GNSS solutions for drone mining and quarrying

CHC Navigation (CHCNAV) published a case study detailing how its GNSS positioning technology was used on the island of Sumatra to increase the productivity of survey activities and promote local economic development. Companies that are researching new technologies to improve their work processes and methods have selected CHCNAV solutions for drone-based applications, such as full 3D digitization of sites and exploration of mines or quarries.

Case studies include:

Difficulties encountered when using new and old methods for 3D mapping and measurement
How the CHCNAV solution meets the specific needs of remote sites with harsh conditions, such as mines and quarries
How the GNSS+IMU module simplifies the surveyor’s workflow
CHCNAV products used, including i73 and i90 GNSS receivers and LandStar7 measurement software

GNSS RTK receivers, drones, photogrammetry software and related solutions enable mining and engineering companies to increase productivity with a rapid return on investment. To learn more, read the full case study on the CHC Navigation website.

FDHI412 drone for mine mapping

FDHI412 quadcopter  is a long flight time six axis carbon fiber drone Frame , FDHI412 is made of carbon fiber material which features light weight and high strength, the canopy of quadcopter frame KIT is made of glass fiber so that the GPS signal won’t be blocked. The closed fuselage structure can protect FDHI412 from the rain and dust, and also protect other load equipments like flight control and battery. The arm of FDHI412 is pluggable, both the cover and arms can be locked with the quick locking hooks.


Aircraft Type: Hexacopter
Wheelbase: 1200mm
Airframe Material: Carbon Fiber And Composite Materials
Package Size: 400*730*930mm 
Weight (Without Batteries Or Payload): 3.6kg
Max. Take-Off Weight:12kg
Max. Payload: 6kg
Max. Climb Speed: 4m/s
Cruise Speed: 10m/s
Max. Flying Speed: 15m/s
Battery Capacity: 25000mAh*12S 
Flight Time (Without Load): 85min(2 pieces of 22000mAh*12S LiHV) 
Max. Control Radius: 10km
Max. Altitude AMSL: 2000m
Hovering Accuracy:Vertical ±1m, Horizontal±1.5m
Max. Wind Resistance: Level 6
Operation Temperature: -20~60℃
IP Rating:IP56