Drone Based
Air Quality Analyzer

The Drone Based Air Quality Analyzer can be used to sample and analyze ambient air at heights of up to 125 meters above ground level.


The Drone Based Air Quality Analyzer can be used to sample and analyze ambient air at heights of up to 125 meters above ground level. This was previously impossible to accomplish. Air quality mapping, model verification, and analysis of potentially dangerous sites have all now been made possible! While in flight, five built-in chemical sensors can provide remote monitoring of chemicals selected at the time of ordering.

It is often used to sample stacks, ponds, and other locations where human access is difficult and/or dangerous. Furthermore, operator exposure to dangerous chemicals during sampling must be carefully considered. This is because the Drone Based Air Quality Analyzer allows the operator to stay safely away from any potentially hazardous sources while acquiring the required air sample for laboratory analysis.

General Capabilities

Drone can travel 150 meters above ground level. User can take samples, set measurement intervals, adjust sampling rate, and perform maintenance

Ground Station

Specialized laptop with high powered antenna, featuring DRIMS 2.0 software

Hazardous Sampling

A drone can be flown into a flare plume for direct sampling

Thermal Camera

A thermal imaging camera can be installed for visual confirmation of fugitive emissions

Cloud Access

Unit can be accessed on location or remotely using encrypted cloud based hosting. Also equipped with 3G/4G, LoRa, and WiFi

Powerful Batteries!

Every drone can operate for 2.5 hours with a full battery charge

The Drone Flying laboratory provides a robust platform to conduct impact assessment and air quality measurement for a wide range of applications including monitoring of:

Fugitive emission
Flare emission
Leak detection along oil pipe lines
Landfill methane and odour emission
and much more!

In addition to air sample bag collections, the drone flying laboratory is capable of providing up to five remote chemical sensors to monitor chemical concentration levels. Data from on-board sensors are transmitted to a customer supplied operator’s android phone to be viewed live and logged. While in flight, every 2 seconds, the drone will record GPS positions, altitude, temperature, humidity, H2S, VOC, SO2, Methane, and any chemical that is being monitored. Data can be used to create a map of the emission plume in real-time.

Drone will come with simultaneous GPRS and WIFI communication capabilities. GPRS is used to send data to our new cloud server based Drone Information Management System (DRIMS). Our secure online system will allow  you to remotely monitor and even control the flying laboratory as well as store and process the data collected. Every drone also connects to the ground station using WIFI communication protocol. Both Ground station and Cloud based servers run DRIMS software and simultaneously can log data from multiple DR1000 drones.

The Ground station that is included with every Drone Flying Laboratory consist of a specialized laptop with pre-installed Ubuntu and Windows 10 operating systems, high gain powerful WIFI antenna, and DRIMS software. DRIMS (Drone Information Management Software) is provides the user with means to control the flying laboratory and log all acquired data. DRIMS will provide both live data as well as all historical data for all sensors plus GPS position, Altitude, Temperature, and humidity. Users can also command the drone when to take the sample, select the sampling interval, adjust sampling rate, and perform routine maintenance such as calibration of sensors. The laptop will be dual boot and can be used for other work including mapping the data in a GIS software, viewing path on Google Earth, analyzing in Excel, or any other task.

10.2″ x 6.3″ x 7″ x 7.5 lbs

Any rotary wing based or fixed wing drone that can support a payload of 3.5 kg or more. for example, the DJI S1000 or the DJI Matrice 600 are perfect companions

Maximum Sensors: 4 (Click here for full sensor list)
Type of Sensors: PID, NDIR, EC, Laser Particulate Counter, MOS

Ground Station:

Laptop: Specialized laptop with pre-installed Ubuntu and Windows 10 operating systems, high gain powerful WiFi antenna, and DRIMS 2.0 software

Sampling Rate: Adjustable from 1 per second, to 1 per minute
Sampling Time to Fill a Bag: 5 seconds per litre, time based on sampling bag size

Power Consumption: With a full battery, DR1000 can operate for 2.5 hours
Time in Flight: Dependent on drone battery life, DR1000 battery life

Communication: 3G / 4G (default), WiFi
on Board Data Storage: 64gb SD Card
Cloud Server: Included by default
Local Server: Optional
Software: Free access to DRIMS for life of product

Temperature Range: 0 to 60 °C, user will receive a warning at 55 °C

Automatic Calibration: Optional, using built-in calibration gas. User can initiate calibration with ground station

Warranty: 24 months full warranty on all parts including sensors
Sensor Replacement: Sensor dependent; first 2 years are covered by warranty

Casing: Custom lightweight material blend
Drone: Drone not included, but mounting hardware can be created for specified drone

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