The vast expanse of the United States electrical grid stretches several million miles. A complex network of power generation plants and substations are interspersed between overhead transmission lines. Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) like the Falcon 8+ operated by Skynetwest LLC provide a safe and efficient method to survey and inspect the condition of the aging power grid.
To provide safe and reliability in utility inspection with emerging-tech oriented solutions conducting visual and thermal inspection on hard to reach structures. Giving our customers the ability to make educated decisions without the inherent safety risk and time presented to personnel in hazardous areas.
“Noah and his team helped my company collect crucial information from a roadway surface on an active and busy street. I needed high-resolution imagery of skid marks and pavement gouges before these features had deteriorated from sun exposure and high traffic use. Noah was able to accommodate my aggressive schedule and deliver high-quality data for me to use in my analysis. Noah and his team were courteous, professional and worked quickly to deliver the information that I needed.”
“Being a small utility with limited resources and expertise, Skynetwest’s ability to harness UAS technology to efficiently retrieve field data across our 8,000+ square mile service area is unprecedented. Coupling this data with post-processing methods such as asset digitization had unlocked a plethora of opportunities to visualize system resources and further analyze the surrounding terrain and environment. Our engineering and operations departments now have the ability to View 3D substation models, abstract high-resolution digital elevation models, and apply these newfound resources as they work on future construction projects.”
“On May 21, 2019 during a ITC Level 1 sUAS Thermography Course , I met Mr. Noah Ruiz , President of Skynetwest, a sUAS service provider. Mr. Ruiz is a very organized individual with a business approach to providing detailed sUAS services across all platforms. His approach is to provide innovative and creative sUAS services with the top of the line equipment including infrared thermal imaging for reliable professional solutions. Mr. Ruiz has a true concern for providing accurate, detailed and professional sUAS services. It would be my pleasure to recommend Mr. Ruiz to any person or business requiring professional sUAS Services.”