Will Tethered Drones Revolutionize the Future of Traffic Studies?

Commercial drone usage has soared since 2016 with the adoption of the FAA’s Part 107 regulations which define the rules for commercial drone operation. In just a few short years enterprise drones have become central to regular business operations in companies across a variety of sectors. As drone technology evolves, more and more use cases [...]

January 25th, 2022|blog|

Planck Aerosystems Uses Blue Vigil OEM Technology in AVEM Mobile Tethered UAS

Enterprise drone usage in commercial applications has grown significantly in the past few years across a wide range of industries including the military, public safety, energy, mining, and agriculture. Enhanced ISR (intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance) operations, situational awareness, inspections, surveying, and search & rescue are just a few of the uses for commercial UAVs as [...]

November 11th, 2021|blog|

Drone Tether Allows Continuous Crowd Supervision for Ocean County Sheriff’s Office

The Client The Ocean County Sheriff’s Office, headquartered in Toms River, New Jersey, serves all 33 municipalities in the county. In 2016, the office launched their Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Unit, now led by Sergeant David DeLeeuw. The Challenge The drone program quickly grew to include 16 aircraft. While the program was successful, Sergeant DeLeeuw [...]

October 7th, 2021|blog|

The Expansion of Underwater Drones

We all know that unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are being used for a variety of applications including photography, military operations, and transportation of goods. But did you know that underwater drones have been an equally crucial invention? Underwater drones are similar to aerial drones in that they help give people safer access to areas that [...]

September 23rd, 2021|blog|


We’re heading to Atlanta next week to participate in the AUVSI XPONENTIAL conference from August 16 – 19. XPONENTIAL gathers together a diverse community of end-users, technologists, and policymakers to explore the next chapter of autonomous innovation. We’re looking forward to the keynotes and educational sessions, to meeting industry experts and leaders in the unmanned [...]

August 12th, 2021|blog|

Mobile Tether Flying

Tethers are an indispensable component of public safety drone programs. It’s difficult to have an “eye in the sky” for an extended period of time without using a power tether system. The traditional tether use-case assumes a static drone position and therefore a static tether ground station position as well. But what about those times [...]

May 5th, 2021|blog|
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