Orthodrone

Orthodrone
Orthodrone

We offer advanced, ultra-high-resolution spatial data acquisition and scientific analyses services for your industry or research needs.

Utilizing customized hybrid UAS with survey-grade sensors and in-house control solutions, we are your versatile and reliable partner for surveying and modeling.

Our on-site spatial data services revolutionize asset management for the energy, transport and infrastructure sectors.

Orthodrone’s proprietary UAS technology yields safer and more cost-effective automated inspections of power transmission systems, roads, turbines, dams, pipelines, etc.

We have a proven track record in coastal and offshore operations.

Our portfolio includes diverse maritime projects involving port infrastructure, icebreaker lead modeling, erosion monitoring, shoreline change detection and other activities in and around navigable waterways.

We complete missions in harsh environments with extreme conditions.

From mapping nunataks among the icy crags of Antarctica to performing damage assessments in the wake of natural disasters, our teams have consistently and successfully gathered data in hazardous or hard-to-reach areas.

We are fully equipped for surface mass balance analyses, where the applications are limitless.

Especially useful for mining and construction sites, we provide aerial intel for monitoring project phases. Modeling glacial retreat, we also conduct assessments for continuous mass movements.

Accomplished in natural and cultural resource management, we integrate our cutting-edge technology with proven research methods for site predictions, exploration and modeling.

Use cases include analyses of vegetation, biodiversity, eutrophication, as well as archaeological and cultural heritage sites.

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OUR SERVICES

Tailored Data Acquisition SolutionsOrthodrone's hard- and software innovations combine practical experience with best-in-class technology.
Ultra-High Resolution PhotogrammetryUtilizing our onboard processing unit (OPU), we simultaneously control multiple cutting-edge metric camera payloads.
Survey-Grade Unmanned Aerial LiDARWith industry-leading LiDAR systems, we acquire consistent data and generate precise models -- even through dense vegetation.
Customized Hybrid Multi-Rotor UASOur made-to-measure UAS provide for maximum mission time, efficiency and flexibility, as well as superior data quality.
 Spatial Data AnalysisAn exceptional team of GIS specialists and data analysts prepare deliverables of the highest caliber to suit your needs.
In-House Scientific Research & DevelopmentWe use an interdisciplinary network of in-house academics and qualified partners to help solve complex research questions.
Tailored Data Acquisition SolutionsOrthodrone's hard- and software innovations combine practical experience with best-in-class technology.
Ultra-High Resolution PhotogrammetryUtilizing our onboard processing unit (OPU), we simultaneously control multiple cutting-edge metric camera payloads.
Survey-Grade Unmanned Aerial LiDARWith industry-leading LiDAR systems, we acquire consistent data and generate precise models -- even through dense vegetation.
Customized Hybrid Multi-Rotor UASOur made-to-measure UAS provide for maximum mission time, efficiency and flexibility, as well as superior data quality.
 Spatial Data AnalysisAn exceptional team of GIS specialists and data analysts prepare deliverables of the highest caliber to suit your needs.
In-House Scientific Research & DevelopmentWe use an interdisciplinary network of in-house academics and qualified partners to help solve complex research questions.
Tailored Data Acquisition SolutionsOrthodrone's hard- and software innovations combine practical experience with best-in-class technology.
Ultra-High Resolution PhotogrammetryUtilizing our onboard processing unit (OPU), we simultaneously control multiple cutting-edge metric camera payloads.
Survey-Grade Unmanned Aerial LiDARWith industry-leading LiDAR systems, we acquire consistent data and generate precise models -- even through dense vegetation.
Customized Hybrid Multi-Rotor UASOur made-to-measure UAS provide for maximum mission time, efficiency and flexibility, as well as superior data quality.
Spatial Data AnalysisAn exceptional team of GIS specialists and data analysts prepare deliverables of the highest caliber to suit your needs.
In-House Scientific Research & DevelopmentWe use an interdisciplinary network of in-house academics and qualified partners to help solve complex research questions.

OUR JOURNAL

Surveyors looking at hydropower dam in the Swiss Alps during a sub-millimeter-resolution UAS dam survey by Orthodrone
ULS point cloud of Powerline Survey and Vegetation Analysis
Crane arm from the icebreaker Atle
Tropical glaciers in the Bolivian Andes
Snowmobile in Antarctica
Methods & Concepts: DAM FINE DATA: Sub-Millimeter-Resolution UAS Dam Surveys

Methods & Concepts:

DAM FINE DATA:
Sub-Millimeter-Resolution
UAS Dam Surveys

In early 2021, we made our way to two Swiss hydropower plants scheduled for water-side dam inspection – no easy feat, given the meters of snow closing off many alpine roads during winter.

