Author Archives: Brandon Vaughan

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AIM Introduces DRACO-GND-6500 Tethered UAS Power Supply


The DRACO-GND-6500 seamlessly integrates a 6.5 kW power supply and our Digital LYNX Ethernet over power technology into a single package. Multiple power supplies can be connected in parallel to support larger systems.



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AIM Introduces DRACO-XFMR a vehicle-side, high-voltage DC-to-DC converter for tethered platforms


Fly more payload at a higher altitude with DRACO-XFMR a vehicle-side, high-voltage DC-to-DC converter for tethered platforms. Our DRACO technology allows designers to use longer and lighter tethers than would be possible with traditional converters. With an industry leading energy density of 6.9 Watts per gram, you can focus on your mission, not your power budget. Multiple DRACO-XFMRs can be connected in parallel to provide scalable power for even the most demanding applications.


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Tethered Drones for Persistent Aerial Surveillance Applications


The SICX-75T was featured in Defense Global in an article titled “Tethered Drones for Persistent Aerial Surveillance Applications”. The article was written by Dr Stephen D Prior, Reader in Unmanned Air Vehicles. Dr Prior is faculty of Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton.


SICX-75T Tethered Drone

Dr Stephen D. Prior
The Faculty of Engineering and the Environment University of Southampton

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AIM Releases Rigol DS1102E Oscilloscope Drivers Under MIT License



A simple PyUSBTMC-based interface for the Rigol DS1102E Oscilloscope.


Overview and Installation

This module provides a simple to use python interface developed specifically for the Rigol DS1102E. The chief feature of this module is that it wraps the oscilloscope interface in a class, automatically identifies the oscilloscope upon instantiation, and simplifies calls made by PyUSBTMC to methods of that class.

This module is based on PyUSB, and so in turn on libusb. Because of this foundation, this utility may be used on both Linux and Windows platforms with relative ease. On linux, the standard current branch of the libusb project may be used (e.g. install with, sudo apt-get install libusb-1.0-0.) On Windows, a 32-bit build of version 0.1 has been ported, allowing Windows users to make use of the utility offered by PyUSB.

This utility makes use of the PyUSB and PyUSBTMC modules. (These are imported by slightly different names than their names in pip: PyUSB (version 1.0.0b2 as of this document) is installed withpip install pyusb but imported by import usb; PyUSBTMC (version 0.1dev15 as of this document) is installed with pip install pyusbtmc but is imported by import usbtmc.)

This project has been developed to support the automated interaction of the Rigol DS1102E and the Hantek 1025G DDS function generator, and as such (as of 20150419), not all interfaces ofered by the Rigol 1102 have been implemented in this module. While other Rigol Oscilloscope models are likely to be supported to varying degrees, such support has neither been designed or verified.

This module was developed using Python 3.4.

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AIM Introduces LYNX-OEM Embedded Data link


Embed AIM’s Digital LYNX technology into your next tethered UAS platform. LYNX is the secure alternative to fiber optic or wireless data links for tethered applications. LYNX utilizes Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM) technology to deliver a robust high bandwidth data link over copper. LYNX eliminates the expense and hassle associated with fragile fiber optic tethers. For more information on eval units please drop us an email at or give us a call at 404-800-5411.