Closing Day at the Xponential Trade Show – #3

Closing Day at the Xponential Trade Show – #3

The DA team had a spectacular Closing Day at Xponential today.

[By the way: that’s the Bell Nexus eVTOL air taxi in the photo above. The Nexus air car design features Bernoulli ducted fan propulsion similar to the technology in DA’s Aertos™ UAVs. Cool, huh?]

Trade Show Thursdays are often low traffic: most attendees with Visitor Badges take advantage of the energy of Tuesday and Wednesday to walk the aisles & explore the booths, experience the Exhibitor demos, collect product information brochures and bags of swag, and shake hands on new friendships. Then, on Thursday, many manufacturers and exhibitors get their own chance to walk the aisles with fewer visitors around, & to stop by booths to ask serious questions and maybe even forge a deal or two.

Thursday traffc in the Xpnential trade show

Thursday traffic in the Xponential trade show aisles seemed kind of light — except at the DA booth which attracted lots of attention…

The Digital Aerolus booth was over-the-top busy with traffic today. Many of our competitors’ displays seemed to be a little quiet, but we saw a steady flow of interested people that wanted to make sure that the startling capabilities of Aertos™ drones to navigate in challenging indoor spaces that defeat our competitors fit into their plans.

DA Aeronautics Engineer Nash Reimer said: “Lots of cool stuff happened today. Just as an example, we had at least one offer for an immediate deal, and we found a supplier that will help us make sure our customers have the best possible experience when we deliver a packaged inspection drone system and they unpack or transport it. We want to do everything we can to make sure we treat our customers with exceptional care.”

We packed the display booth back into the vans in record time so we could get on the road back to Kansas ASAP. The flight team demonstrates the Aertos™ drones tomorrow for a major law enforcement entity – and we also have another promising flight demo with a power company.

Xponential 2019 in Chicago was fantastic. See you next time!

all about Aertos drones

Not many visitors to some of the Xponential Expo booths – – but lots of visitors crowded around the Digital Aerolus booth wanting to know more about Aertos™ drones.

 


Another Productive Day at the Xponential Trade Show – #2

Another Productive Day at the Xponential Trade Show – #2

Today’s Xponential drone Expo experience was  literally off the hook as well as over the proverbial top.

Trade shows often deliver landslides of information that are more than most minds can manage. We spent the day meeting with customers and friends, researching sensors and technologies, setting up new flight demos and proposals – – and trying to keep all our contacts and promises straight. Several new customers couldn’t have been more eager to see the Aertos™ drones in action in their use case in the field.

A common question was “How does your hardware do what we are watching it do?” While we prefer to protect the deepest levels of explanation about our proprietary methods and keep that layer to ourselves, it’s always challenging fun to sense what a potential customer wants, figure out what specific use case he wants to solve, and propose real Aertos-based UAV solutions that don’t require GPS or a complex suite of supporting sensors like optical flow or LiDAR.

 

It’s still raining in Chicago — we haven”t seen the sun all week. It’s kind of ironic that although we’re at a drone show there’s not a UAV in the air within miles – – because the weather’s poor. Stay tuned for more!

Digital Aerolus CEO Jeff Alholm and Master Pilot Jenna Squires explain the multi-dimensional algebra of DA’s Mind of Motion framework to a potential client at the UAVSA Xponential drone Expo in Chicago.

 


Xponential Trade Show Report #1

Xponential Trade Show Report #1

The DA team’s at the Xponential Expo in Chicago – exhibiting and demonstrating our GPS-denied indoor drone technology to attendees and customers at the show.

Day 1 was an avalanche of Busy, with many fruitful conversations, requests to set up flight demos, and even an invite to a field location in Chicago where we’ll conduct a private demonstration today for a client who seemes to understand the capabilities of the Aertos drone and its promise to transform how the world sees indoor drone flight.

Aertos drone Expo booth

The Aertos booth gathering interest from show attendees who want to know more about DS’s indoor no-GPS flight technology

DA Project Coordinator Jay Manifold said: “Shows like this one are an opportunity to identify new markets and make new friends. As examples, we spoke at length to research & development labs and cinematographers interested in our stable drones for moviemaking. And, of course, we saw the expected high interest in our warehousing, mining, and energy sector markets.”

We’re in rainy Chicago through Thursday afternoon. Stay tuned for more!!

 

Here’s the Bell Nexus air taxi – which deploys ducted Bernoulli fan technology similar to the DA Aertos drones. Great minds, etc. etc.

 


DA Team Set To Invade AUVSI – 4/30 thru 5/2

DA Team Set To Invade AUVSI – 4/30 thru 5/2

Look for the Digital Aerolus team at Booth 2803 at the world-renowned AUVSI Xponential 2019 – from Monday 4/29 thru Thursday 5/2 at McCormick Place in Chicago. We’ll be on hand to show the world the latest design features and newest iterations of flight code that have even further enhanced the stability and flyability of our Aertos™ industrial drones.

Since we introduced the Aertos drones and their industry-awakening capability to navigate stably in the absence of GPS satellite signals without deploying ultrasound, LIDAR, or optical flow, our customers across the industries we serve have taken notice. Aertos™ UAVs from Digital Aerolus are now serving organizations in industrial inspection, mining, public safety, and other important industries.

Rugged Aertos drones deploy protected blades, a Bernoulli ducted fan design and our proprietary Folded Geometry flight Code™ – technology we believe will revolutionize how vehicles from drones to subs, cars, and planes navigate complicated environments. These and other Digital Aerolus innovations equip Aertos™ drones to complete flight missions indoors and in challenging environments that defeat other drones that can only fly stably when GPS signals are present.

Drop by Booth 2803 and say Hello. See you there!!

 


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 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.

AERTOS 121 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 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 www.DigitalAerolus.com

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 www.DigitalAerolus.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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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:

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…)

See our Products page for more information.