The Kurdistan government in Iraq needed to survey a large and inhospitable area of desert for gaseous emissions. ISS Aerospace were invited to carry out the survey because our drones are reliable and are robust enough to withstand the challenging ambient flying conditions.
In order to provide sufficient endurance, a Sensus drone was fitted with a Hydrogen Fuel Cell, providing 1.5 hours flight per tank of hydrogen. The drone successfully completed its missions per refill and was able to detect parts per billion of hydrogen sulphide, as well as methane and sulphur dioxide with its gas sensor system. Gas levels where displayed in real-time and recorded for later analysis. Upon completion of the mission, a 3D intensity map of concentration levels was rapidly produced.