AIRBORNE DRONES DISCUSSES 10 WAYS TO USE DRONES FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

(also see: http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/airborne-drones-top-recommendations-for-using-drones-to-improve-your-business-2017-06-21) The rapidly-growing global commercial drone market presents a plethora of opportunities for companies to use drones for commercial purposes to enhance their operations, or for new businesses to emerge, says Airborne Drones. With analysts putting the global market opportunities around drones at anywhere between $11 billion and $13 billion by 2020, organisations across …

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AIRBORNE DRONES DISCUSSES COMMERCIAL DRONES VS CONSUMER DRONES: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

It is generally predicted that the Commercial Drones will overtake Consumer/Prosumer grade drones in the foreseeable future. Oppenheimer Advisory Note (2016) distinguishes between 3 tiers of drones namely: Leisure, Prosumer and Commercial. There are obvious differences in price range and number of units sold, but the main differences relate to the nature and functionality of sensors (cameras) and sensor management …

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AIRBORNE DRONES DISCUSSES DRONES FOR COMMERCIAL USE – FIXED WING OR LONG RANGE MULTI-ROTOR?

INTRODUCTION Today drones (or UAVs) are all the rage and its impact on Society and Commerce is compelling and undeniable. Long range drones in particular present enterprises with very attractive use cases to enhance competitiveness. In fact it will soon be a minimum requirement to be able to compete. (Also read: http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/airborne-drones-top-recommendations-for-using-drones-to-improve-your-business-2017-06-21) This does lead to …

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USING AIRBORNE DRONES' DRONES STOP PALM OIL DEFORESTATION IN RAIN FORESTS

Drones stop palm oil deforestation of rain forests Brazil has seen success following the intensification model to decrease deforestation in the Amazon. Increasing access to rural credit tied to compliance with environmental regulation has shown to be an effective model at increasing agricultural productivity on existing farmland and preventing forest clearing for cropland expansion. It …

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AIRBORNE DRONES: "DOT AND FAA FINALIZE RULES FOR SUAS"

Rules for SUAS. Regulations will create new opportunities for business and government to use drones. WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules (PDF) for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”), opening pathways towards fully integrating UAS into the nation’s airspace. These …

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AIRBORNE DRONES EXPLORES: "USING THERMAL CAMERAS TO MANAGE FORESTS"

Thermal cameras to manage forests. The use of drones and thermal imaging to help with the conservation and tracking of endangered wildlife. SFC-Naim A2 POC from Airborne Drones on Vimeo. This video shows Airborne Drones visiting the Semonggoh Wildlife Centre near Kuching in Malaysia to demonstrate the specialist applications of thermal imaging at night and high definition video feed for …

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STARTING A COMMERCIAL DRONE BUSINESS: "HOW TO CAPTURE AND SHARE COMPELLING AERIAL CONTENT"

Starting a Commercial Drone Business – Taking compelling pictures If you have ever watched those heart-in-your-stomach action movie sequences featuring a guy leaping off a steep cliff and into a moving airplane, you would have experienced the wonderful cinematography that can be achieved by using aerial drone photography. After just over a year of posting …

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AIRBORNE DRONES DISCUSSES: "THEORETICAL ANALYSIS OF OBSTACLE DETECTION USING LIDAR"

Small LIDAR (scanning laser) systems can be used for obstacle detection and SLAM from a moving drone. Whilst more work is still needed on the integration of the data from these sensors into the flight software, the theoretical performance can be evaluated based on the specifications of the laser and the mechanical movement. Ideally, we …

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AIRBORNE DRONES DISCUSSES: "NEW BOSS ON CONSTRUCTION SITES IS A DRONE"

Drones in construction DRONES ARE BEING USED TO CAPTURE VIDEO FOOTAGE THAT SHOWS CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS AT THE SACRAMENTO KINGS’ NEW STADIUM IN CALIFORNIA. For some construction workers, any thoughts of slacking off could soon seem rather quaint. The drones will almost certainly notice.The workers building a lavish new downtown stadium for the Sacramento Kings in …

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AIRBORNE DRONES: "THE FRIENDLY UNMANNED SKIES"

The use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) is rising rapidly worldwide. Long known only for their military applications, UAS are increasingly being deployed by civilian governments for use in scientific research, climate change research, and humanitarian relief operations. As detailed in a recent article from Northern Sky Research, the number of UAS dedicated to civilian …

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