3DR to integrate Site Scan with Esri Drone2Map

June 27, 2016By

Today at the Esri User Conference, 3DR announced that it has teamed up with Esri to integrate 3DR’s Site Scan with Esri Drone2Map. Designed for the field professional, Site Scan is an intuitive, powerful and open aerial data capture and analytics platform that delivers an end-to-end solution ready-made for existing mapping and survey workflows, 3DR said in a news release.... read more

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New partnership seeks to develop inspection drones

June 21, 2016By
Daniel Sällstedt (left), CEO of Sky Eye Innovations, and Erik Eklund, Business Development Manager of Spacemetric, discuss their new partnership to develop inspection drones. (Photo: Patrik Hellström Sky Eye Innovations)

To meet the growing demand for advanced industrial airborne inspection tools, Sky Eye Innovations and Spacemetric have entered a strategic partnership to provide turnkey solutions for collection, storage and management of data from airborne sensors. Sky Eye Innovations produces a UAV solution with capabilities to control advanced sensing technologies, and Spacemetric is a provider of image data management software solutions. More and more organizations see the... read more

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Sentera launches fixed-wing Phoenix 2 imaging UAV

June 21, 2016By

Sentera LLC, a global provider of UAV hardware, sensors and data management platforms, has launched the Phoenix 2 fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The Phoenix 2 is light-weight and highly durable, and can follow precise grid patterns. “The Phoenix 2 brings a level of precision and accuracy to UAVs that hasn’t been seen before,” said Todd Colten, chief aerospace engineer for Sentera. “Users... read more

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FAA: Commercial drone use to take flight

June 21, 2016By
A Sensefly eXom UAV inspects a structure.

Today, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has finalized the first operational rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), opening pathways towards fully integrating UAS into the nation’s airspace. These new regulations work to harness new innovations safely, to spur job growth, advance critical scientific research and save lives, the FAA said in a press release. “We are... read more

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Report: Counter UAV market to generate $2.4 million this year

June 20, 2016By

A new report from business intelligence provider Visiongain offers market insight and analysis of the emerging counter UAV (C-UAV) market. In “Counter UAV (C-UAV) Technologies Market 2016-2026,” Visiongain assesses that the C-UAV market will generate revenues of $2,483 million in 2016. In May 2016, Blighter Surveillance Systems, Chess Dynamics and Electronic Control Systems had their AUDS C-UAV system selected by the U.S. Federal... read more

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UAV Design and Applications: Autonomous Relative Navigation and GNSS Robustness for UAV Systems

June 17, 2016By

Broadcast Date: May 19, 2016 On-Demand Available Until: May 19, 2017 Sponsor: Septentrio Summary: Constantly evolving, it’s no wonder keeping up on the latest in UAV design and applications can be challenging. In this webinar, speakers will engage you in discussions involving self-generated radio-frequency interference aboard UAVs; an autonomous relative navigation tool for in-air UAV refueling; sensor integration for a... read more

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Expert Opinions: UAV PNT commercial requirements

June 13, 2016By

Q: What different requirements for UAV PNT performance will be seen as the market shifts from a military focus to commercial uses and users? A: PNT accuracy, availability and assurance will increase in importance. UAV payloads for military applications routinely require precise PNT information to geolocate sensor data for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. High-end commercial applications for survey and... read more

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Venom shows off drone batteries at AUVSI’s Xponential 2016

May 20, 2016By

Venom Power displays numerous battery options for UAVs at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International‘s Xponential show, held May 2-5 in new Orleans. Venom offers a line of rechargeable batteries specifically made for UAVs. read more