Tag Archives: uas

xyHt Sep 2016, Trimble's UX5

The UAS Platform, and How to Pick One

Secrets to Successful Selection Think UAS platform selection is cut and dried? Well, did you know that fixed-wing UAS, not multirotor, are the best fit for a specific (and growing) inspections market? Or that by choosing an amped-up multirotor UAS, your fee schedule could also get amped-up? Now that FAA Rule 107 is the law...

xyHt News Links: 9/16/16

Septentrio Launches New GNSS Receiver for Time and Frequency transfer applications Leica Geosystems launches HDS University Teledyne Optech Press Release: Solutions for wide-area mapping and infrastructure/mine surveys at Geomatics Indaba 2016 Topcon announces enhancements to UAS packages Orbit GT and AAM Group, Australia, join forces to open new horizons in the Mobile Mapping Market Announcing...

Collaboration in the Air and on the Ground: Skymatics, Ltd.

Two different firms–one UAS and one land surveying–partner to increase the values of both companies. xyHt’s Jeff Salmon interviewed the co-founders of the Alberta, Canadian firm Skymatics, Ltd.–EJ Burrows, CEO, and Dr. Cassidy Rankine, CTO–about their partnership with Element Land Surveys. xyHt: I understand Skymatics started in Bermuda in 2011 and has since expanded into...

CompassData Team

UAV Fly-off

Colorado 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 southeast of Denver, Colorado. Ground Work and Ground Control Alexander Mahrou...

Applications engineer Jeff DeBoer demonstrates interchangeable payload options enabled by the “V” airframe of the new UAS, Falcon 8. Two models are offered: GeoEXPERT for surveying and InspectionPRO for industrial inspection.

Your sUAS Un-checklist

We’re all familiar with the concept of checklists: handy organizational tools for getting things done. As business persons, you should also be familiar with the concept of “barriers to entry”: the greater the obstacles, the more difficult it is for a business to enter a market, and vice versa. And unless you’ve beaten Elon Musk...