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About Ardenna

Ardenna is the leader in image processing and machine learning software that automatically generates results from industrial inspection imagery. Ardenna’s solution delivers objective and quantitative data, providing a comprehensive digital record of the infrastructure’s condition. Industrial companies benefit from both the rapid turn-around of inspection results and the monitoring of asset health over time, enabling data-driven maintenance decisions that reduce costs and improve worker and operational safety. Ardenna is a division of Bihrle Applied Research Inc.

Where we come from...

Ardenna was created from the innovative minds of its parent company, Bihrle Applied Research Inc., which was founded in 1973 as an aeronautical research and development firm. Drawing on engineering expertise in the areas of wind tunnel testing, flight dynamics, scale aircraft prototype development, Sense and Avoid technologies, aircraft mathematical modeling & simulation, and specialized software development for the commercial and military UAS communities, Bihrle has been on the cutting edge of aeronautical R&D solutions since its inception.

In 2014, Bihrle’s UAS software development acumen led to a partnership with BNSF Railway and the FAA’s Pathfinder Program to study and develop technologies for drone-based supplemental inspection of railway infrastructure conditions using computer vision technologies.

As the FAA PathFinder Program progressed, it was apparent to Bihrle that there was a significant gap in the overall inspection market for automated processing of the vast amounts of aerial imagery collected during UAS inspection flights. In order to address this gap and focus resources on the development of AI-based technologies and the application of these technologies across a variety of industry verticals in the energy and communications arenas, Ardenna was born.

Where we come from...

Ardenna was created from the innovative minds of its parent company, Bihrle Applied Research Inc., which was founded in 1973 as an aeronautical research and development firm. Drawing on engineering expertise in the areas of wind tunnel testing, flight dynamics, scale aircraft prototype development, Sense and Avoid technologies, aircraft mathematical modeling & simulation, and specialized software development for the commercial and military UAS communities, Bihrle has been on the cutting edge of aeronautical R&D solutions since its inception.

In 2014, Bihrle’s UAS software development acumen led to a partnership with BNSF Railway and the FAA’s Pathfinder Program to study and develop technologies for drone-based supplemental inspection of railway infrastructure conditions using computer vision technologies.

As the FAA PathFinder Program progressed, it was apparent to Bihrle that there was a significant gap in the overall inspection market for automated processing of the vast amounts of aerial imagery collected during UAS inspection flights. In order to address this gap and focus resources on the development of AI-based technologies and the application of these technologies across a variety of industry verticals in the energy and communications arenas, Ardenna was born.

Where we're going...

Ardenna is excited to be part of the UAS revolution and strives to serve its customers by utilizing a combination of computer vision and neural network based development to automate the detection, classification and reporting of anomalies found during asset inspections.

We are excited about the success of our neural network based Rail-Inspector commercial offering and look forward to expanding the breadth of our “intelligent automation” solutions for use in the energy sector, including telecommunications, electric utilities, pipeline, wind turbine and solar.

Our team is not only passionate about the advanced technologies that we create, but we are passionate about the practical application of these technologies to improve the lives and livelihoods of our customers and partners. We promise to listen well, work together, play hard and deliver solutions that will exceed your expectations!

Intelligent automation

of infrastructure inspections

Where we're going...

Intelligent automation of infrastructure inspections

Ardenna is excited to be part of the UAS revolution and strives to serve its customers by utilizing a combination of computer vision and neural network based development to automate the detection, classification and reporting of anomalies found during asset inspections.

We are excited about the success of our neural network based Rail-Inspector commercial offering and look forward to expanding the breadth of our “intelligent automation” solutions for use in the energy sector, including telecommunications, electric utilities, pipeline, wind turbine and solar.

Our team is not only passionate about the advanced technologies that we create, but we are passionate about the practical application of these technologies to improve the lives and livelihoods of our customers and partners. We promise to listen well, work together, play hard and deliver solutions that will exceed your expectations!

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