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About Tony Murfin

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Tony Murfin is managing consultant for GNSS Aerospace LLC, Florida. Murfin provides business development consulting services to companies involved in GNSS products and markets, and writes for GPS World as the OEM Professional contributing editor.

Previously, Murfin worked for NovAtel Inc. in Calgary, Canada, as vice president of Business Development; for CMC Electronics in Montreal, Canada, as business development manager, product manager, software manger and software engineer; for CAE in Montreal as simulation software engineer; and for BAe in Warton, UK, as senior avionics engineer.

Murfin has a B.Sc. from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology in the UK, and is a UK Chartered Engineer (CEng MIET).

Posts by Tony Murfin

UAVs on the rise: Flying cars, medical deliveries, fighter support Posted on 20 May 2020 in the COVID-19 & Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

A Loyal Wingman drone rolls out, the U.S. Air Force (USAF) sponsors air taxi-cargo UAS development and medical deliveries take place in Scotland and Florida — we have quite a... Read more»

UAVs take flight for Mars, perform deliveries, more Posted on 15 Apr 2020 in the Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

There has been a lot of scene stealing by General Atomics recently with Predators flying hither and thither, new orders for the Boeing-Navy unmanned re-fueling drones and a UAV flying... Read more»

Drones equipped with GNSS, inertial a game changer Posted on 01 Apr 2020 in the Featured Stories & From the Magazine & UAV/UGV categories.

Why do we keep hearing about unmanned aircraft all the time, almost everywhere? Fortunately, the buzz has gone beyond next-door neighbors flying dangerously close to your roof or hovering annoyingly... Read more»

Conducting integrated drone surveys at a congested airport Posted on 01 Apr 2020 in the From the Magazine & UAV/UGV categories.

Airports are extremely congested spaces, both on land and in the air, making it difficult to conduct surveys that provide insights into their continued monitoring and maintenance. UAVs create the... Read more»

Skycatch system provides in-the-field UAV maps Posted on 01 Apr 2020 in the From the Magazine & UAV/UGV categories.

The Edge1 system by Skycatch is a combination GNSS base station and drone data-processing unit that delivers high-accuracy maps and point clouds in minutes. The high-performance built-in Nvidia TX2 Mobile... Read more»

AG Surveys collects topographic beach surveys throughout England Posted on 01 Apr 2020 in the From the Magazine & UAV/UGV categories.

Based in Bristol, AG Surveys has been collecting topographic beach surveys around the country as part of England’s Environment Agency’s coastal monitoring campaign. In the first integrated approach of its... Read more»

Unicore GNSS guides XAG Drones in China Posted on 01 Apr 2020 in the From the Magazine & UAV/UGV categories.

Pesticides, fertilizers and water are the most important means to enhance agricultural crop production. The prevalent infestation of fall armyworm in China has resulted in reduced yields, threatening food security... Read more»

Wingtra brings wind energy to the Swiss Alps Posted on 01 Apr 2020 in the From the Magazine & UAV/UGV categories.

Site-survey preparations for a windfarm of 20 300-foot tall wind turbines might have been quite complex for a location in a 2,500-foot-high valley in the Swiss Alps. However, the contractor... Read more»