Route Optimization by Stratomaps

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Optimize a fleet of automated drones to be dispatched BVLOS for infrastructure inspections, public safety, rescue operations, and other relevant use-cases. Route optimization is based upon a Multi-Vehicles Route Planning algorithm, adapted for UAVs.


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About Route Optimization

Optimize a fleet of automated drones to be dispatched BVLOS for infrastructure inspections, public safety, rescue operations, and other relevant use-cases. Route optimization is based upon a Multi-Vehicles Route Planning algorithm, adapted for UAVs.

The goal is to ensure the maximum number of inspection jobs, or deliveries can be performed given a set of constraints such as drone battery autonomy, locations of the jobs, drones payload capacity, priority, duration of each job, and more parameters. Optimization takes into account the operational zones restrictions and prohibitions as it is based on the drone routing algorithm.

The optimization service is customized to specific customer operational zones, requirements, and requires API integration with the customer's backend system and/or application. It is designed to cater to U-space Service Providers (USSPs), UTM Service Providers (USPs), drone application developers, drone manufacturers, and, more broadly, companies operating UAVs that require accurate maps and services.

To better illustrate optimization, a simple problem statement could be as follows. A Drone Operations Manager

  • Has a fleet of 3 quadrotor drones starting from the same base (3 docking stations).
  • Need to inspect 12 electrical pylons, each at a different location.
  • Each drone has an autonomy of 30 minutes, not counting the 10-minute security buffer.
  • Each inspection job takes 5 minutes to complete once the job location is reached. 

What would be an optimized dispatch combination of jobs to drones to minimize the total fleet flight time and complete all the jobs within the 30-minute time frame, taking into account all prohibitions and restrictions? The image to the right highlights one optimal solution.

More technical details will be available soon on the developers zone.

The optimization API is provided as a Supplemental Data Service. However, it is not a substitute for obtaining flight authorization from relevant regulatory authorities.

About Us

Stratomaps was founded by Yvan Montalieu, who has a background in mapping, Location-Based Services for terrestrial mobility. Over the past two decades, he has assisted numerous companies in incorporating maps and geospatial services into their products, while also leading teams of geospatial platform developers. The decision to venture into aerial maps and services stemmed from recognizing the potential of digitized ground objects and hazards to produce valuable aerial map data for drones. This complements the existing restrictions and prohibitions set by national civil aviation authorities. Adding the third dimension, altitude, to typical geospatial services, presents complexities, but it also brings exciting new challenges.

Yvan has successfully rallied a small team of algorithm experts and developers who are enthusiastic about addressing these new challenges. Beyond the intellectual fulfillment of pioneering new technologies for UAS, the team shares a common mission: to enhance operational safety, reduce carbon emissions, and mitigate societal impacts.

Maps and Location-Based Services for Drones

In a world where the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems is becoming prevalent to perform safety, rescue, infrastructure surveillance, and delivery missions; access to high-quality maps and real-time Location-Based Services is critical to plan and execute flight operations safely and in compliance with regulations.

Stratomaps addresses these emerging needs by processing and aggregating ground hazard and airborne data, and providing it to drone operators as geospatial services through a suite of APIs.

Our Mission

Stratomaps was born out of the belief that we stand on the brink of a new era, where Unmanned Aerial Vehicles will become a mainstream mode of transportation. The growing use of drone activities Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS), such as large scale infrastructure surveillance, rescue operations, delivery of medical supplies, and Urban Air Mobility, will only be permitted by authorities if they pose minimal airborne, ground risks and annoyance to the population.

Our mission is to develop technologies that will help to improve safety of operations, reduce carbon emission and mitigate societal impact.

We believe we can help improve safety by:
- providing awareness services
- computing routes that minimize risks

We believe we can help reduce carbon emission by
- computing optimal routes 
- optimizing deliveries and infrastructure inspection missions

We believe we can help mitigate societal impact of drones by
- recommending routes that limit public disturbance
- defining new maps with dedicated UAV corridors

Services

1. Altitude Helper
Altitude helpers and terrain following to convert Above Ground Level flight paths into Mean Sea Level or drone’s Home referential.

2 Route planning
Commute the shortest route for flights operating Beyond Visual Line of Sight, taking into account ground hazards, air restrictions and prohibitions.

3 Route optimization
Optimize the assignment of drones to jobs for infrastructure inspections or deliveries, taking into account the specific constraints of both drones and jobs.

4. Geo-awareness
Provide up to date air and ground information to the drone's operators about restrictions and prohibitions in relation to the drone's location and altitude.

5. Geo-caging
3D virtual cages generated for a given zone or in a corridor along the drone's route. The virtual cages can be used to raise different levels of alerts and automate emergency actions.

6. Route validation
Load the trace of the planned route and validate that it does not intersect with any ground hazards, prohibited, or restricted zones.

Specifications

  • Software Solutions
  • Europe
  • France
  • Aerial Photography, Drone Delivery, Infrastructure & Transport, Power & Utilities, Security & Law Enforcement, Supply Chain & Logistics, Surveillance & Mapping
  • Air
  • Autonomous, Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS), Extended Visual Line of Sight (EVLOS), Line of Sight (LOS), RPAS
  • Desktop Mac Version, Desktop Windows PC Version
  • KML/KMZ - Keyhole Markup Language
  • English, French
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In a world where the use of drones is becoming prevalent to perform safety, rescue, infrastructure surveillance, and delivery missions; access to high-quality maps and real-time Location-Based Services is critical to plan and execute flight operations safely and in compliance with regulations. Stratomaps addresses these emerging needs by processing and aggregating ground hazard and airborne data, and providing it to drone operators as geospatial services through a suite of APIs.

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