Using Drones to Build 3D Models of Underground Colorado Gold Mines lecture, PLUS Fort Lewis College student poster session
December 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree – $20.00
Chris Putnam and Maurice Foye present on using drones to build 3D models of underground gold mines.
In 2017 DragonflyAI coordinated with Newmont Mining to further develop the ability to utilize UAS (unmanned aircraft systems) technology in underground mining systems. This technology allows for infrastructure quantification including asset location, volumetric calculation, planning visualization and more. This breakthrough was a technological challenge in capturing and building photogrammetric data sets without the aid of satellites and GPS systems.
Mr. Putnam has been with DragonflyAI since 2014 leading a team of specialized staff with what has become an industry leading UAS company. In 2016 DragonflyAI was acquired by HRL Compliance Solutions, Inc. and integrated into several environmental program within the oil and gas, mining, transportation, agriculture, and recreation industries. Mr. Putnam was a key developer of several proprietary trademarked services that currently lead the drone industry in several sectors. His detailed knowledge of the technology has led to the successful implementation of several R&D concepts to market. With the vast experience in R&D and delivering actionable data, Mr. Putnam continues to lead HRL’s UAS capabilities through everyday application.
PLUS – Fort Lewis College graduating seniors will present undergraduate research posters at the social hour.