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News Article | December 19, 2016

The report "Drone Services Market by Industry (Infrastructure, Agriculture, Entertainment, Logistics), Application (Aerial Photography & Remote Sensing, Data Acquisition & Analytics), Type of Drone, Duration of Service, and Region - Global Forecast to 2022", published by MarketsandMarkets, the market is estimated to be USD 705.3 Million in 2016 and is projected to reach USD 18,022.7 Million by 2022, at a CAGR of 71.62% during the forecast period. Early buyers will receive 10% customization on this report. Key factors expected to fuel the growth of the drone services market is the increasing demand for high quality and real time data, favorable changes in policies and regulations pertaining to the use of drones in civil aerospace and rising demand of drones in the commercial sector. The aerial photography & remote sensing application segment is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period Based on application, the aerial photography & remote sensing segment of the drone services market is expected to dominate the drone services market and is anticipated to witness highest growth during the forecast period. Aerial photography and remote sensing is considered as a low cost system and is considered as the most suitable and efficient way of collecting surveillance data for 3D mapping in various industries, such as oil & gas, agriculture, and logistics, among others. Based on type of drone, the multirotor drone segment is projected to witness highest growth during the forecast period Based on type of drone, the multirotor drone segment is projected to witness highest growth during the forecast period, owing to the ability of multirotor drones for vertical take-off and landing (VTOL), stability, and capacity to hover and perform agile maneuvering. Based on duration of service, the short duration drone segment is projected to lead the market during the forecast period Based on duration of service, the short duration service segment is projected to lead the drone services market during the forecast period. Short duration drone services are used in several industries for photography, inspection, and monitoring. Long duration service is projected to grow witness high growth, owing to the increasing use of long duration drone services for mining and construction purposes. Asia-Pacific drone services market to witness high growth during the forecast period North America is estimated to lead the Drone Services Market in 2016, due to increased use of drone services in infrastructure, agriculture, and media & entertainment industries in the region. The drone services market in Asia-Pacific (APAC) is expected to grow witness highest growth during the forecast period, owing to the expansion of commercial sector, increase in reliability of drones, and improvement in policy framework regarding the use of drones in civil aerospace. Key players profiled in the drone services market include Airware, Inc. (U.S.), SenseFly Ltd. (Switzerland), Aerobo (U.S.), Cyberhawk Innovations Ltd. (U.K.), and Sky-Futures Ltd. (U.K.), among others. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Market by Application (Military, Civil & Commercial, Homeland Security), Class (Small, Tactical, Strategic, Special Purpose), Subsystem, Energy Source, Material Type, Payload and Region - Global Forecast to 2022 Drone Payload Market by Type (EO/IR, Cameras, SAR, Sigint, Elint, Comint, MPR, Laser Sensors, CBRN Sensors & Optronics), End-User (Defense & Commercial), and Region - Global Forecast to 2021 MarketsandMarkets is the largest market research firm worldwide in terms of annually published premium market research reports. Serving 1700 global fortune enterprises with more than 1200 premium studies in a year, M&M is catering to a multitude of clients across 8 different industrial verticals. We specialize in consulting assignments and business research across high growth markets, cutting edge technologies and newer applications. Our 850 fulltime analyst and SMEs at MarketsandMarkets are tracking global high growth markets following the "Growth Engagement Model - GEM". The GEM aims at proactive collaboration with the clients to identify new opportunities, identify most important customers, write "Attack, avoid and defend" strategies, identify sources of incremental revenues for both the company and its competitors. M&M's flagship competitive intelligence and market research platform, "RT" connects over 200,000 markets and entire value chains for deeper understanding of the unmet insights along with market sizing and forecasts of niche markets. The new included chapters on Methodology and Benchmarking presented with high quality analytical info graphics in our reports gives complete visibility of how the numbers have been arrived and defend the accuracy of the numbers. We at MarketsandMarkets are inspired to help our clients grow by providing apt business insight with our huge market intelligence repository. Connect with us on LinkedIn @

Halter A.,SenseFly
GIM International | Year: 2015

senseFly is a developer and producer of autonomous, ultra-light aerial imaging UAVs (also called 'drones') for professional applications. Based in the French-speaking region of Switzerland, the company provides professionals around the world with safe, easy-to-use aerial imaging tools that help them collect the geospatial data they need to make better decisions.

