UAV Equipment & Systems – Page 4

Pix4D Rolls out New Features on Drone Mapping Software

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 01, 2017

Pix4D has added new supported devices, flight missions and mission settings to its mobile flight planning app, Pix4Dcapture, used for aerial drone mapping. Now compatible with the app are Parrot’s Skycontroller and the DJI Mavic Pro drone (which was introduced [Read More]

uAvionix Developing Dime-Size ADS-B Receiver for UAS

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 30, 2017

Palo Alto, Calif.-based uAvionix Corp. has developed and tested a dime-size automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) receiver for consumer unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Weighing less than 1 gram, the prototype module for drones with transmission power between 0.01 W to 0.25 [Read More]

Detect-and-Avoid UAS System Successfully Trialed Beyond Line of Sight

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 27, 2017

Oklahoma City-based Vigilant Aerospace has completed beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) flight testing of its new FlightHorizon detect-and-avoid (DAA) system for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The tests took place at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif. The flights tested the [Read More]

Sentera Brings NDVI Toolbox to Drone Precision Ag Software

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 26, 2017

Minneapolis-based drone software company Sentera has released its NDVI Toolbox for AgVault – a set of tools for customizable normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) data in order to give growers and agronomists more insight into field and crop health. The [Read More]

Dedrone’s DroneTracker Deployed at World Economic Forum

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 24, 2017

Dedrone recently deployed its drone-defense technology at the 47th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. From Jan. 17-20, police in the canton of Graubünden, where the forum was held, used Dedrone’s DroneTracker system to monitor critical [Read More]

Selfie Dronie App Developer Closes $14M Funding Round

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 19, 2017

Neurala, a Boston-based software company that focuses on making robots, drones, consumer electronics, toys and smart devices more intelligent, has closed $14 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Pelion Venture Partners and included participation from Sherpa [Read More]

Texas Instruments Develops Tech to Extend UAS Battery Life, Flight Time

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 18, 2017

Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced two circuit-based subsystem reference designs that the company says will help consumer unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) manufacturers add flight time and extend battery life. TI says its 2S1P battery management system (BMS) reference design transforms [Read More]

Drone-Detection Developer Secures Another Big Investment

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 11, 2017

Dedrone, developer of the DroneTracker, a platform for the detection of civilian unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), has secured a seven-figure investment from Silicon Valley investors. Investing in the San Francisco-based start-up are Dominic Orr, CEO of Aruba Networks; Selina Lo, [Read More]

New Tool Allows Farmers to Live-Stream NDVI Drone Video to Phone

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 10, 2017

Sentera has announced the upcoming release of LiveNDVI video: live-streamed normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) video via the company’s Double 4K sensor for drones. According to Sentera, the technology will offer agronomists a fast way to make decisions and specify [Read More]

FLIR Rolls out New Thermal Imaging Cameras for UAS

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 04, 2017

FLIR Systems Inc. has launched five new thermal imaging cameras, including two dual-sensor cameras specifically for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The FLIR Duo, priced at $999.99, is a multi-sensor drone camera that features FLIR’s Lepton thermal microcamera core, a high-definition [Read More]