Explore Intel® Drone Case Studies

Find out how Intel® Drones solutions and services are helping organizations realize the potential of aerial data, from advanced flight planning, to more accurate data capture, and cloud based digital asset management, including data processing and analytics. Take a look at these real-world case studies to see how businesses are being transformed and how it can work for you.


Advancing Bridge Inspections with Intel's Drone Solutions

Leading engineering firms and departments of transportation deploy Intel’s commercial drone technology for inspections of two iconic US bridges. See how the hardware and software solutions from Intel work in combination to offer a powerful aerial data solution that is more efficient, accurate, and safer than traditional inspection methods.

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Inspect, Map, and Model a Cathedral using a Safer, Faster Method

Intel® Drone Services and Solutions inspect and build a 3d digital twin of the city Church St. Katharina in Hirschberg, Germany to aid in conservation efforts. The Intel® Falcon™ 8+ drone combined with Intel® Mission Control Software is able to execute automated aerial missions utilizing the city grid, façade, and tower functions. The automated data capture takes 1 hour versus traditional manual inspections requiring scaffolding, placing workers at greater risk, and needing days to weeks to perform the inspection. Intel® Insight Platform creates a detailed, accurate digital twin for use in conservation, maintenance, and repair.

Aerial Inspection and 3D Modeling for the Preservation of a South Korean UNESCO World Heritage Site

Intel drone technology aids in the effort to preserve architectural structures of cultural and historic significance such as the Hwahongmun Gate of South Korea’s Suwon Hwaseong fortress. Intel® Mission Control Software, coupled with the Intel® Falcon™ 8+ drone was used to inspect, survey, and construct a detailed digital 3D model of the Suwon Hwahongmun Gate.

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Intel® Falcon™ 8+ Drone Inspection of 15th Century German Cathedral and Artwork

Through a series of indoor and outdoor missions on both automated and manual flight paths, the Intel® Falcon™ 8+ drone helped capture data that will inform next steps for restoration planning, ensuring the cathedral and its artwork withstand centuries to come.

Read the Halberstadt Cathedral case study

Hurricane Harvey Disaster Recovery with Intel® Falcon™ 8+ System

Intel and the center for Robot-Assisted Search and rescue at Texas A&M University highlight cutting-edge drone technology helping to preserve the safety of human lives.

Read the Hurricane Harvey case study

Oil & Gas

Advancing Commercial Inspections

The Intel® Falcon™ 8+ system is transforming the way companies like Cyberhawk perform inspections. See how Cyberhawk reduces injury risk, decreases downtime, and creates cost savings by inspecting with the Intel® Falcon™ 8+ drone without shutting down production.

Read the St. Fergus Gas Terminal case study

Intel® Falcon™ 8+ Drone Inspection and Mapping of a Liquids Recovery Plant

To aid in productivity, performance and safety the Intel® Falcon™ 8+ captured high-quality RGB and thermal inspection images of four flare tips in one afternoon, saving Santos shutdown costs of roughly $50,000 AUD. Additionally, they were able to acquire 473 images for use in 3D sample modeling and predictive analytics.

Read the Moomba Gas Plant case study

More from the World of Intel Drones

Intel Commercial Drones

Intel is pushing the boundaries of drone technology - from inspection and surveying to construction and energy, our high-powered professional drones are helping collect data for greater insights across industries.

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Intel® Falcon™ 8+ Drone

The Intel® Falcon™ 8+ Drone is a professional unmanned aerial vehicle with a patented V-shaped design and features best in class safety and advanced performance ideal for inspection and close mapping.

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Above the Arctic

See how arctic expeditioner Ole Liodden is using drones to change the way we study our climate.

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Preserving a Legacy

See how one team is using Intel drones to create a new method of preserving China’s Great Wall.

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