Danny Landry: Drones for Inspection and Air Quality Monitoring
Danny Landry is a pioneering entrepreneur in the field of drone (or UAV) use for industrial inspection and air quality monitoring. In this episode of Hot Air, I talk with Danny about various UAV applications in air quality monitoring, optical gas imaging, confined space inspections, 3-D plant modeling, and related topics.
I met Danny when he worked with us on an innovative project using a drone as one end of an open path monitoring system to measure stack emissions. Danny did an amazing job implementing the aerial logistics of our vision for using this innovative technology developed by CleanAir. The video below shows some scenes from that project. There is music so be prepared...
In addition to the open path project, Danny and I discuss the use of UAVs for confined space entry monitoring and inspection, using sophisticated photogrammetric software to develop 3-D models of plants, and other aspects of UAV use for monitoring and inspection. Check out some photos of Danny and his drones below. Also links to two videos on 3-D plant modeling and aerial photography.
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Discussing Strategy for Open Path Monitoring Project
3-D Plant Model Rendered from Drone Photographs
Confined Space Entry Drone Preparing for Inspection
Drone in Flight with Retroreflector
Confined Space Inspection Photo
Discussing Confined Space Inspection Flight Plan