Environmental Monitoring Drones Articles

  • Underwater Bridge Inspections – Drones Conducting Remote Evaluations

    Deep Trekker Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV), or underwater drones, are establishing themselves as the ideal tool for underwater bridge inspections. It goes without saying that the structural integrity of a bridge is extremely important; after all, you’re only either walking, driving, or riding a train across it. With the public safety in mind and to continue the flow of traffic, these ...

    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Operating A Drone Legally in the U.S.

    Beginning in August 2016, the Federal Aviation Administration enacted their “Part 107 rules,” which put an end to the legal limbo that commercial drone operators previously found themselves in. This document outlines the steps commercial operators need to carry out to become fully compliant. There are basically two steps: (1) register your drone with the FAA and (2) pass an FAA ...

    By Agribotix LLC

  • Aerial Radiation Detection

    In this time of multiple threats to our security: dirty bomb; cyber; shooters in public places; homemade bombs; misinformation; etc. we feel extremely vulnerable; perhaps more vulnerable than ever before. With the advent of Drone technology now available to private citizens, technology previously only held by the military, the opportunity has come to marry Drone Technology with aerial sensors. ...

    By Technical Associates

  • A comparison of longitudinal controllers for autonomous UAV

    This paper describes the design of an altitude control system for a small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) using classical control methods, optimal control methods and fuzzy logic. A survey on recent research is made to develop a better UAV control system. A small radio control (RC) plane that is converted to a small UAV for testing purposes is used. The equations of motion of the UAV and ...

    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Privacy law implications of the use of drones for security and justice purposes

    With the advent of new technologies, new means of surveillance and data collection have appeared on the radar. Drones are among the latest to be considered for domestic security purposes, both in the EU and the USA. After surveying some examples of the non–warfare use of drone for security and criminal justice purposes, this article analyses applicable privacy and data protection legislation and ...

    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An investigation into the suitability of the use of unmanned aerial vehicle systems (UAVS) to support the initial needs assessment process in rapid onset humanitarian disasters

    In the aftermath of any disaster situation, achieving an accurate and timely needs assessment is the key to the efficiency and effectiveness of the subsequent logistic response. However, in the light of the inevitable disruption to both the physical and information infrastructure of the affected area, this paper presents the results of an initial theoretical investigation into the use of an ...

    By Inderscience Publishers

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