As a NASA flight enthusiast, the idea of unmanned aerial vehicle systems (also known as drones) sounds like a lot of fun. A good example of how fun drones can be is through drone racing…yes you read that right… drone racing!
However, apart from how fun they can be, drones have some pretty serious applications. Municipalities, architects and real estate developers use drones to inspect buildings for compliance to the latest safety standards. Drones simplify search and rescue (S+R) operations while keeping first responders out of harm’s way.
The list of drone/UAV use is only limited by the imagination of their users. Other everyday applications for drones/UAVs include:
- Aerial photography for journalism and film
- Express shipping and delivery
- Gathering information or supplying essentials for disaster management
- Geographic mapping of inaccessible terrain and locations
- Precision crop monitoring
- Unmanned cargo transport
- Law enforcement and border control surveillance
- Storm tracking and forecasting hurricanes and tornadoes
Development of hundreds of more uses of drones are underway due to the multiple investments pouring into this promising industry every day, not to mention the military and commercial drone technology sectors. The interest in this field keeps on growing.
AUVSI Xponential – All Things Unmanned
AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2021 is the largest in person and most comprehensive trade show for unmanned and autonomous systems. As adoption spreads and applications expand, XPONENTIAL is the one event that brings together the entire unmanned systems community to share ideas, collaborate across markets, capitalize on next practices, and emerging trends and harness the power of unmanned technology for your business.
Due to COVID-19, AUVSI is both an in-person and virtual in 2021. Samtec is participating in the virtual event later this summer. We will feature a number of high-performance interconnect solutions that complement common UAV/drone system architectures.
Samtec offers a full suite of Precision RF solutions and capabilities. High-level design and development of advanced interconnect systems along with industry leading expertise allows us to offer effective strategies and support for optimizing the entire RF signal channel over the 18-110 GHz frequency range.
Samtec has more ways to connect two or more PCBs than any other connector company. With the industry’s largest variety of board stacking interconnects, and the most design flexibility to solve almost every design challenge, Samtec makes it easy to find the right board-to-board interconnect system.
Samtec offers a number of micro pitch interconnects with high-reliability Tiger Eye™ and rugged Edge Rate® contact systems for high mating cycles, high-shock and vibration applications. Other Micro Rugged key features include ground/power plane, increased contact wipe and insertion depth and self-mating interconnects.
High Speed Cable
High-speed cable assemblies utilize either micro coax for single-ended applications or twinax cable for differential signals. Assemblies include future-proof, high-density array, integral ground plane, hermaphroditic, rugged Edge Rate® and high-speed PCI Express® options.
For more information, please visit Samtec’s Military/Aero Applications microsite.