Kansas State Polytechnic, Westar Energy advance electric utility inspection and maintenance with drones

Kansas State Polytechnic, Westar Energy advance electric utility inspection and maintenance with drones

Westar sm Yvonne Etzel and Kurt Carraway Kansas State University’s Polytechnic Campus and Kansas-based power company Westar Energy are propelling the electric utility industry forward by innovating inspection and maintenance methodologies with drone technology. With a focus on increasing reliability for customers, improving employee safety and reducing costs, Kansas State Polytechnic’s unmanned aircraft systems program and Westar Energy have been collaborating over the past year to integrate unmanned aircraft into […]

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Here’s What Caused Facebook’s Solar Powered Drone To Crash

Here’s What Caused Facebook’s Solar Powered Drone To Crash

by Jonathan Vanian Social networking giant to improve next-generation drones in light of accident. Strong winds caused a huge solar-powered drone owned by Facebook to crash during a test flight this summer, according to federal regulators. The drone’s autopilot system was confused by powerful wind gusts during the attempted landing in the Arizona desert, according to a report about the crash released by the National Transportation Safety Board on Friday. […]

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Fixed Wing Drones Improve Worker Safety and Efficiency at Mining Sites

Fixed Wing Drones Improve Worker Safety and Efficiency at Mining Sites

quest launch Mine operators know that safety precautions are of utmost importance in the daily routine at a mining site. Conventional surveying methods involved considerable effort and resources on the ground. Starting with electronic tachometers and later with ground GPS, surveyors have had to enter high-risk areas on the ground and spend considerable time to finish a survey. Some of the most acidic areas cannot even be entered as the […]

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3DR Sr. iOS Engineer

3DR Sr. iOS Engineer

We’re looking for an experienced Sr. iOS Engineer to help us lead the development of mobile apps that interact with drones to automate data capture and analysis. Feature adds you’d be spearheading for our users include API integration with cloud services, connectivity with hardware, and making the front end as beautiful and user-friendly as possible, and more as we continue to scale and evolve. What You’ll Own: Leading contributions for […]

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NOVA Systems and Australia first BLOS trials

NOVA Systems and Australia first BLOS trials

nov uav Nova Systems has partnered with Queensland Local Government Infrastructure Services (LGIS) to conduct an Australian first trial of Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) drone operations involving UAS Traffic Management (UTM) systems and the Telstra LTE network. Under current regulations, pilots must be able to see their drone at all times – operating below 400ft, and not over populated areas – unless granted an exemption by the Civil […]

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