The enterprise solution includes Sony’s Airpeak S1 professional drone and a variety of accessories that provide the functionality necessary for industrial use.
Supporting both network-type and base station type RTK as well as PPK logging provides use in a wide variety of work environments.
Two GNSS antennas enable stable flight even in an environment where the geomagnetic sensor may affect the aircraft’s control due to the influence of inspection objects or surrounding structures.
Self-position estimation with less error is achieved by using RTK in conjunction with vision sensors, improving aircraft handling during deceleration, hovering stability, and automatic flight accuracy. By using Direct Repeat Flight, periodic inspection flows can be reproduced as many times as desired with high accuracy, enabling efficient and highly accurate operations that do not depend on operator skill.
The RTK kit provides high precision positioning data which is saved to an SD card in the RTK interface unit. After a flight, mapping data stored on the SD memory card in the RTK interface unit and captured images from the same mission stored on the camera’s memory card can easily be linked using the Airpeak Flight. Images are separated into folders for each flight for convenient file management and project implementation.
*To use this function, Airpeak RTK kit and a memory card reader that supports mobile devices are required.
** This function only supports JPEG format still images.
*** SD cards and memory card reader sold separately.
Compatible with Alpha full-frame mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (Alpha 7R series). Enables shake-free mechanical shutter shooting in maximum 61.0 megapixels when used with Alpha 7R IV, Alpha 7R IV A, Alpha 7R V. Lenses can be chosen from a wide range of focal lengths such as 24/35/40/50mm.
When used with a 50mm lens, even at a distance of approximately 13 meters from the object to ensure safety, the camera can capture images with a resolution of 1mm/pixel.
Various camera settings can be performed remotely from the handheld remote controller, streamlining operation during capturing by making it possible to change and adjust settings according to the scene without touching the camera. The focus area and focus position can be changed at will by the touch screen on the mobile app, allowing for more accurate capturing.
Sony-developed propulsion devices such as propellers, motors, and ESCs, as well as the flight controller achieve wind resistance of up to 44.7 mph (20m/s)*. The aircraft resists being swept away by erratic winds at high altitudes and is stable even in strong winds at coasts and in canyons.
Supports the ability to resume automated flight after it has been interrupted mid-flight, and battery hot-swapping, which allows battery replacement while the aircraft is powered on. Achieves approximately 20 minutes* of flight time while equipped with RTK and high-resolution camera.
*When equipped with LBP-HM1, RTK-1, GBL-PX1, Alpha 7R IV A, FE 35mm F2.8 Zeiss, cruising speed(9m/s) , sea level, no wind
The aircraft is equipped with a function to prevent unintentionally becoming in close proximity to inspection objects with a cylindrical structure such as steel towers during automated flight to support safe operation. In addition, the combination of front/rear/left/right stereo cameras and an infrared range sensor in the upper part of the aircraft recognizes obstacles in the surroundings. It is also equipped with an obstacle braking function that automatically decelerates or stops the aircraft by judging its movement and surrounding conditions.
The Airpeak employs advanced security measures that have been accumulated through the extensive development of Sony’s products. We also provide a security white paper that can be used as a reference when considering the adoption and use of the system.