- Mine Kafon Labs launched a series of drones to counter hazardous situations and save lives
- The drone is capable of long-range flights for a distance of up to a few kilometres with a flight time of up to one hour
Deminers and defence forces around the globe face extreme and hazardous dangers and
difficulties while involved with surveillance activities. It also includes field preparation and UXO removal in areas containing remnants of war. Problems contributing to this include hidden danger and difficult terrains that need to be carefully mapped and analyzed. This mapping reduces accidental risks.
Mine Kafon Labs launched a series of drones to counter these hazardous situations. They released a new multi-copter which is capable of mapping and analysing data of large areas.
Uses 10x zoom with high definition camera
According to the company, Destiny drone is strictly designed to meet the requirement of a mapping drone. It is a long-range surveillance drone with potential for integration into a variety of high-end industries. The drone incorporates an on-board high resolution 10x zoom camera. It also has a three-axis gimbal that provides maximum movement to the attached camera.
Can fly up to one hour
The drone is capable of long-range flights for a distance of up to a few kilometres. It used RTK technology that helps in maintaining precise position information. It is designed with high-performance carbon fibre which reduces weight and increases flight time up to one hour.
Built-in X8 configuration
The multicopter uses an X8 motor configuration. Using this configuration, it can fly even if one or two motors fail during fatal emergencies. The drone is compact and durable. It is designed to last in harsh environments.
Carry payload of up to 5.5 Kg
On the technical specifications, the device is designed and streamlined for durability. The material of the drone is made up of carbon fibre nano-tubes. The overall size for the frame, once assembled is 60cm x 50cm x 25cm. The overall weight for the drone is 5.5 kg. It can take a flight along with a payload of up to six kilograms.
The drone is equipped with eight brushless motors in X8 configuration. Each motor runs on 400 kV( rpm per volt). It is powered by a lithium-polymer battery that runs on 24 Volts. It has a capacity of 18000 mah. This large capacity battery provides a flight time of up to 45 minutes.
Top speed of 75 km per hour
This drone can fly and ascend with a top speed of 75 km per hour. Additionally, it features resistance against water and dust. Destiny can operate in a temperature ranging from -40°C up to +60°C.
Supports live video streaming and 3D mapping
The company told that Destiny Drone could become an integral tool for deminers and field survey teams in these situations. It can map hazardous areas in a live video stream using a high-resolution camera with powerful zooming capabilities. Identified mines or crates can be marked on a digital map by the user.
A 3D map of the area of interest is then created using the autonomous mapping functionalities. The map can then be used to further inspect the terrain and potentially dangerous regions using computer vision algorithms.