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Flying lane management with lateral separations between drones

Flying lane management systems and methods for unmanned aerial vehicles (uavs) include, in an air traffic control system configured to manage uav flight in a geographic region, communicating to one or more uavs over one or more wireless networks, wherein a plurality of flying lanes are defined and standardized in the geographic region each based on a specific purpose; determining an associated flying lane of the plurality of flying lanes for each of the one or more uavs; communicating the associated flying lane to the one or more uavs over the one or more wireless networks; receiving feedback from the one or more uavs via the one or more wireless networks during flight in the associated flying lane; and providing a new instruction to the one or more uavs based on the feedback.. . ... Etak Systems Llc

Systems and methods for delivering a close out package for work done at a telecommunications site

Systems and methods for preparing and delivering a data package detailing work performed at a telecommunications site includes, subsequent to the work, performing data capture at the telecommunications site utilizing a plurality of an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav), a satellite, a multiple camera apparatus, and a telescoping apparatus; processing the data capture to provide a close out audit package for the telecommunications site describing the work; uploading the close out audit package through a user interface to a server; providing the close out audit package to one or more users via the server; and performing verification of the work via the uploaded close out audit package.. . ... Etak Systems Llc

Cell site equipment verification using 3d modeling comparisons

Systems and method for verifying a cell site utilizing an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) include providing an initial point cloud related to the cell site to the uav; developing a second point cloud based on current conditions at the cell site, wherein the second point cloud is based on data acquisition using the uav at the cell site; detecting variations between the initial point cloud and the second point cloud; and, responsive to detecting the variations, determining whether the variations are any of compliance related, load issues, and defects associated with any equipment or structures at the cell site.. . ... Etak Systems Llc

Systems and methods for closing out maintenance or installation work at a telecommunications site

Systems and methods for preparing and delivering a close out package detailing work performed at a telecommunications site includes, subsequent to the work, performing data capture at the telecommunications site through a plurality of techniques; processing the data capture to define a three dimensional (3d) model of the telecommunications site based on one or more objects of interest associated with the cell site components and noting the work in the 3d model; and incorporating the 3d model in a close out package and providing the close out package to one or more users.. . ... Etak Systems Llc

Battery security systems and methods for telecommunication sites

A battery installation method in a shelter or cabinet includes responsive to placing one or more batteries in the shelter or cabinet, connecting terminals on each of the one or more batteries to associated terminal plates with associated security screws; and connecting a bracket to a housing in the shelter or cabinet with associated security screws, wherein the bracket spans across the one or more batteries and wherein the bracket comprises raised edges which deter cutting.. . ... Etak Systems Llc

Systems and methods for data capture for telecommunications site modeling via a telescoping apparatus

Systems and methods for creating a three dimensional (3d) model of a telecommunications site for planning, engineering, and installing equipment utilizing data capture from a camera attached to a telescoping apparatus including positioning the telescoping apparatus at or near a cell tower and extending the camera at or near cell site components on the cell tower; obtaining data capture via the camera at one or more locations at or near the cell tower and at one or more angles relative to the cell site components; and processing the data capture to define a three dimensional (3d) model of the cell site based on one or more objects of interest associated with the cell site components in the data capture.. . ... Etak Systems Llc

Systems and methods for satellite data capture for telecommunications site modeling

Systems and methods for creating a three dimensional (3d) model of a telecommunications site for planning, engineering, and installing equipment utilizing one or more satellites for data capture include providing a location of a cell site to one or more satellites; receiving data capture from the one or more satellites with the data capture comprising photos or videos of a cell tower and cell site components at the cell site; and processing the data capture to define a three dimensional (3d) model of the cell site based on one or more objects of interest in the data capture.. . ... Etak Systems Llc

Annotated 3d models of telecommunication sites for planning, engineering, and installation

