Cutting Edge Remotely Piloted Aircraft Technology

By: | March 7th, 2016

Recently, the oil-rich nation of Nigeria needed a way to map and monitor its oil pipelines in the Niger Delta area. And British Petroleum (BP) was looking to do the same for BP’s oil pipelines in Alaska.¬†Both turned to Barnard Microsystems Limited (BML) of the UK, known for innovative, well-designed, and reliable unmanned drones to do the job.

Barnard Microsystems¬†designs, develops, and manufactures unmanned aircraft systems for civilian and security applications and built the well-known InView Unmanned Aircraft. BML serves customers in oil, gas, and mineral exploration, pipeline and installation monitoring, and detection of threats to military personnel. BML’s many accomplishments include:

  • Designing, developing and manufacturing two-stroke, four-stroke, turbine, wankel, rotating cylinder, electric, batteries and propellers for drones.
  • Using satellite-based communications for small unmanned aircraft.
  • Using satellite-based data relay and navigation services for small unmanned aircraft in oil, gas, and mineral exploration and production activities.
  • Using unmanned aircraft in border patrol activities.
  • Using InView UAS in commercial, scientific, and state applications.
  • Using unmanned aircraft in oil and gas exploration and production¬†activities.
  • Developing small UAV command, control, and communication capabilities.
  • Developing UAV features, applications and technology.

The company’s remotely piloted drones are also used in:

  • real estate viewing and video recording
  • aerial photography
  • radiation monitoring
  • aerial analysis
  • agriculture
  • border patrol
  • extreme weather monitoring
  • maritime monitoring
  • natural disasters
  • policing
  • telecommunications
  • crowd monitoring

Following are links to some of BML’s projects with lots of great images:

David Russell Schilling

David enjoys writing about high technology and its potential to make life better for all who inhabit planet earth.

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