Dayton, Ohio-based Woolpert, a geospatial, architecture and infrastructure firm, has conducted an unmanned aerial system (UAS) joint test flight at Wilmington Air Park with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Mobile District.
Woolpert says the test was conducted to determine the viability of using Woolpert's Altavian Nova Block III UAS accompanied by a metric camera system for upcoming USACE Mobile District mapping projects. The UAS was flown by Sinclair Community College's pilot-in-command.
Through its partnership with Sinclair Community College, Woolpert reports that it was able to conduct the test flight using Sinclair's certificate of authorization granted by the Federal Aviation Administration.
According to Woolpert, the USACE Mobile District has partnered with Woolpert to use the larger UAS because it is more stable and, accompanied with the metric camera system, allows for repeatable, calibrated performance, which results in high-resolution data and more accurate imagery.
The USACE Mobile District will continue to work with Woolpert to further develop operational concepts for upcoming UAS data collection efforts, the company notes.