Aertos Drones to Showcase at Commercial UAV Expo

Aertos Drones to Showcase at Commercial UAV Expo

Digital Aerolus is excited to attend the Commercial UAV Expo 2018 on October 1-3 in Las Vegas.

Commercial UAV Expo is one of the largest drone conferences of its kind, targeting professionals in civil infrastructure, power and energy, construction, law enforcement/emergency response, mining, and many other markets and disciplines.

We’ve arranged an indoor fly space next to our booth where the Digital Aerolus team will demonstrate our drone technologies and the vehicles in the Aertos™ UAV family. Thanks to the proprietary mathematics of Folded Geometry (FGC™) flight code, Digital Aerolus drones fly predictably and stably in indoor spaces and in other challenging spaces where GPS signals are unreliable or unavailable.

Come by and see us at Booth #1508. Or, we’ll be posting updates and pics here on our Latest News blog page.

Aertos Drones to Invade InterDrone Trade Show in Las Vegas

Aertos Drones to Invade InterDrone Trade Show in Las Vegas

Digital Aerolus is excited to attend InterDrone, the International Drone Conference and Exposition –  September 5-7, 2018, in Las Vegas.

We’ll connect with professionals in the industry – pilots, service providers, UAS engineers, drone developers and manufacturers, and enterprise UAV end-users. InterDrone is the largest exclusively-commercial drone show.

The Digital Aerolus team will be manning our show booth alongside more than 160 drone manufacturers, sellers and solution providers. We’ll show off our drone technologies and all the vehicles in the Aertos™ family.

If you happen to be in Las Vegas at InterDrone, come by and see us. Or, stay tuned for updates on this Latest News page.

In case you missed InterDrone 2017, here’s some highlights…


Digital Aerolus Announces Aertos 121™ Public Safety Drone

Digital Aerolus Announces Aertos 121™ Public Safety Drone

Recently, the marketing team at Digital Aerolus formally announced the Aertos 121™ drone for public safety markets.

Like all Aertos model UAVs, the design and technology of the Aertos 121™ are extensions of the company’s flagship Aertos 120™ drone. The new Aertos model deploys an onboard flexible FPV camera with a powerful illuminator, and incorporates FGC™ flight code for remarkable maneuverability and stability in confined spaces where GPS positioning signals may be weak or absent. First response teams and emergency crews will find the rapid-deploy Aertos 121™ an invaluable tool that will help save time and lives in critical field situations when every second counts.

We continue to design leading-edge software and hardware for drones, and our objective is to become a dominant supplier of operating systems and hardware innovations for drones, UASs, and all kinds of intelligent autonomous vehicles – in the near future.

Drop by and see us sometime at our new expanded facility in Lenexa, Kansas.




Digital Aerolus, Inc.
CEO Jeff Alholm
9910 Widmer Road
Lenexa, KS  66215

Digital Aerolus Announces Aertos 121™ Drone for Public Safety Market

Lenexa, Kan. – August 10, 2018

Digital Aerolus, developer of drone software and hardware, today announced the Aertos™ 121, an inspection drone specifically designed to meet the needs of law enforcement, fire safety and defense professionals. The company began developing drones and flight control technology in 2016.

“Rugged drones that fly in GPS-denied environments can save the lives of first responders and the people they protect,” said CEO Jeff Alholm. He added: “When response teams react to emergency situations like hazardous spills, shooter scenarios or natural disasters, time is critical. FGC™ and Rapid On technologies mean that Aertos™ drones can quickly collect data over large areas, helping response teams assess danger so they can direct resources to the right places. These same features help our armed forces that face complex situations in the field. By navigating stably around structures, near obstacles, or into areas with compromised or no GPS signal, the Aertos™ 121 enhances the search capability of any emergency team.”

The Aertos 121™ features a rugged ducted design. The aerodynamic ducts provide stability and help protect spinning blades as pilots pilots navigate complex environments. An onboard FPV camera with switchable illuminator allows flights into dark or low-light environments, speeding up search and rescue operations. The Folded Geometry flight Code (FGC™) and obstacle sensors enable Aertos™ drones to fly stably and safely in confined spaces, over reflective surfaces, and in other challenging areas.

“You can purchase Aertos™ drones directly or through our new reseller channel,” said Jim Frank, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.  “Our drones save lives and property. Because pilots can deploy them immediately, response teams can more quickly evaluate an emergency situation. Fast deployment is critical when every second matters.”

For more information, see the website at

About Digital Aerolus

Digital Aerolus, based in Lenexa, Kansas, develops software and hardware for unmanned aerial systems, and manufactures the Aertos™ drones for industrial 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 and drone platforms. Read more about Digital Aerolus at


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Move To New Expanded DA Facility Almost Complete

Move To New Expanded DA Facility Almost Complete

The Digital Aerolus team has almost completed its move from Shawnee to its new facility in Lenexa, Kansas!

