Unmanned Systems

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), and Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV).

AEC TECH NEWS: Commercial UAV Expo issues report on UAVs and construction

The organizers of Commercial UAV Expo released a report, Progressive Construction Firms Mobilize to Put UAVs to Work, providing insights into how UAV technology is being implemented to improve efficiency, production and safety in construction projects.

ASCE launches utilities pipeline and surveying institute

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 9th technical institute, Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute (UESI), will be the first national organization designed to embrace professionals engaged in utility and pipeline infrastructure engineering regardless of the products they transport, as well as surveying professionals.

Commercial UAV Expo adds exhibit space following initial sell-out

The exhibit floor for the 2015 Commercial UAV Expo completely sold out almost two months before the shows launch, spurring event organizer SPAR Point Group to add space to handle the overwhelming demand.

International LiDAR Mapping Forum announces call for papers

SPAR Point Group, organizer of International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF), announced a Call for Papers for the 2016 event which will take place in Denver, Feb. 22-24, 2016.

Commercial UAV Expo announces 2015 conference program

Commercial UAV Expo organizers announced the 2015 Conference Program. The program will delve into key issues faced by large-enterprise organizations when implementing Unmanned Aerial Systems.

AEC TECH NEWS: IMAGINiT Technologies extends reality capture services with Pix4D partnership

Rand Worldwides IMAGINiT Technologies division is partnering with Pix4D, developers of 2D and 3D mapping and modeling software. This collaboration will help architectural, civil and manufacturing design engineers extract imagery taken from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and convert it into usable 2D and 3D models.

AEC TECH NEWS: FAAs B4UFLY app will help UAS pilots operate safely and legally

The U.S. Department of Transportations Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) demonstrated a new smartphone application called B4UFLY, designed to help model aircraft and unmanned aircraft (UAS) users know if it is safe and legal to fly in their current or planned location.

Navy awards $30 million GIS surveying contract

The U.S. Navy awarded NAVGeo LLC a $30 million contract to provide geographic information systems, surveying and mapping services.

Researchers use unmanned aircraft to inspect energy pipeline route

Blacksburg, Va. The first Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership at Virginia Tech test flight using a fixed-wing unmanned aircraft to inspect an energy pipeline route with a piloted chase plane following behind to ensure safety beyond the ground observers' sight line was completed last week. The flight was a step toward making aerial inspections of energy pipelines safer and more economical, researchers say.

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