DR2000 Drone Based Environmental Monitoring

Why Drone Based Environmental Monitoring?

DR2000 Drone-Based Environmental Monitoring and Air Quality Analyzer

After years of testing and client feedback, we have improved upon the DR1000 technology in several ways. First and foremost, a weight reduction down to ~600g now allows for a much more diverse drone portfolio, and a smaller weight grants the operator a longer flight time. We have also improved the DR2000’s communication capabilities, offering more range and a faster/higher throughput.

Our advancements in sensor electronics allow for a much more stable and accurate reading, electrochemical sensor health and lifetime check, and improved particulate matter measurements. On top of that, our sensors now boast a significantly shorter warm-up time.

Our newly designed advanced lightweight carbon fibre casing now provides a sleek, aerodynamic body, further reducing drag. And last but certainly not least, our improved sample intake provides continuous and smooth airflow for stable readings, dramatically reducing the pulsation from pumps.

The DR2000 Drone-Based Environmental Monitoring Flying laboratory provides a robust platform to conduct both impact assessments and air quality measurements for a wide range of applications. This includes the monitoring of fugitive emissions, flare emissions, leak detection along oil pipelines, landfill methane, odour emissions, military or emergency applications, urban scanning, and much, much more.

A fully Integrated Thermal Vision System can also be installed for visual confirmation of fugitive emissions in a variety of applications such as landfills, storage tanks, and oil/gas pipes.

Need to take an air sample for post analysis or to send to a laboratory for testing?

DR2000 equipped with a sample collection module will collect and store air samples in a secure PTFE bag. Simply click the “AAVOS has you covered for all of your sampling needs.


General Capabilities
DR1000 can travel 150 meters above ground level. User can take samples, set intervals for measurement, adjust the sampling rate, and perform maintenance

Ground Station
10 inch tablet equipped with LoRa communication capabilities and customized DRIMS2 mobile software

Hazardous Sampling
A DR2000 unit can be flown into a flare plume or reach various hard to access places for direct sampling

Lightweight Design
A weight reduction from its predecessor down to ~600g now allows for a much more diverse drone portfolio, and less weight grants the operator a longer flight time

Cloud Access
Data can be accessed on location or remotely using encrypted cloud-based hosting. See below for our DRIMS2 Software breakdown

New and Improved Battery Life!
The DR2000 will come equipped with a fast charge battery for continuous operation of up to 12 hours

Sample Bag Filling

The DR2000 can now be equipped with a miniature state-of-the-art pumping system to allow for the collection and storage of air samples within a sampling bag. This module is easy to use, portable, and serves as a cost-effective air sample collection device. Use the DR2000 to collect samples directly and in hard to reach places without dilution from stack, ambient air, without the assistance of other sampling devices such as flux chambers or wind tunnels.

Live Camera and Thermal Imaging

Our DR2000 units can now be fitted with a camera, giving you the tools you need to record your entire UAV monitoring project.

With our thermal camera add-on, DR2000 inspections will be able to detect the leaks from a variety of volatile organic compounds and pipelines. Aerial thermal inspections can also result in the early detection of damage to structural abnormalities, piping and detect other external and internal inconsistencies.

Heater Module for High Humidity

Install the heater module to enhance the accuracy and extend the operating conditions to highly humid environment. Through use of a heater module, the effect of extreme humidity on particulate matter readings will be significantly reduced.

Compatible with a Wide Variety of Drones

Scentroid is capable of retrofitting a wide variety of drones with the DR2000. Let us know your drone model and the maximum payload weight, and we will create a custom mounting bracket just for you.

The DR2000 attached to a Yuneec H520E Commercial Hexacopter (YUNH520EUS),an ALTI Ascend-C 2m Wingspan drone, DJI Inspire, DJI M300 and many more.

DRIMS2 (Drone Information Management System) Software:

The Scentroid Drone Information Management System, DRIMS2, our all-inclusive software, is used to view historical data, run diagnostics, configure, and set alarm levels for DR2000. Provided as part of the DR2000 package, the software is installed on our on-board server (default), Scentroid’s cloud-based server (default) and on your localized server (optional).

DRIMS2 provides easy analysis tools for an operator to determine pollutant hot spots, possible sources, sampled areas, and much more. The easy to use graphical interface allows anyone to run complicated data analytics without being a GIS expert.

DRIMS2 can control and display data from multiple DR2000s in the same fleet. Users can analyze data and monitor progress remotely from a single platform.

DRIMS2 Ground Station:

The Scentroid ground station, included with every DR2000 Flying Laboratory, consists of a specialized tablet connected to a miniature PC with a high gain powerful communication antenna. Our tablets also come pre-installed with our DRIMS2 Ground Station component software. This branch of DRIMS2 software provides the user with a means to log all acquired data as it occurs. This includes all live data as well as historical data for sensors, including GPS position, altitude, temperature, and humidity.

The user can also command the drone when to take a sample and when to perform routine maintenance such as calibrating sensors. The readings are continuous, and the user can choose whether to display them live with our diagnostics feature or forward it to a database. If an optional on-board camera is present, a video feed will also be sent to the ground station for simultaneous viewing.

