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Bihrle Applied Research Inc. announces Ardenna, a New Venture Focused on Computer Vision and Machine Learning Solutions for Infrastructure Inspections

April 24, 2018

On the heels of its groundbreaking success with BNSF Railway in the achievement of truly automated long-range UAS supplemental track inspections, Bihrle Applied Research (Bihrle) announced today that it is spinning-off its computer vision and machine learning capabilities in a new venture called Ardenna (, which will offer solutions for the automated detection, classification and reporting of anomalies found during the inspection of critical infrastructure. While Ardenna will continue to offer the RailVision solution developed by Bihrle for BNSF, it will expand its intelligent automation solutions for critical infrastructure inspections into the Energy Sector, including power line, pipeline, solar and wind turbine...

Bihrle Applied Research Inc. and BNSF Railway successfully demonstrate automated detection, classification and reporting of infrastructure conditions found during long range UAS railway inspections

February 21, 2018

HAMPTON, Va., Feb. 21, 2018 – Bihrle Applied Research (Bihrle) and BNSF Railway (BNSF) successfully demonstrated the processing of tens of thousands of images at a time covering hundreds of miles of track for the automatic detection, classification and reporting of rail conditions. This was possible using RailVisionTM – a computer vision technology solution developed by Bihrle and BNSF in support of BNSF’s UAS research initiatives...

ABX Air Announces New UPRT Simulator Capability

October 18, 2017

Wilmington, OH – October 18, 2017 – ABX Air, Inc. announced today its plans to update and certify its B767-200 Full Flight Simulator to provide Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT).

This advanced training capability, enabled through the use of the StallBox® solution developed by Bihrle Applied Research Inc., allows pilots to more accurately train to recognize and recover from a full aerodynamic stall. This training capability was previously unavailable in the simulated environment due in part to the lack of full stall models and appropriate instructor training aids, which StallBox® provides...

Alaska Airlines Leads the Industry in Safety with First FAA-Approved Flight Simulator Featuring a Full-Stall Model


May 05, 2016

SEATTLE, May 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week, Alaska Airlines became the first commercial airline in the world to receive FAA certification of an enhanced full-stall model in a flight simulator, which helps pilots train to recognize and recover from a full aerodynamic stall. While this type of mid-air stall is extremely rare, simulator training helps pilots prepare for worst-case scenarios...


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