Reports

Drones and COVID-19

Responsive Digital Infrastructure in times of a crises. 4IR, COVID-19 and RECESSION The Novel Corona Virus has literally brought the globe to a standstill. The impact of social distancing during this pandemic is so massive that its effects on carbon emissions are visible from space. Three (3) Overlapping Events (4IR, COVID-19, Recession) COVID-19 also happens …

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Urban Rural Air Mobility

Urban Rural Air Mobility refers to transportation systems that move people and goods by air. These transportation systems developed in response to both traffic congestion in the Urban context or accessibility in the Rural context.While the two different environments differ dramatically the challenges for transport and delivery are very similar.  URBAN RURAL AIR MOBILITY: DIFFERENT …

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Drones in Africa. The ideal place!

The leading role of Drones in Africa.   The World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa, held in Cape Town over 4 – 6 September 2019. Featuring speakers such as Professor Klaus Schwab, and SA President Cyril Ramaphosa the Forum discussed ‘Shaping Inclusive Growth and Shared Futures in the Fourth Industrial Revolution’.   Drone sessions at …

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DRONE NOISE LEVELS

Drone noise levels. The advent of drone technology and the prospect of skies filled with whirring rotorcraft have raised alarms about increasing noise levels and the resulting impact on society (and the environment), challenging drone manufacturers to find ways of reducing the noise (acoustic) footprints of their aircraft. DRONES and SURVEILLANCE Drone technology powerfully extends …

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VTOL UAV

Discussion: VTOL (Vertical Take-off and Landing) Fixed Wing VTOL: The best of both worlds.   INTRODUCTION Technological innovation is about breaking down existing barriers, being able to achieve what was not possible before. Typically, the trade-off for consumers of drones always has been Hover time                     …

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Commercial BVLOS drones

BVLOS DRONES (Beyond Visual Line of Sight). THE NEXT BIG STEP Flying commercial long range BVLOS Drones Being all the rage, drones have already had a big impact on our lives, industry in particular has benefited much from its introduction. But the real impact is still to come. The automation that comes with the current …

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Thermal imaging drones: key applications

thermal imaging sensor

There has long been a strong market for thermal imaging. But industry advances, placing high-quality thermal cameras within drones, has opened up huge opportunities in everything from safety to surveillance, law enforcement to search and rescue. Drone with thermal camera Thermal sensors are increasingly being used with drones, giving users the chance to ‘see’ from …

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Offshore oilrig inspections with Drones (Main Areas)

Drones demonstrating their value Offshore oilrig: With the advancement in drones and related technologies, drones are increasingly finding their way into various capital-intensive sectors such as Oil and Gas, both Onshore and Offshore. Increasingly, the world’s largest oil producers are using drones to supplement the work of their technicians. Given the complications and high costs associated …

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Fixed Wing Drones.

Fixed Wing Drones: When it is a better option. Drone Flight times Fixed Wing Drones vs. Multirotor Drones and the 1 hour barrier. A discussion about the ‘comfort zone’ of long range Quadcopters vs the competitive value of Fixed Wing UAVs at the higher-end where quadcopters hit the ‘1 hour flight-time limit’. WIDE SCALE ADOPTION of …

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