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Endangered Snow Leopards and their habitat are under threat, KwF to use drones to protect these elusive cats of the Himalayas

For more than a decade, Kashmir World Foundation (KwF) has been operating aircraft around the world protecting endangered cats, rhinos, sea turtles, and many other species. We integrate airframes with power and propulsion systems to carry sensors, high performance computers, and special components needed to perform our missions. Operating on battery or liquid fuel, our aircraft meet most of our mission needs.

But the mission that drove us to create KwF -- protecting snow leopards and other endangered species in the Himalayas -- eluded us with demands on flight performance that could not be met by any existing aircraft. To support this mission, the aircraft must operate at very high altitude while close to ground below and to the sides as they navigate through extremely rocky terrain while encountering high and highly variable winds with snow, ice, and freezing rai

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Introduction

It can be difficult to get useful data from a magnetometer. It can be especially difficult if the data is used to estimate the yaw attitude of the vehicle. For example, the sensor may indicate the proper direction for certain attitudes, but a wrong direction for other attitudes. Or, the yaw estimate may be accurate one day and off the next.

In order for magnetometer data to yield the yaw attitude of a vehicle, the magnetometer must measure the direction of the geomagnetic field (i.e. the Earth's magnetic field). The geomagnetic field points north (more or less) and has been used for navigation for hundreds of years. The challenge is that the geomagnetic field is relatively weak. It is common for the geomagnetic field to be distorted or obscured by extraneous magnetic sources in the vicinity of the magnetometer. The purpose of magnetometer calibration is to extract an observation of the geomagnetic field vector from the sensor’s output, which is corrupted by various errors. 

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Olá pessoal,

 

Estou em busca de pessoas interessadas em fazer parte de uma equipe de uma StartUp da área de drones recem aprovada em edital nacional no Brasil.

Estamos precisando de pessoas com conhecimento em desenvolvimento de hardware e software de drones ou conhecimentos em processamento de imagens.

Estamos na fase de prototipação de produtos e serviços. É necessário também conhecimento do idioma português, pois todo o processo de mentoria será realizado neste idioma.

Interessados entrar em contato comigo até o dia 03/04/21 por aqui ou pelo email mesquita.geison@gmail.com.

Obrigado!!!

 

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Hey guys,

 

I am looking for people interested in being part of a team of a Drone StartUp recently approved in national competition in Brazil.

We are looking for people with knowledge in the development of hardware and software for drones or knowledge in image processing.

We are in the prototyping phase of products and services. Knowledg

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DJI TELLO becomes smart

This video demonstrates face tracking using a DJI TELLO drone. By means of the Python DJITELLOPY SDK and the mobilenet ssd artificial intelligence neural network the drone is converted into a smart drone. Tensorflow Lite and Google's Coral usb accelerator enables real time inference.

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Pioneering scientists lead the research of marine mammals utilizing drones in the most epic ways.

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There are countless growing threats to whales and dolphins in the oceans, that range from pollution, ship strikes, entanglement in fishing gear, climate change among others. Many species remain critically endangered. Ocean Alliance is actively working with the daunting task of acquiring more and better data with the objective to protect and save these beautiful creatures. But collecting data of marine mammals is no easy task, it requires a permanent, consistent effort, the most resourceful brains and the best tools. Therefore, Ocean Alliance developed their Drones for Whale Research (DFWR) program, in which they have been actively utilizing drones in the most creative ways. Apart from using multirotor drones that actually fly a few meters above the whales getting right into their blow of misty exhales to collect biological information (SnotBot), they are also using fixed wing amphibious dro

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AMX UAV Officially Launch Vertic VTOL Drone

After 3 years development and test, AMX UAV officially launch Vertic, a quad tailsitter configuration VTOL drone specially designed for aerial mapping mission. Vertic is a drone with copter like (helicopter & multicopter) capability that can take-off on narrow area. After reach safe altitude, Vertic will transition to fixed-wing mode, ensure more flight efficient. Vertic will transition back to copter mode after the mission was finished and right above landing position. Vertic can be used for various application such as agriculture, plantation, urban planning, mining, forestry, and oil & gas.

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Vertic can fly fully autonomous, from take-off to landing, with preconfigured mission parameters. Vertic equipped with a failsafe system for safety, for example is quadchute system. This feature automatically change Vertic to copter mode if the flight controller detects anomaly on altitude loses. User with multicopter skills can manually control this drone easily since it’s similar with multicopter

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The threat from physical intrusion still remains one of the top concerns in both commercial and non-commercial contexts. According to a report from Markets and Markets, the video surveillance market, which includes both hardware and software, is presently at USD 45.5 billion and expected to reach USD 74.6 billion by 2025.

Over the years, there have been many advancements in optics and detection systems but limitations still exist in the conventional ways of using them. To overcome these limitations, security stakeholders are now incorporating drone technology in their operations.

In this blog, we will talk about drones and the FlytNow solution for perimeter security.

What is perimeter security?


automated perimeter security

Perimeter security is an active barrier or fortification around a defined area to prevent all forms of intrusion. Modern security systems are an amalgamation of sophisticated hardware and software that generally include cameras, motion sensors, electric fencing, high-intensity lights, and a command

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8665087083?profile=RESIZE_710xI am looking for a collaboration with a drone company to do a high altitude flight experience. We are starting a small company called Loweheiser, we are developing EFIs for small engines for UAVs. Right now we are developing a throttle body for an RCGF 15RE, and I also want to design one for the 10cc of this same brand. The 10cc is probably the smallest electronic fuel injection engine that has ever been made, At the moment the smallest engines we have worked on are the Saito FG-21 and the FG14, the FG14 has a 7mm throttle body!


Many clients ask me how high the EFI works. I tell them that the EFI can operate at any altitude that a fixed-wing UAV can reach. The absolute pressure sensor of the ECU can measure from 15 to 115 kPa, 15kPa are 60000m so it seems not a problem. We have tested at 2000m because it is the maximum we can reach in a few hours of travel, but I would like to test it in flight with higher altitude.
In my initial calculations I see that a normal plane could reach 10,000m

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I feel like this has been done many times before, including by the Skydio team when they are at MIT, but DARPA was impressed:

 

From JHU:

Johns Hopkins APL Helps DARPA OFFSET Program Take Flight

​In the video above, the APL team’s fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle launches in fierce winds from approximately 100 meters away from its target and successfully completes two passes through the crowded urban area while maintaining three meters of space from the target building.

Credit: Johns Hopkins APL


​In a second test, the team launched from 250 meters out, flying four times faster than the quadcopters, around a bigger building and under an overpass, autonomously and without crashing.

Credit: Johns Hopkins APL

With each second of the video that ticks away, the suspense builds. Joseph Moore launches a fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) into the air and it’s buffeted by the wind. Undeterred, the UAV goes about its task to navigate around buildings at high

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I am only aware of a few lipo battery connectors such as xt 60, xt 90 and xt 150 which can handle currents upto 60,90 and 150 amps respectively. Likewise are there any battery connectors to handle around 200 amps of current with 6s 30000mah Lipo…
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Holybro S500 Kit Information

Hi all. I’m new to the site and I’ve spent the last few months doing a lot of research on drones. During the pandemic, I purchased a DJI Phantom 4 and had fun learning to fly.I have a background in cyber security and Linux/software development.  I…

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Y3 vtol problem

Hi guys, i have this y3 setup vtol with tilting vectored 2 front motors, and 1 rear motor.At qstabilize mode, the rear motor wont spin until full throttle, did tried everything : changed esc, motor, esc calibration. If esc is connected to receiver…

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