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Sanitation Drone

Overview

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Lucid team has developed a sanitation drone. This drone disinfects large areas much quicker than traditional methods, utilizing flight capabilities for more coverage and electrostatic spray for uniform chemical application.

We are looking for partners to implement this technology as quickly as possible, as getting our country back on its feet requires an all-hands-on-deck approach. Please reach out to us here if you would like to join the fight.

Specifications

Frame Configuration

Weight (Including Batteries)

Diagonal Size (excluding propellors)

Maximum Additional Payload Capacity

Flight Time @ 0 lb payload

Flight Time @ 6 lb payload

Flight Time @ 10 lb payload

Flight Time @ max (27 lb) payload

Ground Clearance to Undercarriage

Hexacopter

29 lbs

53"

26 lbs

27.2 min.

21.6 min.

18.8 min.

11.3 min.

17 5/8"

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Best Use Cases

Sidewalks & Streets

sidewalk

Stadiums

stadium

Hangars

hangars

Parking Lots

parking lot

Shipyards

shipyard

Distribution Centers

distribution

Warehouses

warehouse

Parks

park

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FAQs

Equipment

How does your sanitation system work?

Our drone uses an atomized spray to apply sanitation solutions to surfaces. With the gusts created by the propellers on the drone, we are able to cover more surface area in less time.

What is included for equipment with your system?

Our drone features four atomized nozzles and customized brackets to tether a hose to a pump system. Beyond the drone, we include a chemical tank, pump, and hose to couple with the drone. The tank, pump, and hose can be stored in the back of a truck, work van, or trailer.

How large of a tank can be used with your system?

Because the tanks remain on the ground and pump to the drone, there isn’t a limitation on tank size. We generally recommend having a 100 gallon tank, although you could use a 50 gallon tank, or a combination of multiple tanks for chemical storage.

What is the maximum flight time of one of your drones?

Our drones currently have roughly 25 minute flight time with real-time battery updates when they need to be changed. Swapping batteries takes roughly one minute.

What is the maximum hose length you can use?

Currently, we use 300’ worth of hose on our reels, but we could add additional length for “harder-to-reach” places.

Can you customize a drone system to meet our needs?

Yes. We do our hardware and software development in-house and our technology is developed with modularity in mind. This allows us to quickly cater to the needs of our customers.

How big are your drones?

Our largest drone is a hexacopter (6 arms). Unfolded, the drone is roughly 53 inches in diameter and 24 inches tall. When you fold the drone, it fits into a 24” cubed travel case.

How does the drone spray the cleaning agent?

The drone is tethered via hose to an on-ground pump. The pump transfers sanitation solutions from the tank, through the hose, and dispenses the liquid out of the nozzles attached to the drone.

Are there different types of nozzles that can be used based on coverage need and application?

Yes. Our design allows us to easily change nozzles in a matter of seconds. Nozzles can be interchanged for various flow rates and spray patterns that are matched for the specific need.

What happens if it crashes?

The drone was designed with a multitude of failsafes to keep the drone in the air. However, in the off chance that the worst case scenario happens, the damages will be minor, assuming safety protocols were followed. For the majority of sanitation applications, the drone is only 10-15 feet off the ground. At this height, you may need to replace an arm and motor or two, but these are quick fixes.

Is there an available maintenance program so we can keep working and not have a drone out of service?

Yes! We pride ourselves on keeping your drones in the air. We offer remote technical support and data maintenance and can quickly ship backup drones.

Operation

How do I know your solution has been effective in sanitizing our facility?

You can use a ATP sensor before cleaning to show the presence of bacteria/viruses on a surface and then take another sample after our operations to show that the surface is clean.

How do I know that the chemicals have the necessary coverage to insure the safety of our employees/customers/other individuals?

The misting spray pattern of our nozzles and the downward energy generated from the mist allows us to effectively distribute chemicals to cover large surface areas. If you would like additional insurance that we have effectively sanitized a particular spot, you may request a test to quickly prove the effectiveness.

Are the drones hard to operate?

No. Our drones are built and programmed with ease-of-use in mind.

Do you provide the pilot if we want/need one?

We generally train a company and its employees on how to operate our drones. However, in unique circumstances, we can provide a pilot for specific projects.

What is required for insurance to operate a drone?

Third party companies wishing to operate our drone will need to obtain drone aviation insurance. We have partnered with an insurance company to create a streamlined process to allow you to quickly obtain necessary coverage.

What licenses or FAA credentials do I need to operate a drone?

In order to fly our drone, you must obtain your FAA Part 107 license. We offer online study materials to help you prepare for your test. Out of over 20,000 people that have taken this online study course, there is a 99% success rate!

Do you provide flight operation training?

Yes, we provide hands-on flight training to ensure that you and your employees are competent pilots.

How long does it take to be able to operate your drones effectively?

For basic flight controls, most pilots are able to begin effectively flying within 5 minutes. However, we spend a full day with new pilots to run through various scenarios, safety precautions, and make sure they are appropriately prepared for the majority of situations that may occur on the job.

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