Tagged: Research

Finland and Germany Conduct MUM-T Exercises

The Finnish Defence forces continues to conduct research on the teaming of manned-unmanned aerial vehicles as part of the joint MUM-T project carried out in cooperation with the German defence administration. Industry from both countries participates in the project. Finland’s part of the research focuses on cooperation between man and

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Undergrads to push drone swarm research forward with aid from Federal Funding

DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA — Twenty-four United States undergraduate students will soon have the chance to participate in National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded research on the networking capabilities that enable groups of uncrewed aerial systems (UAS), or drones, to operate in “swarms,” led by Dr. Houbing Song, associate professor of Electrical Engineering

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DARPA Wants to Refuel Drones in Wirelessly in Flight

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) published a request for information (RFI) from anyone willing and able to contribute their tech, with a few caveats. It needs to fit on existing in-flight refueling tankers (the newer KC-46 and Cold War-era KC-135, specifically) and be able to deliver 100k W

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New Report on How to Make Hybrid Airspace Work

New blockchain-style information sharing will make a seamlessly integrated ecosystem of crewed and uncrewed aircraft in the UK’s skies a reality, say Cranfield researchers. Uncrewed aerial vehicles and operations are already bringing benefits, such as improving medical logistics for isolated areas, or enabling inspections of difficult to reach infrastructure such

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Cranfield – Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UAS) Chief Pilot

£40,000 to £50,000 per annum, dependent on experience, (37.5 hours per week) Cranfield Airport is a commercial, GA, and research airport situated in Class G airspace situated between Bedford and the City of Milton Keynes with a 1799m runway that can accommodate business jets such as the Falcon, Gulfstream, and

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BOEM and NOAA Announce Successful Drone-Based Tagging of Endangered Sei Whales

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary announced the successful digital acoustic tagging of 14 sei whales in waters offshore Massachusetts. This is the first time researchers have successfully tagged an endangered species in the United States

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Red Cat Holdings becomes first commercial enterprise to bring multi-drone system to market

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, 2022 — Red Cat Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: RCAT), a hardware-enabled software provider to the drone industry, announced today that it has completed research, development and production for a four-drone, multi-vehicle system for defense, government, and public safety markets. “We have shippable product on hand and are

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San Jose Man Risks 30 Years Prison for Smuggling US Aviation Technology to China

A man from San Jose, California, has been charged with smuggling and violating export control laws after allegedly sending sensitive aviation software to a public university in Beijing. Jonathan Yet Wing Soong, 34, worked as Program Administrator for the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) between April 2016 and September 2020.

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Kleos and US Navy sign agreement 

Kleos Space Inc. (US subsidiary of Kleos Space S.A), a space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) and Mission-as-a-Service (MaaS) provider announces the successful execution of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Naval Surface Warfare Center Division, Crane (NSWC Crane) for joint data experimentation. Under the CRADA agreement,

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Indian drone manufacturer ENDUREAIR joins DLE

NOIDA, INDIA– the Indian drone manufacturer start-up ENDUREAIR SYSTEMS is the latest member joining the Drone Logistics Ecosystem (DLE). The key differentiator for this start-up and its products is their origin, which lies in more than a decade of research & development in drones. The company focuses on the entire

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GML scientists successfully test high-altitude return glider with the AirCore science package to 75,000 feet MSL

Global Monitoring Laboratory (GML) and Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) scientists successfully tested a new method for high-altitude air sampling and instrument recovery from May 13-25, 2021. The field campaign at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center and Edwards Air Force Base, California tested the High-altitude Operational

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Science meets adventure, on Nanok Arctic expedition

Two Belgian adventurers are currently crossing Greenland on a triathlon including ski, kayak and a vertical rock climb. They have Septentrio’s AsteRx-SB receiver for the ride to collect valuable data for climate research in collaboration with the Royal Observatory of Belgium. Leuven, Belgium – May 25, 2022 –

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Daedalean concluded a joint research project with the FAA on Neural Network-Based Runway Landing Guidance for General Aviation

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published a 140-page project report on the study and flight test of a neural network and vision-based runway landing guidance system developed by Daedalean. Zurich/New Jersey, 2022-05-24. Yesterday, the FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center Aviation Research Division Atlantic City International Airport made publicly available

