UST Round-Up of XPONENTIAL 2022

The round-up of AUVSI XPONENTIAL News By Caroline Rees / 03 May 2022
UST Round-Up of XPONENTIAL 2022
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The annual AUVSI XPONENTIAL trade show came to a close last week, hosting more than 650 exhibitors at the Orange County Convention Centre in Orlando, Florida.

It was a thrilling week for the unmanned sector, with four days of in-person demos, keynote sessions, workshops and networking opportunities. There were lots of exciting announcements and product launches from the companies in attendance – here’s the UST round-up of XPONENTIAL News 2022:

Inmarsat was named recipient of the prestigious ‘Technology Hall of Fame’ trophy. The special honor recognized Inmarsat’s global satellite network, ELERA, for enabling next-generation technologies that will serve as a catalyst for rapid growth in the commercial Uncrewed Aerial Vehicle (UAV) industry. Read more >> 

Black Swift S2 UASBlack Swift Technologies was named an XCELLENCE Award winner by AUVSI at XPONENTIAL. The company was selected from a pool of accomplished applicants as one of five winners for the Humanitarian and Public Safety Awards. Read more >>

FTA droneVolatus Aerospace signed an exclusive sales and distribution agreement with American Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) manufacturer Full Throttle Aerial. Volatus presented two of the aircraft from the Full Throttle Aerial line – Stealth and Cetan at Xponential. Read more >>

Auterion unveiled its latest software release, introducing new capabilities for high precision mapping missions and automated, end-to-end data workflows to make mapping more efficient, reliable, and powerful. Read more >> 

Ascent AeroSystems NX30 coaxial droneAscent AeroSystems introduced a new UAV platform designed specifically for material transport in real-world operating environments. Based on the company’s patented coaxial rotor technology, the new NX30 was showcased at Xponential. Read more >>

Volatus Aerospace signed a global marketing and distribution agreement with UAVTEK, a UAV designer and manufacturer who supplies defense and public safety with innovative drone solutions. Volatus presented UAVTEK’s Ares and Bug drones at Xponential. Read more >>

Silvus Technologies StreamCaster 4200 PlusSilvus Technologies announced the launch of the StreamCaster 4200 Plus Drop-in Module, an embedded integration package for the StreamCaster 4200 Enhanced Plus. Equipped with a familiar mechanical footprint, hole pattern, and JST connectors for plug-and-play compatibility with a variety of subsystems currently available, the module makes Silvus’ industry-leading MN-MIMO technology more accessible. Read more >>

Anemoment at XPO22Anemoment showcased its TriSonica Mini Wind & Weather Sensor and the TriSonica Sphere Wind Flux Sensor which is recognized as the world’s smallest and lightest 3D sonic anemometer. Read more >>

Northwest UAV displayed the NW-44 multi-fuel engine that supports Elbit Systems’ energy-efficient Skylark 3 Hybrid UAS for the UK Royal Air Force. Read more >>

TEKEVER unveiled a new upgraded version of its AR3 UAS. The new upgrades include a hot-swappable VTOL capability and integrated SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar). According to TEKEVER, the new AR3 is the smallest UAS to feature a high-performance, dual side-looking SAR. Read more >> 

NASC TRACER UAVNavmar Applied Sciences Corporation (NASC) unveiled the TRACER UAV designed to provide a low-cost alternative for manned-unmanned teaming operations, counter-UAS missions, reconnaissance, communications and electronic warfare. Read more >>

TrellisWare Technologies launched the new TW-880 TSM Ghost embedded module. Designed from the ground up to better meet communication systems integration requirements in uncrewed markets, the module provides interfaces and capabilities that integrators need in one of the industry’s lowest Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) configurations, requiring minimal integration effort. Read more >> 

Sierra-Olympic Technologies released the Viento 1280, a new high definition (HD) uncooled long wave infrared (LWIR) camera. The new LWIR camera core features a unique 1280×1024 microbolometer sensor with 10-micron pixel pitch. Read more >>

Stratom launched its Summit Off-Road Autonomy Platform, a highly configurable, modular software system that can be easily customized for various Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs), applications, operations and environmental conditions. Read more >>

WingXpand debuted the world’s first 7-foot expandable fixed-wing UAS, that fits in a backpack. WingXpand™ UAS expands in less than 2 minutes and the full system weighs under 10 lbs. Read more >>

ModalAI announced the availability of the VOXL 2 autopilot, powered by the Qualcomm Flight RB5 5G platform. Read more >>Hadron 640R Dual Thermal-Visible Camera Introduced for UAS

Teledyne FLIR announced the release of its high-performance Hadron 640R combined radiometric thermal and visible dual camera module. The Hadron 640R design is optimized for integration into UAS, UGV, robotic platforms, and emerging AI-ready applications where battery life and run time are mission critical. Read more >>

Mike Newell, Maintenance & Repair instructor, demonstrates the process of field-testing equipment to Warren UAS student Ed BeckendorfA team from the Warren County Community College Unmanned Systems and Drone Technology program delivered hands-on training workshops in drone maintenance and repair. Read more >>

COBRA International displayed a fully assembled Swiftlet tactical fixed-wing UAV with a 5.5m wingspan and the VETAL, a twin rotor Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) drone with a composite airframe. 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