Articles in the UAV Category

Dec 2021 | No Comment

Ministry of Civil Aviation releases India’s airspace map for drone operations
The drone airspace map comes as a followthrough of the liberalized Drone Rules, 2021 released by the Central Government on 25 August 2021, the PLI scheme for drones released on 15 September 2021 and the Geospatial Data Guidelines issued on 15 Feb 2021. All …

Oct 2021 | No Comment

Trial run of delivering vaccines by drones
The Telangana government in India holds a trial run of delivering medicines and vaccines using drones. It is a part of state government’s ambitious ‘Medicine From The Sky’ project. On the first two days, the drones will be flying in the visual line of sight – between 500 and …

Oct 2021 | No Comment

DroneShield releases CompassOne
DroneShield Ltd. has released CompassOne, a self-contained navigation solution for fixed site, vehicle and marine applications. The device provides real-time militarygrade location, orientation and direction sensing for deployed static and on-thego assets. The device can be used both in counter UAS systems and general situations requiring satellite navigation. CompassOne can operate stand alone …

Sep 2021 | No Comment

UAV LiDAR to inform carbon emission reduction policy making
A specialist team at the University of Wiconscin-Madison (UW-Madison) used the Routescene UAV LiDAR system to detect and visualize forests in Northern Wisconsin, USA as part of the CHEESEHEAD project. The objective of this wider project is to improve weather forecasting by understanding further how vegetation and …

Aug 2021 | No Comment

ICAO Council makes progress on new RPAS standards
During its ongoing 222nd Session, the ICAO Council has adopted new and amended Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) driving important progress on the international safety and interoperability of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS).
The new provisions will become effective on 12 July 2021, and applicable as of 26 November …

Aug 2021 | No Comment

NHAI makes drone survey mandatory for all national highways projects
In order to enhance transparency, uniformity and leverage latest technology, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), under Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has made mandatory use of drones for monthly video recording of National Highway projects during all stages of development, construction, operation and …

Jul 2021 | No Comment

‘Giant Step for Urban Drone Environments’
The Hera Drone Hub has announced Altitude Angel, UTM (unifi ed traffic management, or U-Space) technology provider, is to provide UTM through its GuardianUTM Enterprise platform to the world’s first urban test centre in a CTR.
Spanish city of Zaragoza have become the first European city to authorise drone …

Jun 2021 | No Comment

S Korea develops autonomous UAV navigation technology
Agency for Defense Development (ADD) controlled by the Defense Ministry, South Korea, through a four-year project, has developed an autonomous navigation technology for drones. The technology allows UAVs to autonomously set an optimized and safe path to their destination. It uses a sensor to collect external information and …

Apr 2021 | No Comment

India notifies Unmanned Aircraft System Rules, 2021
The Indian Government on 14 March notified the Unmanned Aircraft System Rules, 2021. These rules will apply to Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) registered in India, wherever they may be or possessing or engaged in exporting, importing manufacturing, trading, leasing, operating, transferring or maintaining an Unmanned Aircraft System in …

Jan 2021 | No Comment

GNSS-inertial package for delivery robots and drones
Parker LORD Microstrain Sensing debuted its new all-in-one navigation system this month, which includes onboard RTK and built-in dual antenna GNSS receivers. The advanced inertial navigation system includes: the 3DMGQ7-GNSS/INS, which can achieve centimeter-level position accuracy when paired with the company’s 3DMRTK modem and SensorCloud RTK corrections service. …