Honeywell Offers New BVLOS Technology Suite (Photo: Honeywell)
Honeywell [HON] has developed a new technology suite for light drones that allows them to fly three times longer and with less human intervention, the company said. Honeywell says drones equipped with its Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) technologies can fly farther, carry more weight, avoid hazards up to three kilometers away and stream video of their progress anywhere in the world.
The company said applications include last-mile package delivery, military intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, pipeline and power line inspection, search and rescue, or use by first responders.
In addition to avoiding other aircraft, the integrated radar can detect obstacles, map terrain and identify landing zones. It can act as a radar altimeter and provide mapping for alternate navigation if GPS guidance fails, the company said.
Contact: Adam Kress, Honeywell, (602) 760-6252, Adam.Kress@Honeywell.com, www.honeywell.com