UAV Surveys

UAV Surveys

In areas of limited access or situations where time is of the essence, it may not always be possible to employ conventional methods of surveying.

With this in mind, we’ve developed an airborne survey solution, allowing us to carry out sub-5mm UAV surveys whilst needing dramatically reduced access to the railway infrastructure.

Thanks to their ability to cover a vast area in a fraction of the time of more traditional methodologies, our heavy-duty six and eight-rotor platforms lead to dramatic improvements in on-site productivity, thus ensuring that clients receive their deliverables, not just on time, but often ahead of schedule. What’s more, being operated predominantly from a position of safety (bar the installation of ground control etc.), they can often be operated during high traffic periods, reducing the need for possessions, line blocks and safety critical staff.

Key equipment

  • Matrice 600 Pro, 6-rotor UAV with Ronin-MX gimbal and A3 Pro flight controller
  • Altura Zenith ATX8, 8-rotor UAV with Altura Cardan gimbal and Altura Ground Control System
  • Phase One XF IQ3 100MP Camera System
  • Hasselblad HD6-100c 100MP CMOS Camera
Railway UAV Surveys
Railway UAV Surveys

When paired with cutting-edge drone technology, our Phase One XF IQ3 100 megapixel cameras allow us to capture more data, more quickly and in more detail than almost any other system on the market. Indeed, we’re one of only a handful of railway surveying companies whose UAV-captured data meets Network Rail’s Band 1, sub 5mm specification.

Images reproduced with the permission of Phixos Ltd, trading as RUAS.

Get in touch

Do you have a current or upcoming project which may require our support? To learn more about our UAV surveying capabilities or to request a quote, why not get in touch? A member of our team will be only too happy to help.

Topographic Surveys

Topographical Surveys

From depots and platforms to embankments, car parks and more, our experienced and professional land surveyors deliver precision topographical surveys of the UK’s rail network in accordance with Network Rail Standard NR/L2/TRK/3100.


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