TAG: UAV

Septentrio Launches UAS Receiver, Software for Drone Market

May 4, 2015By

Septentrio has launched the AsteRx-m UAS, an RTK-accurate GNSS receiver solution specially designed for the drone market. The AsteRx-m UAS provides high-accuracy GNSS positioning with low power consumption, according to Septentrio. The launch of the AsteRx-m UAS board is complemented by the release of GeoTagZ software suite. The GeoTagZ suite works with the UAS camera and image-processing solution to provide centimeter-accurate position... read more

FAA Grants Topcon UAS Exemption for Sirius

April 27, 2015By
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Topcon Positioning Systems has received a national exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that allows for operation of its unmanned aerial system (UAS) in the United States. The exemption covers the operation of the Sirius Basic and Sirius Pro for aerial data collection. In early April, the FAA issued 30 more commercial exemptions, bringing the total to 99. That number... read more

Exelis Launches Surveillance Tool for UAV Operators

April 24, 2015By

Exelis has launched its first airspace situational awareness tool designed specifically for unmanned aerial system (UAS) operations in the United States. Symphony RangeVue puts real-time Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) surveillance data, flexible background maps and weather information in the hands of UAS operators and test range personnel. The system provides significant improvements to the safety and efficiency of UAS operations,... read more

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Furuno Receiver Adopted for Use in Parrot Bebop Drone

April 17, 2015By
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Furuno Electric Co.’s latest multi-GNSS receiver module, GN-87, has been adopted for the new quadcopter Bebop Drone, made by Parrot SA. Parrot develops advanced technology wireless products. The GN-87 can receive GPS, GLONASS, SBAS, and QZSS concurrently, which significantly improves positioning success rate and robustness against interferences by using different frequency bands, Furuno said. Parrot Bebop Drone, equipped with a 14-megapixel fisheye lens camera, takes video... read more

AUVSI Unmanned Systems Offers Demonstrations, Exhibits

April 15, 2015By

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) will host Unmanned Systems 2015, which will run from May 4-7 at the Georgia World Congress Center Atlanta. With 8,000 attendees from around the world, Unmanned Systems 2015 is the largest expo and trade show in the industry, according to AUVSI. The event will include three days of interactive exhibits and exciting... read more

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SBG Systems Selects Septentrio AsteRx4 for Apogee Series

April 15, 2015By

SBG Systems, a manufacturer of inertial navigation systems (INS), has selected the Septentrio AsteRx4 OEM GNSS receiver to equip its Apogee product line. The announcement was made during Ocean Business 2015, held April 14-16 in Southampton, England. “We are delighted that SBG Systems — a respected specialist in designing INS/GNSS — endorses our newly released GNSS receiver for its performance,” said, Laurent Le... read more

DARPA Ocean Drone Would Lift ‘Upward Falling Payloads’

April 10, 2015By
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DARPA is looking for technology communities that can team to provide expertise and innovation for small sensors, expendable and small unmanned systems, and distributed communications and navigation technology. read more

DJI Unveils Phantom 3 UAV with Indoor Positioning

April 9, 2015By
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DJI has launched a new drone in its Phantom series. The Phantom 3 comes in two variations, Professional and Advanced, both of which provide greater control and creative options than the popular Phantom 2. On April 8, DJI held three simultaneous events in London, Munich, and New York to mark the release of the Phantom 3. Both Phantom 3 versions feature the strongest professional... read more

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