Applanix, American Aerospace partner on mapping for UAVs

Applanix, American Aerospace partner on mapping for UAVs

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Florida: Applanix Corp and American Aerospace Advisors Inc (AAAI) have announced an OEM supply agreement that will incorporate Applanix’ industry-leading direct georeferencing technology into AAAI’s unmanned aerial platforms. The collaboration creates the industry’s first commercially available professional grade mapping UAV solution for civilian applications such as pipeline monitoring, power line surveys and emergency response mapping.

The availability of the solution follows a series of successful test flights of AAAI’s RS-16 Unmanned Aircraft System equipped with Applanix’ DMS-UAV aerial photogrammetry payload with commercially available inertial technology. Joint teams from Applanix and AAAI planned and flew a sequence of missions to evaluate the capabilities including the ability to provide highly accurate, directly georeferenced and orthorectified aerial imagery without the need for ground control points or aerial triangulation calculations. The system, consisting of the airframe, its avionics, mobile ground control station, telemetry systems and the digital mapping payload, performed according to expectations and successfully produced high-quality imagery.

Source: GIS User