How a “Wild Idea” About LiDAR Transformed the Aerial Mapping Industry

How a “Wild Idea” About LiDAR Transformed the Aerial Mapping Industry

“I first approached Velodyne LiDAR in 2012 with the wild idea of putting a LiDAR sensor on a drone,” says Grayson Omans, CEO and co-founder of Phoenix LiDAR. “Back then, these LiDAR sensors were pretty expensive, so it was a novel idea. I had high hopes for the result, but I never imagined that we’d both end up disrupting the aerial mapping industry.” The partnership between Velodyne and Phoenix took […]

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Hermes Battery Takes Flight In Drones

Hermes Battery Takes Flight In Drones

SolidEnergy Systems New Lithium-Metal Hermes Battery Takes Flight In Drones A Massachusetts-based startup, SolidEnergy Systems , has pulled off what seems to be the impossible, selling lithium-metal batteries commercially. The company has reportedly developed a battery that “is half the weight and has twice the energy density of current lithium-ion batteries”. Meet Hermes™ . The Hermes™ cell outperforms its Li-ion counterpart in three areas, HALE (High Altitude Long Endurance) vehicles, […]

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DRONES TAKE ON CRITICAL ROLE IN DISASTER MANAGEMENT

DRONES TAKE ON CRITICAL ROLE IN DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Drones are making a positive impact nationwide Fort Myers, Florida, January 30, 2018– Soaring Sky, a premiere drone service and training company, is working with insurance companies nationwide to improve disaster management and structural inspections. The use of the latest drone technology is safer, more efficient, and more cost-effective than traditional methods. “The aerial imagery allows adjusters more time to analyze and assess damage, while reducing time that is wasted […]

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