Drones and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV's) is one of most emerging technology now a days.
With the publicize of this technology the area of use have also been increased:
- Aerial Photography
- Field Analyze/ Land Survey
- Real Estate
- Product Delivery by Amazon
- Post Delivery By Australian Post
However, an increase in drone traffic also means a higher risk of drone collisions, not only with other drones but also obstacles in the built environment.
Last week, a British Airways flight was struck by a drone as it came in to land at Heathrow Airport.
very real dangers of reckless, negligent and sometimes malicious use of drones
said Chief Superintendent Martin Hendy of the Metropolitan Police Service’s Aviation Policing Command.
Twice a second it builds up a local map, like a safety bubble,
The map in real time is taking a local snapshot as the laser rotates and generates what the greatest threat is in that local area. This can be used to keep a UAV safe, it will push back if a pilot gets too close to an obstacle.
Drones, or remotely piloted aircrafts, are now their own sector [within the aviation industry] and it’s a sector that is growing rapidly,
Anti-collision technology will be one of the real steps forward, once available. For commercial drones, you will have the possibility of being able to operate them in built up areas for parcel delivery.
Current technology just doesn’t allow that because they don’t have the ability to sense what is around them and avoid it.
We are doing something that is unique in the world with the laser mapping.