Reports

Drones in car chases (anatomy of a pursuit in an urban setting)

Drones in car chases straight line advantage

A discussion about the tactical advantages provided by an airborne drones in car chases compared to landbased operators whether on foot or in a vehicle. THE ANATOMY OF A DRONE-ENABLED VEHICLE PURSUIT IN AN URBAN SETTING Increasing urbanization brings various elements of society closer together a trend further exacerbated by contention for resources. Car chases, …

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PIPELINE MONITORING with Drones (when to use which payloads)

Drones in pipeline monitoring

DRONES in PIPELINE MONITORING Airborne Drones discusses how to implement drones in pipeline monitoring     INTRODUCTION Oil pipelines are vast infrastructures often in difficult terrains such as marshlands, hot desserts or frozen areas, or even areas of conflict. The length of main pipelines in Russia exceeds 280 thousand kilometres while in America it exceeds …

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Drones in Search and Rescue (key advantages when time is critical)

Drones in Search and Rescue.  While drones are rapidly demonstrating its value across many industries, its application is particularly dramatic with drones in Search and Rescue operations where the extra range and reach of drones make it is presence felt like nowhere else. Unlike most other applications which are fairly routinized and predictable, SAR operations …

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State of the Drone Market 2018 (end of the hype curve?)

THE STATE OF THE DRONE MARKET AT THE END OF 2018. Airborne Drones discusses the current state of the drone market and makes some predictions. It is fashionable at the end of a year to review the developments of the past year. Airborne Drones offers its own overview. The biggest stories of the 2018. The …

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METHANE GAS DETECTION (sensor comparison)

Methane Gas Detection Sensors   ELECTROCHEMICAL OR CATALYTIC TYPE SENSORS for Methane Gas Compared with above what are the advantages of  Methane Gas Detection with Laser Sensors? Zero Poisoning, No Aging and No Cross-sensitivity: Electrochemical detectors are always in direct contact with the gas. They are prone to aging as the measurement principle is based …

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Dangers of Methane Gas leaks (across Oil and Gas value chain)

THE DANGERS OF METHANE GAS LEAKS. Known as the other greenhouse gas, the dangers of methane gas leaks, which has many sources natural and manmade, but mainly from the Oil and Gas industry as it is primary component of natural gas which is a common fuel source.   The main dangers of a buildup of methane …

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Natural Disasters and Drones (added functions)

Natural disasters and drones have become a very popular topic. Most recently there was an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia. The deployment of drones in this disaster feature in international headlines. Nearly every week another natural disaster somewhere in the world makes another headline. Natural disasters seem to occur particularly on the Pacific Rim’s geologically …

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AIRBORNE DRONES REPORTS ON: "JAPANESE GOVERNMENT TO SLASH DRONE REGULATIONS"

As the FAA gears up to increase drone regulations in the US, the Japanese government announced that it would slash regulations on drones in order to promote their use, calling them part of the “fourth industrial revolution.” The second meeting of Japan’s Public-Private Dialogue towards Investment for the Future was held yesterday at the Prime Minister’s Office. The …

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AIRBORNE DRONES REPORTS ON: "DRONES MAY SOMEDAY REPAIR OUR CITIES"

Drones to repair cities. In 2013, American taxpayers spent $91 billion on roads with a huge piece of the pie allocated to labor-intensive repair of bad roads. Now, fast-forward to the often-imagined “City of the Future.” Instead of massive, honking, smog-belching traffic delays ringed around stacks of safety cones and orange-clad workers, picture a small …

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AIRBORNE DRONES REPORTS ON: "MINERS STRIKE DRONE GOLD DOWN UNDER"

Drones in mines

One of Australia’s largest mining and metal companies is digging into drone use as a viable means of information gathering and the results may be a virtual gold mine of data for the industry. According to a recent company press release, Rio Tinto — a British-Australian multinational — is using drones to monitor its coal …

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