IPP Insight with the Lee County Mosquito Control District

The Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP) is designed to help the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) create new regulations that will enable the safe and secure integration of drones into the national airspace system. Dan Elwell, Acting Administrator of the FAA, has previously talked about how the FAA wants to work with drone…

Using Drones to Monitor Volcano Activity and Save Lives

We’ve seen an incredible amount of new applications for small unmanned aerial vehicles (sUAV) over the past 24 months, and those range from drones that can plant trees by firing seeds into the ground to UAVs that can pick up and carry objects, but some of the most important innovations for the technology are happening…

5 Things I Discovered at Commercial UAV Expo Europe – Part II

Commercial UAV Expo Europe took place in Amsterdam this year, and it was an event that saw everything from insights about surveying & mapping challenges across the continent to innovative solutions like the hydrogen fuel cells for UAVs that BMPower is building. Before I went to the event, I published a blog that laid out…

Solving the Challenge of Multiple Drones and Hundreds of Batteries

We’ve discussed the difficulties related to the amount of time that a UAV can stay in the air, but these limitations are not stopping organizations of all sizes and types from utilizing drones to perform tasks in faster, cheaper and safer ways, or from quantifying what their ROI in the technology looks like. Doing so…

How Do You Digitize the World?

We’ve talked about what it can mean to utilize drone technology to perform a given task in a faster, cheaper or safer way, but doing so is almost always in the context of a digitization process that will ultimately enable better decision making. Many people have utilized drones to gather information that forms a critical…