Systems and method for creating, modifying, and utilizing a virtual 360-degree view of a telecommunications site with annotations thereon include obtaining data capture from the telecommunications site, wherein the data capture includes one or more of photos and video; processing the data capture to create a three-dimensional (3d) model of the telecommunications site with associated geography, buildings, and constructions therein; obtaining object data associated with one or more objects of interest located at the telecommunications site, in the associated geography, the buildings, and the constructions; inserting annotations for each of the one or more objects of interest in the 3d model at associated locations and with associated information for each of the one or more objects of interest; and utilizing the 3d model with the annotations for one or more of planning, engineering, and installation associated with the telecommunications site.. . ... Etak Systems Llc

Elevator or tube lift for drone takeoff and control thereof via air traffic control systems

Systems and methods using a lift tube with an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) air traffic control system include staging one or more uavs and associated cargo for takeoff; moving the staged one or more uavs to a lift tube; and controlling the lift tube by the uav air traffic control system to provide the one or more uavs for takeoff, wherein the lift tube is a vertical structure disposed in a facility to raise the one or more uavs from an interior position in the facility for takeoff outside of the facility.. . ... Etak Systems Llc

Augmented reality systems and methods for telecommunications site modeling

Systems and method for augmented reality to visualize a telecommunications site for planning, engineering, and installing equipment include creating a three-dimensional (3d) model of a virtual object representing the equipment; providing the 3d model of the virtual object to an augmented reality server; providing a virtual environment representing the telecommunications site; obtaining the virtual object from the augmented reality server; and selectively inserting the virtual object in the virtual environment for one or more of planning, engineering, and installation associated with the telecommunications site.. . ... Etak Systems Llc

Battery handling systems and methods for telecommunication sites

A method of handling and removing batteries from a telecommunications site includes identifying one or more batteries for removal, each of the one or more batteries having a hazardous condition associated therewith; individually wrapping each of the one or more batteries and placing each wrapped battery in a container or in a location in a container; tracking the container or the location in the container to the associated wrapped battery; removing the container from the telecommunications site to a storage facility; storing the container in the storage facility separate from other batteries; provide the container to a recycling facility; and verifying proper disposal of the one or more batteries based on the tracking from the telecommunications site to the storage facility and to the recycling facility.. . ... Etak Systems Llc

Telescoping platform for operations on cell towers

A telescoping platform system for providing workers and/or equipment up a cell tower includes a telescoping pole adapted to selectively extend vertically via an extension mechanism; a platform disposed to a top of the telescoping pole and adapted to support one or more workers and/or equipment for the cell tower; and a plurality of support connections to attach the telescoping pole while it is selectively extended to the cell tower to provide horizontal support to the telescoping pole and the platform.. . ... Etak Systems Llc

Virtual 360-degree view modification of a telecommunications site for planning, engineering, and installation

Systems and method for creating, modifying, and utilizing a virtual 360-degree view of a telecommunications site obtaining data capture from the telecommunications site, wherein the data capture comprises one or more of photos and video; processing the data capture to create a three-dimensional (3d) model of the telecommunications site in a first state, buildings, and constructions therein; importing the 3d model into modification software and adding one or more objects to the 3d model utilizing the modification software, wherein the one or more objects comprise one or more of geography, buildings, and constructions planned as possible additions to the telecommunications sites; creating a modified 3d model with the one or more objects and the 3d model in the first state such that the modified 3d model represents the telecommunications site in a second state; and utilizing the modified 3d model for one or more of planning, engineering, and installation.. . ... Etak Systems Llc

Battery recycling systems and methods associated with cell sites and the like

A battery recycling method used to recycle used batteries from one or more cell sites includes uniquely identifying and marking the used batteries at the one or more cell sites; packaging and removing the used batteries from the one or more cell sites to a staging facility; packaging the used batteries from a plurality of cell sites at the staging facility with a insulation material; providing the packaged used batteries from the plurality of cell sites to a recycling facility; tracking the used batteries at each foregoing step; and providing a recycling certificate to an operator of the one or more cell sites evidencing successful recycling of the used batteries.. . ... Etak Systems Llc

