With leaking and burst water pipes costing water authorities and consumers time and money, as well as wasting a precious resource, researchers at the University of Newcastle are developing drone technology to help predict which areas, and even which specific pipes, are at risk of water loss through corrosion. The risk of degradation of the … Continue reading Drones to predict where water pipes are at risk of bursting
FLIR Systems has announced that DJI, a company that specialises in civilian drones and aerial imaging, will integrate the FLIR Lepton micro thermal imaging camera within its DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual drone. This fully integrated, compact, gimbal-stabilised system will expand the close-range capabilities of commercial pilots, helping them to work better, safer and quicker … Continue reading Micro camera brings thermal vision to more commercial drone pilots
A father and son Australian company has developed a new process to create a lightweight, solar-powered drone, which they hope will be able to fly almost indefinitely during daylight hours. Praxis Aeronautics has worked out a new way to encapsulate standard solar cells in composite material without losing efficiency, thus solving one of the key … Continue reading SA designers crack secrets of the solar drone
A team of researchers at the University of California, Riverside has developed a reliable and accurate navigation system that exploits existing environmental signals such as cellular and Wi-Fi, rather than the Global Positioning System (GPS).
As interest in small autonomous aerial vehicles and their applications continues to expand, a Utah State University aerospace engineer is offering the public a free software tool that could revolutionise the drone industry.