Azur Drones, AVNIR Energy combine to develop automated drones for radiation detection.
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
Azur Drones, a world chief in autonomous surveillance and inspection drones, is collaborating with AVNIR Energy, a specialist in engineering within the nuclear power sector, to develop the primary ever autonomous aerial resolution for detecting radioactivity. The resolution is designed for the environmental monitoring of nuclear websites, in addition to guaranteeing the security of those websites, each in France and overseas.
The collaboration sees the mixing of a radioactivity sensor into Azur Drones’ Skeyetech drone-in-a-box solution. Skeyetech, a resident autonomous drone able to finishing up its missions with no distant pilot, is the first drone system to be approved in Europe for Beyond Visual Line Of Sight (BVLOS) flights. Skeyetech now embarks AVNIR Energy’s Ionised Zone Inspection Device (DIZI), ensuing within the first autonomous vector in a position to carry out detection missions on operational nuclear websites.
Drones for Radiation Detection
Director of AVNIR Energy Jacques Charvin explains, “the DIZI sensor is far more than only a Geiger counter, it’s a scintillation detector able to detecting, measuring and figuring out the radioisotopes current. We are delighted to have succeeded in integrating this state-of-the-art sensor on an autonomous drone”.
“The integration of the DIZI sensor on the Skeyetech resolution provides the potential for finishing up radioactivity readings at any location on a web site in full security,” stated Azur Drones COO Nicolas Billecocq. “As a outcome, we’re actively taking part within the environmental monitoring of nuclear websites and contributing to their security.”
The resolution administers real-time readings throughout its routine surveillance, and can be deployed in seconds to a given web site in response to an alert. In a state of affairs that renders human entry inadvisable or inconceivable, Skeyetech-DIZI might be managed remotely and deployed to finish reconnaissance and web site inspection missions. The resolution is at present being rolled out in France on a web site belonging to a number one nuclear business participant, and is already attracting curiosity from a number of nuclear operators, each in France and overseas.
“We are pleased with the collaboration between Azur Drones and AVNIR Energy, which supplies the nuclear business with an revolutionary and actually value-creating resolution”, added Azur Drones CEO Jean-Marc Crépin.
Ian attended Dominican University of California, the place he acquired a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong ardour for writing and storytelling and a eager curiosity in expertise, he’s now contributing to DroneLife as a employees author.
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