Sanchez Engineering Services
Surpassing off-the-shelf solutions for inspection, data collection, and image processing.
What We Offer
Math to Modeling
System performance begins with understanding the tolerances and sensitivities under a range of conditions.
Sensors to Systems
Combining sensors capitalizes on unique advantages, and synthesizes data for more accurate assessments.
Algorithms to Apps
We streamline processes and reduce processor load, bringing workhorse applications to hand-held devices.
Photonics to Photos
Improving optical design means better data collected from the photos taken, with more consistent and reliable results.
Collaborating with academic experts to provide cost-effective technologies for real-world problems.
- for Autonomous Infrastructure Inspections
VA Tech Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering
State of Virginia
Optics, Electronics, Controls,
- for Aggregate Evaluation
UIUC Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering
U.S. Department of Transportation
Image Processing, Algorithm Optimization, Sensor Integration, App Design
- for Wind Site Assessment
Kansas State University
Dept. of Physics
U.S. Department of Energy
Software & Apps
Photogrammetry Image Quality Evaluator
Software for Windows
PIQuE analyzes geotagged image collections in seconds, identifying the most common issues in photogrammetry reconstruction.
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App for Android Phones
Calculate height, field of view, or ground sample distance with respect to your flight requirements.
Visit Google Play Store
Who We Are
Michael D. Sanchez
Founder, Optical Engineer, Drone Pilot
I have over 17 years of experience in optical test and measurement. I’ve worked with lasers and cameras and detectors and optics of all kinds. I’ve worked in extreme environments: I’ve frozen things in vacuum chambers, baked them in the desert, and demonstrated them for Congress. In total, I’ve played a leading role in the execution or management of over $330M in research and development across academic, government, and commercial enterprises.
Program Manager, UI/UX Designer
I have 20 years’ experience in software, interactives, and multimedia development. I have goaded surly artists into rounds of revisions, hunted bugs released by rapid prototyping teams, captured military veteran feedback on usability, and cultivated children's interest in science through gameplay. My projects have been on big screens and small, from the National Archives to the Iowan prairies, in therapists’ offices, corporate trainings, and whirring in ancient dust-covered iMacs.