At AUVSI Xponential 2018, Intel revealed details of Intel Insight Platform, a digital asset management system enabling effective aerial data management and analyses.
The chip maker also demonstrated Intel Mission Control – next-generation flight planning software and new updates for the Intel Falcon8+ system. First announced and demonstrated at InterDrone in September 2017, the cloud-based digital asset management system is now deployed to strategic enterprise customers across several verticals, the company said.
The Intel Insight Platform enables customers to store, share and manage the rich data that commercial drone systems collect. With that aerial data, it can generate 2D and 3D models, take measurements, enable sharing and collaboration across teams, and run data analytics.
Intel claims its Intel Mission Control Software is the next generation of flight planning, project management and data handling for the Intel Falcon 8+ system. It is designed to increase workflow efficiency and enhance automation of drone flights for commercial missions, enabling drone operators to create 2D and 3D flight plans for commercial surveying, mapping and inspection missions, the company noted.
After the mission is completed, the software provides a quick preview of the collected data so the UAV operator can check and verify for adequate area coverage and overlap and even inspect the quality of individual images in a 3D format.
What It Carries: Intel announced three new payloads designed for inspection, surveying and mapping applications for the Intel Falcon 8+ system. The Intel High Resolution Imaging Payload captures 42MP images and support obstacle-avoidance capabilities to help enable safer missions, Intel said.
What It Sees: Obstacle avoidance increases safety and reliability of complex missions. The obstacle-avoidance feature on the Intel Imaging and Intel Dual Imaging payloads enables the Intel Falcon 8+ drone to detect and avoid potential obstacles or hazards and has the ability to maintain and hold a set distance from an asset during inspection. Within a mission, objects are continually identified in real time and a 3D depth map of the environment is maintained in memory.
Intel Falcon 8+ drone received the world’s first UL 3030 certification, the company said. The UL 3030 certifies the electrical safety protection of batteries, chargers and end products against electric shock and fire. Intel Mission Control Software is currently in beta testing with customers. The company is currently exhibiting the software at the event being held in Denver, Colorado, from April 30 to May 3.