Like most corporate moves, this transplant will require lots of time and effort – like maybe 2 months of planning and execution. We’re gaining an increase in office space, in development lab space, and in production line capacity. We’ll also have a considerably larger Fly Space area and a shared warehouse to explore – so be looking for a bunch of new drone demo videos.

Shortly after we started the move, some of the engineering team took a well-deserved break from developing OS software, testing propeller designs, and setting up new offices – and gathered in the new Showroom for some medium-warm pizza and a few Arnold Palmers. We toasted the new digs and the future of Digital Aerolus and intelligent drones. Righteous!

We’ll miss Shawnee, Kansas – – but it’s a good move up and forward. Three Cheers, & Onward!!

Digital Aerolus to Announce New Aertos Drones

Digital Aerolus to Announce New Aertos Drones

In Spring 2018, Digital Aerolus is set to announce a revised product line of industrial UAVs in the Aertos™ series. The revised line includes these models:


Designed for industrial inspections, the Aertos 120™ utilizes efficient internally ducted fans for propulsion. The unique combination of Folded Geometry (FCG™) flight code and ducted fans in our flagship Aertos 120™ model delivers a stable and robust vehicle that can survive the harshest environments. (more…)


Digital Aerolus introduces the advanced Aertos 300™, an industrial inspection drone with open blades. The Aertos 300™ is optimized to assist inspection operations in confined spaces and complete tasks that can prove costly and dangerous if executed by manned operation teams. The Aertos 300™ demonstrates the multiple innovations and a commitment to excellence that will change the way you and your organization consider drones. (more…)


Digital Aerolus introduces the Aertos 121™, a ducted reconnaissance drone optimized for first responders and emergency response teams. The Aertos 121™ is based on our flagship Aertos 120™, and utilizes efficient internally ducted fans for propulsion. The rugged duct design and Folded Geometry (FCG™) flight code combines to deliver a stable, reliable, robust vehicle that survives the harsh environments encountered by police teams and first responders. (more…)



Digital Aerolus introduces the advanced Aertos 200™ and Aertos 201™, industrial drones optimized for warehouse inventory operations. Deploying either an internally ducted fan design or open blades for propulsion, the Aertos 201™ and Aertos 201™ integrate Dronescan software and hardware for efficient inventory scanning. Folded Geometry (FCG™) flight code enables stable, predictable, flights in any warehouse environment. (more…)

See our Products page for more information.

Spectacular Drone Video Over An Active Volcano – Nat Geo

Spectacular Drone Video Over An Active Volcano – Nat Geo

Recent eruptions on the island of Hawaii have again refocused the attention of world’s media on disaster zones, and the earth’s most active volcanic hot spot, and the importance of obtaining information and data in challenging environments.

The most active volcano in Hawaii is Mt. Kilauea. According to LiveScience in 2014, the current eruption cycle began in 1983. Sections of Kilauea have been continuously erupting since then, and this most recent eruption lasted for several months. (Update: in May 2018, Kilauea is actively erupting again. See the Wikipedia article and links.)

Videographers are increasingly using drones to explore volcano craters. In 2015, drones captured these spectacular video images in 2015 over the Marum Crater near Ambrym on the Pacific island of Vanuatu. The drones did not survive the harsh, challenging environment near the 2000*F molten basalt lava.



From Nat Geo’s channel:

“Video technology and science converge on an active volcano in Vanuatu, where explorer Sam Cossman operated camera-mounted drones to capture high-definition images of the spectacular yet dangerous Marum Crater.

“Cossman and his team piloted the drones over the 7.5-mile-wide (12-kilometer) caldera while confronting toxic gases and boiling lava. Although two drones succumbed to the harsh environment, the team was able to bring back video and photos that will help scientists learn more about the volcano and the life around it.”

Digital Aerolus designs and builds the rugged Aertos™ drones. We continue to develop drones that can withstand the challenges of harsh environments – for example, where information from GPS satellites is compromised or denied.

The drone that captured this video for NatGeo wasn’t able to survive the harsh environment. We’re not ready to tackle the lava caldera of an active volcano yet. But, maybe someday…


Digital Aerolus Named Novus Unmanned Startup Finalist at AUVSI

Digital Aerolus Named Novus Unmanned Startup Finalist at AUVSI

Digital Aerolus was one of 10 startups recognized as a Novus Unmanned Finalist at the 2017 UAVSI, held on November 1 at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco.

Novus Unmanned, a “showcase of inventors and early stage innovations in autonomous and unmanned systems technology—we who dare to fail”, partners with the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International and with Investorfest to present AUVSI Novus Unmanned.

Novus Unmanned is a premier gathering of top investors and investment-ready startups that are seek start-up stage funding exclusively in the unmanned and autonomous space. Participating in Novus Unmanned connects Digital Aerolus to funding sources, mentorships, and opportunities to create connections in the industry.

Digital Aerolus is grateful for the recognition by AUVSI and Novus Unmanned. Thanks!