Since our inception in 1980, MPH has remained on the forefront of technology. An established, multifaceted company with a proven track record, MPH strives to improve our data collection methods. Today MPH utilizes Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) on various projects in a variety of industries. Our constantly growing UAS fleet allows MPH to collect large amounts of data safely, efficiently, and economically.

In 2016, MPH began flying commercially under an FAA Section 333 General Exemption and Blanket COA. Later that same year, MPH pilots successfully completed the FAA Part 107 drone pilot certification program. MPH has developed a comprehensive UAS Flight Operations Manual as well as a Flight Safety Manual and program, and strictly adheres to all FAA regulations for flight operations, proper notifications and flight planning, and communications.

Our FAA Part 107 Certified pilots have accumulated thousands of flight hours and have successfully completed hundreds of commercial flights. Additionally, our UAS program has been featured in multiple publications highlighting our success in this field.

Industries Served

  • Oil & Gas Pipelines
  • Oil & Gas Exploration
  • Oil & Gas Storage
  • Electrical Transmission & Distribution
  • Renewable Energy
  • Chemical & Processing Plants
  • Construction
  • Land Fills
  • Coastal Restoration & Protection
  • Port Facilities
  • Airports
  • Land Planning
  • Local, State, and Federal Agencies
  • Search & Rescue
  • Emergency Response
  • Disaster Recovery


With today’s technology advancing at a rapid pace, MPH has placed a strategic importance in utilizing the most advanced UAS technology available. Our UAS fleet is capable of carrying multiple sensors to collect data quickly and efficiently. Once collected, our data is processed by experienced technicians utilizing state-of-the-art computer systems.

MPH has multiple LiDAR solutions that can be utilized in different capacities depending on project goals and requirements. Our base platform is capable of collecting up to 200 pts/m² depending on altitude and speed; this system boasts 6cm accuracy. Our most advanced solution is capable of collecting over 1000 pts/m² depending on altitude and speed; it is paired with a Sony RX1R II camera and is able to capture simultaneous LiDAR and photogrammetry with a LiDAR accuracy of 1-3cm horizontal and 2-4cm vertical. Both units have multiple returns which enable them to provide penetration in wooded and/or vegetated areas.

UAS photogrammetry is the science of establishing measurement data using photographs captured during aerial surveys. Overlapping photos collected from GNSS enabled UAS can be combined to generate mosaiced orthophotos, digital surface models (DSMs), point clouds, and other data products. Utilizing UAS allows for rapid surveys over large areas where conventional surveying is not time or cost effective.

Multispectral cameras detect infrared and near-infrared frequencies (frequencies just below the color spectrum) in addition to RGB. IR and near-IR imagery can be used to examine and monitor vegetative health and is used in applications such as crop health and determination of fertilizer distribution by farmers and pre- and post-construction environmental impact studies.

UAVs are extremely well suited for video inspection. The operator can see the camera’s view and direct the aircraft accordingly; video with up to 4K resolution can be captured, as well as still photos. Specialized cameras can be utilized to capture thermal imagery and video in addition to RGB. UAS can quickly and easily cover large areas, and can enter areas that are inaccessible or unsafe for human entrance. Applications for UAS video inspection are wide ranging, and include flare stack and smoke stack inspection, pipeline right of way inspection, powerline inspection and structure inventory, and windmill inspection, just to name a few.

Gas detectors can detect the presence of gases in the atmosphere and determine the ppm level and can quickly identify and pinpoint the location of leaks; the data can then be used to create maps showing the locations and concentration levels of the gas. The most common application is methane detection, but sensors are now available for UAS that can detect other gases such as ammonia, hydrogen monoxide, chlorine, and hydrogen Sulphide (H2S).

Thermal imaging detects the surface temperature of objects and displays them in gradients of black and white. It can quickly detect hot or cold spots such as leaks and pinpoint their locations. It can be used for applications such as determining the load on electrical transmission lines based on their temperature relative to the ambient air.

Conducting inspections in confined spaces can be dangerous, costly, and time-consuming. Conventional inspection methods for confined spaces expose personnel to significant hazards such as hazardous gases and substances, poor visibility, and poor communication. With MPH’s UAV Confined Spaces Inspection Services, we can reduce the time and exposure typically required to conduct inspections in confined spaces.