Luftronix Use Cases

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Full scan of initial navigation

The most common portion of the aircraft inspection workflow is a full scan for an initial investigation after an event like a lightning strike has been reported. In this case, a full scan of the entire aircraft surface is required to search for often very small artifacts. Performing this scan manually requires inspectors to be moved close to every section of the airframe, which causes long delays especially for the crown areas that are most likely to be the entry points for lightning strikes.

Hi-Res Scan for deep investigation

In cases where a fast surface scan produces ambiguous results, inspectors have the option to either follow up manually or to send a follow-up flight for a repeat scan of the area in question with higher resolution or at closer proximity. Because of the Luftronix Fused Flow precision navigation, the data collected in the follow-up scan will be stitched into the already existing surface map.

Detailed Hi-Res Scan of Part

Most aircraft have some pieces of equipment that are mounted to the outside of the fuselage. This includes antennas, air intakes, and some instruments like Pitot tubes. In all such cases, the attachments require regular checks to ensure the safety of the seams. Luftronix drones can perform such checks in an automated fashion by collection hi-resolution, close-up images from the critical areas without an inspector having to go close to the object.

Archival / Comparison Scan

Creating an auditable monitoring process for aircraft is highly desirable, yet virtually impossible with manual inspections. Luftronix scans are collected with a precise location independent coordinate system and can therefore be repeated at a later time and in a different location producing results that can be compared against a previously archived scan