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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…
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…
Methane Gas Detection: Thermal vs Laser
Methane Gas detection sensors: THERMAL vs LASER ?   The question frequently asked is, which is better, thermal or laser sensor for UAV based methane gas detection?   How does a laser gas detector work? Utilizing laser technology, gas leaks are located by pointing the laser beam towards the suspected leak, or along the survey…
VTOL UAV
Discussion: VTOL (Vertical Take-off and Landing) Fixed Wing 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                      …
Commercial BVLOS drones
BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight).   THE NEXT BIG STEP Flying commercial long range drones BVLOS 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…
Drones thermal imaging: solutions for modern business
There has long been a strong market for thermal imagining. 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. Thermal sensors are increasingly being used with drones, giving users the chance to ‘see’ from an aerial perspective, no…