Module 1 - Introduction:
This module sets the stage by providing an overview of the course and outlining the objectives. The lessons within this module include:
Lesson 1 - Introduction: An introduction to the course, its purpose, and what participants can expect to learn.
Lesson 2 - Benefits of UAV Technology: A discussion on the advantages and benefits of utilizing UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) in various applications.
Lesson 3 - Applications Overview: An exploration of the diverse use cases and applications where UAVs play a significant role.
Lesson 4 - Compliance including ATEX and DSEAR: An examination of compliance requirements, particularly related to ATEX (Atmospheres Explosibles) and DSEAR (Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations), crucial for safety in certain environments.
Module 2 - The Science: Gas Detection Technology:
This module delves into the science behind gas detection technology, helping participants understand the fundamentals. The lessons are as follows:
Lesson 1 - The Science: Gas Types: An exploration of different types of gases and their characteristics, essential knowledge for effective gas detection.
Lesson 2 - The Science: Sensor Types: An overview of sensor types used in gas detection systems, enabling participants to comprehend the mechanisms of detection.
Module 3 - Gas Detection Platforms and Payloads:
This module focuses on specific gas detection platforms and payloads, detailing their features and functionalities. The lessons in this module include:
Lesson 1 - AiLF U10: A deep dive into the AiLF U10 gas detection platform, understanding its capabilities and applications.
Lesson 2 - FLIR MUVE 360: An examination of the FLIR MUVE 360, a gas detection solution with its unique features and use cases.
Lesson 3 - FLIR G300a: Exploring the FLIR G300a gas detection system, highlighting its advantages and potential applications.
Module 4 - Flight Planning, Execution, Data Analysis and Reporting:
This module is crucial for the practical aspects of gas detection operations using UAVs. The lessons cover various aspects of the workflow:
Lesson 1 - Planning Software and Mission Types with DJI Terra and UgCS: Insight into planning software, different mission types, and how to utilize tools like DJI Terra and UgCS for efficient planning.
Lesson 2 - Pix4D - Seamless Workflow: Understanding the seamless data workflow with Pix4D, a critical element for data analysis.
Lesson 3 - Best Practices for Data Collection: Learning essential best practices for collecting accurate and reliable data during UAV missions.
Lesson 4 - Challenges and Solutions: Identifying challenges that can arise during gas detection missions and exploring effective solutions.
Lesson 5 - Displaying Your Data (Reporting): Discovering how to visualize and report the gathered data effectively, ensuring meaningful insights.
Module 5 - Case Study:
This module presents a real-world case study, demonstrating the practical application of gas detection using specific UAVs. The lesson within this module is:
Lesson 1 - Case Study: Severn Trent Trial using the DJI AiLF U10 and DJI M210: Analyzing a case study involving the use of DJI AiLF U10 and DJI M210 in a trial conducted by Severn Trent, offering valuable insights into a real-world scenario.
Summary and End of Course Exam:
The course concludes with a summary that recaps the main points covered throughout the modules. It's followed by an end-of-course exam that evaluates participants' comprehension of the material.