I was thrilled when Dr Tom Letessier from ZSL chose me to help with his drone research as part of the Bertarelli Programme in Marine Science. To our knowledge, no one had a fixed-wing water landing drone. Our plan was to survey some of the islands of the Chagos Archipelago to compare distributions of megafauna around islands with birds nesting on them to islands with invasive rats on them.
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones which can safely land on water are a relative scarcity, and fixed-wing users working in the “splash-zone” will be interested in our latest technology. The creation of our amphibious unit which is truly affordable and multi-functional is central to our engineering approach; a solution for all UAV users in marine or freshwater conditions, in all industries.
Western Washington University graduate student Jefferson Emm and Professor of Environmental Science David Wallin are using a pair of unmanned aerial vehicles to complete a census of the eelgrass beds in Skagit County’s Padilla Bay.
Healthy eelgrass beds are vital nursery habitat for a variety of ecologically and commercially important fish and shellfish species such as herring, salmon, and Dungeness crab. Padilla Bay, one of 29 waterways in the country’s National Estuarine Research Reserve system, is the largest…
Aeromao Inc, has delivered an Aeromapper 300 customized and ready for the Nano-Hyperspectral camera from Headwell Photonics to the University of Brasilia, in Brazil.
Since the initial approval was granted the custom integration was …
Once more the Aeromappers UAV systems have demonstrated their superiority to other UAV systems that costs 2x or 3x times more. This time an Aeromapper Talon flew a mission autonomously to a target located 30km away from the operators, while maintaining at all times a strong communications and control link. This demonstrates the great potential for Beyond Visual Line of Sight operations for applications such as power line and pipeline monitoring, roadways survey, surveillance and wildlife control, and long linear missions in general.
The mission was carried…
On December of 2016 Aeromao Inc. in collaboration with Foresight Surveyors completed a full photogrammetric survey mission with an Aeromapper Talon over one of the most unique and exotic islands in the Maldives, surveying a total area of approximately 251 acres or 1 Sq. Km. at a GSD of 2cm/pixel. The UAV flew at a cruise altitude of 100 m AGL and collected 1422 photos with an amazing level of detail. A DSM, orthophoto and point cloud were generated using Pix4DMapper. Despite the 2 hour flight endurance capability of the Aeromapper Talon, the mission was successfully completed in only 45 minutes. The UAV flew at a maximum distance from the ground control of 2km.
We are happy to announce the Aeromapper Talon has officially received a power upgrade that extends its flying time to two hours. This upgrade comes after many hours of research, flight testing and tuning. The Aeromapper Talon still maintain its standard key features such as being easy to handlaunch, parachute landing, fully autonomous flight, long range communications, GNSS PPK optional addition and more, making it even more unique in the industry.
The Ungulate Disease and Damage research project of the National Wildlife Research Center acquires the Aeromapper Talon to test for mapping and precision agriculture