What is a VTOL Drone

Vertical Take Off and Landing Drones VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) and HTOL (horizontal take-off and landing) are the two primary ways for aircrafts to produce lift, often incorporated in helicopters and airplanes respectively. In the world of UAS (unmanned aircraft systems), VTOL is more recognized as the default and most preferred method of lift […]

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Drone traffic guidelines

Drone Traffic Guidelines

Drone and UAS Traffic Management With increased UAS activity, it is important to think about safety in the skies. NASA began its research into UAS traffic management system operations (UTM) to enable low altitude civilian aircraft flight, as well as commercial surveillance. Currently there is no established guidelines for drone traffic, but NASA predicts that […]

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Lidar vs Photogrammetry – Is one better than the other?

What is LiDAR? LiDAR is short for “Light Detection and Ranging” and is a sensor that uses pulses of light (non- visible wavelengths at about 1550 nm and 1064 nm) to determine the distance between the sensor and the object. These pulses are sent out rapidly (up to about 150.000 pulses per second) and “bounce” […]

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