AeroVironment Quantix Drone and Decision Support System To Aid National Park Service Recovery Efforts From Southern California Woolsey Fire
Woolsey fire destroyed 88% of
National Park Serviceland within the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
- AeroVironment Quantix™ drone & Decision Support System™ data analytics platform delivered drone-based aerial imagery and actionable intelligence to guide disaster assessment and recovery efforts
Company’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Operations and Geographical
Information Systems teams supporting
National Park Servicerangers and scientists to develop long-term environmental recovery and park rebuilding strategy
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Utilizing AeroVironment’s Quantix™ hybrid drone and Decision Support System (AV DSS™) advanced data analytics platform, the team captured and analyzed high-resolution drone-based aerial imagery to quickly map the affected burn area, and gain actionable insights into the scope and scale of the damage. In addition to immediate disaster response and damage assessment, data collected will facilitate the development of a long-term environmental recovery and park rebuilding strategy.
Purpose built for commercial applications including precision agriculture, infrastructure and mining operations, the Quantix hybrid drone innovative VTOL technology allows it to operate effectively in a variety of conditions, and can survey up to 400 acres in just 45 minutes. During flight, Quantix integrated sensors capture high-resolution RGB color and multispectral imagery via dual 18MP cameras. On-board processing delivers true color and normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) maps on the Quantix control tablet as soon as the drone lands, allowing teams to ground-truth potential issues immediately. For more detailed analysis, the AeroVironment Decision Support System (AV DSS) performs advanced image processing and data analytics including True Color, NDVI, GNDVI, and anomaly detection to gain deeper insights into environmental damage and vegetation health. For more information on Quantix and AV DSS visit: www.avdroneanalytics.com
“Reaching just a few miles from our operations, the Woolsey fire
directly impacted numerous
“This is one small way that we can help our community recover from this disaster, and one of the many ways AeroVironment’s robotics, sensors and connectivity solutions can help our customers proceed with certainty,” Flittie added.
Drone operations are being conducted under a special permit, flying
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