TAG: UAV

Rio Olympics reflected technology advances

August 22, 2016By
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The Olympics are great for technology. Yes, the competition held every four years highlights amazing athletes. But its vast support network relies on numerous technologies, including GNSS. GNSS technology helped fans follow the canoe sprint and rowing events in Rio in more detail than before. With GPS devices attached to every vessel, spectators were able to see key data such as... read more

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Unmanned update: Government and industry join to resolve issues

August 17, 2016By
Google tests delivery drones in Australia.

The White House has joined in to support continued growth of the emerging unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industry. Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) technologies are powering a revolution in unmanned flight. Already used by government, by research organizations, and by industry for more efficient and safe applications, drones are now becoming a developing part of the United States economy. A new... read more

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Launchpad: OEM, UAV and survey/mapping products

August 1, 2016By

OEM Geodetic Antennas For RTK, PPP, and other precision applications The VP6300 is a triple-band antenna for reception of GPS L1/L2/L5, GLONASS G1/G2/G3, BeiDou B1/B2 and Galileo E1/E5a+b (1165MHz to 1254MHz + 1560MHz to 1610MHz). The VP6200 is a dual-band antenna for reception of GPS L1/L2, GLONASS G1/G2, BeiDou B1/B2, Galileo E1 and the L-Band correction services (1195 MHz to... read more

Into the cold zone: UAV platform flies high in Antarctica

July 31, 2016By
Tiburon Jr. can be assembled in 15 minutes, an important feature in extreme environments.

In February, mechatronics lead Kevin Bass of Intuitive Machines and contracted pilot Mike Laible successfully flew multiple runs with an unmanned aerial vehicle platform, Tiburon Jr., on the coast of Antarctica. From Wilkins Aerodrome in the southeast, the team launched Tiburon Jr. and collected valuable testing and environmental data. Battling harsh weather and constantly changing conditions, the team flew the... read more

Launchpad: OEM, transportation and survey/mapping products

July 20, 2016By

OEM Grandmaster Clock All-in-one time-and-frequency master time and clock server When the VelaSync time server platform was introduced in 2014, it met the needs of financial trading networks’ move to 10 gigabit-per-second networking. Now available with 40-GbE network interfaces, it offers high-performance synchronization for time-sensitive networks. Matching network speeds between timing and data on a single low-latency high-throughput network enhances... read more

Navigation progress for indoors and UAVs

July 19, 2016By
Schiebel Camcopter S-100 demonstrating detect and avoid system.

I didn’t get to this year’s IEEE/ION PLANS meeting in Savannah, Georgia, in April, but I did find a few papers that interested me. You might have read past articles of mine that looked at the challenges of indoor navigation. And, of course, unmanned vehicles technology also is one of my favorites. So, I was pleased to find papers that addressed a few key... read more

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Unmanned Aircraft Navigation

July 15, 2016By

Sponsored by: Hemisphere GNSS Original Broadcast Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013 Moderator: Tony Murfin, Editor, Professional OEM newsletter Speakers: Olivier Casabianca, Business Area Manager, Trimble GNSS OEM; Hal Adams, Co-founder/Chief Operating Officer, Accord Technology; Neil Gerein, Defense Product Manager, NovAtel; Eric Brewer, Senior Systems Engineer, Rockwell Collins; and Howard William Loewen, President, MicroPilot, Inc. Summary: In recent years, there has... read more

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Data Capture for GeoIntelligence

July 15, 2016By

Sponsored by: Navcom Broadcast Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014 Moderator: Art Kalinski, Editor, GeoIntelligence Insider Newsletter Speakers: John Ciampa, CEO, Alta; Ted Ralston, Executive Program Manager, Soft Power Solutions; Paul Smith, General Manager, Cyclomedia; Dr. Peter VanAmburgh, Business Development, IIF Data Summary: A steep-curve learning session on the current explosion of capture systems, made possible with cheap, small GPS and inertial measurement... read more

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