Which is the maximum distance I can reach with the communications of my UAV data link?


The radio link range is one of the most important aspects in a UAV. How far can we go with a good radio link? What affects this distance? How to increase the link range? are usual questions that concerns to UAV developers and manufacturers. 

Well this are the main factors that will have influence while achieving the maximum possible distance:


The following example shows an estimation fo the distance that you can achieve using the PCM data link with both ground and air omni antennas:  


A table that shows some Path Loss values can be found below.

How to choose the right generator to be used in conjunction with the AUS Power Board?


You just acquired the Alpha Unmanned Systems Power Board (PB) to make your piston engine UAV more reliable thanks to the back up battery while reducing or eliminating the battery care task. But now, which brushless generator should you choose for your UAV? Wich are the right RPMs to achieve the voltage I need?  

But let's focus on what's important. In brushless engines there is a constant that will give us the clue to calculate all the necessary parameters to integrate the Power Board (PB) in the UAV.

Introduction to Photogrammetry and Applications with UAVs


The UAV market is constantly growing and expanding into different fields revolutionizing the way we have done things until now. As technology advances and legislation continues to improve, new and better applications are making their way into the new “Drones’ Era”.  

Remote Sensing and its Applications with UAVs


Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, better known as drones or UAVs have been developed for many years focusing their applications mainly on the military industry. However, with the constant advance in technology and the evolution of the needs in different fields, people have found in this technology an option to improve their work.

What is LiDAR Technology and its Applications


LiDAR can be defines as: “Remote sensing technology that emits intense, focused beams of light and measures the time it takes for the reflections to be detected by sensors. This information is used to compute ranges of distance to objects” (NOAA, 2012).