mdTector, from Microdrones, is a lineup of professional aerial inspection solutions. mdTector1000 CH4, is a fully integrated aerial methane inspection package. It’s purpose-built for professionals who are responsible for inspecting methane gas infrastructure.
See and detect. mdTector1000 CH4 consists of a Pergam gas sensor, mounted and integrated perfectly with a Microdrones md4-1000 UAV. It has an onboard HD video link. That means that you can see in real time what you are detecting with the laser sensor.
It goes where people shouldn’t. Whether your gas infrastructure is in a hard to reach riverbed or near a steep cliff… the tough, carbon-fiber built drone will easily navigate terrain that would be difficult, dirty or dangerous by traditional foot crews. Microdrones is known for its field-proven aircraft platform. It’s sturdy, stable, resistant to wind and weather, as well as dust and dampness.
A drone package for people who get stuff done. The mdTector1000 CH4 is versatile and can be used for:
Pergam LMm Gen 2 for Methane (CH4) and methane-containing gases, 1 – 50,000 ppm x m.
A flight planning module to prepare and carry out automated flights with your aircraft.
Digital Data Link
Conveniently connect your Microdrones UAV to your digital devices.
Proven, professional controls and telemetry keep you in control when you need it most.
mdCockpit Tablet Software
Simple swipes of the finger help you plan your survey area and monitor progress in flight on your Android tablet.
Rugged Carrying Case
Bring your Microdrones UAV to tackle missions in the toughest corners of the Earth.
Become an expert at flying and maintaining your platform, to ensure many years of successful use.
mdTector Viewer App
Visualize methane detection levels, post flight on a map, via an intuitive, easy to use Microdrones Android app.
Live ppm x m value visualization
NEW: visualize methane leaks during flight with the mdCockpit Tablet Software.
mdMAPPER1000CH4 technical specs:
The mdTector Android App allows you to graphically visualize and present all exported post-flight data on one convenient map.
Data includes LMM reading and GNSS position
Import TFD from md4-1000
Quickly export data to .csv for exploitation in GIS software
Data is displayed by color
Toggle between Google Imagery and Google Maps
Low cost compared to the expense and risk of traditional gas detection methods
Broad range of detection, from 1 – 50,000 ppm × m
Lightweight and easy to transport
Easy to deploy and operate
The mdCockpit Android App provides a live data view of potential gas leaks in real time during flight.
Methane Column Density in ppm × m
Plot the LMm readings
Methane (CH4) and methanecontaining gases (natural gas and similar)
1 – 50,000 ppm × m
0.1 seconds (1)
1.5 ft. – 100 ft. / 0.5 – 30 m (2)
Operating Temperature Range
1˚F – 122˚F / -17˚C – +50˚C
Laser Safety Class
Guide light (green laser light): Class 3R, Measurement light (infrared laser light): Class 1
70 (W) × 179 (D) × 42 (H) mm
Sensor: 335 g
(1) The mdTector1000 CH4 solution averages 10 data in order to record 1 value each second. (2) Please take note that the lower distance values might represent safety issues for the UAV in terms of altitude above ground level.