UAV/UGV

AUVSI XPONENTIAL co-located with civilian UAV workshop

April 10, 2017By
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A co-located event focused on unmanned aircraft will take place during AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2017, which will be held May 8-11 in Dallas. AUVSI, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, is joining with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) to present the AIAA/AUVSI Third Workshop on Civilian Applications of Unmanned Aircraft Systems. The workshop is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. to 5:30... read more

Tersus GNSS launches Precis-BX306 RTK board

April 10, 2017By
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Tersus GNSS Inc., a GNSS real-time kinematic (RTK) manufacturing company, has launched its new GNSS RTK board, the Precis-BX306. The launch of Precis-BX306 aims at facilitating the applications that need centimeter positioning accuracy and dynamic operation mode, enforcing effective observation data logging and management, and popularizing the adoption of high precision in aerial mapping and drone-related integration. Compared with previous Precis... read more

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Report: UAV sector on the upsurge

April 5, 2017By
SeaGuardian and SkyGuardian will be commercially certifiable versions of the Predator.

Where It’s At, Where It’s Heading Assessing the health of an entire industry is not an easy task, but talking with industry leaders and looking for examples of growth and investment can help. My inquiries have led to discussions with General Atomics, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), Aeryon Labs and SensoFusion. Further viewpoints welcome; see the conclusion of... read more

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UAV manufacturer senseFly joins April 20 webinar panel

April 4, 2017By
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A speaker from UAV manufacturer senseFly will appear on the free April 20 webinar, “From Flying Drones to Doing Business,” addressing ease of use for the user in business applications. The Switzerland-based company specializes in professional-grade UAVs for survey, mapping, precision agriculture and asset inspection. The company recently became the first drone operator to be granted anytime Beyond Visual Line... read more

LTE cellular steers UAV: Signals of opportunity work in challenged environments

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No GPS? No Problem! Long-term evolution (LTE) cellular signals can be exploited for accurate and resilient autonomous vehicle navigation in the absence of clear GNSS signals. Simulation and experimental results demonstrate that GPS-like performance can be achieved in the absence of GPS signals when cellular pseudoranges aid an inertial navigation system. By Zaher M. Kassas, Joshua J. Morales, Kimia Shamaei,... read more

What have you been up to in the world of PNT?

March 29, 2017By

Do anything interesting today? Specifically, did you do something interesting involving positioning, navigation or timing (PNT)? GPS World is always on the look-out for case studies — stories of how you, our readers, used PNT or GNSS equipment, or applied related technologies, to solve a problem. Each month in our Market Watch and Updates sections, I try to include a... read more

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Expert Opinions: Considerations for simulating GNSS signals for UAVs

March 22, 2017By
Iurie Ilie, Chief Technical Officer, Skydel

Q: What are the key factors to consider when simulating GNSS signals for UAVs?   A: For UAV simulation, a record-and-playback system is obviously less applicable, as the user is more interested in defining system operability within a range of parameters rather than in any generalized case. A high-dynamic user performance is required, but users should look at a simulator’s... read more

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The state of the UAS/UAV industry

March 15, 2017By
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Assessing the health of an entire industry is not an easy task, but talking with industry leaders and looking for examples of growth and investment can help. Our “State of the UAS/UAV Industry” inquiries have lead to discussions with General Atomics, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), Aeryon Labs and SensoFusion. SensoFusion might be a little well less known... read more