UAV- / Drone-based surveying of castles

12. July 2015

Heritage monument & structural inspection per civil drone Heritage monument preservation with the help of high-tech instruments: For the survey and inspection of heritage monuments and constructions like castles it is becoming increasingly common for engineers to rely on aerial support. Professional unmanned sensing flight platforms like the AscTec Falcon 8 function as precision tool for the generation of detailed [...]

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SENASA RPAS pilot training with AscTec Falcon 8

2. July 2015

SENASA successfully incorporated the AscTec Falcon 8 into an official pilot education and training programme. In cooperation with The Drone Institute a new course starts in July (from 16 to 18). Survey, inspection & remote sensing per RPAS To hold a Basic and Advanced RPAS Pilots theoretical knowledge Certificate or an acceptable license/degree under Article 50.5 of Law 18/2014 of [...]

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AscTec Falcon 8 @ FITIC 2015

30. June 2015

Ascending Technologies will be present with a stand at #FITIC2015 which takes place in Madrid 30th June – 2nd July. Organised by Science & Research Association APLIC (Asociación para la innovación científica, http://aplic.es/index.php/es/ ). RPAS for Civil Engineering, Mapping & Surveying applications This is the first Spanish congress specifically organized around the topic “RPAS for Civil Engineering and Mapping & [...]

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UAV inspection & survey of Germany’s highest dam

26. June 2015

Reservoirs and dams today are part of a complex water industry systems. Thorough maintenance and complex servicing operations are highly safety critical. Reservoirs’ providers maintain, preserve and manage reservoires and dams according to the directives of the Federal Water Act. However material and plant inspections are still quite expensive. We successfully tested latest UAV technology to support that work quite [...]

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3D Laser Scanning & UAV Photogrammetry

11. June 2015

2D equalisation & vectorisation of measured data Traditional photogrammetry includes two-dimensional equalisation of digital image data. But conventional vectorisation of georeferenced imagery is quite time-consuming. By the use of high-resolution aerial imaging you achieve the required level of detail. At the same time position accuracy established by a high-tech UAV like the AscTec Falcon 8 provides precise measurement. On the [...]

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Back to the Future 7 – Infrastructure Inspection for Network Rail

21. May 2015

Four companies have been awarded a place on a three-year national framework agreement for UAV / drone infrastructure inspection and survey by Network Rail. Two of the professional inspection providers rely on technology from Ascending Technologies. One will prove itself indispensible: The well-established AscTec Falcon 8. 20,000 miles of track & 40,000 bridges and tunnels The Network Rail Framework Agreement is one of [...]

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“Closing the gap” between fixed- & rotary-wing UAV

13. April 2015

„Closing the gap“ – between fixed- & rotary-wing UAV The gap has been closed! For precise mapping of small areas up to 100 hectares there has been a lack of a multi-rotor system providing sufficient endurance, adequate sensors and high-quality camera technologies at the same time. With the new autopilot AscTec Trinity the AscTec Falcon 8 becomes a high-performance drone, [...]

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Sky-Futures USA Awarded Section 333 Exemption Permitting use of Drones for Oil and Gas Inspections

17. March 2015

Sky-Futures USA, a Houston based company offering drone inspection services to the Oil and Gas industry is today awarded a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Section 333 Exemption permitting the use of its AscTec Falcon 8 drone from Ascending Technologies in the United States National Air Space (NAS). AscTec Falcon 8 – the UAV / drone for oil and gas inspections [...]

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Historical monument protection in Bavaria – per drone?

9. March 2015

The Bavarian Minister of Science Spaenle and the General Curator Pfeil presented a new concept for historical monument protection and conservation in Bavaria for 2020. They call on latest scientific results. Wishful thinking or sustainable heritage conservation? „In its variety the structural testimonials of past times give tellingly impressions of Bavarian heritage in wealth and culture shaping the identity of the [...]

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AscTec Falcon 8 – multispectral & multifunctional

3. March 2015

Drone-based bridge inspection and geodata provided by Orbiton after the collapse of Skjeggestad bridge on February 2nd helped determine that the bridge had to be demolished as quickly as possible due to danger of further collapse. Decommissioning was to be carried out using explosives as part of a complex operation which involved danger of a massive quick clay landslide. Once [...]

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