Earlier this week, two members of the Halton Regional Police Service were bestowed with a prestigious award during the 2013 International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference in Philadelphia.
The "Excellence in Police Aviation" award, sponsored by Bell Helicopter, was accepted by Detective Dave Banks and Constable Andrew Olesen for their efforts in the concept, research, formation and operation of a small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle program for the police service.
In the International Centre for Sports Security (ICSS) Journal, Dr. Ann Rogers reviews how unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are beginning to take a role in surveillance and monitoring at major sporting events, and assesses the current limitations on their use. The following is an excerpt from the article:
David Gerhardt, who teaches UAS fundamentals for the US Air Force, suggested that sporting events require systems that meet “the concept of zone coverage with the ability to transition quickly to a man coverage via a network of sensors. Sure the cost and feasibility make this out of the question for most events, but we’re getting closer every day to making this a reality.”
Promising microsystems include the back-packable Aeryon Scout, which weighs under two kg, has an easy-to-learn interface, and, with vertical take-off and landing, can be launched in less than a minute in very confined areas. These microsystems relay information directly to the ground controller for immediate tasking and response.
Aeryon sUAS provided an aerial perspective of waterborne demonstrations at DSEI 2013, the largest fully integrated defense and security show in the world, September 10-13, 2013 at the ExCel Center in London, UK.
Aeryon Labs' Vice-President of Product and Marketing, Ian McDonald, highlights Aeryon sUAS in this INTERGEO 2013 Shortfacts video.
For public safety and commercial professionals, Aeryon sUAS provide a faster, safer, cheaper and more accurate means of collecting aerial imagery than conventional alternatives including satellites, planes or helicopters.
Read these case studies that feature Aeryon Scout™ in the following applications: