Category Archives: Electronic Sub-Systems

NOAA, Tennessee University Test Electric UAV with Autopilot

With a legacy of delivering reliable, robust and highly accurate small Unmanned Aircraft Systems , NOAA Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division (ATDD) of the Air Resources Laboratory has selected Black Swift Technologies (BST), a specialized engineering firm based in Boulder, CO, to integrate their SwiftCore Flight Management System with a UAV Factory Penguin BE UAV platform in support of a joint research project with the University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI). Continue reading

Drone Equipped with Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)


To bring technically advanced solutions for surveyors, land engineers, researchers, rescue service providers and sappers – SPH Engineering – the developer of leading drone mission planning software UgCS and Radarteam Sweden AB – the manufacturer of Ground Penetrating Radars completed test flights combining Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV, drone) and GPR technologies. Continue reading

First Autonomous Flight for Drone with Event Camera

A few years ago, Davide Scaramuzza’s lab at the University of Zurich introduced us to the usefulness of a kind of dynamic vision sensor called an event camera. Event cameras are almost entirely unlike a normal sort of camera, but they’re ideal for small and fast moving robots when you care more about not running into things than you do about knowing exactly what those things are. Continue reading

Volz Servos’ DA 15-N Actuators Achieve 200,000+ Flight Hours in Aerosonde Mk4.7 since 2010

Aerosonde on Launcher

Textron Systems Unmanned Systems division has been utilizing Volz Servos‘ DA 15-N actuators on their Aerosonde Mk4.7 Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS) since 2010 supporting US DoD ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance) services contracts. Continue reading