A fundamental part of any project safety plan is risk management. This is at the heart of New-Sense’s “Operator-less” IDAS system, a concept pioneered by Ted Urquhart.
The IDAS system uses sophisticated software to provide an autonomous “Operator-less” system resulting in a safer survey environment by removing the need for additional personnel on board the aircraft. New-Sense’s Pilot Indicator delivers all the navigation and control features necessary for the pilot to safely maintain the highest quality flight line specifications. An additional benefit to having less personnel onboard is the lower weight of the aircraft, improving the performance characteristics of the aircraft.
Although the pilot is without an equipment operator during the flight, they are not alone. New-Sense operators monitor the progress of the flight in real time and have direct communication abilities with the pilot if required through New-Sense’s Flight Following and Satellite phone system.