Time-Of-Flight camera sensors on drones or ground based have many powerful uses.  These TOF camera sensors can be used for object scanning, indoor navigation, obstacle avoidance, gesture recognition, tracking objects, measuring volumes, reactive altimeters, 3D photography, augmented reality games and much more. This article explains what Time of Flight 3D depth ranging camera sensor technology…

 

Drones with obstacle detection and collision avoidance sensors are becoming more prevalent in both the consumer and professional sectors. This year, we have quite a few drones with collision avoidance technology. This obstacle detection and avoidance technology started with sensors detecting objects in front of the drone.  Now the latest drones from DJI, Walkera, Yuneec…

 

What is a drone and how do drones work is answered here in this easy to understand article. Drone technology is constantly evolving as new innovation and big investment are bringing more advanced drones to the market every few months. Below, we discuss UAV technology on the most popular drones on the market which have…

 

All drone parts and components are vital to a smooth and safe flight. Knowing the parts of a drone will give you extra confidence while flying. You will also know which components to inspect on a regular basis and the drone parts which are easy to replace or upgrade. If you have any flight problems,…

 

Lidar sensors on UAVs capture imagery which only a few years ago needed an aircraft, large heavy lidar sensors and a crew to accomplish. A lidar sensor mounted on a UAV, along with sophisticated software can process lidar images very quickly in the cloud, so effective decisions can be made by stakeholders and relevant parties….

 

A thermal imaging camera on a drone turns it into a powerful tool which can be used in many sectors from construction, mining, electrical, surveillance, firefighting, search and rescue. Thermal drones which use vision imaging cameras have so many positive uses by detecting heat coming from almost all objects and materials turning them into images…

 

FPV live video using radio frequency antenna, transmitter and receiver signaling technology is one of the main reasons why drones have become so popular. This live video transmission along with high quality cameras allow drones to be used in many positive ways across many sectors.  It’t also a terrific experience, seeing what the drone camera…

 

Understanding quadcopter propeller and motor direction along with design gives us a great understanding on how a quadcopter works.  Quadcopters today, are very easy to fly in any direction. They can also hover in place super smoothly. In this post we look at how a quadcopter flies, the required motor direction, configuration, setup, propeller design…

 

Multispectral imaging camera sensors on agricultural drones allow the farmer to manage crops, soil, fertilizing and irrigation more effectively. There are huge benefits both to the farmer and to the wider environment by minimizing the use of sprays, fertilizers, wastage of water and at the same time increasing the yield of crops. Multispectral camera remote…

 

UAV lidar and photogrammetry imaging applications are increasing rapidly. This is not surprising as using GPS enabled UAVs for aerial surveying is very cost effective in comparison to hiring an aircraft with photogrammetry equipment.   Because UAVs are relatively inexpensive, many organisations will have their own fleet, allowing for rapid surveys over large land areas…

 

Gyro stabilization, the IMU and flight controller are essential for a drone to fly perfectly. Three and six axis gyro stabilization technology provide navigational information to the flight controller and make drones easier and safer to fly. Gyro stabilization technology is one of the components which gives us the smooth flight capabilities allowing us to…

 

FPV cameras are small, light and reasonably priced.  The FPV camera is mounted onto the drone to send real time video down to the ground via a video transmitter.  The FPV camera allow you to see where the drone is flying as if it had its own eyes. Depending on the drone, the FPV transmitter will…