AEE Introduces Mach 4 UAV

AEE Aviation Technology, a global leader in electric aviation and camera technology, has announced the introduction of the Mach 4, a multiple payload capable commercial UAV built to provide a best-in-class experience for professionals in law enforcement, search & rescue, inspection and surveying sectors, and more. Measuring a little over two feet in length, the AEE's Mach 4 is capable of travelling at a cruising speed of close to 30mph with a range of almost two miles and flight times up to 40 minutes in length. Its sophisticated Y-12 ground station hand controller is equipped with 1.4 gigahertz for flight control, offering... (read more)
2018-05-02 10:55:05

UAV Monitoring of Coastal Erosion

In this case study, QuestUAV describe the use of UAV photography and photogrammetry to measure long-term erosion of the coast of north-east England. The British Geological Survey states that across England and Wales 113,000 residential properties, 9000 commercial properties and 5000 hectares of agricultural land are within areas at risk from coastal erosion. Mitigating the effects of climate change requires coastal protection studies and coastal protection measures. As every planner knows however, this increases the burden of allocating ever reducing financial resources. Accurate evaluation of the change, gleaned from historical studies, combined with best practice from current studies and environmental... (read more)
2017-07-04 11:39:36

Commercial UAV Expo Europe 2017 Announces Programme

The programme for Commercial UAV Expo Europe, the trade fair and conference on the integration of drones for major industrial & commercial applications has been finalised. The inaugural edition of Commercial UAV Expo Europe will take place from 20-22 June 2017 at the SQUARE Brussels Exhibition Centre in Brussels, Belgium. Day 1 – 20 June The three-day conference and exhibition kicks off on 20 June with the introduction of the latest products by nearly two dozen best-in-class manufacturers including Aerialtronics, Virtual Surveyor NV and Pythagoras BVBA. See the full schedule here: http://www.expouav.com/europe/product-previews/. Day 2 – 21 June Lisa Murray, Director... (read more)
2017-05-25 10:34:19

Aberystwyth University Invests in UAV Lidar

The Earth Observation and Ecosystem Dynamics Group at Aberystwyth University has invested in a drone based Lidar and spectral imaging package in order to enhance their research across the globe. The bespoke unit, configured by COPTRZ, is expected to significantly enhance the university’s research into the monitoring of British forests, focusing primarily on the measurement of standing timber volumes, forest biomass and carbon content. After an in-depth consultation, COPTRZ were able to recommend their Volant UAV Lidar system which will enable survey grade point clouds to be captured using a sub 20Kg drone linked to spectral imaging data. The data... (read more)
2018-01-29 11:51:18

Covering all Sectors - Commercial UAV Show 2017

The Commercial UAV Show was held this year at the Excel in London and comprised a conference with around 60 speakers, seminars given by companies and an exhibition which attracted almost 100 exhibitors. The topics covered in the conference ranged from mapping to media. The main trends to emerge from the conference and the exhibition were the increasing maturity of the drone business, the wide range of applications, although with particular interest in a limited range, an increasing interest in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, and an all embracing interest in regulation. The drones themselves formed a large part... (read more)
2018-01-15 11:20:47

YellowScan Unveils UAV Lidar System Surveyor Ultra

YellowScan has introduced their new lidar system, the Surveyor Ultra, which integrates the Velodyne VLP-32C scanner & the Applanix APX-15 IMU. Thanks to its high-density (600,000 shots per second), the system is ideally suited for high speed UAVs & long-range needs (100m). Its light weight (1.7kg) makes it easy to mount on any drone, including VTOLs. The Surveyor Ultra also has a turn-key system fitted for under vegetation 3D modelling, and fast data processing. “The Surveyor Ultra shows great potential to safely and efficiently operate lidar on lightweight fixed wing UAVs.” said Tristan Allouis, PhD & YellowScan CTO. For more... (read more)
2018-02-09 01:44:18

Commercial UAV Expo Europe Announces Early Backers

Diversified Communications, the organizer of Commercial UAV Expo Europe, a new conference and exposition focused on drone integration for industrial use, have announced dozens of early supporters of the event, including individuals on the Advisory Board, supporting trade associations and sponsoring trade media. The inaugural edition will take place 20-22 June 2017 at the SQUARE Brussels Exhibition Centre in Brussels, Belgium. Diversified also organizes Commercial UAV Expo Americas, the leading North American event for the commercial UAV market, and publishes Commercial UAV News. Supporters include:   ADVISORY BOARD Sebastian Babiarz, Head of Drone Business, Advanced Mobile Network Solutions Nokia –... (read more)
2017-02-10 12:59:16

Aeroscout Introduces Scout B-330 UAV

Aeroscout, a long term partner of performance leading LiDAR manufacturer RIEGL, has unveiled the Scout B-330 UAV helicopter, which is built with a high payload capacity of up to 50 kg (110 lbs), a flight time of at least three hours and the capability of flying up to 3,000m above sea level in a typical mission scenario. This includes a full autonomous take-off sequence, a mission flight at variable speed, and a landing sequence. The UAV is specifically designed for LiDAR-based powerline mapping missions. It sets a new benchmark in the long endurance UAV class with its combination of flexibility,... (read more)
2017-05-26 12:59:14
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