Briod A.,Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne | Kornatowski P.,Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne | Zufferey J.-C.,SenseFly | Floreano D.,Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Journal of Field Robotics | Year: 2014

Flying robots that can locomote efficiently in GPS-denied cluttered environments have many applications, such as in search and rescue scenarios. However, dealing with the high amount of obstacles inherent to such environments is a major challenge for flying vehicles. Conventional flying platforms cannot afford to collide with obstacles, as the disturbance from the impact may provoke a crash to the ground, especially when friction forces generate torques affecting the attitude of the platform. We propose a concept of resilient flying robots capable of colliding into obstacles without compromising their flight stability. Such platforms present great advantages over existing robots as they are capable of robust flight in cluttered environments without the need for complex sense and avoid strategies or three-dimensional mapping of the environment. We propose a design comprising an inner frame equipped with conventional propulsion and stabilization systems enclosed in a protective cage that can rotate passively thanks to a three-axis gimbal system, which reduces the impact of friction forces on the attitude of the inner frame. After addressing important design considerations thanks to a collision model and validation experiments, we present a proof-of-concept platform, named GimBall, capable of flying in various cluttered environments. Field experiments demonstrate the robot's ability to fly fully autonomously through a forest while experiencing multiple collisions. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Zufferey J.-C.,Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne | Beyeler A.,SenseFly | Floreano D.,Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation | Year: 2010

The ability to fly at low altitude while actively avoiding collisions with the terrain and other objects is a great challenge for small unmanned aircraft. This paper builds on top of a control strategy called optiPilot whereby a series of optic-flow detectors pointed at divergent viewing directions around the aircraft main axis are linearly combined into roll and pitch commands using two sets of weights. This control strategy already proved successful at controlling flight and avoiding collisions in reactive navigation experiments. This paper shows how optiPilot can be coupled with a GPS in order to provide goal-directed, nap-of-the-earth flight control in presence of static obstacles. Two fully autonomous flights of 25 minutes each are described where a 400-gram unmanned aircraft is flying at approx. 9 m above the terrain on a circular path including two copses of trees requiring efficient collision avoidance actions. ©2010 IEEE.

A method for acquiring images of a photographic target from arbitrary perspectives with an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) equipped with at least one image acquisition device having a fixed acquisition direction with respect to the vehicle, said UAV having automatic navigation means allowing to reach an arbitrary location and automatic attitude control means allowing to transiently reach an arbitrary orientation in space, said photographic target being outside the current field of view of the acquisition device while the UAV flies along a predefined flying path, this method comprising: computing a target UAV position and an orientation in space required to acquire a desired image from a set of parameters, navigating to said target UAV position, modifying an attitude of the UAV in order to modify the acquisition direction to point toward the photographic target, acquiring images, and starting a recovery phase by controlling the UAV back to cruise attitude and navigate back along the predefined flying path.

SenseFly | Date: 2014-04-09

This invention relates to a connection set that is used to attach and transfer force and torque between a wing (2a, 2b), comprising a lifting surface and a control surface (9) connected together by a hinge, and the central body (1) of an aircraft, which contains a servo-motor (10) used for actuating said control surface (9). The wing (2a, 2b) is connected to the central body (1) using a connection set comprised of two components. First, an attachment mechanism (3, 4, 5, 6) is used to align the wings (2a, 2b) relative to the central body (1) and to transfer the aerodynamic forces acting on the wing (2a, 2b) to the central body (1), preventing the wing (2a, 2b) from bending at its connection point. Second, a torque coupling mechanism (7, 8) is used to actuate the control surfaces that are present on the wings using servomotors (10) that are embedded within the central body (1). The connection set is engaged and disengaged using a single motion and does not require additional connection of electrical cables or mechanical fixations.

