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AIRBORNE DRONES SHARES: “HOW TO CAPTURE AND SHARE COMPELLING AERIAL CONTENT”
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 daily aerial pictures and videos, we celebrated hitting the…
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…
AIRBORNE DRONES REPORTS ON: “FLIR INTRODUCE NEW THERMAL CAMERA VUE PRO”
  ON-BOARD RECORDING Vue Pro records 8-bit digital video in MJPEG or H.264 formats and 14-bit still imagery to a removable micro-SD card so you won’t lose any of your data to transmission loss. Imagery is saved to the micro-SD card and can be retrieved either from the card or by plugging the camera into…
AIRBORNE DRONES REPORTS ON: “DRONES ARE BECOMING THE OIL INDUSTRY’S GUARDIAN ANGELS”
AS PETROLEUM HAS BECOME HARDER TO FIND, IT’S BECOME INCREASINGLY COSTLY AND DANGEROUS TO EXTRACT. COULD AERIAL DATA-COLLECTION BOTS CREATE A NEW BOOM IN FOSSIL FUELS? Oil and gas exploration has always moved at the speed of the equipment—glacially. Productive job sites quickly get clogged with fleets of massive trucks, cranes, and rotary diggers, forcing…
AIRBORNE DRONES REPORTS ON: “DRONES AND DATA COULD DOMINATE FUTURE OIL FIELDS”
BIGGEST SECOND QUARTER LOSSES OF 2015 BP LOST $6.3 BILLION A pump collects data about the oil it is hauling to the surface and re-configures its operations to handle the crude more efficiently. A roughneck tripped up by a repair job logs into a mobile device from the rig and downloads a training video. Drones…
AIRBORNE DRONES DISCUSSES: “NEW BOSS ON CONSTRUCTION SITES IS A DRONE”
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 California are…