October 2019 Blog Posts (10)

Sensors for Attitude Estimation

Hello UAV enthusiasts,

I recently created a slide deck on the topic of sensors for attitude estimation (i.e. gyroscopes, accelerometers and magnetometers). In these slides, I review

  1. Installation considerations,
  2. Stochastic models,
  3. Bias characterization,
  4. Sensor calibration, and
  5. Conceptual…
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Added by Matthew Silic on October 18, 2019 at 9:20pm — 8 Comments

XAG Drone Fleets Take Off for Large-scale Cotton Defoliation Operation in Xinjiang

XAG Drone Spraying Cotton Defoliate in Xinjiang

XAG Drone Spraying Cotton Defoliate in Xinjiang

As a global leading agriculture technology company, XAG has initiated its Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) spraying operation  “Take Off for Harvest Time” for the third…

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Added by viya on October 16, 2019 at 12:00am — No Comments

improved inference speed on rpi3 using Intel's NCS1

By using Intels OpenVINO and neural computing stick (NCS1) the inference speed of my neural network is increased from 5 frames per second (fps) to 20 using a RPI3. This enabled a far better obstacle avoidance performance of my drone. More info at https://github.com/avncalst/drone_cnn.

Added by andre van calster on October 13, 2019 at 4:52am — 4 Comments

First BVLOS cargo drone deliveries in Nepal (150+ flights)

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Added by Patrick Meier on October 11, 2019 at 7:18am — No Comments

Your In-Flight Wireless Charging Solution for Drones

The future is coming! Now drones can be charged in-flight in 6 minutes!

See the post on Global Energy Transmission site:…

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Added by Dmitry Skotnikov on October 10, 2019 at 8:15am — 2 Comments


3D Robotics
Evolution of solar-powered drones

From Hackaday:

Many of us have projects that end up spanning multiple years and multiple iterations, and gets revisited every time inspiration strikes and you’ve forgotten just how much work and frustration the previous…

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Added by Chris Anderson on October 9, 2019 at 11:58am — No Comments

XAG joins Bayer on drone-based horticultural crop solution demo

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Bayer and XAG has recently collaborated in Hangzhou, China to host a crop dusting drone demonstration on citrus trees.

Justin Gong, Co-founder and…

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Added by viya on October 8, 2019 at 11:44pm — No Comments

JetQuad Test Flight 2 Success

Added by FusionFlight on October 6, 2019 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Thinking about designing multirotors to optimizing flight time

Designing electric multicopters for a specific flight time is a complex multidisciplinary optimization problem. This short blog post is some of my thoughts on how to think about this problem. Obviously, there so many different ways of doing this and welcome suggestions and other constructive…

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Added by Echo G on October 2, 2019 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

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