SenseFly | Date: 2013-03-13

Airplanes; drones, namely, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV); remote control vehicles, other than toys, namely, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV); electric vehicles, namely, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

SenseFly | Date: 2015-01-22

airplanes; helicopters; drones.

News Article | November 3, 2016

Commercial Drones are unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) usually refers to an aircraft which can fly without any direct human intervention guided by remote device and is primarily used to do tasks that involve high risk of human life. The occurrence of incidents such as natural disaster and public unrest in the past has largely necessitated the use of commercial drones in aerial surveillances. Commercial drones have extensive applications in law enforcement search, surveillance & rescue in natural calamities, emergency response, high altitude imaging, forest fire monitoring, delivery of humanitarian aid, flood mapping, petroleum spill monitoring & internet connectivity. The high demand of these commercial drones for various commercial applications, recent technological enhancements and the increasing adoption rate of these commercial drones by law enforcement agencies are the key factors that drive the growth of the commercial drones market. However, stringent government regulations, scarcity of qualified pilots along with different security & safety concerns hamper the growth of the market. Furthermore, increasingly complex air traffic management is a key restraining factor. Low operational cost of these equipment along with the high demand of the drones for monitoring terrorist activities are the factors that will offer ample growth opportunities in the commercial drones market. The issue of manufacturing low cost as well as reliable commercial drones along with the development of automated commercial drones are key market challenges. The low rate of commercialization of these drones is a key market challenge to be overcome by key market players to consolidate their market positions.The report segments the world commercial drones market on the basis of types, technology, application and geography. On the basis of types, the market is segmented into fixed wing, rotary blade, nano and hybrid. On the basis of types, the fixed wing market is further segmented into light fixed wing and heavy fixed wing, while the rotary blade is further segmented into multi-rotor VTOL and single-rotor VTOL. Based on technology, the market is segmented into energy and propulsion systems, automation, cyber-security and jamming, collision avoidance, on-board data processing, communication data links and radio frequency spectrum capacity. On the basis of application, the market is segmented into Law Enforcement, Police, Civil Security, Energy Sector, Oil and Gas, and Electrical Grids/Distribution Networks. On the basis of geography, the market is segmented into Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC) and Rest of the World (ROW). Key market players extensively profiled in the report are Airware Inc, Drone Deploy, DJI, Precision Hawk Inc, SenseFly ltd, 3D robotics, VDOS Global, Trimble UAS, and AeroVironment (U.S.). The report provides a comprehensive analysis of current & future market trends and emerging avenues for the growth of the market globally.  The report offers an extensive analysis of government regulations related to commercial drones in different countries and its impact on their adoption rate in these countries.  The report offers an insight into competitive landscape in terms of new technological developments, untapped segments, and value chain analysis.  This report entails the detailed quantitative analysis of the current market and estimations through 2014 and 2020, which assists in identifying the prevailing Market - Opportunities.  The report analyses the top impacting factors in detail and offers adoption rate analysis of the market on the basis of different segment across different countries.  Porters Five Forces analysis is offered in the report along with highlighting bargaining power of buyers and suppliers.  The report offers strategic analysis of financial status of key market players, and highlights market share of key vendors.  The report offers information on the status of new projects along with offering investment feasibility analysis of the same.  COMMERCIAL DRONE MARKET KEY SEGMENTS: Energy and Propulsion Systems  Automation  Collision Avoidance  Cyber-Security and Jamming  On-Board Data Processing  Communication Data Links and Radio Frequency Spectrum Capacity  Commercial Drones Market By Application  Law Enforcement  Police  Civil Security  Energy Sector  Oil and Gas  Electrical Grids/Distribution Networks  Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries  Field Inspection  Crop Dusting  Manufacturing Sector  Infrastructure  Media and Entertainment  Retail  Scientific Research and Environmental Missions.  Commercial Drones Market By Geography  Americas  U.S.  Canada  Mexico  Brazil  Others  Europe  U.K.  Germany  France  Italy  APAC  China  Japan  Australia  New Zealand  ROW  Middle East  Africa For more information or any query mail at [email protected] Wise Guy Reports is part of the Wise Guy Consultants Pvt. 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