Arcturus UAV And Urban Robotics Fly 3-D Imager | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne Unlimited--10.14.19

Airborne UnManned--10.15.19

Airborne Unlimited--10.16.19

AMA Drone Report--10.10.19

Airborne Unlimited--10.11.19

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne Unlimited--10.14.19

Airborne UnManned--10.15.19

Airborne Unlimited--10.16.19

AMA Drone Report--10.10.19

Airborne Unlimited--10.11.19

Tue, Jan 28, 2014

Arcturus UAV And Urban Robotics Fly 3-D Imager

Device Can Create 3-D Images In Near-Real Time, Maker Says

A sensor system designed to create 3-D reconstructions in near-real time and output high-resolution digital elevation models, LIDAR-like datasets, and wide area maps has been flown on an Arcturus UAV T-20 Tier II unmanned aerial vehicle. The system, called GeoDragon, is enclosed in a wing-mounted pod and is capable of high resolution 2-D and 3-D image capture.

Urban Robotics in Portland, OR, which designed the sensor, says among its "unique aspects" are low weight (equating to longer endurance and loiter time,) small operational footprint on the ground (1 or 2 full size pick-up trucks,) a quick mount/dismount pod, quiet operation (the T-20 utilizes a modified 4-stroke engine,) and the ability to fly simultaneously with other payloads on the T-20, such as EO/IR.

GeoDragon imagery is post-processed using automated 3-D algorithms to rapidly generate large mapping and modeling datasets. Urban Robotics develops software and hardware solutions for 3-D ISR, remote sensing and geospatial applications, including collection, post-processing, and data management. 

The aircraft was built by Arcturus UAV in Rohnert Park, CA. Urban Robotics says the GeoDragon adds significant 3-D imaging and mapping capabilities to the T-20 UAV. The system is scheduled to be released in mid-2014.

(Image provided by Arcturus)

FMI: www.arcturus-uav.com

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 10.14.19: SJ30i 1st Flight!, Stolen Plane, Balloon Instructor

Also: AirShow Racing Series, Women In Aviation Advisory Board, Rolls-Royce RR300, Delta Flies 120 Girls To NASA A much upgraded version of the speedy SJ30i light bizjet has taken t>[...]

Aero-FAQ: Dave Juwel's Aviation Marketing Stories -- ITBOA BNITBOB

Dave Juwel's Aviation Marketing Stories ITBOA BNITBOB ... what does that mean? It's not gibberish, it's a lengthy acronym for "In The Business Of Aviation ... But Not In The Busine>[...]

AMA Drone Report 10.10.19: FAA Restricts Model Av, Drone Safety, DRL RacerAI

Also: No Drones at Balloon Fiesta, Drone Finds 'Miracle Dog', NASA And Uber, Aero-TV: Senator Inhofe In one of the most questionable moves made by the FAA under the leadership of a>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 10.08.19: UPS Certified!, UAV v Fugitive, Shapeshifting Drone

Also: DroneResponders Program, Drone Detection Technology, UAV Herbicide Spraying, Hydrogen-Powered 3D-Printed Drone It’s a first... The FAA has awarded air carrier and opera>[...]

Airborne 10.14.19: SJ30i 1st Flight!, Stolen Plane, Balloon Instructor

Also: AirShow Racing Series, Women In Aviation Advisory Board, Rolls-Royce RR300, Delta Flies 120 Girls To NASA A much upgraded version of the speedy SJ30i light bizjet has taken t>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2019 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC