Two systems for nondestructive measurement and inspection based on radiofrequency sensors on board Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have been developed. The use of these sensors allows detecting phenomena that we can not see with our own eyes or with the cameras usually placed on drones. The developed technology arises as a result of applying the extensive experience of two Spanish universities, the University of Vigo and the University of Oviedo, in the development of radiofrequency systems and methods for antenna measurement and radar imaging, together with the technological advances associated with drones, as well as the improvement in positioning and georeferencing systems.
Project co-funded by Xunta de Galicia under the Resolution of April 18, 2018 of the Axencia Galega de Innovación (Ignicia Program). This program is aimed at supporting the valorization of research and technology transfer.
This research/technology has been partially funded by the University Institute of Industrial Technology of Asturias (IUTA)”.