02/01/18 / #20180034036

Battery installation with security screws for theft deterrence in cell site shelters and the like

A battery installation method in a shelter or cabinet includes placing one or more batteries in the shelter or cabinet; connecting terminals on each of the one or more batteries to associated terminal plates with associated security screws; and connecting a bracket to a housing in the shelter or cabinet with associated security screws, wherein the bracket spans across the one or more batteries.. . ... Etak Systems Llc

02/01/18 / #20180034022

De-celling batteries for installation in telecommunication sites

A method of installing batteries in a telecommunications site includes obtaining a battery in a module with a plurality of cells in the module at a staging location; de-celling the battery to remove the plurality of cells from the module; handling the plurality of cells individually at the staging location; transporting the plurality of cells individually to the telecommunications site; and reassembling the battery by placing the plurality of cells back in the module and installing the module at the telecommunications site.. . ... Etak Systems Llc

02/01/18 / #20180034017

Battery installation improvement apparatus and method in cell site shelters and the like

A battery installation method in a shelter or cabinet includes placing a plurality of batteries on shelves of a battery installation apparatus; moving the battery installation apparatus into the shelter or cabinet to a location proximate and adjacent to a battery system in the shelter or cabinet; adjusting an upper shelf of the shelves on the battery installation apparatus based on the battery system; and moving each of the plurality of batteries from the shelves to the battery system. A battery installation apparatus for installing and removing batteries in a shelter or cabinet a frame comprising four posts, wherein the frame is dimensioned to maneuver in the shelter or cabinet; a lower shelf fixed to the frame; an upper shelf moveable on the frame, wherein each of the lower shelf and the upper shelf are dimensioned to support the batteries; and omnidirectional wheels disposed to each of the four posts.. ... Etak Systems Llc

01/25/18 / #20180026708

Drone network switchover between wireless networks

Systems and methods for unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) network switchover and emergency procedures, implemented by a uav includes communicating to an air traffic control (atc) system via a primary wireless network; receiving and storing emergency instructions from the atc system; detecting communication disruption on the primary wireless network to the atc system; responsive to the detecting, switching to a backup wireless network to reestablish communication to the atc system; and, responsive to failing to reestablish communication to the atc system via the backup wireless network, implementing the emergency instructions.. . ... Etak Systems Llc

01/11/18 / #20180009102

Mechanical tower climber for operations on cell towers

A mechanical tower climber system for performing operations on a cell tower includes a body; a plurality of members disposed or connected to the body and each comprising one or more robotic hands; and a wireless interface and a processing device configured to receive commands from a remote operator; climb the cell tower based on the commands; and perform one or more operations on cell site components associated with the cell tower based on the commands and manipulation of the plurality of members and associated one or more robotic hands.. . ... Etak Systems Llc

12/21/17 / #20170366980

Unmanned aerial vehicles landing zones at cell sites

A cell site with a landing zone for an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) includes a cell tower including cell site components for wireless service; a cabinet or shelter with equipment for the wireless service; and one or more landing zones defined at the cell site for the uav with associated structure for each of the one or more landing zones, equipment for one or more purposes associated with the uav, and access privileges to the cell site for personnel associated with the uav, wherein the one or more landing zones are located on one or more of the cell tower, the cabinet or shelter, and surrounding geography around the cell tower.. . ... Etak Systems Llc

12/21/17 / #20170366751

Virtual 360-degree view of a telecommunications site

Systems and method for creating and utilizing a virtual 360-degree view of a telecommunications site include capturing first data of a 360-degree view at multiple points around the telecommunications site; capturing second data of a 360-degree view at aerial points above the telecommunications site; capturing third data of a 360-degree view inside a shelter or cabinet at the telecommunications site, wherein each of the first data, second data, and third data comprise one or more of photos and video; stitching the first data, the second data, and the third data together with links to create a virtual 360-degree view environment of the telecommunications site, wherein the links enable virtual navigation about the telecommunications site; and displaying the virtual 360-degree view environment to a viewer over a network and adjusting the virtual 360-degree view environment based on commands received from the viewer.. . ... Etak Systems Llc

