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Milestone MQ-8C Fire Scout Initial Operational Test and Evaluation Complete

By Lt. j. g. Caroline Zotti, Commander, Littoral Combat Ship Squadron One Public Affairs SAN DIEGO (NNS) — USS Coronado (LCS 4) and Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 (VX-1) completed the first comprehensive Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) for the MQ-8C Fire Scout, June 29. Results from this IOT&E will inform decision-makers on […]

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Apellix Granted USTPO Patent for its Umbilical Cabling and Tethering (UCAT) Systems for Aerial Robots and Drones

Apellix, the safety partner for the technological revolution, is proud to announce that has received its second patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Patent Number US 10,011,352 is for a Mobile base station and umbilical cabling and tethering (UCAT) assist system. Said Robert Dahlstrom, Apellix founder and CEO: “The umbilical cabling and […]

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Inspired Flight IF700 Named the Official Commercial Drone of the International Drone Racing Association (IDRA)

The International Drone Racing Association (IDRA) has named the Inspired Flight IF700 as the Official Commercial Drone for the remainder of the 2018 Season. As the world’s largest association for recreational and commercial pilots, with hundreds of members on every continent, the IDRA continues to build partnerships with commercial drone manufacturers, organizations, and training programs […]

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Mapping from a Drone vs. Mapping from Manned Aircraft or Satellite Data: The Difference is Getting Smaller All the Time with SimActive

Creating 3D models and maps from aerial footage isn’t a new idea.  Sophisticated, survey grade models from satellite and aircraft images have been used for large scale environmental surveys, construction projects, and other applications.  That functionality is incredibly valuable – and until recently, reserved for government and large industry due to the expense. Drones, however, […]

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3DR Launches Industry-First Thermal Solution for DJI M200 Series Drones

Today, we’re excited to share that Site Scan now offers an industry-first thermal capability for drones: now, you can capture and use structurally-detailed thermal maps and 3D models in Site Scan, giving you a whole new level of visibility into your projects.

The first of its kind

This is a one-of-a-kind capability built in collaboration with DJI and FLIR Systems: Site Scan seamlessly supports flying autonomously with the DJI M210 dual gimbal drone, equipped with the Zenmuse X4S and the Zenmuse XT thermal camera, powered by FLIR.

“Site Scan’s unique ability to generate structurally detailed thermal point clouds is a brand new capability for our customers across engineering, construction, and mining,” said Chris Anderson, CEO, 3DR. “Now, Site Scan users can easily inspect buildings, structures, and utilities, map solar arrays, monitor concrete curing, and much more. We’re excited to see how our customers put thermal imaging to work on their projects.”

Combined thermal + RGB point cloud for plant inspections

The workflow is simple: Site Scan users just plan and execute their flight in Site Scan like normal, and the imagery from the M200 Series drone will automatically upload to the cloud and process into accurate thermal maps and models using Pix4D’s industry-leading thermal processing capabilities.

As part of this release, Site Scan users are also now able to fly with the XT camera using a single gimbal on any of the the DJI M200 Series drones (M200, M210, M210 RTK). This makes it easier than ever to perform thermal inspections: Site Scan users can either fly single gimbal autonomous surveys, or fly manually and tap any part of their iPad screen to get a temperature reading of a specific area.

“As more enterprises deploy drones across their operations, many of them are realizing the impact thermal data can have on their sites,” said Jan Gasparic, Head of Enterprise Partnerships at DJI. “With the new thermal capabilities of 3DR’s Site Scan platform, these enterprises have a seamless and automated way to transition from a DJI M200 Series drone out in the field to meaningful analytics of thermal data in the office.”

“Thermal imaging has become a core tool for commercial drone operators to use on the job,” said Frank Pennisi, President of the Industrial Business Unit at FLIR. “The ability to use a drone to see heat and now map it with 3DR Site Scan will enable the industry to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and do more with thermal imaging.”

Want to learn more? Join our upcoming webinar with DJI and FLIR — save your seat!

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