Unmanned Experts Partners with Aeryon Labs in Select NASA UTM Test Flights

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Building on its strengths of innovation, collaboration and safety, Unmanned Experts partners with Aeryon Labs Inc., the NASA Ames Research Center and other industry stakeholders in the development and testing of an Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM) System. The UTM System, being developed under a NASA partnership program, would enable safe and efficient low-altitude…

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide to offer free online UAS course for new users

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Key concepts related to unmanned aerospace systems (UAS) / recreational drones will be covered during a free online course being offered by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide in January. The massive open online course (MOOC), “Unmanned Aerospace Systems (UAS) – Key Concepts for New Users,” runs from Jan. 11 to 24. Registration opens Dec. 8.…

Drone Maintenance On Wind Turbines Will Be A $6 Billion Industry Within 9 Years: Report

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The next time drivers see the massive wind turbines on the side of the highway used to generate electrical power, they may want to picture drones flying around them. That will be happening soon, according to a new report from market research firm Navigant Research, a Colorado-based consultancy studying emerging technologies that predicts turbine maintenance…

Feaster Five drone crash under investigation

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By Gabriella Cruz [email protected] ANDOVER — As nearly 10,000 runners took to the streets of Andover for the 28th annual Feaster Five Thanksgiving Day Race, the competition’s only airborne spectator didn’t quite make it to the finish line. For the last two years, aerial footage of the Feaster Five has been captured by a drone…

Drone technology still second best to traditional pasture monitoring methods

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By Bridget Fitzgerald A new study has found drones still have a way to go before they replace traditional pasture monitoring methods. University of Western Australia honours graduate Matthew Rowbottom found that the common rising plate meter (RPM) method of measuring pasture was significantly more accurate than using drones. The Western Dairy-funded research project looked…

Auckland team wins NZ drone competition

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New Zealand’s screen and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industries stand to benefit from technology developed by VorTech, the winner of Callaghan Innovation’s inaugural C-PRIZE competition, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce said today. Launched in April, the first C-PRIZE competition aimed to boost New Zealand’s position as world-leader in the development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle…

SIRIUS PRO Surveying UAS

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MAVinci SIRIUS pro is a fully integrated orthofoto UAS, which delivers orthofotos and three-dimensional elevation models with a high absolute accuracy of 5 cm (depending on the GSD down to 2 cm) without using ground control points. The GSD of the single images ranges from 1.5 to 20 cm. Combining MAVinci‘s precision timing technology with…

Team UAV Saving The Mining Industry Thousands in GBP

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Team UAV  have completed a series of trials working hand in hand with Hanson Heidelberg and Midland Quarry Products developing a safe system of work to accurately quantify stockpiles using dedicated drones. We’re not talking about small stockpiles either – were talking about stockpiles in the 100,000 cubic metre range. The video at the bottom of this blog…

SmartC2 Releases CIO Guide for Building Drone Operations

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Washington, DC – SmartC2 has released this first of its kind whitepaper to support corporations that are adding drone capabilities into their existing business. Intended to frame the issues and multiple decision points involved, this guide, entitled “7 Key Considerations Before Taking your Drone Operation to the Sky,” helps executives define the questions that their…