Planning for and Enabling a Global UTM System

At Commercial UAV Expo Europe, a number of important topics like the Lessons Learned from Inspecting More than 1000 Bridges as well as What’s Ahead for Surveying & Mapping were explored in detail, but it was the session focused on the Global UTM and U-Space that particularly caught our eye. While the logistics around how…

Municipal Airport Tests New Technology to Advance BVLOS Operations

The efforts of government agencies and the drone industry to advance the cause of UAV flights beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) continue with vigor. Recently, the Springfield–Beckley Municipal Airport, a joint use civil-military airport located five miles south of the central business district of Springfield, Ohio, announced that it would be partnering with the…

Lockheed Martin Performs BVLOS Inspection Flights in Canada

Lockheed Martin and Canadian UAVs teamed up to showcase how beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) flights can help various operations by performing multiple BVLOS inspection flights with the Indago 2 drone at the UAV testing facility in Foremost, Alberta, Canada. Equipped with a camera that can capture high-resolution images and video with 30x optical and enhanced…

What Does “Actionable Information” Really Mean?

Within any new industry, there can be tendency to use buzz words to give validity to a new approach. As an analyst, you get used to ingesting large amounts of industry communications. Admittedly, you also begin to overlook terms that are used time and time again. To let you in on a small secret, within…

The PENSAR from Aerialtronics is Released at Commercial UAV Expo Europe

At Commercial UAV Expo Europe, Aerialtronics released a fully integrated computer vision platform with deep learning capabilities. PENSAR is a stand-alone twin sensor platform that utilizes the GPU-accelerated computing power to enable real-time video processing and immediate augmented insights. The product is the first to integrate the new and powerful FLIR Boson thermal IR camera…