Inside Unmanned Systems

AUG-SEP 2017

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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Page 30 of 67 800-628-0885 +1-703-256-8900 Woman-Owned Small Business 31 unmanned systems inside August/September 2017 ENGINEERING. PRACTICE. POLICY. Top: A freeze frame of a drone shot over an interchange in central Ohio. WBNS 10TV fl ew the drone to show viewers what the intersection looked like, and then animated the colors to show what was closed and what was open. The animation of colors was over the video as it played in the reporter's story. Bottom: One of WBNS 10TV's four pilots, Ryan Greelese, getting an aerial view of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources at the Ohio State Fair. What are the stories we can be looking at?" Through augmented reality, Agvent sees the ability to super-impose live location based information over drone footage, such as street names and buildings. This could add context and understanding to a f looding story, for example. Manufacturers are also starting to rec- ognize the value in developing UAS for specific industries, a trend he expects to continue. Reporters will become more and more comfortable deploying drones and determining the best stories to cover using the technology. It might get to the point where just about every story has a drone shot, Waite said, but eventually, once the newness wears off, we'll start to see even more creative uses for drones. The real value will come when reporters start to gather data that will be mapped or tracked over time. They'll have access to on-demand high-resolution information, which could prove to be really powerful for certain stories. "The real frontier with drones is in data and investigative journal- ism," Waite said. "Some newsroom is going to win a huge prize with this. That's the next big thing that's going to happen. A Pulitzer will get won and it wouldn't have happened without drone photography." Precise positioning & navigation for unmanned systems Hemisphere GNSS Eclipse ™ 300 Series with ATLAS ™ Correction VectorNav VN-300 MEMS Inertial Navigation OxTS xNAV550 and xOEM INS NovAtel 700 Series OEM Receivers Tactical grade IMU – 0.05° roll/pitch Dual GNSS receivers, dual antennas 2 cm real-time position accuracy Tactical Grade IMU Post-processing software included No ITAR restrictions Advanced interference detection and mitigation L-band functionality SPAN® GNSS+INS functionality Multi-constellation, multi-frequency TerraStar™ ready No ITAR restrictions Low power, high precision Multi-frequency, multi-GNSS Small form factor L-band (and QZSS ready) Scalable Eclipse ™ RTK DGPS and SBAS with COAST™ No ITAR restrictions 3-axis accelerometers, gyros, magnetic sensors 2 GPS receivers, 2 antennas Miniature, lightweight Output rates up to 400 Hz Dynamic accuracy: 0.3° heading, 0.1° pitch & roll No ITAR restrictions Delivering unmanned and autonomous solutions for over a decade Expert system design Delivering unmanned and autonomous solutions for over a decade Expert system design 800-628-0885 +1-703-256-8900 Woman-Owned Small Business

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