TAG: UAV

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

Firm’s UAS experts provide runway data to Atlanta Airport

May 15, 2017By

Consulting firm Michael Baker International has partnered with the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) to use unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to inspect runway conditions. The mission’s use of drones on the airfield of an international airport in the United States during daily airport operations is a first, according to the company. Michael Baker is partnering with ATL on a pavement evaluation project and identified... read more

The sky’s alive at AUVSI’s Xponential 2017

May 12, 2017By

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Xponential 2017 show, May 8-11 in Dallas, convened a global community of commercial and defense suppliers in intelligent robotics, drones and unmanned systems. It showcases the broad forefront of autonomous vehicles generally, but in-flight in particular, and there were plenty of expanded capabilities and expanding applications on display. In one of several... read more

Congress increases funding for UAS research, airspace integration

May 11, 2017By

More than $20 million for research on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) was included in an appropriations package that Congress passed and the president signed into law last week to fund the federal government through the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30. The funding for UAS research is $2.67 million more than last year’s budget request by the Federal... read more

UAV testing facility selects Harris for BVLOS support

May 11, 2017By

Grand Sky Airfield Operations, a 217-acre UAS test facility in North Dakota, has selected Harris Corporation to provide an advanced solution to support beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flight operations, reducing the need for chase planes to provide constant visual surveillance during flight. Grand Sky tenants will have the ability to conduct BVLOS UAS flights, enabling commercial and government... read more

Traffic management systems for UAS requested by UN agency

May 11, 2017By

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), announced a Request for Information (RFI) on traffic management systems for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). ICAO announced the RFI at AUVSI’s Xponential 2017, the  trade show for the unmanned systems and robotics industry. As UAS operations become more... read more