Scout 137 Drone System

An integrated tethered drone system with unlimited flight time, LiDAR based indoor navigation and real-time position tagging of inspection data.

The Scout 137 Drone System has been specifically designed to give you control, coverage, and situational awareness for your confined space inspection activities. Due to the LiDAR-based navigation system, it enables safe and user-friendly inspection flights in confined spaces and GPS-denied environments. The tether system provides stress-free inspections with unlimited flight time as well as a robust data link that can stream high quality inspection data in real-time to a remote location.

Scout 137 Drone
Ground Control App
Drone controller
Ground station

Scout 137

Scout 137

The Scout 137 is uniquely designed for inspection of dark, confined spaces.

The drone tether system allows for a stress-free inspection with no restrictions to flight time and provides a robust data link.

The 4K camera is mounted on a 2-axis gimbal for stabilization, and the camera can be tilted from -90 degrees to 90 degrees. 6 powerful LED lights provide up to 10,000 lumens of light for inspection of dark, confined spaces. The lights can be individually dimmed and different light configurations can be toggled, e.g. to enhance the visibility of cracks and small surface defects.

The Scout 137 has an onboard 3D LiDAR as well as a powerful embedded computer that creates a 3D map of the environment as you fly. At the same time it works like an indoor positioning system with situational awareness. The drone has built in navigational aids such as a software driven anti-collision “bubble” and the ability to hold its position in 3D space without control input in GPS-denied environments. The drone is also able to keep a preset offset distance from the asset structure.

Technical Specifications

Dimensions 560×380×280 mm (L×W×H)
Dimensions (transport case) 595×446×337 mm (L×W×H)
Weight 3.2 kg
Lighting Intensity Up to 10,000 lumens
Camera Gimbal 2-axis stabilised, ± 90° pitch
Tether Length 40 m

Dimensions:
560×380×280 mm (L×W×H)

Dimensions (transport case):
595×446×337 mm (L×W×H)

Weight:
3.2 kg

Lighting Intensity:
Up to 10,000 lumens

Camera Gimbal:
2-axis stabilised, ± 90° pitch

Tether Length:
40 m

Ground Control App

Ground Control App

Rugged tablet with the Scout Ground Control App.

The app provides full control of the drone’s systems. The video data from the camera as well as the 3D map from the LiDAR are displayed in real time, and the user can register inspection findings that are tagged with time and location.

Technical Specifications

Dimensions 170×243.5×9.9 mm (L×W×H)
Weight 653 g
Ingress Protection Rating IP68
Display 1920 × 1200 (10.1 inches)
Battery Up to 15 hours, removable

Dimensions:
170×243.5×9.9 mm (L×W×H)

Weight:
653 g

Ingress Protection Rating:
IP68

Display:
1920 × 1200 (10.1 inches)

Battery:
Up to 15 hours, removable

Drone Controller

Drone Controller

The drone is controlled through a Raiju controller.

The controller can be connected to the tablet either through Bluetooth, or using a fully wired USB connection. Due to the navigational aids built into the drone system, flight controls have been simplified for ease of operation.

Technical Specifications

Dimensions 125×159.4×66 mm (L×W×H)
Weight 306 g
Battery Up to 23 hours

Dimensions:
125×159.4×66 mm (L×W×H)

Weight:
306 g

Battery:
Up to 23 hours

Ground Station

Ground Station

The Ground Station is used to transmit power to the drone system.

The Ground Station would be powered by an external source such as grid power if available, or a generator when operating in austere locations. The Ground Station can also be connected to the internet to allow for live streaming of the inspection flight data through the Scout Web Portal.

Technical Specifications

Dimensions 521×389×257 mm (L×W×H)
Weight 18.5 kg
Input Voltage 180 – 264 V AC
Ingress Protection Rating IP53

Dimensions:
521×389×257 mm (L×W×H)

Weight:
18.5 kg

Input Voltage:
180 – 264 V AC

Ingress Protection Rating:
IP53

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