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Messein : drôles de drones pour la prise de vue aérienne

Messein : drôles de drones pour la prise de vue aérienne | Drone Civil | Scoop.it
Ils ont la passion du modélisme et de la photo. Un entrepreneur inventif et son équipe de techniciens conçoivent sur mesure des drones destinés à la prise de vue aérienne. Un marché naissant et très prometteur.
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San Diego's drone industry doubles in size

San Diego's drone industry doubles in size | Drone Civil | Scoop.it

The size of San Diego County’s unmanned aerial vehicle industry doubled over the past five years and could double again as UAVs are increasingly used for everything from spying on suspected terrorists abroad to monitoring the U.S.-Mexico border, says a National University System report released Wednesday.

 

The industry, which is centered in North County, generated at least $1.3 billion locally in 2011 and directly and indirectly supported 7,135 jobs. The report says the true impact could be far higher due to classified programs that are not included in public records. (...)

 

Analysts say the global market for such aircraft could exceed $12 billion by 2019. (...)

 

“This is a dynamic, growing industry, and San Diego has a big opportunity to take advantage of the expected growth,” said Kelly Cunningham, an economist at National’s Institute for Policy Research and lead author of the report. (...)

 

Cunningham sees it clearly and notes that San Diego has at least two competitive advantages: An educated workforce and the county’s desirable weather. Local contractors also have long, successful ties to the military, a primary user of drones. (...)

 

“Our challenge in San Diego is access to FAA-approved airspace for flight testing autonomous UAVs,” said John Kosmatka, an engineering professor at UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering. “This is the advantage that North Dakota, New Mexico, and Oklahoma have over us, where large open spaces and military bases are available.

 


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Drone for aerial photography

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Called a Dedicam and developed by two inventors from Switzerland, the drone recently shot stunning footage in the thin air over the Trango Towers mountains in Pakistan at altitudes of up 20,500 feet above sea level.


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SA to use planes to save rhinos

SA to use planes to save rhinos | Drone Civil | Scoop.it

South Africa is to deploy a reconnaissance aircraft to combat a massive rise in rhino poaching in recent years.



The plane will be equipped with surveillance equipment including thermal imaging to detect poachers.

 

It will patrol over the Kruger National Park, a vast reserve that borders Mozambique and home to two-thirds of South Africa's rhino population.

 

So far this year 588 rhinos have been killed in South Africa, in what is being called a "relentless onslaught".

 

That figure has risen from just 13 reported cases in 2007 as organised and well-armed crime syndicates target the animals.

 

South Africa is home to the world's largest rhino population - an estimated 18,000 white rhinos and 1,700 critically endangered black rhino.

 

The rhino horn is highly prized in traditional Asian medicine, even though there is no scientific proof of its effects. It sells for around $95,000 (£60,000) per kilo, almost twice the value of gold. (...)

 

The surveillance airplane for the Kruger National Park was donated by the Ichikowitz Family Foundation, whose chairman Ivor Ichikowitz said: "You have to fight fire with fire."


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Robo-Chopper Fights Wine Country Pests : DNews

 

  

California researchers at are teaming up with a Japanese vehicle manufacturer on a project to fly drone helicopters over Napa Valley vineyards to combat insect pests. The unmanned chopper — Yamaha RMAX IIG — has also been used in Australia as well, and farmers in Japan are also using it to spray and seed small areas, such as rice paddies, without affecting neighboring fields. A team at UC Davis recently ran a test flight in the Oakville district of Napa, and plans to expand, according to Wines and Vines.

 

by Eric Niiler

13 Jan 2013


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Drone images help threatened fish

Drone images help threatened fish | Drone Civil | Scoop.it

A mini helicopter has been used by researchers from Worcester to examine the threat to rare fish species posed by a dam on a Chilean river.


The work was carried out by PhD student Amy Woodget and Dr Ian Maddock, principal lecturer in physical geography at the University of Worcester. (...)


Professor Habit Evelyn Habit, from the University of Concepcion, said the images from the Draganflyer UAS showed the river in "an extraordinarily high level of detail".

 

"This allows us to better understand the habitat availability for our native fish species," he said.



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Vidéo: le drone, nouvel allié des pompiers?

Vidéo: le drone, nouvel allié des pompiers? | Drone Civil | Scoop.it
En filmant un incendie à l'aide d'un drone, un Valaisan donne une idée aux pompiers... Regardez la vidéo.
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Les drones commencent à décoller

Les drones commencent  à décoller | Drone Civil | Scoop.it
La protection civile belge souhaite faire l'acquisition d'un drone, en cas de catastrophe. Les applications non militaires des avions sans pilote se généralisent. Dans tous les domaines.
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IA : Un UAV pour le viaduc de Millau.

IA : Un UAV pour le viaduc de Millau. | Drone Civil | Scoop.it

Le viaduc de Millau est aujourd'hui l'ensemble routier le plus haut du Monde. Ce pont à haubans franchit la vallée du Tarn (Aveyron, France), sur une brèche de 2460 mètres de longueur avec 270 mètres de profondeur au point de surplomb le plus important. Il permet ainsi à l’autoroute "Méridienne" de relier, au sud de Millau, Clermont-Ferrand à Béziers. Oeuvre de l’architecte Norman Foster, il a été construit pour 320 millions d’euros par le groupe Eiffage, et mis en service en décembre 2004.


