AEI Corporation is dedicated to providing state-of-the art, advanced approaches to forensic site documentation of accident sites through various forensic imaging techniques. Further, we are always striving to better provide tools used to convey the information to our clients and future jurors.


AEI Corporation utilizes Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as “Drones” for a wide variety of forensic investigations. By employing drones to supplement our standard scene investigation and documentation process, AEI can collect valuable high-resolution imagery and video from an aerial platform to aid in our forensic investigations. A bird’s eye view can be helpful for evidence identification/collection, 3D site mapping, aerial photogrammetry, damage assessment of surrounding properties, and overall scene documentation. This suite of aerial imagery, video, GPS location, and 3D data are very powerful for post-site analysis. Integrating the imagery data with specialized software, complex 3D models and site maps can be generated for use as persuasive courtroom exhibits that educate a jury. Further, forensic documentation with drones allows for faster, safer, and more efficient inspections of difficult to access sites and potentially dangerous environments.

AEI Corporation maintains a fleet of cutting edge drones and has on staff Part 107 FAA-licensed professional pilots that can quickly deploy to assist with any catastrophic event or forensic investigation. Our experienced technical staff have the capabilities to assist with documenting complex, hazardous, and difficult to access scenes including, wildland fires, explosion sites with large debris fields, oil and gas installations (both onshore and offshore), and other complex facilities or multi-structure incident sites.


  • Collect detailed 3D measurements and aerial photogrammetric site surveys
  • Survey large loss sites, complex structures, and otherwise difficult to access/hazardous sites
  • Process data to create accurate 2D and 3D aerial maps/modells
  • CAD compatible data for detailed measurements
  • Document sites post catastrophic event or natural disaster:
    • Wildland fires
    • Hurricanes and Storms
    • Floods
  • Collect data from locations typically inaccessible due to safety or cost concerns
    • Overhead power lines and utilities
    • Elevated structures and rooflines
    • Wind turbines
    • Oil and gas installations
    • Fire patterns from an aerial perspective
    • Chemical processing accidents
  • UAVs can be equipped with various payloads and sensor systems depending on the application
    • Ultra-high-resolution cameras
    • Thermal Imaging (FLIR) camera
    • Multispectral Imaging Camera