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Drone surveys power lines beyond line-of-sight

Posted On: 14 Nov 2019   |   Posted By: Electronics Weekly

US engineers have used a remotely-piloted drone to survey power lines without visual or radar contact. Flown as part of the Kansas Department of Transportation's unmanned aircraft pilot program, the drone used automatic on-board detect-and-avoid systems to make this beyond-visual-line-of-sight operation possible. “This marks the first true BVLOS flight in the nation and is...
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