Past Projects and Portfolio

NQ UAV has completed a large number of interesting and unique projects across a wide cross section of industries. Below is a random selection of projects (refresh the page to see others!) that we have successfully completed over the last few years, if you are interested in having us perform a similar operation or would like to know more information about any of the particular operations, get in contact with us.

Aerial Surveying

Hovermap LiDAR System in GNSS Denied Environment

November 2016 – Hovermap LiDAR System in GNSS Denied Environment We recently completed some trials with the Hovermap LiDAR system in GNSS denied environments, this environment was a small shed with a large number of obstructions and some distinctly interesting features. In the point cloud you can see details such as a brick, hard hats, […]

AECOM – Phosphate Hill Surveying

September 2015 In order to monitor various environmental impacts, gather an accurate elevation model and to provide an up to date ortho-mosaic image of the plant area, NQ UAV was brought in to conduct a surveying operation. The site is operated by Incitect Pivot mining gypsum and phosphates with an onsite plant facility to turn the raw materials […]

Overpass on the Bruce highway captured from above

UDP – Railway Corridor

June 2016 – Railway Corridor We were approached by the UDP Group to conduct rapid deployment and turn around for our aerial survey services. The area of interest was along an 8km railway corridor from the Port of Townsville, along the Port Access road before then turning off and heading towards the overpass of the Bruce Highway […]

Indoor Stockpile Volumes

August 2015 – Indoor Stockpile Volumes NQ UAV has recently completed aerial volume data capture trials with major multinational company at the Townsville Port, Queensland. Traditionally, the client estimates the volume of storage stockpiles through image processing of ground captured data. However, limitation exists for proximity and access around stockpiles for OH&S and operational reasons.  A novel approach to […]

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Asset Inspection

Captured on our Aerial Photography Platform on Mt Louisa, Townsville

TEi – Mt Louisa Reservoir Project

August 2014 – September 2015 Townsville Engineering industries approached us to provide frequent Photography and Videography updates of the Mt Louisa Water Tank Project. The purpose was two fold, to showcase the fantastic work that TEi has been conducting on Mt Louisa as well as to provide project updates to Townsville Water and Townsville City Council. This […]

Looking down to show plant equipment in the area surrounding the chimney

Chimney Inspection

Chimney Inspection What is the best way to minimise a disruption to your plant facility during a shutdown or just do a chimney inspection? Get NQ UAV in to do an asset inspection via a drone. We are able to get in and out in an extremely short period of time ensuring that the other […]

An angry crow moments before attacking the crew

Townsville City Council – Birds Nest Inspection

August 2015 – Birds Nest Inspection How do you determine the species of bird that built a nest when a cheeky and aggressive crow has taken over? You get NQ UAV to conduct a birds nest inspection. Before removal of a birds nest from key infrastructure; the Townsville City Council needs to determine the species of bird that […]

LiDAR Sample Data Set

Hovermap LiDAR System

November 2016 – Hovermap LiDAR System NQ UAV recently completed a series of trials with the Hovermap LiDAR system, the system is a LiDAR based system that uses SLAM (Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping) to generate a very accurate and detailed 3D point cloud of the environment that we operate over or inside of. Hovermap is an impressive […]

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Aerial Photography and Videography

Burdekin River during the cane cutting season from Rita Island

Channel 9 – Keely Johnson

September 2015 – Keely Johnson If you live in the Townsville or Burdekin area, you would have heard the story of Keely Johnson and her Golden Octopus Foundation. Have a look at her story below and some of the interesting shots that we captured for her story.

Jet skies off the strand of Townsville with Castle Hill in the background

Townsville Watersports

August 2016 – Townsville Watersports When you come to Townsville and you want to explore and see some of our hidden spots, checkout Townsville Watersports for some serious fun! This project was filmed with Bluekino for Townsville Watersports

Lodestone Reef from the air with Adrenaline Dive

Adrenalin Dive

October 2016 – Adrenalin Dive Reef Trip The Great Barrier Reef is an extraordinary place to visit, from the air we can see the great vessel that can get you out and back and the wonderful reef that you can explore. See below for the video that shows it all off: This project was filmed […]

Townsville Bulk Storage and Handling in the Townsville Port

Townsville Bulk Storage and Handling

March 2016 – TBSH Videography During March of 2016, we went down and did some filming for TBSH (inside the Port of Townsville) of their new dust suppression system. The whole video shows the material arriving in the facility and being loaded into the ship with a specially designed dust suppression system in full swing. […]

More Photography and Videography

 Blog

This is Townsville #thisistownsville 2.0 We are alive, and there are a lot of things going on behind the scenes

Townsville 2.0

What if you knew that Townsville was taking off, that we live in a part of Australia that is truly exciting? The video below has been put together by BDmag with a lot of footage that we have shot over the years for a number of our clients. You can read more about this project on […]

Our DJI S900 about to start conducting some night operations. Taken moments before the lights were activated and the legs were retracted and some amazing footage captured. This was at the site of the new proposed super stadium. We also use this platform to train new pilots on the latest technologies

Navigating the Complex World of Unmanned Aviation

My Experience of NQ UAV’s Certified Drone Training With CASA’s recent introduction of excluded category in September 2016, I set my sights on becoming a commercial RPAS (drone, UAV, UAS, platform – what do we even call them these days?) operator. I only want to fly a DJI Phantom. Why the need for certified drone training? A […]

LiDAR Sample Data Set

Hovermap LiDAR System

November 2016 – Hovermap LiDAR System NQ UAV recently completed a series of trials with the Hovermap LiDAR system, the system is a LiDAR based system that uses SLAM (Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping) to generate a very accurate and detailed 3D point cloud of the environment that we operate over or inside of. Hovermap is an impressive […]

A GPS Satellite artist impression

GNSS Denied Environments

GNSS Denied Environments Every now and then, we are required to conduct operations in GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) Denied environments. These operations typically carry with them a higher level of risk as there are normally other complications such as flying indoors, inconsistent air flows, low levels of light or very tight clearances. Other times […]

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