Whether for compliance or a "Big Picture" view, the patent-pending SnifferDRONE offers a safe, efficient, and highly effective solution for your operations.



The SnifferDRONE was designed to meet EPA requirements for surface emissions monitoring (40 CFR Part 60 Subpart WWW, and 40 CFR 60, Appendix A, Method 21) for identifying elevated concentrations of methane.  When used in conjunction with manual verification, this compliant 2-step approach provides a safer, more efficient, effective, and compliant solution for identifying methane exceedances. 


Sniffer Robotic's daily reports are provided directly after our inspection.  The complete and professional reports include GPS coordinates for exceedance locations, methane measurement (PPM), observations of the potential cause, and photos of the location.    

Our quarterly compliance reports are accurate and complete and make you look professional to the regulatory agencies.

The Big Picture

Customers are using the full capabilities of the SnifferDRONE to obtain a holistic view of their methane emissions sources.  This approach provides site owners a "big picture" view of their emissions when a proactive approach to managing operations is required.  Owners have also found our "big picture" very useful and effective for gas collection design, and proactively addressing long-standing emissions and odor issues.

Confidential reports provided with this service can be as comprehensive as necessary to tell the story of the landfill cover's integrity, methane emissions, and leak locations.  Reports can include methane emission "heat maps" and/or emissions reported by grids with additional analytics.  

Written reports are provided along with access to our online and mobile portals for viewing the data and imagery dynamically. 

The SnifferDRONE

Sniffer Robotics' technology utilizes advanced closed-path methane detector sensor technology onboard an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The system autonomously, accurately, and efficiently, performs methane surface emission monitoring for solid waste landfills. 

Exceedances with GPS coordinates and other operational data are logged with related imagery during the operation, allowing for immediate onsite visual inspection. 

The SnifferDRONE provides the following operational and environmental benefits:

  • Compliant - SnifferDRONE was designed to meet EPA requirements for surface emissions monitoring (40 CFR Part 60 Subpart WWW, and 40 CFR 60, Appendix A, Method 21). A compliance white paper is available upon request under NDA.

  • Safe - Technicians no longer need to walk the entire landfill surface to manually perform surface emissions monitoring. 

  • Fast - 30 acres can be inspected within 15-20 minutes of flight time.  200 acres in a 10-hour day.

  • Efficient & Precise - 30-meter spacing is programmatically controlled and recorded.  

  • Accurate - The SnifferDRONE records objective data and can be repeated with consistent results.

  • Transparent - Data integrity is assured with automated, detailed reports.  Through the use of SnifferVIEW, SEM data is mapped and presented with related geospatial data to provide visually appealing and highly detailed reports that provide actionable information.

  • Goes where others do not - SnifferDRONE may be used on areas where technicians are generally not permitted (high vegetation, aggressive slopes, active areas, exposed geosynthetic covers, icy conditions, and other hazardous areas).


330 E Liberty St.., 
Ann Arbor, MI 48104  

Phone:  (855) 476-4333 

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