In the Krasnoyarsk Territory, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was delivered to the Sayano-Partizansky section of the Russian Coal Company. It is designed to increase the efficiency of surveying work. Earlier, the UAV was successfully tested and accepted for work at the Kirbinsky section, located in Khakassia.
To conduct aerial photography at the Sayano-Partizansky section, an unmanned Geoscan 401 quadcopter of domestic production was purchased. The duration of the flight is up to 60 minutes, vertical takeoff and landing are allowed even in conditions of limited space. The upgraded Sony RX1RII digital camera is installed on the device.
“The advantage of using UAVs in surveying work is high shooting accuracy due to obtaining a large number of points when shooting. This is especially true when calculating coal products in warehouses. Also, the use of an unmanned aircraft is useful when shooting dumps, which are dangerous areas with loosened rocks. Shooting such objects from a height is the safest for an employee, besides, the result is more accurate. In addition to the fact that the use of a quadrocopter simplifies the surveying of mining operations, thanks to the drone, the shooting of linear objects, for example, roads, is more efficient and faster,” said Oksana Matveeva, chief surveyor of JSC “Krasnoyarsk Krai Coal”.
Before using the UAV, the specialists of the company’s surveying service took a training course on conducting flights and working with special software.