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Economics of Small UAS in a GIS Business Practice

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This presentation will present an overview of micro-economic subjects for setting up and adding sUAS technology to your GIS practice. It presents an overview of business models and what it takes to be profitable. Topics include market conditions, business opportunities, cost of owning & operating, and regulatory standards requirements.

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Economics of Small UAS in a GIS Business Practice

  1. 1. Copyright 2014 – Drone Analyst | 1 THE ECONOMICS OF AN SUAS BUSINESS PRACTICE An overview of business models and what it takes to be profitable UAS Mapping 2014 Reno October 21, 2014 Presented by: Colin Snow CEO and Founder
  2. 2. Copyright 2014 – Drone Analyst | 2 Research Not again! Source: @QuantamPirate
  3. 3. Copyright 2014 – Drone Analyst | 3 Topics 1. Evaluation and integration planning 2. UAS ‘system’ 3. Aircraft 4. ROI case study: measuring stockpiles Can I make money? If so, how much?
  4. 4. Copyright 2014 – Drone Analyst | 4 Enterprise planning 1. Have a clear business case 2. Introduce governance and stakeholder management 3. Anticipate problems 4. Draw up a solid business change program User adoption Review practices Training Immediate coaching post implementation Review the measures and metrics 5. Partner with an implementation expert
  5. 5. Copyright 2014 – Drone Analyst | 5 What’s your plan? 1. Concept –define the mission and an enterprise solution 2. Requirements –perform financial assessments, develop RFP 3. Acquisition –build, buy, lease? 4. Integration –define the business process, data engineering, testing, and training 5. Production –deploy and manage feedback requirements 6. Maintenance –manage operations and the asset life-cycle Concept Requirements Acquisition Integration Production Maintenance Start here
  6. 6. Copyright 2014 – Drone Analyst | 6 Business process Specifies area, flight time, resolution Site analysis, Route and waypoints, Weather check Map over X km2, Download images and telemetry file Load into software, Generate point-cloud measurements Send files ftp or cloud app Customer Demand Mission Planning Flight Processing Delivery
  7. 7. Copyright 2014 – Drone Analyst | 7 UAS ‘system’ considerations 1. Aircraft (see example next slide) 2. Sensor / payload 3. Ground control station 4. Communication systems 5. Pilot and crew 6. Regulations Safety Operational risk System deployment risk Privacy / data management Security
  8. 8. Copyright 2014 – Drone Analyst | 8 Multirotor
  9. 9. Copyright 2014 – Drone Analyst | 9 Fixed wing
  10. 10. Copyright 2014 – Drone Analyst | 10 Aircraft comparison CATEGORY MULTIROTOR FIXED WING Types Quadcopter, Hexacopter, Octocopter, Y-6,X-8 Small, Mid-size Features VTOL Hand launch, ground launcher Construction Aluminum,carbon fiber, plastic Wood, foam, carbon fiber,plastic, fiberglass Propulsion Electric Electric,liquid fuel Advantages Portability Range Size 14 –45” 30 –106” Weight(+ payload) < 25lbs. < 15lbs. Cost range RTF Model: $1 –$10K RTF Model: $1.5-$5K Enterprise: $15K -$60K Enterprise: $12 -$60K
  11. 11. Copyright 2014 – Drone Analyst | 11 Limitations Most aircraft are not waterproof Operate properly in winds speeds below 20 knots Battery range; maximum 40 minutes aloft Little or no onboard computer operating capacity 400 ft. max, VLOS, regulations pending
  12. 12. Copyright 2014 – Drone Analyst | 12 Case study Subsidiary of Noble Group Frances Creek Mine, Northern Territory, Australia Haematite IronOre -1.6 Million tons per acre Product Railed 180 KM to Darwin for Shipping Source: http://www.slideshare.net/informaoz/darryn-dow
  13. 13. Copyright 2014 – Drone Analyst | 13 Product pad Source: http://www.slideshare.net/informaoz/darryn-dow
  14. 14. Copyright 2014 – Drone Analyst | 14 Return Platform selection -Multirotorvs. Fixed Wing Autonomous flight preference Initial quotations varied between AU $45K - $100K Comparison -GPS Rover –AU $50K, Scanner -$240k Cost of purchase, training, certification –AU $57K Cost benefit –EOM reduced from 100 to 12 hours Return on investment –10 months Source: http://www.slideshare.net/informaoz/darryn-dow
  15. 15. Copyright 2014 – Drone Analyst | 15 Thank you Learn more: Vendor analysis Research and insight to make critical investment decisions http://droneanalyst.com
  16. 16. Copyright 2014 – Drone Analyst | 16 © 2014 Drone Analyst. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or for any purpose without the express permission of Drone Analyst. Drone Analyst products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks of Drone Analyst. These materials are provided by Done Analyst for informational purposes only, without representation or warranty of any kind, and Drone Analyst shall not be liable for errors or omissions with respect to the materials. In particular, Drone Analyst has no obligation to pursue any course of business outlined in this document or any related presentation, or to develop or release any functionality mentioned therein. This document, or any related presentation, and Drone Analyst strategy and possible future developments, products, and/or research directions are all subject to change and may be changed by Drone Analyst at any time for any reason without notice. The information in this document is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, research notes, or web content.