QuestUAV's gimballed sensor improves UAS 3D mapping

England-based QuestUAV has designed a gimballed sensor to compensate for the effects of wind and turbulence that often lead to blurred images and low image overlap. Its latest system is 15 percent more efficient in capturing images for 3D models.
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Sentera announces real-time NDVI streaming for precision ag

On Feb. 1, Sentera will release LiveNDVI Video using the Minneapolis company’s Double 4K sensor. This technology offers agronomists a fast way to make decisions based on real-time data.
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SkyPan, FAA settle largest-ever fine proposed for a UAS operator

The FAA this week announced that it would reduce a proposed $1.9 million fine on SkyPan International Inc. to a $200,000 civil penalty. Under the agreement, SkyPan neither admits to nor contests the allegations made by the FAA in October 2015.
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UK UAS service provider performs job over populated rail corridor

U.K.-based Cyberhawk has completed an unmanned aircraft vehicle application that could model how UAVs can be used to inspect, survey and monitor railway infrastructure present in populated corridors.
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From calculators to drones: Texas Instruments makes sUAV battery

A technology manufacturer well-known for its popular handheld calculators has created a new offering designed to help drone flights last longer and fly smoother. Texas Instruments has announced the release of multiple new products.
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Drones tapped for nuclear waste site clean-up

Their work is part of a National Robotics Initiative project funded by the Department of Energy to clean up the legacy sites of the Manhattan project that have been shuttered for decades.
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Industry Events

International LiDAR Mapping Forum

February 13-15, 2017
Hyatt Regency Denver
Denver, Colorado

SPAR 3D Expo & Conference

April 2-5, 2017
Mariott Marquis
Houston, Texas

Commercial UAV Expo Europe

June 19-21, 2017
The Square
Brussels, Belgium

2017 UAS Summit & Expo

August 21-23, 2017
Alerus Center
Grand Forks, North Dakota

InterDrone

September 6-8, 2017
Rio Hotel
Las Vegas, Nevada

Commercial UAV Expo Americas

October 24-26, 2017
The Westgate Resort
Las Vegas, Nevada





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