Fitted with survey-grade, metric sensors, our UAS can offer safer access and increased cost-effectiveness over more traditional inspection methods, while also providing comparable or better data.

Read on to learn more about UAS dam surveys - and how they benefit from sub-millimeter resolution.

Methods & Concepts: Unmanned LiDAR Powerline Surveys

Methods & Concepts:

Uncrewed LiDAR Powerline Surveys

An Alternative to Helicopter Flights?

A faulty electrical transmission line in 2018 led to the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. Worldwide, the inspection of powerlines is a major challenge for every power provider.

When looking at LiDAR powerline surveys, utilities have to choose between two approaches: inspect by helicopter or drone?

Read up on when, why and how we utilize hybrid drones to keep up with the big birds!

Methods & Concepts: Breaking the Ice

Methods & Concepts:

Breaking the Ice

Real-time information of current ice conditions is vital for ice breaker operation and mission planning.

Gearing up, we embarked on the Swedish icebreaker Atle for a week on solid water.

Deploying our custom hybrid UAS with multiple passive and active sensor payloads, we are helping to carve out new methods of optimizing data-driven icebreaker operations in the Bay of Bothnia.

Mission Report: Tropical Glaciers

Mission Report:

The Balancing Act

After several days of acclimatization in La Paz, Bolvia, our team headed out into the high Andean terrain of the central Cordillera Real.

Surveying 6,000 Meters above MSL challenged personnel and equipment, as our team collected crucial data on snow cover and glacier structure during the critical time frame of optimal melt.

Mission Report: Antarctica

Mission Report:

Frozen Alive

In one of the harshest environments our planet has to offer, microbes are clinging to life on barren outcrops, scattered in the white desert.

Modeling nunataks in the Sør Rondane Mountains, the gathered photogrammetric data will support cutting-edge research on Antarctic biocrusts.

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OUR JOURNAL

Surveyors looking at hydropower dam in the Swiss Alps during a sub-millimeter-resolution UAS dam survey by Orthodrone
ULS point cloud of Powerline Survey and Vegetation Analysis
Snowmobile in Antarctica
Tropical glaciers in the Bolivian Andes
Crane arm from the icebreaker Atle
Methods & Concepts: DAM FINE DATA: Sub-Millimeter-Resolution UAS Dam Surveys

Methods & Concepts:

DAM FINE DATA:
Sub-Millimeter-Resolution
UAS Dam Surveys

In early 2021, we made our way to two Swiss hydropower plants scheduled for water-side dam inspection – no easy feat, given the meters of snow closing off many alpine roads during winter.

Fitted with survey-grade, metric sensors, our UAS can offer safer access and increased cost-effectiveness over more traditional inspection methods, while also providing comparable or better data.

Read on to learn more about UAS dam surveys - and how they benefit from sub-millimeter resolution.

Methods & Concepts: Unmanned LiDAR Powerline Surveys

Methods & Concepts:

Uncrewed LiDAR Powerline Surveys

An Alternative to Helicopter Flights?

A faulty electrical transmission line in 2018 led to the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. Worldwide, the inspection of powerlines is a major challenge for every power provider.

When looking at LiDAR powerline surveys, utilities have to choose between two approaches: inspect by helicopter or drone?

Read up on when, why and how we utilize hybrid drones to keep up with the big birds!

Mission Report: Antarctica

Mission Report:

Frozen Alive

In one of the harshest environments our planet has to offer, microbes are clinging to life on barren outcrops, scattered in the white desert.

Modeling nunataks in the Sør Rondane Mountains, the gathered photogrammetric data will support cutting-edge research on Antarctic biocrusts.

Mission Report: Tropical Glaciers

Mission Report:

The Balancing Act

After several days of acclimatization in La Paz, Bolvia, our team headed out into the high Andean terrain of the central Cordillera Real.

Surveying 6,000 Meters above MSL challenged personnel and equipment, as our team collected crucial data on snow cover and glacier structure during the critical time frame of optimal melt.

Methods & Concepts: Breaking the Ice

Methods & Concepts:

Breaking the Ice

Real-time information of current ice conditions is vital for ice breaker operation and mission planning.

Gearing up, we embarked on the Swedish icebreaker Atle for a week on solid water.

Deploying our custom hybrid UAS with multiple passive and active sensor payloads, we are helping to carve out new methods of optimizing data-driven icebreaker operations in the Bay of Bothnia.

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