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Tornado Probing Drones Conducting Research and Saving Lives

Scientists are using drones to get people out of a tornadoes’ paths and save lives. Armed with radars, fixed-wing drones, lasers, and even an aerial assist from Hurricane Hunter aircraft, researchers spent weeks on the road chasing down storms all with the goal of figuring out why some storms spawn tornadoes and others don’t. The end goal is to improve…

New Approach to State Drone Laws Balances Privacy and Innovation

This proposal recognizes that the same capabilities that make drones useful for inspections and logistics, can potentially be misused. This group was created in an effort to strike a balance between commerce and privacy. If enacted by a state, the law would allow judges to weigh how many times and for how long drones flew over property, how low it…

The lidar-equipped drone calculates the distance by sending a pulsed laser light to the canopy forest and measuring the reflected pulses with a sensor. Data is critical to plan new forest restoration programs and to evaluate the success of current projects. To find out more about what lidar can do for your business, please call us today! – Team DroneAscent…

Drones Superbly Showcase Construction and Real Estate

There was a time when only those selling luxury properties could afford to incorporate special marketing tactics like drones to showcase a tall or especially beautiful property. Not only is it now easier to get compelling images, provide detail on unique property features, and make impressive virtual tours, incorporating drone photography and video also generates new business for realtors and…

Deploying Drones in Confined Spaces

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or more commonly referenced to as “drones” are being utilized today in a myriad of services. From deliveries to inspections to surveys, drones are evolving exponentially in technology, which creates more opportunity to deploy drones. One of the fastest growing areas is using drones to inspect confined spaces that are inaccessible or just too dangerous for…

DOD Using Drones to Map Wildfires

A new drone has been created by the Department of Defense to interface with emergency services to provide information about what is occurring in real time in wild fires. This new drone has a thermal camera, an optical camera, and four sensors which allow the identification of the temperature of the drone in the environment. – Team DroneAscent https://dronedj.com/2019/06/22/department-of-defense-supports-use-of-drones/

Using Drones for Aging Infrastructure Inspections

Drones are agile enough to scan bridge spans and eyeball hard-to-reach areas. A thermal/infrared camera can further highlight hard-to-see crevices that might not be obvious to the naked human eye. Drones can hover close to trusses, piers, and other structure and take high-resolution images and/or video. This provides inspectors safe data to analyze from the ground. DroneAscent can get started…