TAG: UAV

IMSAR sells UAV detect-and-avoid radar tech to Fortem

May 3, 2016By

IMSAR LLC, manufacturer of miniaturized synthetic aperture radar (SAR), is selling its detect and avoid radar technology to Fortem Technologies. The technology powered IMSAR’s previously announced family of collision-avoidance radar designed for the commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS) market. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires an aircraft operating in civil airspace to be able to “see and avoid” other aircraft.... read more

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FLIR launches radiometric thermal camera for commercial drones

May 3, 2016By
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FLIR Systems Inc. has announced the FLIR Vue Pro R, the latest member of FLIR Vue thermal imaging camera series for commercial drones. The new Vue Pro R adds radiometric functionality to the Vue Pro camera, giving drone operators the ability to save the pictures for post-flight image analysis and accurately measure the temperatures of individual image pixels. The camera... read more

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Commercial drone services could reach $8.7 billion annually by 2025

May 2, 2016By

According to a new report from Tractica, by the end of the next decade, annual revenue from drone-enabled services will be more than double the revenue from sales of commercial drone hardware units themselves. The market intelligence firm forecasts that global commercial unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) services revenue will grow from $170 million in 2015 to $8.7 billion by 2025. UAVs... read more

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Echodyne offers detect and avoid radar for small UAS

May 2, 2016By
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Echodyne today announced the development of MESA-DAA, an Airborne Detect and Avoid (DAA) radar for small to medium-sized unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Echodyne made the announcement at AUVSI’s Xponential 2016 trade show and conference. The small, lightweight and low power DAA radar will operate at K-band and be capable of rapidly scanning a broad field of view in azimuth and elevation... read more

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Arcturus VTOL UAS deployed with the Mexican Navy

May 2, 2016By
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Arcturus UAV reports the Mexican Navy has deployed its T-20 Jump fixed-wing vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) UAV for unspecified operations in Mexico. The customer took delivery of the VTOL system in March. The announcement was made at AUVSI’s Xponential 2016. The T-20 Jump is a VTOL variant of Arcturus UAV’s catapult launched T-20 platform. It operates without any special... read more

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FAA reviewing micro UAS report

April 11, 2016By

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is now reviewing the report and recommendations of the Micro Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Aviation Rulemaking Committee. The agency had tasked the group to develop recommendations for performance-based regulations that would let certain unmanned aircraft operate over people not directly involved in the flight of the aircraft. The rulemaking committee, which began meeting March 8,... read more

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UAV flight demonstration at FedGIS

April 11, 2016By

A UAV flight demonstration by Paul Beckwith of DataCapable, a former Navy Civil Engineer, uses the drone cage at the Esri Federal GIS Conference, held Feb. 24-25 in Washington, D.C. read more

Research Online: Integer ambiguity resolution in GPS/INS, UAV multiple laser-inertial nav

April 8, 2016By

Integer ambiguity resolution in multi-epoch GPS/INS   A novel integer ambiguity resolution approach over a time window of GPS/IMU data enhances the reliability of obtaining high-accuracy position estimation, using carrier phase measurements, even in challenging environments. The method focuses on reducing computational cost. The achievable savings should be on the order of 104, while 600 has been demonstrated. The theoretical... read more