Commercial UAV Expo showcases industry products, services

October 1, 2018  - By
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Logo: Commercial UAV ExpoThe Commercial UAV Expo takes place Oct. 1-3 at the Westgate in Las Vegas. The expo brings together more than 3,000 professionals, and provides both education and an exhibit floor filled with high-precision UAS technology.

LidarUSA showcases revolutionary tech. LidarUSA will be at Booth 515, discussing its lidar products and the impact of the technology on the UAV industry.

“Whether you’re documenting a road accident scene at night, designing rice field irrigation systems or surveying archeological sites under dense forest canopies, advances in 3D mapping and geospatial data capturing are making these once time-consuming tasks, quicker and more efficient than ever before,” the company explains.

Pilot a WingtraOne.  Wingtra, in collaboration with RDO Equipment Co., will be attending Commercial UAV Expo, North America’s trade show and conference for the commercial drone market.

Wingtra will be demonstrating its WingtraOne drone on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the William Bennet R/C Airfield. The demonstrations begin at 8 a.m., with hotel pick-up provided at 7:30 a.m.

Register here for the demo, or visit Wingtra’s booth is 1404 in the Westgate.

RIEGL exhibits sensors, systems. RIEGL will be exhibiting at Booth 309 during the conference, showcasing its unmanned sensors and systems as well as the miniVUX-1UAV.

The miniVUX-1UAV is  integrated onto a DJI-M600 with the RIEGL Integration Kit 600. It is a user-friendly, cost-efficient miniaturized lidar sensor for unmanned laser scanning to acquire survey-grade measurement data through the use of remotely piloted multi-rotor, rotary-wing or fixed-wing UAVs for a variety of applications.

The miniVUX-1DL. (Photo: Riegl)

The miniVUX-1DL. (Photo: Riegl)

The miniVUX-1DL is a downward-looking lidar sensor for unmanned laser scanning with a special design tailored to meet the needs of corridor mapping tasks through its downward looking capability, its optimized field of view, and its small size.

Microdrones offers post-show event. Microdrones, which offered a series of workshops during the expo, is providing an in-depth technical symposium following its conclusion. The Key presenter is Mohamed Mostafa, director of mdSolutions at Microdrones.

On Oct. 4, expo attendees are invited to join ASPRS for an additional in-depth technical symposium led by  Mostafa. Registration at the Commercial UAV Expo is required and the ASPRS UAS Symposium is an optional add-on event.

The symposium features detailed technical discussions on high-precision mapping by drones including lidar, photogrammetry, GNSS, inertial, datums, post processing, best practices and quality control. Real-world datasets acquired in the U.S. and Canada will be used to demonstrate the concepts and best practice of precision mapping by drones.

Other presenters at the symposium are:

  • Karen Schuckman, PLS, CP, CMS, Pennsylvania State University
  • Christian Stallings, McKim & Creed
  • Qassim Abdullah, Woolpert

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Tracy Cozzens has served as managing editor of GPS World magazine since 2006, and also is editor of GPS World’s sister website, Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.

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