Appledore Navy Yard

In April 2016 Skeye conducted drone trials at the Navy yard in Appledore in Devon, UK at the request of Babcock. The objective of the drone trial was to research if the use of UAV’s are more cost effective, capable and safer than current land based methods currently used. These drone trials that took place over the course of two days involved the testing of the following techniques:

1) Creation of a 3D point cloud of a warship;

2) Creation of a 3D digital terrain model and orthophoto of the entire yard;

3) Creation of a 3D model and point cloud of a large building;

4) Thermal Infra Red imagery of a warship;

5) Video capabilities;

Several Health and safety meeting were conducted prior to flying a drone, the Asctec Falcon F8, over the navy yard and the warship. An extensive task risk analysis was conducted in close cooperation with HSE officials from Babcock and all mitigation measures were enforced prior to the drone flights. Due to the sensitivity of the some of the collected material, notably around the warship, most of the data was to be processed and delivered on site. Upon delivery of the data to Babcock most of this was deleted from our computers. Only images of the building were allowed to leave the navy yard and these are the only ones shown here on our website. Several Health and safety meeting were conducted prior to flying a drone, the Asctec Falcon F8, over the navy yard and the warship. An extensive task risk analysis was conducted in close cooperation with HSE officials from Babcock and all mitigation measures were enforced prior to the drone flights.

Due to the sensitivity of the some of the collected material, notably around the warship, most of the data was to be processed and delivered on site. Upon delivery of the data to Babcock most of this was deleted from our computers. Only images of the building were allowed to leave the navy yard and these are the only ones shown here on our website.