The amount of drones, or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), in the National Airspace System (NAS) is expected to dramatically increase by the year 2021. According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), this all depends on how quickly the regulatory environment can evolve. To encourage deregulation and facilitate the cost-saving utility of UAS across industries, businesses should take a multi-tiered approach to risk management.
NASA’s most recent demonstrations of drone traffic management technologies occurred during a month-long campaign, known as Technology Capability Level 2 (TCL2) National Campaign. The campaign featured NASA and its partners testing the next, more complex version of its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) technologies with live, UAS, or drones, at six different test sites across the country.
That’s what researchers at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) are advocating.
This coming May 8th-11th in Dallas, TX, the largest community of leaders in drone technology and intelligent robotics will come together to discuss the future of the industry at the annual AUVSI XPONENTIAL conference. At this year’s AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2017, keynote speakers, panel contributors and exhibitors will include industry leaders from innovative drone technology companies such as DJI and Canon USA to national regulatory organizations such as NASA and the FAA.
Utilities spend millions of dollars inspecting infrastructure from power lines to pipelines, which are often in hard-to-reach, dangerous places. However, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones, are set to revolutionize the way utilities industries solve inspection issues.
The use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones, in the electric utility industry is set to take off. There are many potential benefits of UAS in utility operations, such as maintenance and inspections, accompanied by time and worker safety benefits.
Many utilities industries are experiencing significant growth, yet current inspection and maintenance methods are costly, time-consuming and even dangerous.
There is a better way: Drones.
Commercial industry use of drones continues to grow and is expected to make an especially significant impression in the coming years particularly in regards to solar power. Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones, are in the midst of revolutionizing the renewable energy sector—as long as they don’t get their wings cut short by regulations.
In only a few short years, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also called drones, have evolved from paparazzi gadgets to valuable tools helping journalists and news organizations capture and share breaking news stories.
Not only for sports and news coverage, commercial drones are now increasingly being used for another relatively new frontier: film making. Aerial filming in movie production can provide audiences with more spectacular views than ever before. Now, celebrated television series and Oscar winning films are being captured with the help of this exciting, yet controversial new technology.