QUT unmanned aircraft researchers have made what's believed to be a world-first breakthrough for small unmanned aircraft (UA) under 20kg, developing an automated emergency landing system (AELS) that has enabled the aircraft to land on its own. Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation (ARCAA) Deputy Director, Dr Luis Mejias, said technology had been tested and [...]
Insitu Pacific supported the New South Wales Rural Fire Service by contributing to a part of a ground-breaking documentary that aired on SBS in November last year entitled Bushfires: Inside the Inferno. This documentary explored Australia's devastating history with bushfires and how we fight them. Insitu Pacific's ScanEagle flew over a active firefront at night time, [...]
Insitu Pacific has proudly supported the UAV Outback Challenge since inception - a contest where entrants compete by building their own RPAS system and race to find the lost bushwalker, "Outback Joe." In 2014 the competition drew attention from international news station, BBC. Click through to the BBC site to see the story - http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30196627
Insitu Pacific conducts marine mammal monitoring for scientific researchers off the coast of Queensland from Stradbroke Island. ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system was used in partnership with Murdoch University to monitor and record movements and behaviour of marine mammals such as whales and dugongs.