XPONENTIAL 2018 – the UST Round-Up

By Caroline Rees / 08 May 2018

More than 8,500 attendees and over 600 exhibitors attended XPONENTIAL 2018, the annual AUVSI trade show last week, held in Denver. It was a busy week, with exciting announcements from many of the companies in attendance – here’s our round-up:

NovAtel introduced several new precision positioning solutions (the PwrPak7D, PwrPak7DE1 and OEM7600) for automotive, airborne and space-constrained unmanned systems. Read more…

3W-International hybrid Wankel engine3W-International unveiled a prototype of its new SP-480 SRE 2-disc hybrid Wankel UAV engine, developed in conjunction with Sky Power. Read more…

Robot Aviation announced the acquisition of UAS Europe AB, a Swedish developer of small unmanned aircraft systems and subcomponents. Read more…

Volz Servos revealed that it now offers its electromagnetic clutches for Optionally Piloted Vehicle (OPV) applications with external position sensors. Read more…

Aeron Systems, represented by UAV Propulsion Tech, introduced the Pollux micro-miniature inertial navigation system. Read more…

FT Technologies FT205 wind sensorFT Technologies launched a new generation lightweight ultrasonic wind sensors, specifically designed for use on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Read more…

Sagetech announced that it has provided its ADS-B MXS transponder to NASA for Detect-and-Avoid research on small to medium UAVs. Read more…

Alta Devices launched its fourth-generation solar cell technology (“Gen4”), designed to power state-of-the-art UAVs. Read more… 

UMS SKELDAR confirmed the acquisition of Hirthmotoren GmbH & Co. KG (Hirth Motors), a specialist UAV engine manufacturer. Read more… 

Penguin C UASThe Penguin C UAS was selected for flight training as part of Embry Riddle’s Unmanned Systems Sciences Program. Read more… 

Northwest UAV announced that it has begun manufacturing the new NW-88 multi-fuel twin-cylinder UAV engine. Read more… 

UAVOS unveiled a High Altitude Pseudo Satellite (HAPS) control system for high-altitude flexible wing UAVs. Read more…

Insitu launched the ScanEagle3 UAS, designed for commercial applications. Read more…

Phase One Industrial UAV cameraPhase One Industrial showcased the new iXM series, an aerial camera platform driven by the world’s fastest medium-format imaging sensor. Read more…

DataPath announced a new line of certified satellite solutions for the UAS market. Read more… 

Lockheed Martin announced an upgrade to its Indago 3 small quadrotor UAS, to feature high resolution infrared sensors capable of day or night operations. Read more…

Intel unveiled details of the Intel Insight Platform, a digital asset management system enabling effective aerial data management and analyses. Read more… 

FlightWave EDGE VTOL UASAeroVironment unveiled plans to incorporate FlightWave’s patented Edge VTOL system technology into their UAS platforms. Read more…

Mobilicom released a new real-time mobile HD video and broadband data receiver for drones and robotics applications. Read more… 

MilSource announced software upgrades to Techaya’s line of board-level, compact and ultra-compact rugged and MIL STD and managed Ethernet switches. Read more…

DroneDeploy launched its new construction solution to meet the industry’s growing demand for aerial site intelligence. Read more…

UTC Aerospace Systems released the TASE250 optical payload system for small UAS applications. Read more…

 

Posted by Caroline Rees Caroline co-founded Unmanned Systems Technology and has been at the forefront of the business ever since. With a Masters Degree in marketing Caroline has her finger on the pulse of all things unmanned and is committed to showcasing the very latest in unmanned technical innovation. Connect & Contact