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Swiss Air Force Completes LIDAR Trials

Swiss Air Force Completes LIDAR Trials

The Swiss Air Force has recently ran a series of tests on a new system which will help with low-visibility conditions such as whiteout. The trials were done in three days, sponsored by NATO, using an Airbus EC635 helicopter fitted with LIDAR sensors and processors. RUAG Aviation was in charge and carried out all integration… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Apr-17

US Army Part of Development for Medical Evacuation UAS

US Army Part of Development for Medical Evacuation UAS

Dragonfly Pictures Inc. has developed a dual-rotor UAS, called the DP14 Hawk, that the US Army hopes will one day be used for wounded soldier evacuation. The drone can carry up to 430 pounds for 24 hours in its cargo space of 6-feet by 20-inches. Cruising speeds reach up to 82 miles per hour. It… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Apr-17

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Airbus Group Completes Successful Flight Tests of Laser-Based Airspeed Sensor System

Airbus Group Completes Successful Flight Tests of Laser-Based Airspeed Sensor System

Airbus Group has completed successful flight tests on a fiber-optic, eye-safe, laser-based sensor system that delivers accurate airspeed information in the three axis at low and even negative airspeed. This range of capability is not possible with pitot tubes, the longstanding industry standard for airspeed sensors. The sensor system, developed by Manassas, Virginia-based Optical Air… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 23-Dec-14

AgustaWestland Engineers Recognized With Three RAeS Awards

AgustaWestland Engineers Recognized With Three RAeS Awards

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that its engineers exceptional work has been recognized by the Royal Aeronautical Society with three prestigious awards comprising the Team Gold Medal, Specialist Award – Silver and the Herbert Le Sueur Young Persons Award. The AgustaWestland Project Zero team won the Royal Aeronautical Society’s Team Gold Medal in recognition of… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 16-Dec-14

RIEGL launches the RiCOPTER Unmanned Aerial System!

RIEGL launches the RiCOPTER Unmanned Aerial System!

We, RIEGL are presenting an impressive display at INTERGEO. Both at RIEGL’s indoor booth A3.014 in hall 3.1 as well as in the outdoor area at booth FG.002 new revolutionary products are being unveiled. We are excited to announce the release of the RiCOPTER! Therefore we are the first major LiDAR manufacturer to develop its… Read more »

Source: RIEGL, 10-Oct-14

AgustaWestland Introduces Its Obstacle Proximity LiDAR System for Enhanced Safety

AgustaWestland Introduces Its Obstacle Proximity LiDAR System for Enhanced Safety

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the certification of its Obstacle Proximity LiDAR System (OPLSTM) which will help enhance safety during hovering flight whilst conducting SAR and emergency medical service (EMS) missions. Hovering flight during these type of  missions has been identified as one of the most dangerous flight conditions as a result… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 26-Feb-14

Optech announces Class 1 Eye-Safe Laser LIDAR for FAA Rotorcraft

Optech announces Class 1 Eye-Safe Laser LIDAR for FAA Rotorcraft

Optech, the world leader in the development, manufacture and support of advanced lidar and camera survey instruments, is pleased to announce the latest addition to its innovative line of airborne laser terrain mappers (ALTM), the Optech Orion C300-1, which is designed as a Class 1 eye-safe laser product. A Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin, released in… Read more »

Source: Optech, 08-Oct-13