Hello everyone! In 2014 we released the 3D FPV camera The BlackBird and then I published my …Continue
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Bring it. To Life. All new website is live now at www.ascentaerosystems.com. Follow us on Twitter at AscentUAS for more details on the Kickstarter campaign coming in May.
I put together a little geolocation simulation. This one is really simple but its simple to illustrate basic concepts and the biggest sources of error (other than GPS error) in geolocation. This simulation is setup to model an aircraft flying toward a specific target and continually tracking that target, building up an estimate of the target's position. Here is the simulation result for radial error vs slant range to target. Each line represents a different amount of…Continue
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In last months virtualrobotix lab work hard on a "secret alter ego project" our target was add low cost companion computer and add advanced functionality to our Flight Conrol and other mavlink compatible design .
From Ars Technica:
On the night of May 4, 2007, a tornado classified as a 5 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale reached the town of Greensburg, Kansas. Within 20 minutes, the storm ravaged 95 percent of the city’s…
As ever we will be live streaming on our YouTube channel if the web allows it. Things should kick off at 0900 Pacific (ish)(you know what we are like))…Continue
We here at NicaDrone are testing out a new vacuum polyurethane conformal coating application method that should provide excellent water resistance for the GNSS and the Electro permanent magnet.
Here is the test video for the GNSS, the EPM test will happen over the next few days.
All Zubax GNSS are shipping with the enhanced conformal coating as of…Continue
I’ve been experimenting with a small analysis package I originally called the SIXPack (Scientific X-Pander Pack). The idea is to have a module you can slap on to (almost) any drone. The module contains a microcontroller and storage device, and can house one or several sensors ie: gas, light, air sensors or…Continue
I've mentioned on a couple of posts over the last few months that we've been hard at work developing a fully integrated ground control station and gave it the first public airing at Skytech in London last week. It is built around the patented Wing control device to enable both manual piloting and mission planner…Continue
Construction drone company using Pixhawk-powered technology gets a nice write-up in…Continue
Ah, the idea of using a phone as an actual drone controller. We keep coming back to that one every year or so, dating all the way back to my first cellphone autopilot (using Windows CE!) in 2007, to the…Continue
I am happy to report that a proposed 'drone' ban was unanimously defeated after a strong…Continue
Just wanted to thank you for being active users and let you know what you can meet with us and see UgCS 2.4 preview at AUVSI Expo next week.
Please be welcome at our booth #3144
Here is the new member of our growing family of modules for our scalable ground control system. Sorry for the low quality photos, but we hardly ever have time to take decent pictures before the gear leaves the workshop. You can see the other modules at…Continue
We're launching our all-new website later this week!
In the meantime, here's a video of some of our weekend...
Perceptive Labs is now taking pre-orders for SHIFT, which uses computer vision to do optical tracking. It supports Pixhawk, the IRIS+ and the DJI Phantom.…Continue
Regardless of your views on Middle East conflict, everyone in this community should feel very proud after watching this video, showing APM-powered planes used for humanitarian aid. Mark Jacobsen at the Syria Airlift Project is inspiring, and I personally will be backing his work.
The power to…Continue
To make center of gravity (COG) 's tuning easier when attaching your battery on its ship, here is a quick and simple 3D printed sliding battery mount system.
Bottom plate is fixed to your plane (copter), battery is placed on the sliding tray. Sliding tray…Continue