TAG: UAV

Live from AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems 2015

May 5, 2015By
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The GPS World staff is reporting live from Unmanned Systems 2015, held May 4-7 in Atlanta. The event convenes the global community of commercial and defense leaders in intelligent robotics, drones and unmanned systems, hosted by AUVSI. Check back throughout the week for event updates, including news, photos, videos, tweets and more. NEWS Geodetics Teams with Velodyne for Real-Time Mobile Mapping Systems (5/7) Trimble’s... read more

Welcome to AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems 2015

May 5, 2015By

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s (AUVSI’s) Unmanned Systems 2015 show, held May 4-7 in Atlanta, convenes the global community of commercial and defense leaders in intelligent robotics, drones and unmanned systems. read more

Innovation: Robustness to Faults for a UAV

May 4, 2015By
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Integrated Navigation Systems Using Parallel Filtering
The authors look at the development of a robust navigation system employing a GNSS receiver, accelerometers, gyroscopes, magnetometers, an airspeed device and dead reckoning to supply a blended navigation solution to a flight control system on a small, unmanned aerial vehicle. read more

Jammer Hunting with a UAV

May 4, 2015By
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A fully autonomous, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)-based system for locating GPS jammers, currently under development, seeks to localize a jammer to within 30 meters in less than 15 minutes in an area comparable to that of an airport. Ultimately, the design team targets the ability to locate multiple, simultaneous jammers, and navigate in intermittent GPS and GPS-denied environments using a... read more

Geomatics USA’s GPS Technology Enables UAS Navigation

May 4, 2015By

At Unmanned Systems 2015, held May 4-7 in Atlanta, Geomatics USA’s Ahmed Mohamed showcases an unmanned aerial system (UAS) that used the company’s GPS technology to takeoff and land UAS quadcopters from its structure. Geomatics USA also offers its G-AT: Active Target for surveying and mapping. read more

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NovAtel Talks GPS Anti-Jam Technology for Use in UAVs

May 4, 2015By

NovAtel’s Peter Soar shares on the company’s GAJT (“Gadget”), a single unit GPS anti-jam antenna for use in UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles). GAJT nullifies jammers, ensuring satellite signals necessary to compute position and time are always available. GAJT may integrate into unmanned vehicle platforms or can be retrofitted with GPS receivers and vehicle navigation systems on military fleets. read more

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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