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Delta Drone a bien pris son envol

Delta Drone a bien pris son envol | Drone Civil | Scoop.it
Et si le futur leader mondial du drone civil et commercial était grenoblois ? C’est le pari que se sont lancé les fondateurs de Delta Drone, et que ...
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The private drone industry is like Apple in 1984

The private drone industry is like Apple in 1984 | Drone Civil | Scoop.it

The UAV industry is a fairly new one, and right now its main focus is on consumer products. That’s partially because it is growing from a consumer base: What has made them possible is the smartphone revolution, which drove down the price on the tiny electronic components needed to turn low-power remote control aircraft into flying robots that navigate, communicate, and sense. While defense contractors were making expensive and powerful drones for the US military, hobbyists were basically bolting iPhones onto remote-controlled helicopters.



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Drones aid rare species watching

Drones aid rare species watching | Drone Civil | Scoop.it

Drones could soon be helping protect rhinos, tigers and elephants in Africa and Asia, thanks to cash from Google.

 

Controlled via a tablet computer, the small autonomous aircraft will photograph poachers and track animals via smart radio tags.

 

The World Wildlife Fund added the $5m (£3.1m) grant would also fund software that could map where poachers strike.

 

And it was developing a mobile DNA sampling kit to match body parts with animals.

 

The WWF said poaching and trafficking of body parts was having a devastating effect on the wild populations of some species, setting back decades long conservation efforts.



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Brazil’s Homemade Drones

Brazil’s Homemade Drones | Drone Civil | Scoop.it

“It ends up demystifying this equipment, to show that it’s not only restricted for military use but also something of daily use,” says AGX Tecnologia consultant Jen John Lee in the basement of these homey headquarters.

 

Going against the trend of Latin American nations purchasing Isreali-made drones for drug-war policing and border patrolling, AGX uses only Brazilian technology developed at the nearby University of São Paulo and sees its target market in the nation’s growing agricultural industry and state “environmental police” forces tasked with monitoring illegal extraction of natural resources.


Brazil’s Federal Police is indeed implementing a fleet of Israeli-made UAVs along its porous frontier to monitor drug trafficking. But the São Paulo Environmental Police has other objectives. They will be the first team in the state to regularly employ unarmed UAVs to monitor threats in rural areas, such as deforestation and illegal fishing.

 

Taylor Barnes | Oct 18, 2011

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NOVA | New Ways to Use Drones

NOVA | New Ways to Use Drones | Drone Civil | Scoop.it

Here is one sign of the huge potential of drones: The University of North Dakota recently began offering an undergraduate major in unmanned aircraft systems operations.

 

For now, most graduates end up in jobs that support the military, but program head Ben Trapnell predicts that civilian uses will eventually far outpace those for defense.

 

An unmanned plane could fly over a field and send back pictures to show where pests are located or where crops need irrigation.

 

"Some of the big things [are] agricultural uses," said Trapnell. "We can get imagery to farmers a lot faster than having to wait for satellites to do the same thing." For instance, an unmanned plane could fly over a field and send back pictures to show where pests are located or where crops need irrigation.

 

Trapnell also foresees medical applications. "There's the possibility of flying organs from one place to another to get them there faster for transplants," he said. Drones may also be used to parachute medical supplies in remote locations, where planes can't land.

 

Utility companies could benefit from drones. Trapnell predicts they will one day patrol pipelines and power lines to monitor for problems. Small helicopter drones may fly close to wind turbines to make video inspections.

 


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Mallee biomass research employs quadcopter

Mallee biomass research employs quadcopter | Drone Civil | Scoop.it

Researchers with the Future Farm Industries Cooperative research Centre are employing the UAV to take photos of mallee trees at their trial site in Narrogin, as part of the new Woody Crop Industries program focusing on mallee trees as a source of biomass.

 

CSIRO’s Richard Bennett says the images produced from the UAV will enable researchers to estimate the biomass yield from a plot of trees as well as test variables such as soil and irrigation to maximise production.

 

“The traditional way of doing things is to measure each tree for its length, width and height, then cut that plot down, weight it, and from that determine the ratio between a tree’s measurements and its biomass yield. With that ratio, we can determine the biomass yield for any given plot of trees that we have taken measurements for,” Mr Bennett says.

 

“It’s very labour intensive, requiring about two days to measure 1500 trees.

 

“What we do with the UAV, is take an aerial image of the plot and work out how many pixels have tree leaves in them. Once we know that number of pixels of the plot and have measured the trees, we can determine the ratio between how many pixels in an aerial shot and what amount of biomass will be produced.”

 

By Aaron Fernandes

06 November 2012 

sciencewa.net.au


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Immobilier : le drone fait son entrée sur les terrains délicats

Immobilier : le drone fait son entrée sur les terrains délicats | Drone Civil | Scoop.it
Le Groupe NOX (Ingénierie, Assistance à Maîtrise d'Ouvrage, Contractant Général) élargit la gamme de ses services proposés aux clients avec le drone U130.

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Autodesk creates 3D model of headquarters using Octo-Copter UAV

Autodesk creates 3D model of headquarters using Octo-Copter UAV | Drone Civil | Scoop.it
Autodesk software works with an unmanned aerial vehicle to make a 3D model of their corporate headquarters.

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Le drone, nouvel allié des agriculteurs - L'Entreprise

Le drone, nouvel allié des agriculteurs - L'Entreprise | Drone Civil | Scoop.it
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PARIS, 24 fév 2013 - De loin, on dirait un jouet télécommandé. De près aussi: une aile orange bricolée avec son hélice sur le nez.
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