Drones add aerial combat to fighting wild fires

Drones add aerial combat to fighting wild fires

It’s not uncommon to see a drone flying around, but more and more frequently, people are using them for more than just some pretty video. The Sabine Volunteer Fire Department is now using a drone called S.A.R.A during fires to get a better idea of how to fight them. S.A.R.A. is an acronym for Sabine Aerial Response Apparatus. Sabine Chief Richard Sisk thinks “drone” can have negative connotations, so he […]

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DHS wants a look at anti-drone tech

DHS wants a look at anti-drone tech

By Mark Rockwell The proliferation of drones in the hands of private operators raises the specter of the devices being weaponized. The Department of Homeland Security is looking for technology to counter the potential threat before it materializes. The Science and Technology Directorate at DHS issued a call for developers of anti-drone systems to take part in technology assessments under a new program. The Technical Assessment of Counter Unmanned Aerial […]

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Fully Integrated UAV Lidar Solution

Fully Integrated UAV Lidar Solution

Microdrones was present at ILMF 2017 debuting its mdMapper + lidar package — a fully integrated solution for drone lidar mapping. MdMapper + LiDAR offers small- area UAV mapping that is “ready to use right out of the box.” It includes a Microdrones md4-1000 quadcopter, Applanix IMU, mdLiDAR processing software, and the SICK LD-MRS40001 laser scanner. An RGB sensor is optional. The lidar sensor itself is a new offering, and […]

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