12/14/17 / #20170358228

Managing dynamic obstructions in air traffic control systems for unmanned aerial vehicles

An unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) includes flight components attached or disposed to a base; one or more cameras; radar; one or more wireless interfaces; a processing device communicatively coupled to the flight components, the one or more cameras, the radar, and the wireless interfaces; and memory storing instructions that, when executed, cause the processing device to monitor proximate airspace with one or more of the one or more cameras and the radar; detect an obstruction based on the monitor; identify characteristics of the obstruction; alter a flight plan, through the flight components, if required based on the characteristics; and communicate the obstruction to an air traffic control system via the one or more wireless interfaces.. . ... Etak Systems Llc

12/14/17 / #20170358225

Waypoint directory in air traffic control systems for unmanned aerial vehicles

A waypoint management method for an air traffic control (atc) system for unmanned aerial vehicles (uavs) includes communicating with a plurality of uavs via one or more wireless networks comprising at least one cellular network; receiving updates related to an obstruction status of each of a plurality of waypoints from the plurality of uavs, wherein the plurality of waypoints are defined over a geographic region under control of the atc system; and managing flight paths, landing, and take-off of the plurality of uavs in the geographic region based on the obstruction status of each of the plurality of waypoints.. . ... Etak Systems Llc

12/14/17 / #20170358224

Managing detected obstructions in air traffic control systems for unmanned aerial vehicles

Static obstruction detection and management systems and methods through an air traffic control (atc) system for unmanned aerial vehicles (uavs) include receiving uav data from a plurality of uavs related to static obstructions; receiving external data from one or more external sources related to the static obstructions; analyzing the uav data and the external data to populate and manage an obstruction database of the static obstructions; and transmitting obstruction instructions to the plurality of uavs based on analyzing the obstruction database with their flight plan.. . ... Etak Systems Llc

12/14/17 / #20170358223

Air traffic control of unmanned aerial vehicles concurrently using a plurality of wireless networks

An unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) air traffic control method is implemented in a uav during a flight, for concurrently utilizing a plurality wireless networks for air traffic control. The uav air traffic control method includes maintaining communication with a first wireless network and a second wireless network of the plurality of wireless networks; communicating first data with the first wireless network and second data with the second wireless network throughout the flight, wherein one or more of the first data and the second data is provided to an air traffic control system configured to maintain status of a plurality of uavs in flight and perform control thereof; adjusting the flight based on one or more of the first data and the second data and control from the air traffic control system.. ... Etak Systems Llc

12/14/17 / #20170358221

Air traffic control of unmanned aerial vehicles via wireless networks

An unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) air traffic control method utilizing wireless networks includes communicating with a plurality of uavs via a plurality of cell towers associated with the wireless networks, wherein the plurality of uavs each include hardware and antennas adapted to communicate to the plurality of cell towers, and wherein each of the plurality of uavs include a unique identifier; maintaining data associated with flight of each of the plurality of uavs based on the communicating; and processing the maintained data to perform a plurality of function associated with air traffic control of the plurality of uavs.. . ... Etak Systems Llc

12/14/17 / #20170358217

Air traffic control monitoring systems and methods for unmanned aerial vehicles

Unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) air traffic control and monitoring systems and methods implemented by a consolidated system include communicating with a plurality of servers each configured to communicate with a plurality of uavs in a geographic or zone coverage; consolidating data from the plurality of servers to provide a visualization of a larger geography comprising a plurality of geographic or zone coverages; providing the visualization via a graphical user interface (gui); and performing one or more functions via the gui for air traffic control and monitoring at any of a high-level and an individual uav level.. . ... Etak Systems Llc

