We have been working hard on a solution for our Clients with this emerging technology. Ground and Airborne magnetic surveys have been carried out globally for decades, however only in recent years has this technology been integrated for use with remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS).
Why use an RPAS system?
RPAS offer a safe way to collect detailed information in remote, hard to access areas of geological interest for exploration. An RPAS survey can provide a higher level of detail than both a ground magnetometer survey and an airborne survey in certain cases.
What are the benefits over traditional methods?
RPAS surveying is ideal and cost effective for grids of 10-line km up to 2000-line km.
RPAS surveys can accomplish hundreds of line km of survey in just days, where for a man or woman to collect it on the ground would take weeks.
No line cutting is required for magnetometer surveys and line spacing can be very close for extremely detailed surveys.
RPAS surveys fly closer to the ground than airborne surveys and so the level of resolution is much better.
RPAS can also cost effectively fly lines spaced as little as 10 metres or less, where a helicopter, plane and people rarely provide surveys with line spacing closer than 100 metres due to the increased cost.
Mobilisation and standby costs are significantly cheaper.