TAG: UAV

UAV solutions to be showcased at Intergeo

July 19, 2017By

Legal issues, international market analyses and best practices take center stage at the Interaerial Solutions Expo (IASEXPO). Plus: Drone use in surveillance. read more

ICAO requests information on unmanned traffic management systems

June 14, 2017By

During AUVSI Xponential 2017, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, announced a Request for Information (RFI) on traffic management systems for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The RFI is an opportunity for industry and governments to submit ideas to define the issues so that global solutions can be proposed, debated and agreed on. As UAS... read more

Kongsberg Geospatial offers certifiable application for unmanned traffic management

June 5, 2017By

Kongsberg Geospatial’s IRIS UAS situational awareness application now provides a certifiable option to monitor drones and airspace. Kongsberg Geospatial is an Ottawa-based developer of real-time geospatial visualization software. The IRIS UAS Airspace Situational Awareness application meets the requirements of the DO-278A Assurance standard for air traffic management systems. By anticipating the regulatory requirements for airspace visualization with Unmanned Traffic Management or UTM,... read more

NASA tests next phase of UAS traffic management system

June 5, 2017By

On May 25, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-designated Nevada UAS Test Site and its NASA partners flew five different unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to test NASA’s Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM). The flights demonstrated multiple operational scenarios, including parachute-initiated emergency supply deliveries and aerial survey operations. The UAVs were flown beyond the pilot’s visual line of sight using strategically placed visual... read more

ANSI establishes UAS standardization collaborative

May 30, 2017By

A May 19 meeting convened by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) confirmed there is broad-based support among key stakeholders from the private and public sectors for ANSI to establish an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Standardization Collaborative (UASSC). The UASSC will work to coordinate and accelerate the development of the standards and conformity assessment programs needed to facilitate the safe,... read more

Aeroscout launches UAV helicopter for high-altitude flight

May 25, 2017By

Swiss-based Aeroscout, a long-term partner of lidar manufacturer Riegl, has unveiled the Scout B-330 UAV helicopter. The Scout B-330 is built with a payload capacity of up to 50 kg. (110 lbs), flight endurance of at least three hours, and the capability of flying at high altitudes (up to 3,000 meters above sea level) in a typical mission scenario. This includes a full autonomous take-off... read more

Tersus releases Precis-BX316R GNSS PPK board

May 22, 2017By

Tersus GNSS has released to the market its new GNSS PPK board, the Precis-BX316R. Precis-BX316R is a GNSS Post-Processing Kinematic (PPK) board for accurate positioning. It supports raw measurement output from two antennas: GPS L1/L2, GLONASS G1/G2 and BDS B1/B2 from primary antenna and GPS L1/L2 from the second. The SD card on board (up to 32G) makes it convenient for... read more

Inertial Sense to release tiny GPS-aided INS for drones

May 15, 2017By

Inertial Sense will be releasing a high-quality, low-cost navigation system — the μINS — later this summer, the company said. The company made the announcement at AUVSI’s Xponential 2017. Inertial Sense is a privately owned U.S. company that specializes in designing and manufacturing GPS inertial navigation technology for commercial and consumer products. Historically, quality GPS inertial navigation has been expensive and was... read more