Articles in the UAV Category

Oct 2023 | No Comment

Hydrogen fuel storage solution for UAVs
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) embarked on a year-long collaboration with Honeywell Aerospace in 2023 to prototype and support the commercialization of a novel cartridge-based hydrogen fuel storage solution for UAVs. The project, Fuel Additives for Solid Hydrogen (FLASH) …

Aug 2023 | No Comment

Drone security solutions for civil airports
Aircraft are designed to withstand the impact of a small number of small birds entering the engines or colliding with the fuselage or windows. However, the unauthorized launch of large birds or, even worse, metallic electronic drones near airports can cause serious …

Jul 2023 | No Comment

Airwayz Partnership with FlightOps
Airwayz announces a partnership with FlightOps. The integration between both the companies will allow drone operators to automate drone management and will be used for the first time during the second phase of the Israel National Drone Initiative (INDI2). This collaboration marks a significant step …

Apr 2023 | No Comment

Saildrone scales production of new mid-size USV
Saildrone announced recently the 33-foot (10 m) Voyager, which is specifically designed for nearshore ocean and lakebed mapping, and to meet the challenges of IUU (illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing), ISR (intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance), law enforcement and maritime safety, drug …

Mar 2023 | No Comment

NYPA receives FAA waiver for automated drone operations
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has received its first federal approval to fly unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or drones beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS) of the pilot in command. In a significant step forward, this Federal Aviation Administration …

Mar 2023 | No Comment

DroneDeploy support for DJI Mavic 3E
DroneDeploy Flight app now supports autonomous mapping missions on the new DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise (M3E), using the RC Pro Enterprise Smart Controller. This means that, for the first time, DroneDeploy can be installed directly on your smart controller. The Mavic 3 Enterprise’s high-resolution 20MP camera, support for network …

Feb 2023 | No Comment

Swift Tactical System to build a platform for UAVs and UAMs
Swift Engineering announced its Japanese Subsidiary, Swift Xi, signed an agreement with Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) in a project called “Digital Infrastructure Development Project for Digital Transformation of Industries: Research and development …

Dec 2022 | No Comment

Developing AI delivery drones
Drone Express has partnered with Microsoft to launch a new version of their DE-2020 drone using Artificial Intelligence (AI) for in-flight navigation systems. This creative collaboration will equip delivery drones with Microsoft Azure to host the AI solutions and use Azure Machine Learning to train machine learning models.
Providing foresters with digital …

Nov 2022 | No Comment

UAV Navigation defines operational envelope for VECTOR-600 autopilot
An independent study conducted by UAV Navigation has defined the operational envelope of the VECTOR-600 autopilot based on the Specific Operations Risk Assessment (SORA) methodology. The operational envelope defines the operational risk profile within which an aircraft can operate …

Nov 2022 | No Comment

The principal objective of this research is to investigate the applicability of UAV photogrammetry integrated with automatic feature extraction for cadastral mapping. We present here the concluding part of the paper. The first part was published in the October 22 issue

Oluibukun Gbenga Ajayi

Department of Land and Spatial Sciences, Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia

Emmanuel …