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Corey Hitchcock
Corey Hitchcock · May 22nd, 2024
Watch an autonomous drone launch from a dock and inspect a demo substation. Remote assets, aging infrastructure, limited resources, natural disasters, and budget constraints can complicate asset inspection. If you had the ability to inspect any asset at any time, from a web browser anywhere in the world, how would your operations change?
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Drones as First Responders are not a far-off vision. By implementing patrol-led deployment, #publicsafety agencies can see the value of #DFR with currently available #dronetechnology as they scale their program to a fully automated and integrated emergency and incident response system.
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Kelsee Hober
Nicole Bonk
Jonathan  Montague
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Kelsee Hober, Nicole Bonk, Jonathan Montague & 1 more speaker · May 22nd, 2024
Today, the world is beginning to recognize the value of small Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UAS) for defense, akin to the cell phone revolution. The conflict in Ukraine has highlighted the potential of drones, setting the stage for a paradigm shift in modern warfare strategies, fueled by sUAS. Innovations in drone technology are poised to transform the battlefield as we know it. These advancements underscore the critical role of technology in shaping future defense strategies, offering an unmatched advantage in complex and rapidly evolving operational theaters. Drones are not only enhancing the capabilities of armed forces and security agencies but are also setting new standards for efficiency, safety, and tactical superiority on the global stage. This discussion unveils the remarkable features and significant impact of X10D, a drone that epitomizes the fusion of AI-driven autonomy, superior thermal imaging, and sophisticated decision-making processes to provide the optimal solution for on demand organic ISR. Using our commitment to reliability and trust in our products, we’ll discuss our rigorous software development and flight testing regimen, a process honed through over 10 years and three generations of UAS development. We’ll spotlight X10D’s trajectory over the coming months, with a particular focus on enhancing electronic warfare resilience (EWR) and survivability.  Key Takeaways -Revolutionary defense capabilities - unprecedented AI autonomy and thermal imaging that significantly enhances military strategy and efficiency Commitment to reliability and innovation - testing and feedback-informed S/W development underscores our commitment to creating cutting-edge drones -Focus on survivability and adaptability - focused on resilience, advanced return-to-home, 3rd party payload compatibility and a sneak peek at our upcoming innovative drone technology solutions. -Setting the stage for future advancements - exploring uncrewed systems’ potential to redefine efficiency, safety, and tactical global dominance This deep dive is designed to ignite curiosity and foster further inquiry, setting the stage for the next wave of advancements in military and security operations. Join us as we explore how the integration of cutting-edge uncrewed systems like Skydio X10D is not just enhancing operational readiness but also broadening the horizons of strategic capabilities, setting new benchmarks for efficiency, safety, and tactical dominance on a global scale.
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X10 packs sensor capabilities typically only found in larger drones into a simple, lightweight airframe, including 64MP visual, 48MP telephoto, 50MP wide angle, and 640x512 thermal modules that empower it to take on nearly any inspection, public safety, or industrial use case. This array of best-in-class sensors makes X10 the one drone that can tackle it all. X10 features a suite of high-resolution module options to capture intricate details and pristine images in any scenario. The 64MP narrow module provides a general purpose imaging tool that excels at collecting simple inspection shot lists. Its high resolution exceeds that of larger drones like the DJI M300. The 50MP 1” wide module sets a new standard for large field of view images. With its low light capabilities, it is excellent for mapping structures and illuminating their undersides to detect minute 0.1mm cracks in concrete. The 48MP telephoto module enables powerful 250m zoom capabilities that are essential for law enforcement and inspections requiring large standoff distances. With this, users can clearly read a license plate from over 800 feet (250m) away. These advanced sensors are further enhanced by the Spectra 480 image signal processor from Qualcomm. It improves white balance, reduces noise, and enables superior HDR in challenging lighting. X10’s custom-built lenses maximize each sensor’s resolution. Competitors often lose significant resolution due to standard lenses. X10's optimized optics mean you get every last bit of detail out of each megapixel.
