Improve the ability to locate and manage critical construction materials.
Improve the ability to locate and manage critical construction materials.

Drone-Mounted RFID Reader

Material location from above

Atlas RFID’s patented drone (aka Unmanned Aerial System) payload provides a complete solution – that includes software integration and hardware. The drone conducts aerial sweeps over mega-sized construction laydown yards, and it is fully integrated with Jovix.

This technology improves the ability to locate and manage critical construction materials in several ways:

  • Enables workers to read every tag on a site, even those at elevation or otherwise difficult to locate
  • Improved safety, as this eliminates the need for vehicle sweeps of the yards/zones
  • More accurate locations, as the drone’s position eliminates a lot of the “noise” from reads on the ground
  • Autonomous flight with pre-configured flight patterns for consistent and full-coverage sweeps (pilot still required to hold controls, per FAA regulations)

With the payload technology attached to a drone, it sweeps laydown yards to provide location updates for thousands of materials. This cutting-edge technology frees up resources and time – translating into cost savings and better safety.

How Does it Work?

The focus of this technology is industrial asset location management – assets on site that are RFID-tagged and prepared for installation. With the guidance of a commercially-rated drone pilot, a typical 2-hour scan of an industrial laydown yard with a vehicle could be as low as 20 minutes (depending on variables, including weather conditions). With the construction industry looking to drones for aerial inspections, progress updates via photo, thermal imagery inspections and more, the DMR’s addition to the market is timely.

Jovix Drone Mounted RFID Reader



Jovix Drone Mounted RFID Reader



“Our collaboration with Atlas RFID Solutions supports the construction industry’s efforts to use new technologies in tracking and ensuring of the right equipment and materials are delivered to the site at the right time, improving delivery of projects to our customers. Exploring convergence of technologies through application of our extensive experience in construction is another step closer to the jobsite of the future.”

Bechtel JovixDavid Wilson
Chief Innovation Officer, Bechtel

The technology was rigorously field-tested in partnership with Bechtel, a global leader in engineering, procurement, and construction, on a large liquid natural gas processing facility. The testing pilot consisted of a week of tests over seven laydown yards associated with a Bechtel project along the construction site. The DMR scanned the yards to identify the location of equipment and materials. The results were impressive with a 56% reduction in sweep time and 22% increase in successful location captures. Testing results not only verified the viability of the use of the DMR in construction but optimized flight specifications like flight height.

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