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Drones and photogrammetry Used to ID Foreign Objects at Airports

Seattle, USA-based provider of aerospace testing, engineering, and certification services, AeroTEC, has completed two proof-of-concept drone surveys at airports in Washington state. The aerial surveys, in collaboration with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Aviation Division, took place at Sunnyside Municipal Airport and Prosser Airport. Designed to assess the use of photogrammetry to evaluate runway obstacles, this was the first…

Drones 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…

Drones Perform Building Inspections? Yes

Real estate developers and building owners are embracing the use of drones to perform building and facade inspections on their properties. High rise buildings in particular may be required to assess building safety periodically for insurance or licensing purposes. A visual inspection can be painstaking, expensive, dangerous and arduous if it includes temporary scaffolding or other expensive aerial equipment. Drones…

Drones Make French Wine Taste Better!

Winemakers are flying sophisticated drones laden with custom software that lets them monitor plots for sick plants, predict output and map vineyards down to the size of a grape. Quick-precision measuring and artificial intelligence software crunches through the data to help farmers produce their best. – Team DroneAscent https://www.claimsjournal.com/news/international/2019/06/05/291274.htm

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…

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…

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…

Drones More Efficient at Inspecting Infrastructure

The cost and danger of bridge inspections has always been high. Inspections used to require extensive measures like closing traffic lanes, lowering inspectors on ropes, raising scaffolds or using specialized trucks or cranes. Now, we drone on safely and efficiently. You can, too. Reach out to DroneAscent to get started on your bridge inspection today. – Team DroneAscent   Drones…