WideFind localization enables unique field trials towards the autonomous aerial inspection of Wind Turbines

 

The localization modules of Widefind has been the fundamental localization infrastructure for enabling autonomous collaborative aerial inspection of a wind turbine at Skellefteå Kraft in Sweden. In the field trials the WideFind localization system has provided a localization with an accuracy of a few cms that enabled the authonomous flying of the drones around the wind turbine. 

Such localization solutions are ideal for areas or infrastructures that have no sufficient good visual features for allowing sucessfull visual odometry on the drones, while this demonstration is among the few, if not the unique, in the field of real life flying of autonomous drones with reliable and fast accuracy of a few cms.