mdTector, from Microdrones, is a lineup of professional aerial inspection solutions. mdTector1000CH4, 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. mdTector1000CH4 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 mdTector1000CH4 is versatile and can be used for:
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 methane-containing gases (natural gas and similar)
1 – 50,000 ppm × m
0.1 seconds (1)
1.5 ft. – 100 ft. (0.5 m – 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: 0.74 lbs (335 g)
(1) The mdTector1000CH4 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.