Features

  • 01_features

  • What is mT-Panoptes

    mT-Panoptes is an inspection system designed for thermal aerial surveys using small RPAS (Remoltely Piloted Aircraft Systems). The system is composed by a 2 channel device, an Electronic Control Unit (ECU), a Ground Control Station (GCS) and the Solar Inspector (its software application) and drives you from data acquistion to Final Report generation. mT-Panoptes has been conceived to use small drones to inspect photovoltaic plants, but can be employed in a wider application range (everywhere georeferenced thermal imagery is needed).

     

  • designed for small drones

    mT-Panoptesv has been designed to be used with small rotary wing drones. Every detail of the design has been studied to ensure lightness and low energy consumption. This release has been conceived to be mounted on any UAV, without need of external devices and/or integration with the aircraft subsystems.

  • 02_features

  • 03_features

  • lightweight

    mt-Panoptes is extremely lightweight and, including ECU and gimbal, does not exceed 500 g, which makes it usable even on small carriers. Regardless of the RPAS used, the lightness of mT-Panoptes has immediate implications on the autonomy of the carrier batteries and on its operating efficiency.

  • 2 channels

    mT-Panoptes includes two sensors: a HR thermal imager and a HD camcorder. Use the thermal imager to recognize even small temperature differences and the camcorder to improve thermal analisys documenting the environment in which thermal images are taken. The two sensors work in a synchronous manner, collecting information related to the same scene, which can be displayed separately or superimposed on each other.

  • 04_features

     

  • 05_features

  • 2 axis gimbal

    mT-Panoptes comes now with a 2 axis (pitch and roll angles), stabilized brushless gimbal with independent IMU, which generates stable framing. New stabilization increases the overall reliabililty of the system.

  • ECU – Electronic Control Unit

    The ECU governs on-boad data recording. mT-Panoptes records all the data collected during the flights: TIR/VIS videos and high frequency metadata. Recording prevents the loss of information and solves problems related to possible transmission faults. While recording, the ECU also transmits all the data to the GCS.

  • 06_features

  • 07_features

  • GCS – Ground Control Station

    Along with the ECU, the GCS forms the communication system between the airborne and ground segments of mT-Panoptes. All the data acquired during the flights are live transmitted to the GCS linked to your laptop. This allows to see in real time the results of your work. Real-time videos can also be used for early detection of points of interest, after which a more thorough investigation during the same survey can follow.

  • spatially enabled

    All data acquired with mT-Panoptes are natively geo-referenced. The supplied software is based on a GIS platform and allows you to see at any time the position of the aircraft, the route followed, the footprint of each video frame and the actual data coverage. The software also allows you to import external base maps (such as ortophotos or vector files) and export the survey data in standard formats for GIS applications.

  • 08_features

  • 09_features

  • final report generation

    The software Solar Inspector, associated with mT-Panoptes, allows you to describe and map all points of interest identified during inspections (eg. thermal anomalies). The final result of this process is a report that is automatically generated.

  • additional tools

    mT-Panoptes software is now integrated with tools allowing a better operation planning. Try our Panels Sketcher to quickly draw also large PV fileds or use Refelctions to find the optimal position of your drone while flying on modules.

     

  • 10_features