The UK Environment Agency has just issued a report entitled ‘Measuring landfill methane emissions using unmanned aerial systems: field trial and operational guidance‘. It builds on a previous feasibility study of methane sensing from an unmanned aerial system (UAS), which presented guidance on sensor and platform technology, together with regulatory requirements. Here the aim is to develop and validate a robust method to quantify whole site methane emissions from landfills using measurements from a UAS. Continue reading
Researchers at Texas A&M and University of Nebraska-Lincoln have found that popular software packages for creating photo mosaics of disasters from imagery taken by small unmanned aerial systems (UAS) may contain anomalies that prevent its use for reliably determining if a building is safe to enter or estimating the cost of damage. Continue reading
An armed U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drone crashed in a remote area near Bagram Air Field last Tuesday night, military officials have revealed. The $14 million remotely piloted aircraft went down at about 7:10 p.m., according to an Air Force statement issued Wednesday.
Event 38, a manufacturer of unmanned aerial vehicles for business and its key Peruvian partner, UAV del Peru, a supplier of unmanned aerial systems and professional services in Peru announced that it has won a bid to supply UAS to the Government of Peru. Under this agreement, the Peruvian government will use Event 38 UAS to assist in disaster relief from anticipated effects of the current El Niño. Continue reading
Amazon has showed off a new prototype drone it hopes to use to deliver small packages to customers in fewer than 30 minutes. Unlike a previous demonstration offered by Amazon that showed packages being carried below the drone, the new video shows the prototype accepting a package into its fuselage before delivery. Continue reading
The FAA says you become part of the U.S. aviation system when you fly your drone in the nation’s airspace. Continue reading
China’s SZ DJI Technology Co. is setting its sights on the agriculture industry with the launch of a crop sprayer that will test whether farming is fertile ground for drone technology. Continue reading