TAG: unmanned aerial vehicle

FAA surveys commercial drone operators

June 29, 2018By
The Delair DT26X lidar drone combines lidar sensing with RGB camera data to enable highly accurate and high-resolution 3D representation and measurement over large areas with minimal flights and in challenging environments. (Photo: Delair)

If you’ve registered a commercial drone, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants to hear from you. On June 19, the FAA sent a questionnaire to everyone who has registered a commercial drone – more formally, an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) — for anything but recreational or hobby use. Most of these owners fly their drones for commercial purposes, but... read more

FAA: Drone sightings by air traffic controllers increasing

February 23, 2017By

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today released an updated list of pilot, air traffic controller, law enforcement and citizen reports of potential encounters with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The latest data cover February through September 2016. Reports of possible drone sightings to FAA air traffic facilities continued to increase during FY 2016. There were 1,274 such reports from February... read more

Arcturus VTOL UAS deployed with the Mexican Navy

May 2, 2016By

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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DJI launches company’s first agriculture drone

December 7, 2015By

Unmanned aerial vehicle maker DJI has launched of a smart, crop-spraying agricultural drone. The DJI Agras MG-1 is dustproof, water-resistant and made of anti-corrosive materials. It can be rinsed clean and folded up for easy transport and storage after use. The eight-rotor Agras can load more than 10 kilograms of liquid for crop-spraying and can cover between seven and 10 acres per hour.... read more

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INTERGEO 2015: senseFly eXom Drone Capable of Millimeter Accuracy

September 15, 2015By

senseFly has published a white paper, “Generating highly accurate 3D data using a senseFly eXom drone,” which presents the results of two photogrammetric land surveys of a construction site. The project was completed earlier in September using two senseFly eXom close mapping and inspection drones, and the announcement was made during INTERGEO, held Sept. 15–17 in Stuttgart, Germany. The results demonstrate... read more

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Aerial Photography, Surveying Top FAA-Approved Business Uses for UAS

September 10, 2015By

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) today released a report that finds more than 25 types of business operations have been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly unmanned aircraft systems commercially in the National Airspace System (NAS). According to the report, aerial photography received the most exemptions followed by real estate and aerial surveying. The... read more

SimActive Announces Correlator3D Version 6.2 for Photogrammetry

September 2, 2015By

SimActive Inc., a developer of photogrammetry software, announces Correlator3D version 6.2, featuring a new module for tie point editing during aerial triangulation. Users can visually inspect and edit any link, with the ability to add tie points as an alternative to projects with low overlap or poor image quality. Correlator3D 6.2 also introduces advanced volumetric measurement tools, NDVI maps, and... read more

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Phase One Offers iXU-R Cameras for UAVs

August 12, 2015By

Phase One Industrial, a manufacturer and provider of medium-format aerial digital photography equipment and software solutions, is offering the iXU-R camera series. Available in 80 MP, 60 MP and 60 MP achromatic versions, the cameras feature dedicated interchangeable 40 mm, 50 mm and 70 mm Phase One Rodenstock lenses equipped with central leaf shutters that can be quickly changed in the field, offering flexibility in aerial applications.... read more

Drone Drops Drugs into Prison Yard, Incites Fighting

August 5, 2015By

A drone flew over an Ohio prison and dropped a payload containing heroin, marijuana and tobacco last week, causing a fight to break out. Prison officers rushed into the north yard of Mansfield Correctional Institution in Mansfield after noticing 75 inmates gathering and fighting, according to an incident report from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction as reported by CNN.... read more

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RangeVideo Showcases RVJET UAV, 3D Goggles

June 1, 2015By

Geospatial Solutions’ and GPS World‘s Art Kalinski reports from eMerge Americas, held May 4-5 in Miami. RangeVideo displays its RVJET UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) with a very flexible platform and 3D operator viewing goggles. read more

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