12/14/17 / #20170358216

Flying lane management systems and methods for unmanned aerial vehicles

A flying lane management method implemented in an air traffic control system communicatively coupled to one or more unmanned aerial vehicles (uavs) via one or more wireless networks includes initiating communication to the one or more uavs at a preflight stage for each, wherein the communication is via one or more cell towers associated with the one or more wireless networks, wherein the plurality of uavs each comprise hardware and antennas adapted to communicate to the plurality of cell towers; determining a flying lane for the one or more uavs based on a destination, current air traffic in a region under management of the air traffic control system, and based on detected obstructions in the region; and providing the flying lane to the one or more uavs are an approval to takeoff and fly along the flying lane.. . ... Etak Systems Llc

12/14/17 / #20170358215

Air traffic control of unmanned aerial vehicles for delivery applications

An unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) air traffic control method utilizing wireless networks and concurrently supporting delivery application authorization and management communicating with a plurality of uavs via a plurality of cell towers associated with the wireless networks, wherein the plurality of uavs each include hardware and antennas adapted to communicate to the plurality of cell towers; maintaining data associated with flight of each of the plurality of uavs based on the communicating; processing the maintained data to perform a plurality of functions associated with air traffic control of the plurality of uavs; and processing the maintained data to perform a plurality of functions for the delivery application authorization and management for each of the plurality of uavs.. . ... Etak Systems Llc

12/14/17 / #20170358213

Obstruction detection in air traffic control systems for unmanned aerial vehicles

Obstruction detection and management systems and methods are performed through an air traffic control (atc) system for unmanned aerial vehicles (uavs). The obstruction detection and management method includes receiving uav data from a plurality of uavs, wherein the uav data includes operational data for the plurality of uavs and obstruction data from one or more uavs; updating an obstruction database based on the obstruction data; monitoring a flight plan for the plurality of uavs based on the operational data; and transmitting obstruction instructions to the plurality of uavs based on analyzing the obstruction database with their flight plan.. ... Etak Systems Llc

12/14/17 / #20170358212

Anti-drone flight protection systems and methods

Systems and methods for preventing flight of one or more unmanned aerial vehicles (uavs) in no-fly zones include receiving one or more no-fly zones each defined as geo-fences with associated coordinates; preventing one or more uavs from entering the one or more no-fly zones by one or more of: transmitting the geo-fences to the one or more uavs, transmitting avoidance commands to the one or more uavs from an avoidance device located at a no-fly zone, and disrupting radio communication to the one or more uavs from the avoidance device.. . ... Etak Systems Llc

12/14/17 / #20170355457

3d coverage mapping of wireless networks with unmanned aerial vehicles

A method for three-dimensional (3d) coverage mapping of a coverage area of a cell site using an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) includes causing the uav to fly about the coverage area at one or more elevations; causing the uav to take measurements of wireless performance during flight about the coverage area; and utilizing the measurements to derive a 3d coverage map of the coverage area.. . ... Etak Systems Llc

11/30/17 / #20170345139

Cell site audit and inspection systems and methods related to battery and equipment connections

A method of verifying battery and/or equipment connections in a telecommunications site includes performing maintenance or installation of one or more components in a shelter associated with the telecommunication site; subsequent to the maintenance or installation, adding a torque mark to each connection associated with the one or more components; verifying the torque mark for each connection as part of a close-out audit; and verifying the torque mark at a subsequent time after the close-out audit to verify each connection is properly torqued.. . ... Etak Systems Llc

09/07/17 / #20170257778

Modeling fiber cabling associated with cell sites

Systems and method for creating a three-dimensional (3d) model of a cell site and associated fiber connectivity for one or more of a cell site audit, a site survey, and cell site planning and engineering include determining fiber connectivity at or near the cell site; obtaining first data capture of the fiber connectivity at or near the cell site; obtaining second data capture of paths of the fiber connectivity from the cell site; obtaining third data capture of the cell site including a cell tower, associated cell site components on the cell tower, one or more buildings, and surrounding geography around the cell site; utilizing the first data capture, the second data capture, and the third data capture to develop the 3d model; and utilizing the 3d model to perform the one or more of the site audit, the site survey, and the cell site planning and engineering.. . ... Etak Systems Llc

