Digital Aerolus & GBA Announce Aertos 120t™ Tunnel Inspection Drone

Digital Aerolus & GBA Announce Aertos 120t™ Tunnel Inspection Drone

We’re here at the InterDrone show in Las Vegas, and we just announced a Press Release about our joint development project with engineering firm GBA: the Aertos 120t™ drone for tunnel and culvert inspections.

The new drone flies into confined spaces and through small cross-section pipes and tunnels to autonomously assist inspection teams. The Aertos 120t™ uses our industry leading FGC™ flight code to achieve unparalleled photogrammetry-grade image stability within confined spaces and in the absence of GPS. A suite of LIDAR sensors provide path measurements, while dual onboard cameras equip the drone to perform 360 degree visual inspections. We engineered this unit to fly autonomously, executing a pre-programmed flight path or navigating from station to station, or to fly under the control of a pilot with autonomous assistance.

GBA develops engineering, architectural, and construction management solutions for clients in infrastructure markets like transportation, water environment, and building design. The company has worked with Digital Aerolus in an advisory and testing capacity since 2017. This represents the first co-development partnership between the organizations.

Like all Aertos models, the design and technology of the Aertos 120t™ are extensions of the company’s flagship Aertos 120™ drone. The new Aertos 120t™ model deploys an onboard FPV camera for live video feeds and a hi-resolution camera mounted on a multidirectional gimbal for still images and video anywhere in a 360 degree field of view – including directly above or below the platform. The UAV also includes powerful illuminators, FGC™ flight code for remarkable maneuverability and stability where GPS positioning signals may be weak or absent, and multiple laser sensors that enable the drone to navigate predictably into confined spaces and provide measurement data.

DA continues to design leading-edge software and hardware for drones and other platforms. Our objective is to become a dominant supplier of technology and hardware innovations for drones, UASs, and a variety of autonomous vehicles. Our partnership with GBA and its deep experience with clients helped move this development quickly down that road.

In summer 2018, we moved to our new expanded facility in Lenexa, Kansas. New developments & exciting times are on the way. Stay tuned!

 

AERTOS 120t™ PRESS RELEASE

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Digital Aerolus, Inc.
www.DigitalAerolus.com
CEO Jeff Alholm
800.894.3616
Jeff.Alholm@DigitalAerolus.com
9910 Widmer Road
Lenexa, KS  66215


Digital Aerolus and GBA Announce Autonomous Aertos 120t™ Inspection Drone for Tunnels and Pipes

Lenexa, Kan. – September 5, 2018

Digital Aerolus, developers of drone software and hardware, today announced the Aertos 120t™, a drone specifically designed to meet the needs of infrastructure survey teams inspecting tunnels, pipes, and culverts.

“Industrial users are looking for rugged drones that can fly autonomously in challenging environments like pipes and tunnels,” said Digital Aerolus CEO Jeff Alholm. “We developed the 120t™ drone to help inspection teams save time and money. In challenging spaces like storm sewers and water pipes, an unmanned vehicle can quickly provide critical data while the pilot remains in a safe remote location. Our proprietary FGC™ flight control and multidirectional sensing technologies allow Aertos™ drones to deploy into these previously inaccessible and risky environments where GPS signals are absent and provide unobstructed photogrammetry-grade still and video images.”

Ben Lindner, UAS Group leader at GBA, said: “The Aertos 120t™ will be a game changer in the underground infrastructure inspection world. The ability to autonomously fly and collect data without putting personnel into those environments will save our clients time and resources. Most of the communities we serve are transitioning from a build mode to a maintenance mode as they mature. GBA is excited to work with Digital Aerolus. Partnerships like this create the innovative solutions that modern infrastructure must have to meet its maintenance challenges.”

The Aertos 120t™ features a rugged ducted design that provides stability and helps protect spinning blades as pilots navigate complex environments. Onboard imaging systems include an FPV video camera and a flexible hi-res gimbal-mounted still camera with a dimmable illuminator that facilitates flights into dark or low-light environments. Folded Geometry flight Code (FGC™) and a laser sensing system enables Aertos™ drones to fly stable, repeatable missions in narrow and confined spaces, over reflective surfaces, and in other challenging areas.

