All Blog Posts Tagged 'UAV' (310)

Iris+ Mapping Tutorial and Data Set

MultiSpek Data Processing Overview from MultiSpek on Vimeo.

UAV mapping is getting easier by the day.  From agriculture to mining and construction, companies are looking for real time mapping to increase…

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Added by MultiSpek on March 28, 2015 at 12:37pm — 5 Comments

UAV Challenge Medical Express rules have been released.



The UAV Challenge Medical Express rules have been released.

PDF here: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B5JgqjkRDqw8dTllN085ZTJyNjQ/edit

Site: …

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Added by JB on March 21, 2015 at 3:30am — 57 Comments

The Albatross UAV - Ready to Launch

First and foremost, we need to take a moment to acknowledge the fact that we are here because of you. Plain and simple. We love being a part of this community and have been working tirelessly to make the Albatross a reality for you.

Now that it’s almost there, we thought we would show everyone not…

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Added by Applied Aeronautics on March 14, 2015 at 12:30am — 89 Comments

Thumbs up! Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines opens its doors to Philippine UAV operators.

Was glad to be part of this meeting. And here's the write-up about the recent event from one of the attendees.

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(Pasay City, Philippines) - The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) recently opened its doors to a “UAV Industry Stakeholder” Conference with various…

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Added by Teejay on March 1, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

DAS LAB using 3D printer technology on making rapid UAV prototyping

                                                                                   

We started to make a lightweight, high performance, long endurance UAV airplane for multiple purposes. The features will be, live monitoring, 3D aerial mapping, thermal monitoring ect. To make an extra challenge for our self we planned to  make the air plane weight less than 1 kg and see how quickly we can make the plane.

3D print is that it allows us to print very…

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Added by DAS Lab on February 26, 2015 at 6:00am — 12 Comments

Nice article in Gizmag reporting on Krossblade's SkyProwler

In the news: Nice article in Gizmag reporting on Krossblade's SkyProwler VTOL transformer UAV.

Like a quadcopter, the SkyProwler has four horizontal propellers that allow it to perform vertical take-offs and landings, and to hover in mid-air. A closer look at the technology and specifications in the article. 

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Added by Katrina Rosen on February 19, 2015 at 8:30am — 16 Comments

HOW ACCURATE ARE YOUR MAPS AND MODELS?

Making maps with the help of small UAVs seems to be easy enough. However, when geometric accuracy is critical, how do you determine and state the estimated accuracy of your mapping product? One way is to establish a test bed with a redundancy of accurately surveyed check points which are used as…

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Added by Walter Volkmann on February 18, 2015 at 4:37pm — 12 Comments

Article on commercial application of civilian drones - Forbes article

Interesting article about commercial applications of drones, including impact of FAA regulations. Aerial photography currently the No 1 application of civilian drones. …

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Added by Katrina Rosen on February 2, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Photogrammetry by Habitat-Serea thanks to APM 2.6 and Pikhawk

Results photogrammetric flight fixed wing UAV and multicopter with APM2.6 And PIKHAWK Agisoft processed and later work with GIS.

Habitat team fixed wing, rotary wing, ground station, traker pach antenna for video and Moxon antenna for telemetry.…

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Added by Habitat Estudios Ambientales s.l on January 29, 2015 at 12:00pm — 7 Comments

Global UAV Market (2014-2020)

The global Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) market is valued at $6,762 million in 2014 and is expected to show a robust growth to reach $10,573 million in 2020, registering a CAGR of 7.73%, till 2020. The market is being driven by the rise in demand for non defense applications and the increased UAV functionality to perform complex operations which…

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Added by Steve Stark on January 29, 2015 at 5:21am — 5 Comments

The A to Z of UAVs

For the Full list visit: A to Z of…

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Added by UAV Vision on January 27, 2015 at 11:46pm — 3 Comments

Percepto - computer vision for drones

Hi,

 

My name is Raviv Raz and I am a co-founder of a really cool startup called Percepto. I really hope you will like it since it pretty much grew out of reading and following this community.

 

Percepto is an add-on device, some may call a companion computer, that is designed to give almost any UAV computer vision…

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Added by Raviv Raz on January 26, 2015 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

God is my Co-Pilot……or is it Drone Deploy?

Recently I was approached about one of my previous blog posts on Vineyard Surveys by a Drone Startup based in San Francisco, Drone Deploy. In my previous blogs I’ve stated the importance of a whole system approach to UAV work with a smooth end-to-end flow. It’s not about the drone, or how sexy it is. It’s using the…

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Added by Iain Butler on January 20, 2015 at 11:46pm — 3 Comments

PIXHAWK, QU4D X, BATELEUR, PHOTOSCAN, VIRTUAL SURVEY TOOLS

An example of the new geo-spatial products and virtual surveying and planning tools which we can bring to the farmer's kitchen table today - safely, harmlessly and economically, over and over again. All thanks to small UAVs - the new personal mapping systems. Thanks to the tremendous contributions from the DIY Drone community, small enterprises can now offer new cost saving…

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Added by Walter Volkmann on January 16, 2015 at 11:00am — 8 Comments

Council Investigating using Drones for Shark Patrol on Australia's famous Bondi Beach

My local community newspaper had this somewhat positive UAV story on the front page this week - I thought it to be very interesting from the operator side of things.

The full article can be read in the online edition here: …

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Added by Lachy Goshi on January 7, 2015 at 8:17pm — 10 Comments

UAV Top Ace Challenge at Drone-Pilot-Zone.com

Visit us at Drone-Pilot-Zone.com

Come check out our UAV Ace Challenges.  We have different categories for all different types of flyers.  In the…

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Added by Mitchell Valentine on January 1, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Coaxial without swash plate

I came across this interesting video:

As you can see in the video they have managed to control the coaxial design without using a swash plate and all the complicated mechanisms required for that. It looks like this is an excellent concept for very light weight systems. I do wonder how easy this can be scaled up into a device that can actually carry any…

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Added by Greg Nuspel on December 14, 2014 at 7:11am — 18 Comments

BreezeUAV : An open-source autopilot for UAV

Hi everyone,

I'm happy to share with you today BreezeUAV.



BreezeUAV is an autopilot running on Arduino Mega 2560 which allow the user to do some automatic missions or to fly in "semi-automatic" mode with a Joystick. In fact, instead of controlling the surface controls of the airplane, the joystick define the euler angles desired. Then the autopilot, using PID controllers, stabilize the UAV.



I first decide to implement the whole system on a Yak…

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Added by Adrien HADJ-SALAH on December 10, 2014 at 9:00am — 4 Comments


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Added by AKRCGUY on December 10, 2014 at 8:50am — 4 Comments

Introducing the Sky Observer (Skylark) UAV from ZETA

We received one of a few Sky Observer samples ZETA Science had available for testing a couple of weeks ago for evaluation before they go into production, assembled it and took it for a test flight.

The RTF model is very near completion with all electronics and cabling cleanly and…

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Added by Simon Wilks on December 9, 2014 at 2:34pm — 7 Comments

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