US Nuclear adds Chemical, Bacterial, & Viral Detection to DroneRAD
US Nuclear Corp. is preparing to ship a fleet of DroneRAD systems to the Saudi Arabia Civil Defense. In addition to detecting radiation, such as radioactive gamma hot-spots or airborne particulates, US Nuclear is happy to announce these unique DroneRAD systems can also be outfitted with chemical detectors and bacterial/viral collection filters. A proprietary quick-release gimbal connector on the DroneRAD allows the operator to quickly change between sensor packages in emergency scenarios, and a special air sampling system allows the chemicals, particulates, and microbes to be collected in-flight without being disrupted by the flight turbulence.
Chemical Detection: The DroneRAD can support multiple chemical sensors at once, and includes the following list: VOC, Carbon Dioxide, Ammonia, Carbon Monoxide, Chlorine, Formaldehyde, Hydrogen, Hydrogen Sulfide, Hydrogen Cyanide, Nitric Oxide, Nitrogen Dioxide, Oxygen, Sulfur Dioxide, Methane, and more.
Biological/Viral Collection: Utilizing special viral and bacterial filters, the DroneRAD can collect these microbes and other matter at 99.99% efficiency. Postflight, the filters can be sent to a laboratory for in-depth analysis. Microbes of interest may be anthrax, botulism, plague, staph, e-Coli, cholera, salmonella, listeria, typhus, and others.
GPS and Mapping: All measurable data, such as chemical or radioactive concentration, is GPS tagged and logged/wirelessly sent back to the operator for real-time display. Postflight, the data is overlaid on Google Earth Maps, so the operator can see a color-coded visual map of where and when the drone flew, and what the concentration was at each point.