sábado, 30 de julio de 2016

Airbus: UAVs for aircrafts inspection

Airbus has demonstrated he benefits of using UAVs for aircraft visual inspection at the Farnborough International Airshow.

With this new method, the aircraft downtime for inspection is reduced to 10 to 15 minutes, instead of 2 hours using conventional methods.

The images catched up by the UAV cameras and especially those showing any potential non-quality such as scratches, dents and painting defects, are compiled in a 3D digital model, recorded in a database and then analysed. 

In addition, picture analysis can be done anytime afterwards and in an office, so the benefits of this innovative tool and process are significant: “The use of this new technology offers better working conditions including improving the safety and comfort for the quality inspectors”, says Nathalie Ducombeau, Airbus head of quality.

lunes, 11 de julio de 2016

UAVs Could Soon Fly As Flocks

UAVs will soon be able to manage their work without human input, radar or even GPS satellite navigation, according to a team of researchers from the University of Queensland in Australia. Deploying the knowledge about the mechanisms of visual guidance in birds and bugs, researchers will be able to develop a novel biologically inspired technology for drones. (Read more)

Bayraktar UAV Now Deployed By Turkish Police

The Turkish National Police is now putting the Bayraktar TB2 Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) into service. The Bayraktar TB2, which was developed and produced in Turkey, is used in terrorist operations in the country’s eastern and southeastern Anatolia regions. The Bayraktar TB2 proved its accuracy during shooting tests made with integrated national missiles in April.

Aleppo: SDF Shoot Down ISIL ISR-UAV

The SDF shot down an ISIL ISR-UAV equipped with imaging devices and bombs, flying over their positions near the town of Manbij in Northeastern AleppoThe UAV was brought down after it was intercepted over positions of Manbij Military Council, affiliated to the Kurdish-led SDF.