VIENNA, Austria – Schiebel, together with partner Nordic Unmanned, successfully completed a two-day test of its sniffer capability on board the CAMCOPTER S-100 UAS in the shipping lane outside Gniben, Denmark.
Ships operating in Europe’s busiest sea routes are permitted to emit exhaust fumes with a sulfur oxide content limited to no more than 0.1 percent. Among other solutions that were put in place to enforce this International Maritime Organisation (IMO) 2020 regulation, one option is to use Unmanned Air Systems (UAS), such as the CAMCOPTER S-100, equipped with a sulfur sniffer. The UAS flies through the
ship’s exhaust plume to measure the sulfur emissions and uses its Automatic Identification System (AIS) to identify the ships.
The CAMCOPTER S-100 performed two successful flights of about four hours during the trial and provided compliant measurements of sulfur emissions. The certified
sniffer provides live readings of the sulfur level in the ship’s exhaust plume.
In addition to the sulfur sniffer and the AIS, the CAMCOPTER S-100 was equipped with an L3 Harris Wescam MX-10 real-time Electro-Optical/Infra-Red (EO/IR) camera.