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Laser Falcon Methane Detector

The Remote Sensing Payload Instrument

The concept is based on Infrared Absorption Spectroscopy. The laser emits light (spectral range of 1,65 μm), which reflects back and is captured by the sensor. The outgoing and incoming signals are compared with the built-in reference cell. If methane is present along the laser path, the laser light is partially absorbed. An algorithm calculates the gas concentration in ppm×m (parts per million multiplied by meter). The value is instantly transferred to the remote control (RC) of the drone pilot and to UgCS software.

Applications: Landfill, gas reclamation, natural gas, manufacturing plants, above/below ground pipeline corridors, detection, regulation and reporting

Easy Data Gathering

Planning a mission for this specific sensor is just like any other mapping or corridor planning. No need to learn new techniques!

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Select the “UgCS Methane Detector” from the WISPR Ground Control software and default parameters are automatically loaded. Drag the polyline over the site you wish to measure. Press “Upload” and then slide your finger across to begin the mission. The drone will perform its required duties, come back, land and automatically stop its propellers.

Simple Data Processing

Do not be afraid of processing the raw data into usable data!

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Data processing it simple and straightforward: open the data file created on SkyHub onboard computer and you will see measurements graph, list of detected leaks and map. Export as needed and close up! Your done processing.

Explore new use cases

Be the pioneer

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The sky is the limit for methane; no pun intended. Were not limited to facilities, pipelines and landfills. Methane gas is a by product of many vegetation decaying processes. Municipal wastewater treatment plants produce methane gas too. Lets not forget about the amount of methane gas generated by livestock; how can you help?

More than just numbers

LMC Process software not only provides numerical data, but graphs of the measured parts which can be projected over a background image.

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The ability to view the spike in detection coupled with a numerical table showing the latitude, longitude, time and concentration. Quick and Easy.

Specifications

Measurement sample rate
40 m Measurement Sample Rate 0.1 Hz, recorded at .2Hz
Detection limits 1
1-50,000 ppm*m
Laser wavelength
1.65 µm
Laser power (Measurement)
10 mW Class 3R
Wavelength
1653 nm
Laser power (Guide Light)
5 mW Cass 3R
Wavelength
532 nm
Operating Time
Approx. 5 hours
Total weight
0.75 KG
Operating temperature range
17 - +50 °C
Operating Humidity
30 – 90 %
Laser Beam Diameter at 10m Altitude
0.08m
At 20m Altitude
0.18m
At 30m Altitude
0.27m
Flight Speed (best results)
2 m/s
Flight Speed (maximum
5 m/s

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