Most Read Articles on UST This Week

Here’s our round-up of the five most read articles on this week By Sarah Simpson / 12 Apr 2024
UST Top 5 Most Read Articles 12th April 2024
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Take a look at our round-up of the five most read articles on UST this week, including new technologies, partnerships, events, and industry successes.

1. Underwater Robotic Technology Explores Ship Graveyard

Advanced Navigation recently sent the Hydrus drone to the treacherous depths of the Rottnest ship graveyard located in the Indian Ocean, just off the coast of Western Australia.

Upon unloading its data, the team was ecstatic to discover Hydrus had spotted a 64-metre shipwreck scattered across the seafloor.

Hydrus was able to reduce the surveying cost by up to 75%, enabling the team to conduct more frequent and extensive surveying of the wreck in a shorter time period. Its compact design (weighing around 7kg) eliminates the need for large vessels, complex launch systems and professional dive teams.


2. UAS Startup Accelerator Awards $3M in Funding – One Month Left to Apply

UAS Startup Accelerator Awards $3M in Funding

There’s still time to get your application in for GENIUS NY Cohort Eight.

GENIUS NY is the world’s largest business accelerator focused on uncrewed aerial systems (UAS), advanced air mobility (AAM) and automation.

Each year GENIUS NY invests $3M into five selected startups. The program has attracted more than 37 startups to Central New York since its inception in 2017 – some notable companies include; AVSS, Fotokite, Blueflite, ResilienX, Aloft and TruWeather Solutions.

Start your application today >>

3. UAVOS Unmanned Helicopter Deployed for Wildfire Support

UAVOS Unmanned Helicopter Deployed for Wildfire Support

UAVOS has completed its first field deployment supporting wildfire suppression agencies with the UVH 170 unmanned helicopter.

UAVOS’ drone pilots were deployed day and night to gather timely data for situational awareness, ensuring high-quality data collection and providing geospatial data in real-time for fire mapping.

The UVH 170 unmanned helicopter gathered georeferenced data using visible-light cameras and thermal imaging cameras. The mission results established that the UAVOS’ Gimbal 201, which the UVH-170 UAS is equipped with, meets fire services criteria providing target sensitivity, accuracy, and data delivery based on the needs of fire operations.


4. Micro 500m ROV Camera Launched by SubC Imaging

Micro 500m ROV Camera Launched

SubC Imaging‘s lineup of high-performance underwater cameras has a new addition: the Rayfin Micro 500m ROV Camera.

Despite its compact size and lightweight design, weighing less than 500g in water, the Rayfin Micro maintains exceptional image quality. The camera‘s small form factor allows for easy integration into any system, making it the perfect choice for observation class ROVs.

The Rayfin Micro offers comprehensive imaging capabilities for subsea inspections and surveys. It features real-time digital stills, HD video over Ethernet, annotation, and image enhancement features.


5. Collaboration to Demo Onboard-Piloted Detect & Avoid Capabilities

For the past 2 years, Sagetech Avionics, Inc. has been partnering with Joby Aviation to study the role of on-board piloted Detect and Avoid (DAA) in support of Joby’s proposed enhanced Visual Flight Rules (eVFR) operations.

The core of the eVFR operating capability is the FAA’s next-generation collision avoidance algorithm for rotorcraft, ACAS Xr.  Sagetech’s ACAS Xr-based DAA system builds on the foundation of their TSO Authorized MXS transponder for use in crewed and uncrewed operations. 


Posted by Sarah Simpson Specialising in digital copy Sarah is an experienced copywriter and researcher. Working with Unmanned Systems Technology Sarah has developed a passion for sourcing unique digital content and a talent for writing about the latest technical innovations in the unmanned sector. Connect & Contact
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