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.
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:
AERTOS 120™ – DUCTED INSPECTION DRONE
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…)
AERTOS 300™ – BLADED INSPECTION DRONE
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…)
AERTOS 121™ – FIRST RESPONDER DRONE
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…)
AERTOS 200™ – WAREHOUSE INVENTORY DRONE
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…)
The Aertos 120 close-inspects a road bridge in Kansas – managing complex air currents, structure collisions, and a tough GPC compromised environment, See how a sturdy drone handles collisions with objects and equipment in a challenging environment.
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.
“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 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!