Inside Unmanned Systems

AUG-SEP 2016

Inside Unmanned Systems provides actionable business intelligence to decision-makers and influencers operating within the global UAS community. Features include analysis of key technologies, policy/regulatory developments and new product design.

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PRACTICE. POLICY. ENGINEERING. 19 August/September 2016 ugust/Septe August/September 2016 August/September 2016 be August/September 2016 0 August/September 2016 6 August/September 2016 unmanned systems inside specimens, which typically happens beyond visual line of sight. So while there's plenty of opportunity in the health care industry, the current regulations still leave some uncertainty when it comes to f lying these mission in the U.S. And while operators can apply for waivers to ask for permis- sion to f ly beyond visual line of sight, many in the industry are interested to see just what that process will look like and how many waivers will be granted. "I think that's one of the most intriguing parts of the rule," Proulx said. "It remains to be seen how the process will be car- ried out in practice and what level of risk mitigation operators will be required to present to satisfy the FAA. It's a really inter- esting concept and certainly opens the door to a lot of interest- ing things, but how operators take advantage of it and how the FAA responds will determine how impactful it really is." Pilot License Requirement Dropping the pilot license requirement is huge, Mooney said, and will open the door for wider adoption of UAS in a variety of industries, creating business opportunities for service pro- viders and manufacturers. Dorgan said the pilot license requirement has been holding up the entire industry and is the biggest, most positive impact the rules provide. Pretty much anybody can take the certifica- tion test now, and once they pass they can legally f ly a UAS for commercial purposes, as long as they follow the rules. Leaverton agrees, and said it's going to make it easier for companies like his to find and train qualified team members without having to search for licensed pilots. "We can find talented people who have experience f lying these types of aircraft. We can incorporate these folks into the team without worrying if they have a pilot's license or spend- ing $10,000 to get one. They can get the certification and then we can train them up we can train them up on our platforms," Leaverton said. "It on our platforms," we can train them up on our platforms," Leaverton said. "It Leaverton said. "It opens up labor markets and gives f lexibility to a larger pool of talent, leading to lower costs. Industrial and infrastructure inspection operations will see a benefit from both cost and safety aspects, which are huge drivers on the OEM side." The Challenges While Part 107 represents an important step in the UAS in- dustry, there's still challenges to overcome and a long way yet to go before drones truly reach their full potential. One challenge Eisenrauch sees is the increased demand the new regulations will bring. As more companies want to A miniature IMU Weight: 0,12 lbs (55g) Volume: 2,0 cu. in. (35cm 3 ) • When size, performance and robustness matter Available now – contact us to discuss your application … TO BE EVEN BETTER! Photo: Sindre Lundvold Certain missions demand unsurpassed precision, stability and reliability. Having perfect control and fully understanding the smallest detail is what it takes to be a world leader. With this in mind, we developed the Inertial Measurement Unit STIM300, a small, utra-high performance, non-GPS aided IMU: • ITAR free • Small size, low weight and low cost • Insensitive to magnetic fi elds • Low gyro bias instability (0.5°/h) • Low gyro noise (0.15°/√h) • Excellent accelerometer bias instability (0.05mg) • 3 inclinometers for accurate leveling STIM300 is the smallest and highest performing, commercially available IMU in its category, worldwide!

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