Inside Unmanned Systems

OCT-NOV 2018

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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ENGINEERING. PRACTICE. POLICY. 59 October/November 2018  unmanned systems inside Each year, Genius NY receives $5 million of funding from Empire State Development, New York's department of economic development. This includes money for the prizes as well as marketing to publicize the opportunity, the one-year incubation for each cohort at The Tech Garden in Syracuse, New York, and two months of programming afterward to help teams transition into the following year. The state is expected to back Genius NY for a fourth and fi fth year. SUPPORT FROM NEW YORK one of the largest fire truck manufacturers in the United States." The tether is very light, weighing approxi- mately 30 grams for every 10 meters, McCall said. "Our customers have typically asked for tethers about 100 to 150 feet tall," he said. "You can think of the system like a deployable tower that you can raise up and take down with a push of a button." "Coming in first place in the Genius N Y program has really been a game-changer for us—it has allowed us to build out operations on a much more accelerated timeline, especially in the United States, accelerating us easily a year forward," McCall said. "We're extremely grateful and consider ourselves quite lucky to be part of the Genius NY program." The second-place team, Quantif ly, seeks to use drones to help cities better understand GNSS-Inertial Direct Georeferencing for UAVs Applanix Direct Georeferencing Solutions provide everything you need to turn your UAV into a professional mapping solution using an imaging sensor such as a camera, LiDAR, or hyperspectral scanner. ► Achieve cm accuracy without GCPs ► Fly larger areas per mission ► Automatically merge imagery with LiDAR data © 201/, Trimble Inc. All rights reserved..

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