Category Archives: Inspection

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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FAA 107 Commercial Drone License – A Primer

Drone ownership, which includes hobbyists and professional drone operators, has increased over the last few years. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the number of registered drones surpassed one million in 2018. Here’s a guide to getting your FAA … Continue reading

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ARE Corp. Granted Permission for UAS Flights Over People

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued ARE Corp. a Certificate of Waiver, allowing certified remote pilots to safely fly a parachute-equipped sUAS (small Unmanned Aircraft System) over people. ARE is one of nine organizations to be granted an operational … Continue reading

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Construction Firm Reducing Costs with Drones

Many unique challenges arise during the phases of construction and building projects. Even the most seasoned site and business managers of a construction firm can struggle to avoid delays and cost overages, while simultaneously improving operations. From DroneDeploy. Effective communication … Continue reading

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FHWA Supports DOT Drone Programs

UAS offer several transformative aspects for highway transportation, enhancing safety and productivity and reducing cost. The FHWA is supporting DOTs around the country with the introduction of drones for wide variety of applications. From the FHWA Every Day Counts program. … Continue reading

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Phoenix Can Wirelessly Power Your Lidar Sensor

Spark Connected’s new solution named Phoenix, is designed and engineered to wirelessly power LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) applications. DALLAS, Aug. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Spark Connected, a leading technology developer of advanced and innovative wireless power system solutions, today … Continue reading

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Norfolk Naval Shipyard Employs 3D Laser Scanning

Although they have only worked at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) for less than 10 months, two employees are already involved in the future of innovative technologies in America’s Shipyard. From an article in Naval Sea Systems Command. Code 268 Engineering … Continue reading

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Drones are Doing the Dirty Work and Reducing Accidents

Here’s a job any worker would be happy to pass off to drones: Imagine crawling down a ladder into the vast darkness of a 20-story-high storage tank filled with toxic chemical fumes to spend hours searching for corrosion. From an … Continue reading

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Indoor Mapping with Lidar to Support First Responders

Two projects are testing ways to use light detection and ranging (LiDAR) remote sensing for indoor mapping buildings to increase first responders’ safety and efficiency when they respond to emergencies. From an article in GCN by Stephanie Kanowitz Both efforts … Continue reading

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FAA Part 107 Waiver for Flights Over People Granted

Hensel Phelps has been issued a Certificate of Waiver from FAA Part 107 for flights over people by using drones with parachutes. From an article in Commercial UAV News. Whilee Part 107 has enabled organizations to create and scale drone … Continue reading

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