Posts by Jordy Neuray

Apr 18, 2019

Drone footage shows horrible damage to Notre Dame

As we all know, the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris suffered unfortunate fire damage on Monday. More than €700 million has already been pledged by billionaire donors to rebuild the historic and iconic landmark. French president Macron has pledged to rebuild the cathedral within five years.

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Apr 9, 2019

Fly like Iron Man with RYZE Tech's latest drone

Drone enthusiasts who consider themselves (die-hard) Marvel fans will rejoice at the news of the release of a new version of the popular Tello drone, manufactured by RYZE Tech. In collaboration with Marvel and Disney, RYZE Tech announced the Tello Iron Man Edition, which is available for sale in North America and Europe. The drone is an excellent choice if you want to learn how to fly a drone and if you're just starting out (and/or you could try drone simulators, of course.)

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Apr 2, 2019

PODIUM announces U-space visitor events

Over the coming months, the SESAR Horizon 2020 PODIUM project will perform demonstrations of U-space services and technologies at five locations.

Those locations are the Drones Paris Region cluster (Bretigny, France), the Netherland RPAS Test Centre (Markenesse, The Netherlands), Groningen Airport (Eelde, The Netherlands), Hans Christian Andersen Airport (Odense, Denmark) and Rodez-Aveyron Airport (France). The demonstrations will take place until end June 2019.

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Apr 1, 2019

Unifly accelerates growth with Danish subsidiary: Unifly ApS

Unifly is proud to announce its expansion through the establishment of its subsidiary Unifly ApS, which is located in Copenhagen, Denmark. The firm welcomes two new employees; Peter Byrn and Tobias Lundby. This expansion allows for more intense support of the Scandinavia and Baltics region.

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Mar 26, 2019

3 technologies that could transform the drone industry

The drone industry is still growing by the day and still has a lot of untapped potential. But on the other hand, some of the most ambitious projects have been a bit slower to get off the ground than expected.

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May 8, 2018

Solar-powered drone that can fly for up to a year

BAE Systems and Prismatic, two British aerospace firms, are developing a drone supposedly capable of remaining in the sky for an entire year at high altitudes. The drone could be described as a High Altitude, Long Endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

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Apr 18, 2018

Airbus using drones to visually inspect aircraft

Airbus has recently demonstrated the first ever automated drone-based, innovative aircraft maintenance tool at the MRO Americas exposition in Florida. The exposition is a gathering of aviation maintenance professionals from around the world. Airbus’ Advanced Inspection Drone is to be operated inside a hangar, capable of accelerating and facilitating visual checks, considerably reducing aircraft downtime and increasing the quality of inspection reports.

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Apr 17, 2018

Your opinion matters in drone integration: CORUS questionnaire

The drone industry is growing at a rapid pace, which means the safe integration of drones into airspace is of the utmost importance. Therefore SESAR, the mechanism which coordinates and concentrates all EU R&D activities in ATM, is making an effort to make this happen in a safe and efficient manner through the U-Space projects.

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Apr 13, 2018

Aquatic drone swarms for military and research purposes

Aquabotix, an underwater robotics company operating in Australia and the U.S., recently released a hybrid between a ‘micro unmanned surface vehicle’ (USV) and an ‘unmanned underwater vehicle’ (UUV) or simply put; an underwater drone, like the MantaDroid we’ve seen earlier. The vehicles operate in swarm and they’re called SwarmDivers™. They are able to function simultaneously as a single coordinated entity, they can be controlled by a single operator and they can perform (vertical) dives to collect valuable data and intelligence.

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Apr 10, 2018

Compact LIDAR unit on show at Commercial UAV Expo Amsterdam

Across many industries, the advantages of data gathering via drones are well known. A surveying method called ‘LIDAR’, which stands for ‘light detection and ranging’, is an effective tool to gather crucial data for a variety of applications. It measures the distance to a target by illuminating the target with pulsed laser light and measuring the reflected pulses with a sensor. The differences in return times and wavelengths are then used to make 3D representations of the target.

Mounting such a LIDAR unit onto a drone has often proved to be a bit of a challenge however. For this reason, 3D Target has developed a solution to this problem.

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