Earth Imaging Journal: Remote Sensing, Satellite Images, Satellite Imagery
Breaking News
With its new generation LiDAR, Valeo makes autonomous mobility a reality
PARIS - Valeo, the global leader in driving assistance...
Ouster Expands to Japan and South Korea to Support Growing Demand for High-Resolution Digital Lidar Sensors
SAN FRANCISCO - Ouster, Inc. (NYSE: OUST) (“Ouster” or...
Burgex Mining Consultants Adds High Accuracy LiDAR Mapping Capabilities to Range of Services
SALT LAKE CITY -Burgex Inc. Mining Consultants is excited...
Esri Releases GIS for Science, Volume 3
REDLANDS, Calif.-Species are the foundation of a healthy planet,...
Valeo Introduces Its Third Generation LiDAR
DETROIT - Valeo, the global leader in advanced driving...
Drone America’s DAx8 multi-rotor aircraft deploys two cloud-seeding flares during a recent flight test in Reno, Nevada. (Credit: Kevin Clifford/Drone America)

Drone America’s DAx8 multi-rotor aircraft deploys two cloud-seeding flares during a recent flight test in Reno, Nevada. (Credit: Kevin Clifford/Drone America)

A team of Nevada scientists and unmanned aircraft system (UAS) engineers successfully flight tested the first-ever autonomous cloud-seeding aircraft platform.

As the first phase in a new industry-academic research partnership between the Desert Research Institute (DRI), Drone America and AviSight, the test flight of a DAx8 multi-rotor aircraft with attached cloud-seeding cargo validates the potential for UASs to significantly enhance airborne seeding operations, explained Adam Watts, Ph.D, the project’s lead and an assistant research professor at DRI.

“Utilizing our state’s FAA test-site designation, we were able to fly this advanced aircraft right here in northern Nevada and verify that UASs are fully capable of carrying active cloud-seeding payloads,” noted Watts

Click here for more information about DRI’s cloud-seeding program.

 

Comments are closed.