Where is BoE Systems located?
We’re located in Kansas City, MO. Our central location allows us to provide quality services throughout the U.S.
Where does BoE Systems focus?
Our company focus is specifically on the aerial and ground based LiDAR. We integrate software and hardware applications around LiDAR sensors and multiple UAV’s. The industries we like to focus on are Energy, Construction and Transportation.
Why choose BoE Systems?
We follow safe, honest, quality work for all our clients. Along with taking great pride in our work, and the UAV world being so new to companies. We want to give them the best experience possible to retain a great relationship.
Can BoE Systems provide a turn key solution?
Yes. Our team has worked diligently to provide customers with an easy to use LiDAR system. Our products are made of all carbon fiber material, along with industrial grade accessories. We can provide lease options for interested parties not wanting to spend the extra money on buying a LiDAR sensors as well. These options are easy to use, and work across multiple UAV platforms.
How will I get my data and can I see the past work?
We will store your data in a cloud report including historical data. We know keeping track of pictures and files is not always easy so we have put together an easy to use report that includes notes on your site. We have inspected sites that are off the beaten path and being able to find the location in the future is very important, along with taking measurements and images from the same locations.
Millions of laser points?
One client said it is “like we are spray painting the area with laser points”. This is an interesting way to look at it by gives you a visual of how our LiDAR sensors collect data.
Does BoE Systems offer master service agreements?
We offer these agreements that can range in scope by providing your business with a guarantee that we will have someone on site timely and provide you with a level of service that you expect.
Can we provide international service?
BoE Systems can travel internationally, while this does require additional time, and UAV regulations vary by country our team has traveled over 20,000 miles this year.
Can BoE Systems provide custom reports?
We will review your requirements and provide you a quote to provide specific reporting. While we can provide data in many ways some reports may cost more to buildout. Our team is always excited about new opportunities, and applying our skills to improve the way your company tracks inspections with LiDAR.
Why use UAVs for inspections?
UAVs allow for bird’s eye view quickly and safely.
Safety?
BoE Systems uses the Free Fly Alta 6 and 8 along with and S-900 & Matrice 600. All UAVs are selected because they are safe to use and allow inspections of elevated areas while the inspector stays safely on the ground.
Efficiency?
Data acquisition times are greatly reduced, jobs that once took days can now be done in hours. Our aerial LiDAR unit along with our Ground Control Station (GCS) allows us to view data on site.
How accurate is UAV imaging?
UAV imaging has been proven to be within 1-2% on volumetric measurements and within centimeters depending the type of data that’s looking to be acquired. UAVs fly much lower than traditional aerial data acquisition methods with high resolution cameras and high quality sensors such as the Velodyne HDL-32 and VLP-16.
How is multi-rotor different from a fixed wing UAV?
Multi-rotor UAVs allow for take-off and landing in a smaller location along with the ability to hover over a single location. All aircraft is regularly serviced and tested to ensure safety.
Can UAVs fly anywhere?
Commercial UAVs are regulated by the FAA. Flying within a 5-mile radius manned airports is prohibited. They regulations are continually changing as UAVs become more streamlined in day-to-day operations. We have professionals that can provide answers to any questions that may come up on sites.
Will a UAV work for our mapping project?
We can accommodate most mapping projects but we must adhere to FAA No Fly Zones and regulations. Please contact us to discuss your specific project.
How does BoE Systems achieve survey grade accuracy?
BoE Systems utilize LiDAR with IMU and RTK data along with Photogrammetry and known way points to create our 3D maps.
Can BoE Systems produce a high resolution aerial picture of our property?
Yes, BoE Systems uses 4K video and photo to create videos and pictures of your property. Additionally, we use auto-pilot technology along with photo stitching to build a orthomosaic image of the property. We can also manually fly areas that are not conducive to autonomous flight.
How does aerial UAV LiDAR imaging compare with traditional methods of measurements?
LiDAR has become a common measurement system on many survey sites. Traditional methods of LiDAR require many measurements from a tripod or manned aircraft which is expensive and time consuming. Our portable LiDAR tube allows us to transmit and receive millions of points in a few minutes and with GPS and IMU integration we can track the path the LiDAR has taken to build a 3D map of the space that can also be used to classify the returns as vegetation, power lines, buildings, etc.
Can BoE Systems provide progression data over time on sites?
Yes, we can setup a schedule to fly your site to allow you to see progress over time and adjust your project schedule.
How long does it take to get volume data?
Volume data can be determined while on site usually before the UAV lands. The point cloud provides a 3D model that can be used to determine cubic meters of material. While initial measurements will be taken while on site additional modeling may be required by our modeling specialist to get additional accuracy.
Does BoE Systems inspect refineries?
Yes, we have performed inspections at refineries. Operators and staff come prepared with safety equipment to enter refineries and observe safe practices while flying above and around all refinery equipment.
Can you LiDAR model pipes and tanks?
Yes, we have modeled pipelines and tanks.
Can BoE Systems model and inspect Cell Towers?
Yes, we have created models of cell towers and proven the ability to safely fly on guy-wire towers and free standing towers.
How can data collected by BoE Systems help provide safe environments for Wind Turbine Inspectors?
Wind Turbine inspections are one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. It usually takes 3 inspectors around 2-3 days to inspect one wind turbine. With the expansion of turbines there is a need to do quick, accurate data collection in this market. With aerial LiDAR plus video and pictures, inspectors can pinpoint small abrasions and/or defects in the blades without climbing the turbine. We can provide inspectors a safe more proficient way to do their job. With accurate historical data over time, this will save money and lives.