The Aeryon HDZoom30 Imaging Payload enables aerial image capture at 30x Optical Zoom. This Aeryon imaging payload sets a new standard for clarity and precision in unmanned aerial imagery, enabling operators of the Aeryon SkyRanger sUAS to capture high quality video and still images at more than 1000 ft. (300 m) from their target. The Aeryon HDZoom30 makes it possible for ground teams to determine the thread count on a bolt, recognize a face or read a license plate at safe or covert stand-off distance.
Mapping Christ the Redeemer: Aeryon Labs and Pix4D create the first high-resolution 3D model of one of the world’s most recognized monuments. The Scout was used to collect data and pictures that made this project possible. Read the full article.
ABC news recently featured an article discussing the dozen media organizations who challenged the government's ban on the use of drones by journalists. They assert that the current Federal Aviation Administration's position violates First Amendment protections for news gathering. Read the full article here.
Aeryon Labs was featured in The Globe and Mail in an article, linked here, that sheds light on a side of drones that is often overlooked: their commercial value. The article discusses the vast commercial applications for drones in jobs ranging from land surveyance and crop monitoring, to Amazon's vision of unmanned package delivery. The article notes the regulatory hurdles in the U.S.
Drone Systems Works to Protect Citizens' Privacy Rights and to Protect Public Safety Use of Drone Technology
The Scout UAS and Drone Systems team were recently featured on a story about drones for Charleston, SC's Channel 2 News. The special "Eye on the Sky" report investigates how Drone Systems is working in partnership with SC lawmakers to ensure that citizens' privacy rights are protected while making UAS technology available for vital public safety use. View this special report here.
The Jefferson County Search Dog Association thanked Drone Systems for its USAR assistance in a recent Louisville, KY, disaster simulation.
Drone Systems participated in an urban search and rescue (USAR) exercise at the invitation of the Jefferson County (KY) Search Dog Association (JCSDA). This exercise is in preparation for Capstone 2014 Project under direction of the Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium. Read more about the Capstone 2014 Project here.
A collaborative exercise between the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Forest Service demonstrates the Scout's capability of gathering key data at the scene of wildland fires.
The Scout UAS provides a host of commercial applications. From determining soil quality in agricultural settings, to helping fuel tankers find optimal routes amid frigid, icy conditions, the Scout proves to be a vital resource.
Read more about the Scout's commercial applications.
The Director of Pipeline Assurance for BP Alaska discusses the benefits that the Scout UAS offers BP's engineering and maintenance operations.