Tag: Surveying

FAA State-Wide BVLOS Waiver

FAA State-Wide BVLOS Waiver

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Drones are the N.C. Department of Transportation’s newest tool in maintaining the safety of the state’s bridges and other infrastructure. The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday approved a waiver that allows NCDOT to operate Unmanned Aircraft Systems beyond visual line of sight while conducting bridge inspections. This approval is part of North Carolina’s participation in ….  Read More

Army UAVs Avoid Powerlines

Army UAVs Avoid Powerlines

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At the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory, researchers have developed a novel sensor and software application to detect and avoid energized power lines in the vicinity of unmanned aerial system, or UAS. The goal is to provide autonomous systems sufficient time and distance to react, avoid wires and navigate follow-on maneuvers. Army ….  Read More

Mission Profile: 3D Mapping An Osprey Nest (On a Cell Tower!)

Mission Profile: 3D Mapping An Osprey Nest (On a Cell Tower!)

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Wildlife conservation is one use for small, civil uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS) that is seldom listed among the marquee applications for the technology, such orthomosaic mapping, industrial inspection, and emergency response, to name a few, yet it has the potential to make significant contributions to environmental preservation. That’s what I learned when June Stephens, an ….  Read More