THE Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), also known as a drone, is a hot new trend. Able to get ground data through a bird’s eye-view, the UAV can gather information from inaccessible locations, which saves a whole lot of time and money.
But the UAV doesn’t just fly and take pictures. From the data collected, it can also generate an instantaneous industrial report.
Such remote aerial-sensing technology enables us to go further, see better, and make more informed decisions.
Tapping into this exciting, cutting-edge technology is Malaysian company Pulsar UAV Sdn Bhd. With its product, the Report Generating Drone or ReGiD, Pulsar serves the telecommunications, agricultural, and oil and gas industries by providing a cost-effective and efficient method to manage land-based assets.
An idea takes flight
Pulsar chief executive and chief technical officer Mohd Izmir Yamin (pic above) has always been interested in things that fly. When he was nine, he built his first handmade kite out of a newspaper and bits of a penyapu lidi, which is a broom made out of thin, wooden sticks.
That’s why it came as no surprise to anyone who knew him when Izmir opted to study aerospace engineering at the Mara University of Technology (UiTM).
An exemplary student, he received a university sponsorship to attend the Fuel Cell Seminar and Exposition (FCSE) 2009 in Palm Springs, California. There, he built a UAV using a hydrogen fuel cell….