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Casia Software 2.0 released, with major performance enhancements

by Jason Hardy-Smith Iris Automation has worked closely with Civil Aviation Authorities (CAA) around the world to safely integrate unpiloted aircraft into the national airspace, bringing beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flight closer to commercial reality. 2020 saw greater BVLOS flight-hours generated by customers, and our continued participation in government programs like FAA BEYOND […]

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Collision Avoidance System: What it is and how it works

by Eric Schafer Technology that helps a vehicle not crash is called a Collision Avoidance System (CAS). In cars, a CAS is part of an Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), providing automatic braking and lane keeping, while alerting the driver about surrounding traffic. In an aircraft, a CAS is part of an avionics package which […]

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A Complete Guide to Creating a BVLOS Concept of Operations (CONOPS) – Part 1

Towards the end of the 20th century, the usage of UAS (drones) increased significantly, mostly driven by the US Military. As key technologies and platforms became more accessible, it became clear that the usage of drones could be expanded beyond the battlefield and into civilian commercial use.  Given that much of current UAS technology was […]

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The Complete Pocket Primer on California’s Drone Laws

California offers many advantages for enthusiasts who want to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)—or drones—for professional or personal use. In large part, this is because California has it all, ranging from stunning natural vistas to an abundance of commercial opportunities.  This post will serve as a primer on California’s drone laws. Keep reading to learn […]

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How to start a BVLOS Program

Many of the questions we get from program managers focus on understanding what it takes to evolve a drone program to conduct Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations.   As drone technology and regulations mature, organizations are increasingly adopting this technology to gain a competitive edge. While it is easier to obtain regulatory approvals for […]

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Drones for Mining: Common Use Cases, Benefits, and Trends

by Stephanie Lacy-Price Mining is an incredibly dangerous industry, which helps explain its ready adoption of Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) technology in recent years, particularly across the regions of Australasia and Africa, according to GlobalData’s survey of more than 200 mine sites. Equipped with any of the number of photogrammetry softwares for surveying and mapping, […]

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