Seabird Aviation has delivered two specially modified Seabird Seekers to Ergon Energy to enable the Queensland energy provider to conduct geo-spatial modelling of its electricity network.
Dubbed ‘ROAMES’, which stands for Remote Observation Automated Modelling Economic Simulation, the aircraft will enable Ergon to conduct geo-spatial modelling for the very first time.
The two multi-role utility Seekers were custom built by the Hervey Bay-based manufacturer, and Ergon has already put them to work, flying at altitudes of around 500m AGL. Sensors on the two Seekers enable precise measurement of distance between the Ergon Energy network and surrounding objects, such as vegetation.
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