Dedrone Appoints Alex Morrow to Lead Development of sUAS Defeat Programs

Alex Morrow joins counter-drone technology company as Vice President of Defense Solutions following Dedrone’s acquisition of sUAS defeat system, DroneDefender WASHINGTON, D.C., and COLUMBUS, OHIO, November 12, 2019 – Dedrone, a market leader in counter-drone technology and airspace security, has hired Alex Morrow as Vice President of Defense Solutions. Morrow joins Dedrone from Battelle Memorial […] Alex Morrow joins counter-drone technology company as Vice President of Defense Solutions following Dedrone’s acquisition of sUAS defeat system, DroneDefender WASHINGTON, D.C., and COLUMBUS, OHIO, November 12, 2019 – Dedrone, a market leader in counter-drone technology and airspace security, has hired Alex Morrow as Vice President of Defense Solutions. Morrow joins Dedrone from Battelle Memorial Read More

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Why a tricopter is (sometimes) better than a quadcopter

When most people visualize a drone, they think of a quadcopter. Some might think of a fixed-wing (like a plane). But few think of a tricopter. One exception to that is Trent Lukaczyk, FlightWave’s Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer. He has tricopters on his mind all the time. FlightWave, a Santa Monica-based drone company, launched their new Jupiter tricopter drone at this year’s Commercial UAV Expo in Las Vegas. So why their tricopter design? The Jupiter tricopter Lukaczyk compares his tricopter drone to putting a suspension system on a car. A car with a powerful suspension system won’t feel the bumps of the road, and a drone with a suspension system won’t feel the bumps every time the drone moves its angle. Popular camera drones today have accounted for that by mounting their cameras to gimbals. Whereas in the past, gimbal-less drones had shaky, jello-y footage, gimbals smooth it out. Gimbals are a sort of suspension system for cameras. “With the development of gimbals and cameras, it’s been accepted that we’ve put a suspension system on cameras,” said Lukaczyk. “But that’s restricted to just the camera. We think we can handle putting a suspension system on the whole aircraft.” There’s no need for gimbals: Gimbals are a smart way to stabilize a camera. But what happens when you have 5 cameras on a drone (say, for a drone with machine-vision capabilities)? 5 gimbals seems inefficient. What happens when you put humans on a drone — have them ride on a

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Russia’s Swarm-93

At a security exposition in Moscow in late October, researchers from Russia’s oldest Air Force academy presented a vision of the future of war: a swarm of drones, more than 100 strong, each carrying a small explosive payload, designed to destroy convoys of vehicles. While a far cry from reality today, the technology stands as a significant statement of intent. That Russia sees armed drones swarms as a future part of its battle plans could shape how nations develop counter drone tools, even if the plans never materialize. Dubbed Flock-93, the swarm concept on display at Moscow’s Interpolitex-2019 security exhibition, is being developed by the Zhukovsky Air Force Academy, along with Autonomous Aerospace Systems – GeoService, based in Krasnoyarsk, and Group Kronstadt, based in St. Petersburg. Kronstadt has worked on Russia’s Orion medium altitude long endurance military drone. For the full story from C4ISR, click here. The post Russia’s Swarm-93 appeared first on RotorDrone. At a security exposition in Moscow in late October, researchers from Russia’s oldest Air Force academy presented a vision of the future of war: a swarm of drones, more than 100 strong, each carrying a small explosive payload, designed to destroy convoys of vehicles. While a far cry from reality today, the technology stands as The post Russia’s Swarm-93 appeared first on RotorDrone. Read More

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Commercial UAV Expo Americas

A record-breaking number of exhibitors and attendees gathered last week for Commercial UAV Expo Americas 2019, held October 28-30th at the Westgate Hotel in Las Vegas. The fifth annual event had 202 exhibitors and more than 3,100 professionals in the commercial drone industry, cementing its place as the largest and most important commercial UAS-focused event in North America. “The year-over-year growth was tremendous,” said Lisa Murray, Group Director at Diversified Communications, which produces the event. “Attendance was 32% over last year, with drone professionals coming from all 50 U.S. states and 54 countries. We had 110 new exhibitors and a total of 260 booths.” The event kicked off Monday October 28th with extensive pre-conference programming including live outdoor flying demonstrations in Henderson, NV put on in cooperation with Sundance Media Group and participating vendors AeroVironment, Autel Robotics, DroneNerds, FLIR, Geometrics, Leica Geosystems, LIDARUSA and Micasense. According to Christopher Wacinski of FevaTech, who attended the demos, “Hands-on experience and being able to go physically see the operations in real time was fantastic. It’s critical, because you can really visualize how you can take and apply this technology and demonstration into your real-world operations.” Vendor and association workshops during the event designed to increase technical know-how included A True View of Drone Lidar hosted by GeoCue Group; AUVSI Trusted Operator Program (TOP) Certification hosted by Embry Riddle; Intro to UAS Ops & Mapping & Advanced UAS Mapping Concepts hosted by ASPRS; Night sUAS (DRONE) CSI Demo hosted by Sundance Media Group; Night

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Very Narrow Aisle (VNA) Inventory Counts using Drones in Warehouses & Distribution Centers

California, USA, November 11, 2019 — Real estate is usually the largest expense item in the P&L of a warehousing operation – whether a 3PL or a company owned one. As e-commerce penetrates an increasingly larger share of the retail industry, warehouses and DCs are being created/expanded near high population areas to enable same-day delivery, […] California, USA, November 11, 2019 — Real estate is usually the largest expense item in the P&L of a warehousing operation – whether a 3PL or a company owned one. As e-commerce penetrates an increasingly larger share of the retail industry, warehouses and DCs are being created/expanded near high population areas to enable same-day delivery, Read More

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