What Are Drones Used For From Business To Critical Missions

What are drones used for answered here covering every sector you can think of.  Drones are being used to save lives, environment works, archaeology, farming, property management, mining, construction and much more. We start by looking at what drones are used for in specific sectors and include some terrific videos along the way. The drone…

Organic cathode for high performance batteries

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have designed a new, organic cathode material for lithium batteries. With sulfur at its core, the material is more energy-dense, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly than traditional cathode materials in lithium batteries. The research was published in Advanced Energy Materials on April 10, 2019. Optimizing cathode materials…

Metal-air batteries

Metal-air batteries have been pursued as a successor to lithium-ion batteries due to their exceptional gravimetric energy densities. They could potentially enable electric cars to travel a thousand miles or more on a single charge. A promising new member of the alkali-metal-air battery family is the potassium-air battery, which has more than three times the…

Trinity F9 – The mapping drone for professionals

In order to monitor BVLOS (Beyond the visual line of sight) infrastructures, DB relies on drones from Quantum-Systems for the “Urban Air Mobility” project in Ingolstadt. Quantum-Systems supplies drone technology to inspect Deutsche Bahn’s infrastructure. Read more >>>

ULC Robotics VTOL Fixed-Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

ULC Robotics, Inc. is advancing the state-of-the-art in commercial utility industry aerial inspection after successfully flight testing a newly developed vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle last week. As a leading robotics, energy services and research and development company focused on the energy and utility industries, ULC Robotics’ commercial-grade VTOL fixed-wing UAV…

DroneClash: the Dutch answer to the Gatwick Incident

DroneClash is sponsored by the Dutch Ministry of Defence (the head sponsor) and the Dutch Police. In the spirit of international collaboration, the Dutch Police have extended a warm welcome to their counterparts in other European countries to either join forces in an international police team or to join a Counter-Drone Coalition meeting which will…

AeroVironment Provides Raven UAS to Portuguese Army

AeroVironment has announced that it has been awarded a contract to provide Raven unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) equipped with Mantis i23 sensors and pocket Remote Video Terminals (p/RVT) for the Portuguese Army, with delivery scheduled over a three-year period. “AeroVironment’s Raven unmanned aircraft system, equipped with our Mantis i23 gimbaled sensor suite and pocket Remote Video…

Lockheed Martin – Indago UAS

The Lockheed Martin Procerus Technologies Indago quadrotor unmanned aerial system (UAS) goes beyond an average drone’s capabilities. With its leading endurance and quick deployment ability, Indago gives civilians and warfighters an eye-in-the sky in just minutes. The UAS, along with its payload options and advanced ground control software, helps users to accomplish diverse missions including…

RQ-11B Raven UAV – the most popular fixed-wing military drone

  Primary Function Reconnaissance and surveillance with low altitude operation Contractor Aerovironment, Inc. Services USN, USMC, USAF, US Army Power Plant Electric Motor, rechargeable lithium ion batteries Wingspan 4.5 feet (1.37 meters) Weight 4.2 lbs (1.9 kilograms) Weight (ground control unit) 17 lbs (7.7 kilograms) Speed 30-60 mph (26-52 knots) Range 8-12 km (4.9-7.45 miles)…