light-weight, high-sensitivity gas detector based on Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy (TDLAS), which enables rapid identification of methane from up to 100 m away, or at a concentration as low as 5ppm.m. The U10 can be easily integrated with DJI Matrice 200 Series V1 and V2 platforms with the DJI Skyport.

The U10 allows inspectors to gain accurate results from afar with real-time readings on the concentration of methane. By adjusting the pitch of the gimbal and the highly sensitive 720p camera, users can gain an aerial overview of the suspected leakage site and pinpoint gas leaks in dangerous or hard-to-reach areas. The concentration data can be received in just 25 ms, allowing inspectors to gain quality information from a safe distance.

A great feature of the DJI integrated system is automated workflows — teams can plan flight missions and view flight paths, monitor gas concentration levels and historical trends in real-time, and flag specific points along the flight route for abnormalities, and generate inspection reports — all through an iOS app.

The U10 has been designed specifically for methane gas detection, and will be an essential tool for inspecting and maintaining gas facilities like plants, tanks and pipelines. In New Zealand’s craggy landscape, we can see this solution being incredibly helpful in remote areas that are difficult for operators to access, such as mountains and rivers.

If you are interested in finding out more about the U10 please contact our Commercial Solutions team and we will be happy to help.

The Wingsland Z15 Gimbal Spotlight mounted to the Matrice

The Wingsland Z15 Gimbal Spotlight mounted to the Matrice

Wingsland Z15 Gimbal Spotlight

The Wingsland Z15 is a three-axis stabilised gimbal spotlight with high power beads, and is designed to provide bright light in lowlight conditions for public safety and asset inspection. Powered by DJI SkyPort, it has an operating range of up to 150m and can be easily integrated onto DJI Matrice 200 Series V1 and V2 drones.

The main purpose of the Wingsland is to provide high luminance and a long operating range for those operations that require crucial visibility in lowlight or at night. The spotlight can be switched to different modes (Always on, Flashing and SOS) for different environments and applications. It’s integrated air-cooling system ensures the spotlight won’t overheat by constantly dissipating heat and automatically adjusting when the internal temperature exceeds 90°C. It can be used in conjunction with DJI’s Zenmuse cameras that include a dual-downward gimbal, helping to illuminate operations.

How do we see this being employed in New Zealand? The obvious answer is in public safety and in search and rescue operations where teams need to gain an aerial overview at night. The spotlight could be used to light up a path to guide the public to a safe place after a fire or a natural disaster, locate missing persons in hard-to-reach areas when visibility is low, or act as a flexible light source for crowd management, forensic investigations, or routine patrols. We hope that this tool will not only assist in local public safety operations, but save lives of Kiwis.

It could also be employed for asset inspection and maintenance, particularly in emergency situations where power suddenly cuts off or when structures are damaged at night. The Wingsland Z15 could be used to light up a large area from the air so that emergency repairs can be conducted safely and efficiently before the sun rises.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Wingsland Z15 please contact our Commercial Solutions team and we will be happy to help.

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