What Are GPS-Denied Drones and Why Are They Important?

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Drones typically orient themselves using GPS, which helps keep them stable while in flight, allowing pilots to hover and to make sure they don’t fly above the 400-foot ceiling required by the FAA’s Part 107 rules.

But if you’re flying in a mine—or in a variety of other scenarios, as we’ll cover below—a GPS signal may simply not be available.


Read this recent article to learn more about GPS-denied drones, and for a list of companies currently working to develop drone technology that allows you to fly without GPS.

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