inUAVi transforms wireless data measurement from drones
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Mississauga tech firm utilizes its innovative technology
inUAVi, an innovative start-up in the drone radio frequency monitor and sensor market, announced its availability of an RF measurement instrument for use from Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones) that collects and relays data in real time to the drone operator from an application integrated with the drone’s operating system. The advanced technology disrupts the industry norm, which currently relies on heavy, ground-based instrumentation strapped onto a drone, without the ability to deliver real-time data to the operator.
“We’re excited to introduce our advanced electronic sensors and payloads that are controlled through the core UAV system, transforming the way data is collected and processed using airborne platforms,” said Marc Bouvrette, President of inUAVi. “For enterprises doing antenna inspections and deployments, real time measurements can enable immediate adjustments to the network, provide more accurate measurements, and reduce the time required to inspect and adjust wireless equipment.”
Highly-integrated and portable applications
inUAVi’s lightweight, highly-integrated and portable applications run on common iOS platforms, automating previously complex measurements and delivering results literally to the palm of the operator’s hands. inUAVi’s proprietary radio modules currently process signals in commonly used WCDMA and LTE bands, providing spectrum data, channel power, and other key measurements that can be collected and relayed to ground stations in real time.
“Payload constraints and data collection capability from radio modules and sensors are the factors which have limited the kind of data collection that inUAVi will deliver,” said Bouvrette. “At inUAVi, we see unlimited potential to transform the current data collection model and make UAV solutions even more powerful and flexible.”
Drone-enabled measurement of antenna alignment
inUAVi’s equipment can be used for drone-enabled measurement of antenna alignment, wireless network quality measurements, and performing repeater pre-installation site surveys – all with much improved ability to inspect actual radio signals and not just the external radome typically checked by humans during antenna alignments.
inUAVi’s solutions will be showcased at the Mobile World Congress Americas trade show in San Francisco September 12-14. Gap Wireless, a leading distributor of products and services for the mobile broadband and wireless markets, now stocks and distributes inUAVi products.