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AUVSI 2014
May 13, 2014

Latitude’s booth at the 2014 AUVSI Conference highlights Hybrid Quadrotor™ technology. Five different aircraft form three companies were on display, including the SilverFox from Sensintel and the JUMP™ 15 and JUMP 20 from Arcturus. The array of vehicles on display demonstrates the applicability of HQ technology to small UAS and it’s ability to expand the value of…

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ARCTURUS JUMP™ 15 SUCCESSFUL TEST
April 10, 2014

Latitude and Arcturus complete three days of flight testing of the JUMP 15. Arcturus utilized Hybrid Quadrotor™ technology to enable vertical launch and recovery of the venerable JUMP 15 airframe. Completely autonomous launch, transition to forward flight, fixed wing flight, transition to hover, and landing were tested.

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SNOWBIRD
February 24, 2014

Latitude Engineering kicks off its latest DOE Phase I SBIR project. The Snowbird, a converted Cessna 172 will provide a robust and economical platform for science missions. Initially slated to operate from Alaska’s North Slope, the Snowbird will allow use of instruments too large for other UAS in a demanding environment.

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AGU FALL MEETING
December 3, 2012

Latitude attends the 2013 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. Always on the lookout for areas where UAV’s can make a difference, Latitude seeks to understand the needs of the scientific community and to develop cost effective techniques to provide more and better tools for scientists.

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TOWED POD TESTED
July 23, 2012

Monterey, CA.  ZAI and Droplet Measurement Technologies enlisted Latitude to upgrade the control of a custom towed airborne pod. Researchers at Scripps Institute required higher precision in the control of the towed pod to accurately study phenomena at the air-sea interface. Latitude developed custom firmware and software for the Piccolo autopilot, enabling the use of a radar altimeter, and developing a…

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AGRICULTURAL UAS CONFERENCE: PRECISION AGRICULTURE
October 1, 2011

Latitude participates in the 1st Annual Agricultural UAS Conference: Precision Agriculture. Speakers from overseas precision farming UAS operations in Japan, Korea, Argentina, and Brazil present current and future applications for UAS.  

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ADVANCED GUIDED DROPSONDE
February 9, 2011

NASA awards Latitude a Phase I SBIR to develop an Advanced Guided Dropsonde. The AGD is intended to deploy from a dropsonde tube and provide meteorological data from a guided platform capable of collecting data from a larger volume of atmosphere than ever before.

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TALISMAN SABRE
July 6, 2009

Rockhampton, Australia. Latitude Engineering supports the Air Force Research Lab’s participation in Talisman Sabre 2009, providing UAS operations expertise and coordinating the use of the Iridium non-line-of-sight datalink system on the red team’s UAS.

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