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…

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…

If Data is the New Oil, What Role Will Drones Play in Refinement?

News like PrecisionMapper from PrecisionHawk being available for free dominated the headlines at AUVSI’s XPONENTIAL event this year, but a quote from one of the keynote presentations caught people’s attention in a different way. Intel CEO, Brian Krzanich, told the audience that “data is the new oil,” as he explained why data would fuel the…

Performing Mission Impossibles with Drones in Europe

In anticipation of Commercial UAV Europe, we’re exploring the kind of people, companies and technologies that will be highlighted at the event. A-techSYN takes a prominent spot on this list, since they’re on-pace to become a critical resource for anyone who has a UAV project or has R&D/applications/development needs. The name A-techSYN stands for “Advanced…

Climate Change Debate Being Shaped with Info Gathered by Drones

Arguments about what is or isn’t happening with climate change continue to rage, and that’s why it’s more important than ever for people on both sides of the issue to have the facts. Drones are being deployed and counted on in extreme polar environments to gather those facts. UAVs are being used by research teams…