Category Archives: Aerial/UAS

remote control

Adding sUAS to Your Geospatial Business: A Nuts & Bolts Approach

This entry is part of 8 in the series PangaeaPart one: getting your Remote Pilot in Command license This issue inaugurates a series of hands-on articles designed to help you integrate this technology into your business. The FAA finally has moved on Part 107, the sUAS regulations allowing sub-55 pound UAS to perform commercial work...

UAV Fly-off

This entry is part 3 of 13 in the series July 2016Colorado businesses and non-profits teamed to evaluate UAV technology and to network at this fun event. This spring, a cooperative effort between civil engineering firm CH2M, Juniper Unmanned, the Boy Scouts of America, and local UAS businesses yielded a fun-filled fly-off and network event...

Shark Week 2

Shark Week at Pangaea

This entry is part 10 of 13 in the series July 2016With Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week” taking a big bite (sorry couldn’t help it!) out of my 4th of July weekend, my thoughts naturally turned to unmanned systems. Well, actually, thoughts on how unmanned systems are being used to study sharks with an eye to...

Tandem X

InSAR

How can you monitor broad-area land deformation with high precision? Why, from space, of course. Is it possible for satellites to accurately monitor the motion of landscapes with millimeter levels of precision? What about over wide areas while being frequently updated? If you scoffed in response to either of these questions, you might be surprised....

Morgan aided engineers at NASA’s Langley Research Center as they prepared for a series of nine drop tests of an Orion crew capsule model. Credit: NASA

Space Engineering in Training

This entry is part of 7 in the series xyHt in print, June 2016Above: Morgan Ré aided engineers at NASA’s Langley Research Center as they prepared for a series of nine drop tests of an Orion crew capsule model. Credit: NASA Think young people aren’t getting enough hands-on experience with geospatial looks and skills? Check out...

FAA Rule 107

Part 107 Goes Live: UAS Unchained (Mostly)

The FAA said that it would have its Small Unmanned Aircraft Regulations ready by this summer, and by the second day of summer, it did. Rule 107 takes effect in late August and applies to unmanned aircraft (UAS) weighing less than 55 pounds that are conducting commercial operations. Let’s take a quick look at the...