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Ian Fairweather, CEO of FIT talks about how Ainstein’s radar altimeter surpassed lidar, kept the team safe, and saved FIT from costly UAV errors.

Flying over lakes or the ocean?

Fairweather IT (FIT), was using LIDAR to fly over dangerous waters. Although it worked great over land, water was a different story. With the levels of toxicity these waters encounter, any collision is a 100% loss of the UAV. Ian found Ainstein and now uses the US-D1. As Ian puts it, the US-D1 “IT JUST PLAIN WORKS” over all the many terrains his organization encounters.

3 Challenges FIT faced

Operating at distance

relying on telemetry data and onboard cameras was challenging

Flying below not above

any mistake was a 100% loss of UAV

Lidar didn't cut it

great over land but not over water

Why FIT chose Ainstein?

Tough

water and dust proof

Compact

fits in the palm of your hand

Easy

plug-and-play

Which product? US-D1

Ainstein UAV D1-ST

Ainstein’s UAV Standard Radar Altimeter US-D1 is a must-have mmWave Radar sensor, enabling autonomous takeoff and autonomous landings for drones, as well as terrain tracking commonly required for precision agriculture.

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FIT & Ainstein

About FIT

FIT scientists and engineers designed a Water Sampling Platform (WaSP) for use on commercially available unmanned aerial systems (UAS). This technology can be quickly and easily deployed in any hazardous or inaccessible surface water body, allowing for routine sampling and monitoring. The WaSP includes a modified gimbal plate for first-person viewing and a custom winch for raising and lowering a maximum 3 kg payload to a depth of 140 m. Current payloads include a YSI EXO1™ Sonde (profiling depth, temperature, dissolved oxygen, conductivity, pH, ox-redox potential, and turbidity) and remotely activated discreet samplers such as a HydraSleeve™ or Niskin bottle.

The US-D1

Ainstein’s UAV Standard Radar Altimeter US-D1 is a must-have mmWave Radar sensor, enabling autonomous takeoff and autonomous landings for drones, as well as terrain tracking commonly required for precision agriculture.

Radar Altimeter collision avoidance water