07/27/17 / #20170215086

Subterranean 3d modeling at cell sites

Systems and method for creating a three-dimensional (3d) model of a cell site for one or more of a cell site audit, a site survey, and cell site planning and engineering include obtaining first data capture for above ground components including a cell tower, associated cell site components on the cell tower, one or more buildings, and surrounding geography around the cell site; obtaining second data capture for subterranean geography associated with the surrounding geography; utilizing the first data capture and the second data capture to develop the 3d model which includes both the above ground components and the subterranean geography; and utilizing the 3d model to perform the one or more of the site audit, the site survey, and the cell site planning and engineering.. . ... Etak Systems Llc

07/13/17 / #20170199646

Cell site audit and survey via photo stitching

Systems and method for performing a cell site audit or survey remotely via a user interface (ui) include, subsequent to capturing a plurality of photos of a cell site and linking the plurality of photos to one another based on their adjacency at the cell site, displaying the ui to a user remote from the cell site, wherein the plurality of photos cover a cell tower with associated cell site components and an interior of a building at the cell site; receiving navigation commands from the user performing the cell site audit or survey; and updating the displaying based on the navigation commands, wherein the navigation commands include one or more of movement at the cell site and zoom of a current view.. . ... Etak Systems Llc

05/18/17 / #20170142596

3d modeling of cell sites and cell towers with unmanned aerial vehicles

A method for modeling a cell site with an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) includes causing the uav to fly a given flight path about a cell tower at the cell site, wherein a launch location and launch orientation is defined for the uav to take off and land at the cell site such that each flight at the cell site has the same launch location and launch orientation; obtaining a plurality of photographs of the cell site during about the flight plane, wherein each of the plurality of photographs is associated with one or more location identifiers; and, subsequent to the obtaining, processing the plurality of photographs to define a three dimensional (3d) model of the cell site based on the associated with one or more location identifiers and one or more objects of interest in the plurality of photographs.. . ... Etak Systems Llc

05/11/17 / #20170134963

Systems and methods for obtaining accurate 3d modeling data using multiple cameras

Systems and methods using an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) to obtain data capture at a cell site for developing a three dimensional (3d) thereof include causing the uav to fly a given flight path about a cell tower at the cell site; obtaining data capture during the flight path about the cell tower, wherein the data capture includes a plurality of photos or video subject to a plurality of constraints, wherein the plurality of photos are obtained by a plurality of cameras which are coordinated with one another; and subsequent to the obtaining, processing the data capture to define a three dimensional (3d) model of the cell site based on one or more objects of interest in the data capture.. . ... Etak Systems Llc

02/16/17 / #20170046873

Systems and methods for obtaining accurate 3d modeling data using uavs for cell sites

Systems and methods for developing a three-dimensional (3d) model of a cell site using an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) to obtain photos and/or video include preparing the uav for flight and programming an autonomous flight path about a cell tower at the cell site, wherein the autonomous flight path comprises a substantially circular flight path about the cell tower with one or more cameras on the uav facing the cell tower; flying the uav around the cell tower in a plurality of orbits comprising at least four orbits each with a different set of characteristics of altitude, radius, and camera angle, wherein the flying comprises of at least four orbits for a monopole cell tower and at least five orbits for a self-support/guyed cell tower; obtaining photos and/or video of the cell tower, the cell site, and cell site components during each of the plurality of orbits; and using the photos and/or video to develop the point cloud three-dimensional (3d) model of the cell site.. . ... Etak Systems Llc

01/26/17 / #20170024929

Obtaining 3d modeling data using uavs for cell sites

Systems and methods using an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) to perform physical functions on a cell tower at a cell site include flying the uav at or near the cell site, wherein the uav comprises one or more manipulable members; moving the one or more manipulable members when proximate to a location at the cell tower where the physical functions are performed to effectuate the physical functions; and utilizing one or more counterbalancing techniques during the moving ensuring a weight distribution of the uav remains substantially the same.. . ... Etak Systems Llc








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