Drone-in-a-box systems simplify drone operations. A ground station containing the drone charges it and keeps it operational. This means the drone is ready for takeoff at any time.
The deployment is also automated. The weatherproof station opens and the drone flies a pre-programmed route. It then returns to the box. A pilot no longer needs to be directly on site for the mission, which can be carried out remotely.
Also known as drone hangars or drone garages, they are particularly suitable for missions in which drones fly fixed routes out of sight. This results in a wide range of application examples, such as the monitoring of critical infrastructure, inspection of construction sites or the use of the system by plant fire departments.
A drone-in-a-box (DIB) system is a highly automated drone system. It is used to perform autonomous drone flights beyond the pilot's line of sight (BVLOS). The drone is controlled from a control station. A pilot on site is no longer necessary. Since the drone is located in and protected by a box, missions can take place at any time and in almost any weather.
A Drone-in-a-Box system consists of the following components:
Currently, drone hangar or drone garages are best suited for the following applications: Perimeter flying, plant protection, fire monitoring, construction site control, regular inspection flights.
Operating a drone beyond visual range takes place in the special category. An operating permit from the responsible state aviation authority is required for this. The operating concept required for this must describe in detail all procedures planned with the drone-in-a-box system. Furthermore, a risk assessment must be prepared, among other things.
Droniq has received the first operating license for the DJI Dock drone-in-a-box system throughout Europe. This sets the course to enable industrial and BOS customers to perform automated drone operations in the future. In addition to obtaining the operating license to conduct flights beyond the pilot's line of sight (BVLOS), Droniq is taking care of the system's integration into the airspace and secure data processing.
Personnel effort in drone flight:
Preferred method of drone use:
The end of the year is just around the corner - and with it the last episode of our DRONIQlive webinar in 2023.
Together with you, we will look towards 2024 and talk about what will move the drone market in the coming year: What will change for the use of drones in 2024? Can I still fly my drone without a C classification? What does the LBA say about operating licenses?
In our next episode of DRONIQlive, we talk to Florian Vogt (Bremen State Aviation Authority), Dr. Falk Götten (LBA) and Jörg Schamuhn (UAV Dach) about these topics.