TAG: drone

Skyopener test highlights EGNSS benefits for drones

July 29, 2019By
EGNSS improves positioning integrity and accuracy for the Boreal drone. (Photo: GSA)

News from the European GNSS Agency The Skyopener project, co-financed by the European GNSS Agency (GSA), aims to pave the way toward increased use of remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) in civil applications. The project has tested the benefits of multi-frequency GNSS and EGNOS in RPAS, revealing gains in availability, accuracy and robustness. There is increasing demand to operate RPAS... read more

Raytheon, AirMap work on integrating drones into national airspace

July 3, 2019By
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Raytheon Company has signed a strategic agreement with AirMap, an airspace intelligence platform for drones, to collaborate on projects to safely integrate unmanned aerial systems (UAS) into the national airspace system. This will help unlock the positive economic and social benefits of expanded commercial drone operations, the companies said. Unmanned air traffic control advances will unlock safe, efficient and scalable... read more

Auterion showcases product portfolio at Xponential 2019

June 20, 2019By

Auterion, an open-source software company, showcased its product portfolio, which includes Enterprise PX4, at Xponential 2019. According to the company, Enterprise PX4 is a software that powers the drone, keeps it away from obstacles and collects the data you need. read more

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USGS, scientists test drone-based river analysis

June 4, 2019By
2019 Aquatic Airshow participants at Androscoggin River in Auburn, Maine, on May 1. (Photo: Mario Martin-Alciati, USGS)

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and independent scientists gathered in Auburn, Maine, to evaluate the use of sensor-mounted unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to gauge stream stage, velocity, bathymetry and discharge. The technology is being evaluated and modeled to determine whether it will support the fast, accurate and safe measurement of rivers, especially when they are flooded or contain floating trees,... read more

SPAR 3D Expo & Conference

May 21, 2019By
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SPAR 3D Expo & Conference, which will take place in collaboration with the AEC Next Technology Expo + Conference, is an international event for 3D technologies focused on 3D sensing, 3D processing and 3D visualization tools. 3D technology is revolutionizing the way work is done in virtually every industry from architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) to civil infrastructure to process,... read more

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Thermal drone designed for efficient solar farm inspections

May 15, 2019By
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The new senseFly Solar 360 UAV is designed to enable the automated and efficient inspection of solar farms. SenseFly has introduced its senseFly Solar 360. Created in collaboration with software company Raptor Maps, the offering is an efficient thermal drone solution that enables the automatic assessment of solar plant performance at a sub-module level, the companies said. Created by combining... read more

Raytheon system downs multiple drones in U.S. Air Force exercise

April 30, 2019By
Raytheon's high-energy laser (HEL). (iPhoto: Raytheon)

Raytheon Company’s advanced high-power microwave and mobile high-energy laser systems engaged and defeated multiple unmanned aerial system targets during a U.S. Air Force demonstration. The mature HPM and HEL technologies offer an affordable solution to the growing UAS threat, the company said. Raytheon made the announcement at AUVSI Xponential, which took place April 29-May 2 in Chicago. Raytheon’s mobile high... read more

How lidar boosts the value of mobile mapping

April 23, 2019By
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Velodyne presents business cases of lidar solutions in forestry, utilities and surveying at AUVSI’s Xponential. Frank Bertini, UAV and robotics business manager at Velodyne Lidar, delivered a featured presentation on the business cases for 3D lidar technology in mobile mapping applications at AUVSI Xponential 2019, which took place April 29-May 2 in Chicago. Bertini discussed revenue-generating strategies created by adding... read more

Virtual Surveyor adds functionality for larger drone survey projects

February 5, 2019By
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Virtual Surveyor drone surveying and mapping software has added new functionality that enables users to process larger projects without buying more powerful computers or cloud services, according to the company. This addition is one of several included in Virtual Surveyor 6.2. “Our objective with Version 6.2 is to make our users more productive while saving them money by eliminating the... read more

Datumate offers updated imagery software

November 5, 2018By
Datumate's DatuSurvey 5.5 software offers 2D vectorized measurements and 3D point clouds models. (Screenshot: Datumate)

Datumate, a photogrammetry solution and 3D mapping software developer, has released its updated DatuSurvey 5.5 software, which offers 2D vectorized measurements and 3D point cloud models. According to the company, with the updated software, users can now process thousands of images locally in an accelerated mode while maintaining survey-grade accuracy and professional engineering results. Organizations can also deploy Datumate’s solutions... read more