“By December 1, GBA inspection teams will be using the Aertos 120t™ in the field”, said Jim Frank, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “All Aertos™ drones are available directly from Digital Aerolus or through our reseller channels.”

About Digital Aerolus

Digital Aerolus, based in Lenexa, Kansas, develops products and technology for unmanned aerial systems, and manufactures the Aertos™ drones for industrial and first responder markets. The company’s proprietary Folded Geometry flight Code (FGC™) and Mind of Motion™ technology equips drones to fly stably in confined spaces and challenging environments, including inside structures and underground where GPS signals may be compromised or denied. Designed upon advanced mathematics used in space flight control systems, FGC™ and Mind of Motion™ can power a wide range of air vehicles (drone/UAV/UAS) as well as ground (UGV), water (UWV), and underwater (UUV) vehicles. Read more about Digital Aerolus at www.DigitalAerolus.com.

About GBA

GBA provides innovative engineering and architectural solutions to clients throughout the U.S. Primary markets include transportation, water, environment, buildings, site development, and commissioning. GBA and its subsidiaries employ a staff of 250 headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas, and with regional offices in Missouri, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Texas and Illinois. Members of GBA’s multi-disciplined staff work closely with clients to accomplish the firm’s core purpose – “creating remarkable solutions for a higher quality of life.” Read more about GBA at www.GBATeam.com.

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Digital Aerolus Announces Expansion and Relocation to New Facilities

Digital Aerolus Announces Expansion and Relocation to New Facilities

This week, Digital Aerolus completed the move into the new expanded office, development, and warehouse space in Lenexa. This move will make it far easier for the Company to accelerate its development of advanced software and hardware for advanced drones and UAVs.

We announced our move with the press release below.

This early photo shows the entry and showroom areas in the new facility. We’re planning an Open House promo sometime soon. You’re invited!! Stand by for more info!!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Digital Aerolus, Inc.
CEO Jeff Alholm
800.894.3616
Jeff.Alholm@DigitalAerolus.com
9910 Widmer Road
Lenexa, KS USA 66215

 

Drone Developer Digital Aerolus Announces Move to New Facility

Lenexa, Kan. – August 07, 2018

Digital Aerolus, developer of drone software and hardware for use by industry and first responders, today announced the relocation of its operations and headquarters to a larger facility in Lenexa, Kansas. The new location offers expanded space to meet the growth requirements of the business.

“Growing a new technology business presents exciting challenges. This relocation will help Digital Aerolus meet the demands of our customers,” said CEO Jeff Alholm. He added, “The new space gives us more space and flexibility for research and development, and for extended indoor test flights. At the same time, this move provides us with tremendous flexibility to expand in the future.”

The Digital Aerolus team of approximately 25 people work in the Lenexa facility. The Company also employs a small workforce of technology and sales specialists across the United States.

About Digital Aerolus

Digital Aerolus, based in Lenexa, Kansas, develops software and hardware for unmanned aerial systems, and manufactures the Aertos™ drones for industrial, warehouse and first responder markets. The company’s proprietary Folded Geometry flight Code (FGC™) equips drones to fly stably in confined spaces and challenging environments, including inside structures and underground where GPS signals may be compromised or denied. Designed upon advanced mathematics used in space flight control systems, FGC™ can adapt to power other UAV/UAS platforms. Read more about Digital Aerolus at www.DigitalAerolus.com.

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Digital Aerolus Announces Expanded Line of Aertos Industrial Drones

Digital Aerolus Announces Expanded Line of Aertos Industrial Drones

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Digital Aerolus Announces New Aertos™ Industrial Drones For GPS-Challenged Environments

Shawnee, Kansas – June 18, 2018

Digital Aerolus, manufacturer of drones and software for industry, today announced new additions to its Aertos™ line of unmanned aerial vehicles. The company develops software and hardware technologies at its facilities near Kansas City.

The expanded product line includes the Aertos™ 300, an open-blade inspection drone, and the Aertos™ 121, a ducted fan reconnaissance drone optimized for public safety officers and first responders. Both models are extension designs of the company’s flagship Aertos™ 120 industrial inspection drone.

