Innovations In Drone Technology For Use In Business, Society, And Mainstream LifeThere's something truly amazing in store for our modern lives. Highly technological drone aircraft has been in development for some time now, but only just recently has the development of the drones reached such a level of ingenuity that it allows us to use them for everyday applications.
The military was responsible for the initial development of the first drone technology, in an effort, of course, to gain the upper hand on any and all forces opposing the United States.
Currently, within the covert and secret operations of Area 51, the U.S. government is developing a new generation of spy drone, dubbed RQ-180.
This drone is capable of penetrating deep into enemy airspace to gather intelligence, as well as provide detailed geographical and environmental details about enemy landscapes the U.S. can use to launch appropriate attack initiatives.
But that's not all drones are good for. High tech drones are able to provide us with uses for business, society, and mainstream life too! The abilities of drones to make life easier for us is truly something amazing!
Amazon.Com - Developing Airborne Delivery Drones For Lightning Fast Shipping Speeds
In case you haven't heard, Amazon is developing their own brand of drones to deliver goods to their customers. Prime Air, as the service is called, will supposedly get Amazon packages into the hands of eager customers within 30 minutes or less.
The drone technology itself has already been developed. Now all that's needed is the FAA's official approval, and initial test deliveries can begin. What an exciting time for Amazon shoppers!
Crisis And Emergency Solutions - Saving Lives Through The Use Of Drone Technology
As far as emergency applications go, unmanned aerial drones are able to deliver much needed supplies to people in crisis. Unmanned aerial drones can also fly into dangerous fire areas and work to blanket them with fire retarding powders and sprays.
Aerial drones can also help situations like rescue missions. Through the assistance of airborne drones, huge areas can be photographed and recorded through the use of multiple drones, increasing the success rate of finding missing persons.
Drone Inspired Hurricane Hunting - Never Before Seen Hurricane Data To Forecast Storms
Hurricane hunting is also something that drones can be used for. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has spent a total of 30 million dollars on developing long distance drones to fly into the heart of storms and gather critical atmospheric data.
Until just recently, much needed aspects about the anatomy of a hurricane have been a mystery to meteorologists. Nowadays they can use the drone data they gather for improved forecasting efforts and a whole lot more.
Global Hawk, as the NOAA drone technology is called, is capable of staying in the air for 30 hours at a time and fly for a distance of 11,000 miles. The 116 foot wingspan of the drone is both compact and impressive in its design.
3D-Mapping And Landscape Surveillance - Providing Detailed Maps And Land Records
Being able to use extremely high resolution, zoom cameras not only provides detailed maps that are suitable for use on Google Maps and other image websites, but using 3-D mapping technology can help mining companies to monitor changes in the state of their open-pit mines.
As another example, the size of a public gathering can be monitored from the sky too, with nearly zero cost for the surveillance effort. Considering how small the drones are and their very minimal usage of fuel, it makes a lot of sense to adopt this technology into frequent usage ASAP.
Wildlife Conservation Monitoring - Habitat And Species Tracking
Being able to accurately map a wildlife habitat allows researchers to gain the upper hand in preserving endangered animal species and to improve their outlook for survival.
How? Accurate land maps where the endangered species reside can give land construction specialists the information they need to redesign, expand, and improve upon habitat characteristics.
For example, if endangered loons are dropping in number due to environmental factors such as lack of available water areas, then additional ponds and bodies of water can be constructed for them.
Additionally, herd photos of specific endangered species can be taken from the sky through drones, and their numbers can be documented for statistical and preservation purposes.