Acquisition of aerial photography using unmanned aerial systems

The delivery of actionable information that enhances IDS’s client’s efficiency and reliability by executing and enabling unmanned flight operations.

IDS has pioneered unmanned systems operations with night flying, flights in urban areas.

Acquisition of aerial mobile sensor data

An optical video feed that can switch between visible and infrared modes providing the observer to discern detail, even in low light conditions.


Thermal Imaging
Similar to infrared but is a still image designed to measure relative temperature differences. Useful for detecting hotspots that might not be visible to the naked eye.

Thermal Imaging


RF emission
Detects deterioration in infrastructure by measuring the radio frequency (RF) emissions they make when they degrade. RF provides a broad view of infrastructure condition good for baseline analysis.


A contraction of “Light” and Radar” LiDAR is remote sensing technology that measures distance by illuminating a target with a laser and analyzing the reflected light. The resulting dataset is commonly called a point cloud. LiDAR is useful in applications such as vegetation management or engineering where changes in size or position of objects is important.

LiDAR view of a golf course


Weather Sensors
help establish the environmental conditions the aircraft is flying in. Additional situational awareness complements other sensors by providing context to the data.