The DRIMS2 software also provides a 3D live mapping of all your readings. The system can provide an auto generated isometric map displaying altitude, along with an auto-generated heat map. By automatically syncing with the DRIMS2 cloud software, data export, transfer, and backup are all made easy.

DRIMS2 Analysis Software:

The DR2000 comes with simultaneous GPRS and Wi-Fi communication capabilities. The GPRS is used to send data to our Scentroid cloud server. Besides using the Ground Station to communicate with our DRIMS2 system, you can also log into our secured DRIMS2 portal using any PC / laptop with a stable internet connection.

Our DRIMS2 Analysis software serves as the perfect companion to any monitoring job – an offsite wealth of information is stored in a beautiful and easy to navigate interface. After securely logging in, users can select their drone, select their flight date, favorite, name, or even search for a specific sampling node.

With access to a heat map along with viewing altitude in a 3D setting, managing a sensory project has never been easier (or more informative!).

Intelligent Flying Air Quality Monitoring Laboratory

The DR2000 measures gases using a series of sensors based on application. With a library of over 50 sensors, Scentroid has every sensory requirement covered. Each DR2000 unit can be equipped with:

  • 4 Electrochemical , 1 NDIR sensor (CO2), 1 PID sensor (VOC), and PM 1, PM 2.5, PM 4 and PM 10
  • Volatile organic compound sensing using photo-ionization technology
  • C02, Methane, or Nitrous oxide using a non-dispersive infrared sensor
  • Sensing capabilities for particulates PM 1, PM 2.5, and PM 10
  • Total Reduced Sulfurs (or TRS), along with other contaminants using our Metal Oxide technology
  • Temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure
  • High accuracy GPS recording
  • High accuracy altitude measurements
Recommended Drones:

Due to its new lightweight design, the DR2000 Drone-Based Environmental Monitoring companion can now be mounted to a much wider series of drones. Our system is completely self-contained and requires nothing from the attached drone except to operate solely as a vehicle. Although it can be attached to many drones, we feature it used with the DJI Inspire 2.

Reliability of the DR2000 Drone-Based Environmental Monitor

The DR2000 provides 3 levels of data storage:

  1. Storage of data on pre-installed SD card
  2. Transmission and storage of data on the on-ground station
  3. Transmission and storage of data on the cloud/localized server
DR2000 Cloud-Based Hosting

The central monitoring station is hosted on a secure cloud-based server, allowing remote access with any smart device that is connected to the internet. The access is restricted and the data is encrypted for maximum security. Users are given an identification and password combination which will define their permission level. For example, a standard user who accesses the platform is only able to view and download the results, while a user with administrator access can reconfigure the system and redefine parameters.

The monitoring station is designed to collect all data from the sensors and present the sensor data in an easy-to-understand graphical interface.

Utilizing the DR2000 Flying Laboratory’s Local Server

DR2000 can be configured so that the native DRIMS2 software is hosted on a local server, specified by the user. This server must have an adequate connection to a secure Wi-Fi or LAN network. Scentroid will provide all the necessary hardware and software to set up a local server. This option includes Computer hardware, DRIMS2 software, Ethernet hub.

RF Communication (LoRa)

The DR2000 communicates with the Ground Station using a long-range LoRa protocol. LoRa provides full encryption and data verification to ensure all communications are secured and accurate. Using license-free sub-gigahertz radio frequency bands, LoRa enables long-range transmissions (more than 10 km in rural areas) with low power consumption. With a line of sight range of 10 Km, the DR2000 can send data back to the ground stations in any environment.

The data is stored on the ground station and synced through any Wi-Fi network to Scentroid’s powerful Drone Information Management System (DRIMS 2).


Maximum Sensors: 6
Type of Sensors: PID, NDIR, EC, laser particulate counter, MOS

DR2000 Package Includes:
  • DR2000 Analyzer
  • Ground Station Receiver
  • Ground Station
  • Carbon Fibre Probe
  • Charge Adaptor

*Does not include drone. Please inform our agents if you require a drone as well.

Sampling Rate: 100 Hz
Sampling Ports: 1 to 2
Data Transmission: Transmits at a rate of 1Hz
Weight: 520g – 640g
Size: 23 cm x 10.8 cm x 10.3 cm
Casing: Carbon Fibre Design
Communications: LoRa 2 Way encrypted
On-Board Data Storage: 64 GB SD Card
Cloud Server: Scentroid’s Advanced DRIMS2 Platform
Ground Station: 10” Tablet with LoRa communication capabilities
Software: Free 1-year subscription to DRIMS2 (Drone Information Management System)
Temperature Range: Recommended Operating temperature 0-50C
Automatic Calibration: Auto-Zero before a flight. Automated calibration using an optimized GD600 System.
Warranty: 24 months full warranty on all parts including sensors
Sensor Replacement: Sensor dependent; the first 2 years are covered by a warranty
Mounting Hardware: Customized mounting hardware based on the drone




Environmental Protection




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