All Aertos™ models use the company’s Folded Geometry flight Code (FGC™) and advanced mathematics to fly stably and safely in challenging areas where positioning information from GPS satellites may be compromised or denied. Other technologies like innovative duct and propeller designs and obstacle sensing enable Aertos™ drones to collect image data in confined spaces and other demanding environments.

“Our drone technologies help bridge and structure inspectors keep highways safe,” said Digital Aerolus CEO Jeff Alholm.  “We’re also helping public safety officers and first responder teams obtain critical field information from the safety of a remote location. We’re committed to developing effective and efficient flight and data collection systems for our client partners.” Target markets also include mining operations, power plant inspections, and warehouse inventory management.

With engineering roots in the Caltech Planetary Science Group, Digital Aerolus began developing flight code and drones in 2014. The company delivered its first products in the Aertos™ line in 2018.

Jim Frank, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, added: “We showcased our new products at the recent AUVSI Xponential show in Denver, and they attracted considerable attention. We’re planning more technology enhancements, and we expect to significantly expand our manufacturing and sales through 2018 and beyond.”

To learn more about Digital Aerolus and Aertos™ industrial drones, or to arrange an interview, contact Jim Frank at 800.894.3616, or by email at jim.frank@digitalaerolus.com, or visit the website at www.digitalaerolus.com.

About Digital Aerolus

Digital Aerolus, based in Shawnee, Kansas, develops software and hardware for unmanned aerial systems, and manufactures the Aertos™ drones for industrial markets. The company’s proprietary Folded Geometry flight Code (FGC™) equips drones to fly stably in challenging and previously inaccessible environments and confined spaces, including inside structures and underground where GPS signals are compromised or denied. Designed upon advanced mathematics used in space flight control systems, FGC™ can be adapted to power other UAV/UAS and drone platforms. Read more about Digital Aerolus at www.DigitalAerolus.com.

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Sterling Experience at AUVSI Drone Show

Sterling Experience at AUVSI Drone Show

Some Digital Aerolus team members attended the AUVSI Xponential 2018 show in Denver. Drones, unmanned aerial vehicles, and growing relationships and friendships were the order of the week.

Team members in front of the show booth

(L-R: Nash; Jim; Dennis; Rod)

At the AUVSI show, we saw an overwhelming response to our family of drones that fly in GPS-denied environments. We presented a new line of products tailored for the Public Safety and Warehousing market sectors – products that extend the design innovations of our flagship Aertos 120™ inspection drone.

For example, we announced an open-bladed design that incorporates the company’s FGC™ flight code software for stable flight in GPS-compromised areas. Open-blade designs may be a good choice for flying in areas where the risk of collision with obstacles is low, and this approach can allow for larger propellers and extended per-battery flight times.

Thanks to our customers and new friends for your continuing interest in Digital Aerolus. Exciting times are certainly ahead as the market and the array of applications for UAV technology grows. See you at the next trade show!

 

Digital Aerolus To Attend 2018 AUVSI Show

Digital Aerolus To Attend 2018 AUVSI Show

The Digital Aerolus team to announce new products at Denver Trade Show

The Digital Aerolus team will attend the AUVSI Xponential “All things Unmanned” Show in Denver on May 1-3, 2018.

The team plans to announce 3 specialty products for the inspection drone market:

  • the Aertos 121
  • the Aertos 200
  • the Aertos 300

These products compliment the Aertos 120 to provide a complete family of products to meet a variety of needs.

Read more about the AUVSI show at the UAVSI website.

From the site: “AUVSI represents the views of the unmanned systems and robotics community to government officials, regulators, media and the public. On behalf of our membership we are committed to shaping global policy by advocating on behalf of the unmanned systems and robotics community, monitoring legislation and assessing the global impact of the industry to ensure that obstacles to advancing and fielding these technologies are removed. We represent the industry in congressional hearings, participate in coalitions and rulemaking committees, and collaborate with various trade associations and stakeholders to serve and achieve the interests of our industry.”

Pilots Want Sturdy, Stable Drones

Pilots Want Sturdy, Stable Drones

A rugged, sturdy drone design makes it easy to fly safely around equipment and other obstructions.

What happens when your drone contacts obstacles? Digiutal Aerolus drones are constructed of rugged carbon fiber to withstand harsh environments and to fly challenging missions both indoors and out – even in GPS-compromised areas.

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