Case Studies


                THE PROBLEM WE ARE SOLVING: Millions in need of medical attention live in rural and economically impoverished areas. Often, these areas are in developing nations lacking usable roads. Drones give health care workers fast, cost-effective access to lab tests needed for diagnoses and treatments. Latitude was approached by…

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Schmidt Ocean Institute

PROBLEM WE’RE SOLVING: We know more about the universe than we do about the oceans, so it is no surprise that researchers are looking for new ways to understand the ocean’s little known microlayer. The sea surface microlayer (SML) is the top 1 millimeter of the ocean surface. This extremely thin boundary layer is where all gas…

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Recovering Mid-Sized Unmanned Aircraft

The Problem We’re Solving: Autonomous landing has proven to be one of the more difficult aspects of unmanned aviation. There are, of course, many variables involved in landing an aircraft of any kind. In addition, there are potential problems caused by winds, weather, dust, runway incursions and the like. Runway conditions themselves can change; even…

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  The Problem We’re Solving: Scientists need regular access to atmospheric and other data in locations, such as the Arctic, which present overland or seaborne access challenges. UAV’s promise regular and economical access to such areas, but small and medium Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) have yet to deliver on that promise due to higher than…

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NASA SBIR Phase I & Phase II

  BACKGROUND Sampling of atmospheric phenomena is an important component for research and modeling in the climate and atmospheric sciences, and as such, methods for obtaining high resolution atmospheric data have become an increasingly important and relevant engineering challenge. This data has a variety of applications ranging from monitoring climate change to disaster response. The…

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