Free laser rangefinders from our sponsor LightWare

The UAV Challenge organisers are very pleased to pass on the following exciting announcement from our Bronze Sponsor LightWare Optoelectronics

LightWare Optoelectronics is delighted to announce our equipment sponsorship of the 2016 UAV Challenge Medical Express.

“The UAV Challenge plays a fundamental role in advancing UAV technologies.” Says James Portman, CEO of LightWare. “We want to ensure the participating teams have access to the best technology to enable them to succeed in this competition. Of course, there is the fun factor: what is more exciting than playing with a new high tech gadget?”

With over 30 years experience in laser sensor technology, LightWare has developed a range of lightweight laser rangefinder altimeters and collision avoidance sensors for drones. These laser rangefinders interface easily with flight controllers to assist with: AGL altitude maintenance; terrain following; precision hovering; and landing safety.

LightWare is sponsoring one SF10/B laser rangefinder to each of the first twenty teams successfully passing the Deliverable 2 milestone that apply. First-come, first-served: eligible teams must email LightWare directly to claim their rangefinder after May 1st 00:00 UTC.

LightWare wishes all participating teams the best for this challenging event.

Email: Web: Phone: +27 12 942 0408


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