Velodyne, Airbus Among Companies Expanding into UAVs

by Megan Crouse Photo Credit: Airbus As the drone industry grows, more and larger companies are focusing efforts on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Velodyne says one of the driving forces behind their under-construction “megafactory” is an increased demand for LiDAR sensors in unmanned vehicles, and aircraft company Airbus announced the …

AeroVironment Begins Full Rate Production and Shipment of Mantis i45 EO/IR Gimbal Sensor Suite for Puma™ AE UAS

Available for military applications, Mantis i45 greatly enhances AeroVironment Puma™ AE small unmanned aircraft systems’ ISR capabilities Advanced sensors enable Mantis i45 operators to see better and farther, providing more actionable intelligence for better decision making In military operations, Mantis i45 increases the stand-off distance between the Puma AE and …

Robird And Integrated Drone Solutions Deployed At Major International Airport

A world-first: integration of drones within daily airport operations – Edmonton International Airport to incorporate Robird and integrated drone solutions – Clear Flight Solutions and AERIUM Analytics providing full-service drone package under Alberta Aerospace & Technology Center DALLAS, May 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Edmonton International Airport (“EIA”) will be the first …

Sentera Launches High-Precision Sensor Product Line

Precise NDVI and NDRE data capture in an ultra-compact package Today, Sentera announced new additions to its small, lightweight Single sensor product family. The new High-Precision NDVI Single and High-Precision NDRE Single utilize patent-pending technology to improve spectral band separation and generate more accurate vegetation index measurements. The High-Precision Single …

Rajant advances onboard intelligence for UAVs, opening up commercial opportunities for drone manufacturers

xCraft Showcases InstaMesh® Enabled x2i Hybrid VTOL Drone at AUVSI XPONENTIAL in Dallas PHILADELPHIA – May 9, 2017 – Rajant announced today advancements in its Kinetic Mesh® Wireless Network technology that will power in-air mesh networks, enabling drone manufacturers to strengthen drone-to-drone and drone-to-ground communications. Kinetic Mesh delivers communication and …