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Missions can extend into the night, and so can X10’s autonomy. NightSense enables 24/7 operation, maximizing both productivity and value of X10. This makes X10 the only drone on the market that can operate fully autonomously day or night, empowering users with round-the-clock automated data capture. Darkness Navigation System Skydio’s computer vision system enables X10 to see and understand far more of the environment than other drones with limited directional vision. The algorithms underlying the X10’s revolutionary darkness navigation system were designed for infrared video, which means Skydio’s computer vision capabilities can now be fully leveraged at night. Active Illumination X10 is equipped with six high-resolution navigation cameras with 360° perception. The new night autonomy attachments will light the way for the X10’s navigation cameras, unlocking their perception even in total darkness. This provides unrivaled situational awareness, night and day. Adaptability NightSense can be adapted to your needs. The visible light nav cams option is ideal for organizations that mostly fly during the day and have some night work needs. For organizations that prioritize night work, IR-sensitive nav cams allow X10 to be flown more discreetly.
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Engineered with lightweight yet durable materials, the X10 airframe packs robust performance and advanced sensors into an ultra-compact, backpack-portable size, enabling operators to resiliently capture high-quality data and complete demanding missions in tough environments. Building an Airframe for Demanding Missions Engineered from the ground up as a backpack-portable device rivaling heavyweight specialist drones, the X10 airframe packs robust performance into an ultra-compact size. It carries more advanced sensors than other portables, while weighing less than half of leading enterprise drones. With its resilient design, versatile capabilities and powerful performance, X10 enables operators to capture high-quality aerial data and complete demanding missions in tough environments where other drones would struggle.
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Powered by breakthrough AI, the X10 drone achieves unmatched spatial and semantic understanding of environments through 360-degree computer vision. This deep understanding allows X10 to autonomously fly complex missions, inspect infrastructure, track subjects, and capture optimal data with minimal input. Empowered by Onboard Autonomy Powered by Skydio Autonomy, the X10 drone takes intelligent aerial autonomy to new heights. With 10x more onboard compute power than previous models, X10 doubles down on processing capabilities so users can truly unlock the full potential of autonomy without limitations. Unrivaled Situational Awareness X10 enables comprehensive situational awareness and environment understanding, even in total darkness, through six high-resolution navigation cameras with 32MP fisheye lenses that deliver unmatched 360° perception. This allows X10 to fly complex missions and capture optimal data efficiently. Cutting-Edge AI for Deep Understanding The latest breakthroughs in AI empower X10 to build detailed spatial maps to understand the physical layout of environments as well as semantic maps to identify objects and their meaning. This spatial and semantic understanding allows X10 to perceive thin structures, follow cables, identify objects, and map environments in 3D.
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Skydio Connect enables seamless communication between the Skydio X10 drone, controller, and web browser through three differentiated connectivity options: SL, MH, and 5G. This flexible approach optimizes robust performance for the complex connectivity needs of enterprise and government drone operations. Skydio Connect SL provides a proprietary, optimized point-to-point wireless link between the X10, controller, and browser. With line-of-sight distances up to 12km, SL offers robust performance for most autonomous flight missions. Skydio Connect MH utilizes advanced frequency hopping across multiple bands ideal for global operations. By avoiding interference or constraints of a single band, MH enables reliability for the most critical missions. Skydio Connect 5G incorporates the latest cellular technology for unlimited range. With the optional built-in 5G module, pilots can connect from anywhere with cellular coverage for true remote piloting. 5G is more robust to interference than WiFi and enables advanced applications like Remote Flight Deck for seamless hand-off between pilots.
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A new generation of small UAS is ready for duty - Skydio X10D. Built to revolutionize human-machine teams, X10D’s rugged airframe is adaptable to any mission, equipped with high-resolution sensors, and a first-of-its-class radiometric thermal camera, Skydio X10D enables enhanced standoff that increases survivability.
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Ted Strazimiri, CEO of SkyDeploy, and Travis Sachs, COO of 3DS Technologies, along with #skydio for a sneak peek into the results from comparing drone photogrammetry to LiDAR. This webinar reveals testing comparison results in terms of accuracy, application, cost, and operational complexity, especially for mapping and surveying. The session is designed to provide attendees with a clear, data-driven understanding of LiDAR and photogrammetry in drone programs as well as debunking common myths. Watch to learn: -In-depth insights into the accuracy comparisons between drone-based photogrammetry and LiDAR. -Practical knowledge on the best applications for each technology, considering factors like cost and operational complexity. -A clear distinction between myths and realities in using these technologies for effective mapping and surveying.
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Corey Hitchcock, Ryan Reading, Christina Park & 1 more speaker