Category Archives: Drones

Non-Profit Supports UAS Public Safety Through Outreach

In the commercial drone world, one of the biggest risks to developing commercial UAS programs is public approval of drones. Ensuring successful relationships is something the Airborne International Response Team (AIRT) excels at. The 501(c) non-profit organization is home to … Continue reading

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Planting Trees is not the Solution to Climate Change

This morning, I spoke to Pachama’s co-founder and CEO, Diego Saez Gil–a graduate of the Y combinator who brings machine learning to the complex tree planting business. Pachama ensures in brief that the planting comes to action when an organization … Continue reading

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Remote ID Proposed Rule Making is “Deeply Flawed”

In an article published by DJI today, the manufacturer’s VP of Policy and Legal Affairs, Brendan Schulman, has come out strongly against the FAA’s NPRM on Remote ID, calling it “deeply flawed” and “a complex, expensive, and intrusive system that … Continue reading

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Remote Identification Rule Proposed by FAA

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced a proposed rule for remote identification. That would continue the safe integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly called drones, into the nation’s airspace by requiring them to be … Continue reading

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Checklists are Key to Safety of Drone Operations

Standard aviation practices are based on one key principle: people are flawed. A lot can go wrong due to human error. Faulty memory, unreliable senses, or a momentary lapse of attention can spell disaster in traditional aviation. That’s why checklists … Continue reading

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LAANC Goes Live at EWR, BWI, IAD, and HOU

The FAA’s LAANC (low altitude authorization and notification capability) is officially live at four new major U.S. airports. This facilitates UAS flights in restricted, airport airspace. It is being implemented through the FAA UAS Data Exchange, an innovative, collaborative approach … Continue reading

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UAS Technology Being Evaluated by Transportation Agencies

Hazardous and tough-to-reach areas create difficulties for geotechnical experts assessing locations along our nation’s roadways. Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) offer a potential solution to these challenges. Many States are evaluating UAS technology to see how it can make project development … Continue reading

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Unmanned Vehicle Systems for Geomatics

I have had the opportunity to review an excellent scholarly reference entitled, “Unmanned Vehicle Systems for Geomatics – Towards Robotic Mapping.” The text was edited by Costas Armenakis and Petros Patias. Costas is an Associate Professor of Geomatics Engineering at … Continue reading

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The Internet of the Built Environment

One of the key drivers, along with mobility, on demand services, 5G and more, of the digital transformation of society is IoT – the Internet of Things. The plan for IoT is to have a sensor on everything, from bridges … Continue reading

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A Detailed Evaluation of Uncrewed UAS Lidar

Uncrewed aircraft systems (UASs) with integrated light detection and ranging (lidar) technology are becoming an increasingly popular and efficient remote sensing method for mapping. Due to its quick deployment and comparatively inexpensive cost, uncrewed laser scanning (ULS) can be a … Continue reading

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