DroneRanger's Blog (7)

Antenna Tracking - Initial Testing

I know that antenna tracking is nothing new, but I had to share my excitement in getting mine built and working!  My inner-nerd celebrated at the sound of the servo motors coming to life for the first time and I have been trying to perfect the pointing ever since.

My basic approach was to designate a position in the software…


Added by DroneRanger on September 25, 2016 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

Drone Formation Flying - 3 Drones

I wanted to try and build on a previous formation flying experiment where 2 drones were used (see more about that HERE) by adding one additional vehicle into the mix, making the formation a bit more complex, and attaching some cool LED…


Added by DroneRanger on September 9, 2016 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

NDVI Capture & Processing - How Did You Do That?!

I wanted to share my experience with capturing and processing NDVI imagery for agricultural health indexing.  A preview of the end result:

First let me list some of the hardware being used so you don't have to scroll through this post to find it all!…


Added by DroneRanger on June 17, 2016 at 2:06pm — 6 Comments

Drone Formation Flying.... Just Push Play!

I finally put some time and effort into an integration between Dronekit Python and the Systems Tool Kit (STK) software this past weekend.  My goal was to be able to plan a flight inside of STK, connect to my drone(s), and basically just press play to animate the scenario and see it play out in the sky above me!

The short of the…


Added by DroneRanger on June 15, 2016 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

Drone Post Flight - from your web browser!

This is a web-based application that allows you to upload your flight .log file and review the flight in 3D directly in your web browser!  Feel free to register and start uploading and exploring your flights!



Added by DroneRanger on April 27, 2016 at 12:37pm — 10 Comments

9 Drone Formation Test

This was a simple test to autonomously launch and coordinate a 9-Drone formation and return. This was planned and coordinated with Systems Tool Kit (STK). You can see some footage and some of the STK visualization and analysis in the video. Plans for some more demonstrations and tests to follow!

Added by DroneRanger on February 20, 2016 at 11:06am — 6 Comments

Post Flight Log File Web Application


This is a latest attempt at integrating some post flight capability into 3D.  This runs natively in a web browser (no plugin/download/etc.).  Browse to your log files and optionally point to a video file to have synced with your flight's playback.

Let me…


Added by DroneRanger on December 17, 2015 at 2:53pm — 9 Comments

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