Imaging & Sensors

Bodkin Design Nets USDA Funding for UAV Sensor

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 02, 2016

Massachusetts-based Bodkin Design & Engineering LLC has received $100,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the development of a compact hyperspectral imager for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) platforms. The company says the UAV camera will monitor [Read More]

UAS Inspects, Creates 3D Model of the Largest Mosque in Turkey

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 08, 2014

Aibotix, a German developer and manufacturer of multicopters for applications in the industrial sector, has teamed up with several companies to inspect what it says is the largest mosque in Turkey. Along with SISTEM A.S. (a Turkish distributor of Leica [Read More]

ING Robotic Aviation Goes with Photogrammetry Software from SimActive

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 25, 2014

ING Robotic Aviation, a Canadian provider of robotic aircraft solutions, has elected to use the Correlator3D from SimActive, a developer of photogrammetry software. Along with using SimActive's software for internal post-processing requirements, ING Robotic Aviation is recommending it as the [Read More]

Parrot Invests in MicaSense Drone-Based Sensing Solutions

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 24, 2014

MicaSense, a developer of technologies that enhance the capabilities of robotic platforms, has raised $2 million in Series A funding from Paris-headquartered Parrot. MicaSense, which operates from Seattle and Simi Valley, Calif., says it delivers a fully integrated hardware solution [Read More]

Pix4D Creates Mapping App for DJI Phantom Users

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 18, 2014

Making use of DJI's new software development kit (SDK), Switzerland-based Pix4D has developed what it calls the first mapping app to turn drones into an autonomous mapping and measuring tool to create 2D maps and 3D models. The company says [Read More]

Trimble Rolls Out Enhancements for Aerial Imaging Solution

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 03, 2014

Trimble, a technology company focused on applications requiring position or location, has added enhancements to its Trimble Access Aerial Imaging 2.0 application to make for faster planning and greater performance of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flights. Part of the Trimble [Read More]

Hawaii Researchers Map Active Lava Flow for Emergency Responders

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 31, 2014

Researchers from the University of Hawaii at Hilo (UH Hilo) have used an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to successfully map the active flow front of the Kilauea lava flow on Hawaii Island. On Oct. 22, in a collaborative partnership with [Read More]

AutonomouStuff Becomes Distributor of YellowScan LIDAR

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 30, 2014

AutonomouStuff, a Morton, Ill.-headquartered provider of components and services for autonomous systems, has entered into a sales, distribution and support contract with YellowScan L'Avion Jaune. The partnership allows AutonomouStuff to provide its customers with the YellowScan unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) [Read More]

PrecisionHawk, Benson Hill Biosystems Team Up for Crop Analysis

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 30, 2014

Agricultural biotechnology company Benson Hill Biosystems, The Photosynthesis Company, is partnering with PrecisionHawk to apply aerial imaging for the analysis of crop photosynthesis in the field and prediction of crop performance and yield. ‘Increased crop yield is the most important [Read More]

Headwall Photonics and Leica Geosystems Enter New Partnership

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 30, 2014

Leica Geosystems and Headwall Photonics have established a partnership agreement whereby Leica Geosystems will resell and integrate Headwall's line of hyperspectral imaging sensors into its airborne product portfolio. This will include Headwall's new Nano-Hyperspec sensor for small, lightweight unmanned aerial [Read More]