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Scentroid’s DR2000 Drone-Based Environmental Monitoring and Air Quality Analyzer

After years of testing and client feedback, we have improved upon the DR1000 technology in several ways. First and foremost, a weight reduction down to ~600g now allows for a much more diverse drone portfolio, and a smaller weight grants the operator a longer flight time. We have also improved the DR2000’s communication capabilities, offering more range and a faster/higher throughput.

Our advancements in sensor electronics allow for a much more stable and accurate reading, electrochemical sensor health and lifetime check, and improved particulate matter measurements. On top of that, our sensors now boast a significantly shorter warm-up time.

Our newly designed advanced lightweight carbon fibre casing now provides a sleek, aerodynamic body, further reducing drag. And last but certainly not least, our improved sample intake provides continuous and smooth airflow for stable readings, dramatically reducing the pulsation from pumps.

The DR2000 Drone-Based Environmental Monitoring Flying laboratory provides a robust platform to conduct both impact assessments and air quality measurements for a wide range of applications. This includes the monitoring of fugitive emissions, flare emissions, leak detection along oil pipelines, landfill methane, odour emissions, military or emergency applications, urban scanning, and much, much more.

A fully Integrated Thermal Vision System can also be installed for visual confirmation of fugitive emissions in a variety of applications such as landfills, storage tanks, and oil/gas pipes.

Need to take an air sample for post analysis or to send to a laboratory for testing?

Scentroid DR2000 equipped with a sample collection module will collect and store air samples in a secure PTFE bag. Simply click the “Grab a sample” button on the ground station app and the drone will fill the sample bag. Coupled with a wide variety of sample bag technology that can be shipped to you at the time of ordering, Scentroid has you covered for all of your sampling needs.


General Capabilities
DR1000 can travel 150 meters above ground level. User can take samples, set intervals for measurement, adjust the sampling rate, and perform maintenance


Ground Station
10 inch tablet equipped with LoRa communication capabilities and customized DRIMS2 mobile software


Hazardous Sampling
A DR2000 unit can be flown into a flare plume or reach various hard to access places for direct sampling


Lightweight Design
A weight reduction from its predecessor down to ~600g now allows for a much more diverse drone portfolio, and less weight grants the operator a longer flight time


Cloud Access
Data can be accessed on location or remotely using encrypted cloud-based hosting. See below for our DRIMS2 Software breakdown


New and Improved Battery Life!
The DR2000 will come equipped with a fast charge battery for continuous operation of up to 12 hours




NEW: Sample Bag Filling

The Scentroid DR2000 can now be equipped with a miniature state-of-the-art pumping system to allow for the collection and storage of air samples within a sampling bag. This module is easy to use, portable, and serves as a cost-effective air sample collection device. Use the DR2000 to collect samples directly and in hard to reach places without dilution from stack, ambient air, without the assistance of other sampling devices such as flux chambers or wind tunnels. 


Live Camera and Thermal Imaging

Our DR2000 units can now be fitted with a camera, giving you the tools you need to record your entire UAV monitoring project. 

With our thermal camera add-on, DR2000 inspections will be able to detect the leaks from a variety of volatile organic compounds and pipelines. Aerial thermal inspections can also result in the early detection of damage to structural abnormalities, piping and detect other external and internal inconsistencies.


Heater Module for High Humidity

Install the heater module to enhance the accuracy and extend the operating conditions to highly humid environment. Through use of a heater module, the effect of extreme humidity on particulate matter readings will be significantly reduced.


Compatible with a Wide Variety of Drones

Scentroid is capable of retrofitting a wide variety of drones with the DR2000. Let us know your drone model and the maximum payload weight, and we will create a custom mounting bracket just for you.

Pictured left: The DR2000 attached to a Yuneec H520E Commercial Hexacopter (YUNH520EUS), and an ALTI Ascend-C 2m Wingspan drone. 


DRIMS2 (Drone Information Management System) Software:

The Scentroid Drone Information Management System, DRIMS2, our all-inclusive software, is used to view historical data, run diagnostics, configure, and set alarm levels for DR2000. Provided as part of the DR2000 package, the software is installed on our on-board server (default), Scentroid’s cloud-based server (default) and on your localized server (optional).

DRIMS2 provides easy analysis tools for an operator to determine pollutant hot spots, possible sources, sampled areas, and much more. The easy to use graphical interface allows anyone to run complicated data analytics without being a GIS expert.

DRIMS2 can control and display data from multiple DR2000s in the same fleet. Users can analyze data and monitor progress remotely from a single platform.


DRIMS2 Ground Station:


The Scentroid ground station, included with every DR2000 Flying Laboratory, consists of a specialized tablet connected to a miniature PC with a high gain powerful communication antenna. Our tablets also come pre-installed with our DRIMS2 Ground Station component software. This branch of DRIMS2 software provides the user with a means to log all acquired data as it occurs. This includes all live data as well as historical data for sensors, including GPS position, altitude, temperature, and humidity.

The user can also command the drone when to take a sample and when to perform routine maintenance such as calibrating sensors. The readings are continuous, and the user can choose whether to display them live with our diagnostics feature or forward it to a database. If an optional on-board camera is present, a video feed will also be sent to the ground station for simultaneous viewing. 

The DRIMS2 software also provides a 3D live mapping of all your readings. The system can provide an auto generated isometric map displaying altitude, along with an auto-generated heat map. By automatically syncing with the DRIMS2 cloud software, data export, transfer, and backup are all made easy.


DR2000 Drone Based Environmental Monitoring

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