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by on January 9, 2019
VENUS OPTICS has added a new version to their LAOWA range of lenses: the 9mm f/2.8 DL Zero-D, which is currently the widest lens for the DJI X7 Drone Camera. Something that will make many pilots using the DJI X7 camera very, very happy. The Chinese company Venus Optics is relatively new to the lens market, but has repeatedly surprised shooters worldwide with innovative glass at reasonable price. Continue https://www.cinema5d.com/widest-lens-for-dji-x7-drone-camera/ ...
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by on January 3, 2019
FLIR recently introduced the FLIR Neutrino LC, a Neutrino midwave infrared (MWIR) camera core that can be used on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The small, lightweight camera is the company’s first High Operating Temperature (HOT) MWIR camera core and the first model in the SWaP+C (Size, Weight, Power, and Cost) series, according to a news release. As the lowest power consuming Neutrino model available, it can be integrated with smaller drones. The Neutrino LC MWIR is more powerful than ...
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by on January 2, 2019
Heliguy is now selling the state-of-the-art Viewpro range of optical-zoom gimbal cameras, which benefit from a mix of thermal, infrared, laser and night-vision technology and can be docked with the DJI Matrice drone series. Designed to enhance productivity and security across numerous sectors, the sensors can be a vital tool for the likes of police, military, search and rescue, object tracking and industry inspections, as well as day and night aerial surveillance. Continue https://www.hel...
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by on December 31, 2018
Marine scientists at Raytheon BBN Technologies Corp. in Cambridge, Mass., are investigating new ways of using sea life to detect and track potentially hostile manned submarines and unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) over vast areas of the world’s oceans. Officials of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., announced a potential $6.4 million contract to Raytheon BBN last month for the Persistent Aquatic Living Sensors Bio-Acoustic Sonar System (PALS) prog...
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by on November 8, 2018
Riegl now offers several new sensors and systems for airborne data gathering at various elevations. At Intergeo 2018, the company unveiled sensors designed for low-flight altitudes, such as with UAVs. Riegl also introduced sensors designed for medium-flight altitudes used in large UAS/UAV/RPAS with higher payload capacity or in manned helicopters, and scanners and systems for data acquisition at high flight altitudes using manned fixed-wing aircraft. Medium altitude. The Riegl VQ-480 II (M...
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by on October 26, 2018
Engineers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have created the world’s smallest optical gyroscope, a sensor that could be used in smartphones and drones. The tiny device, which is smaller than a grain of rice, determines its position in three-dimensional space using what’s known as the Sagnac Effect. Based on the principles of general relativity, the Sagnac Effect occurs when a beam of light is split and the two resulting beams travel in opposite directions in a circle, arrivi...
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by on August 31, 2018
The Federal Aviation Administration is celebrating the success of initial trials of drone delivery programs, with tests including ice cream delivery and feral hog traps. The trials were part of the FAA’s UAS Integration Pilot Program and carried out this month by ten companies selected to collaborate with the FAA and local governments to prove applications. Results will inform the development of new rules and standards for safe drone operations. Separate trials were conducted in North Caro...
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by on August 25, 2018
A Flying Smartbox From AT&T and Softbox Shows How IoT Can Help Safely Deliver Vital Medicines in Crises.. AT&T* is taking part in a proof of concept with Softbox to test connected medical payloads carried by drones. The goal? Successfully and safely deliver temperature-sensitive medicines using drones. An LTE-connected drone carrying Softbox’s thermal-insulated packaging system “Skypod,” which includes a smartbox powered by AT&T’s Internet of Things (IoT) technology, successfully complete...
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by on August 10, 2018
Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) has received approval from Transport Canada to start testing a heavy lifting drone in Canadian air space. On Aug. 3, the company announced Transport Canada has granted it a Special Flight Operations Certificate to test its Robin X1400 cargo delivery drone. The Robin is capable of carrying up to 25 pounds of payload for up to 60 kilometres. DDC said it would be outfitted with a “dual payload deployment system, which would allow both static and tethered cargo depl...
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by on August 9, 2018
arazero pyrotechnic parachute systems for DJI Matrice 200 and 600 can now be purchased through CR Kennedy under a new partnership. The SafeAir systems for DJI Matrice 200 and 600s monitor operational parameters while the drone is in flight, cutting power to the rotors and deploying a ballistic parachute system in the event of a critical failure — even featuring an audio buzzer to warn bystanders of the aircraft’s descent. In announcing the partnership, CR Kennedy’s Robert Kennedy said that...
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