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Russia’s Okhotnik Undergoes Final Testing

Specialists of the Novosibirsk Aviation Plant named after V. P. Chkalov conducted frequency response tests of a prototype of the Russian Okhotnik (Hunter) attack drone, the press service of the Siberian Research Institute of Aviation (SibNIA) named after Chaplygin (part of the Zhukovsky Institute Research Center) said. “In May 2022,

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LTA Hybrid Electric Orb for Urban Air Mobility

Progress continues with the AFWERX Phase I STTR contract awarded to Galaxy Unmanned Systems for work on an Urban Air Mobility (UAM) feasibility study. Awarded in 2021, Galaxy continues this work with government and local industry stakeholders and has enlisted research partners from the University of Texas at Arlington.

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China Launches First AI Drone-Carrier

On May 18, 2022, China launched the world’s first seaborne drone carrier capable of operating on its own. The unmanned ship can be controlled remotely and navigate autonomously in open water. The carrier will undertake marine scientific research and other observations. Weighing 2,000 tonnes, it has a top speed of

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4D composite printing can improve the wings of drones

Montreal, Canada (SPX) May 11, 2022 –

The aviation industry faces multiple pressures from higher fuel costs and increased scrutiny over the environmental and quality-of-life impacts from its aircraft. Researchers are looking for new methods of keeping expenses down while improving overall efficiency, and the relatively new market of unmanned aerial

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UAV Navigation Joins the ‘European Organisation For Civil Aviation Equipment’ EUROCAE

UAV Navigation announced that it has joined the EUROCAE organization. EUROCAE currently has over 400 members, including industry, service providers, regulators, research institutes, and international organizations. EUROCAE has become the European leader in the development of worldwide recognized industry standards for aviation. EUROCAE membership is open to organizations and industries

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German Air Mobility Initiative Aims to Develop Urban Air Mobility

To advance the development of regional and Urban Air Mobility, leading companies, universities, and research institutions as well as municipalities and organizations are joining forces to form the Air Mobility Initiative (AMI). The members of the Air Mobility Initiative include Munich Airport International, Airbus, City of Ingolstadt, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche

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Study: All Dutch Growers to Use Spraying Drones

In the long term, every fruit and vegetable grower in the Netherlands will be using a drone to spray crops. That is the conclusion of a study by SEO Economic Research into the potential of drones in horticulture and arable farming. Remarkably, SEO Economic Research expects that by the year

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NOAA Fisheries and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Launches Crowdsourcing Challenge “Where’s Whale-do?” to Track Endangered Beluga Whales

NOAA Fisheries and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) today announced that they have teamed up with DrivenData and HeroX, in collaboration with Wild Me and NASA, to launch the crowdsourcing competition, Where’s Whale-do?, to help NOAA Fisheries researchers accurately identify endangered Cook Inlet beluga whales from photographic images.

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The British Association of Remote Sensing Companies letter to

George Freeman MPMinister for Science, Research and Innovation,Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy,1 Victoria Street,London SW1H 0ET Dear Mr Freeman, People working in the British space-based Earth Observation industry are in imminent danger of losing their jobs because of the ongoing uncertainty around the UK’s continued membership of the

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Researchers Drone Crash Caused Fire in Colorado

Boulder County Sheriff’s Office investigators have concluded the investigation into the cause and origin of the Table Mountain Fire, which occurred on April 20, 2022. On April 20, three researchers associated with the University of Colorado-Boulder’s Aerospace Engineering Department were at the Table Mountain Radio Quiet Zone utilizing an Unmanned

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Galaxy Unmanned Systems Takes the Lead in AAM Integration Research in Dallas-Fort Worth

Galaxy Unmanned System LLC Awarded AFWERX D2P2 SBIR to help usher in Advanced AirMobility (AAM). Galaxy Unmanned Systems and subcontractors Waterlines AeroDesign LLC,COMSovereign, Unmanned Experts, and the University of North Texas will be working together to understand existing AAM environments. Jason White, Managing Partner at Galaxy Unmanned Systems sums this

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