Unmanned Systems Technology 027 l Hummingbird XRP l Gimbals l UAVs insight l AUVSI report part 2 l O’Neill Power Systems NorEaster l Kratos Defense ATMA l Performance Monitoring l Kongsberg Maritime Sounder

54 A UVSI Xponential is by far the largest unmanned systems trade show and conference in the world, with the 2019 iteration of the event having hosting more than 700 companies on the expo floor at Chicago’s McCormick Place. With so many companies attending, countless new launches, partnerships and use cases for unmanned technology were to be found. SBG Systems unveiled its new Quanta UAV series of navigation IMUs at the show. “Compared to our other IMU systems, Quanta is designed to specialise in survey applications such as Lidar mapping and other photogrammetry-type missions,” said Alex Guinamard. “It has an inbuilt data logger, to aid in post-processing operations, a web interface, and each Quanta board comes with a 12-month licence for our Qinertia post-processing software.” Qinertia’s geo-referencing data comes from a network of more than 7000 base stations across 164 countries, in order to provide PPK centimetre-level accuracy. Alternatively, a user’s own base station data can be used. The Quanta UAV IMUs also come with RTK processing compatibility for further accuracy in geo-referencing images and point clouds during flight when supported by a GNSS. With RTK, roll and August/September 2019 | Unmanned Systems Technology Rory Jackson concludes his round-up in issue 26 with more product news from this year’s exhibition Second helping New product launches, partnership deals and applications abounded at the 2019 show