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Research Shows Americans are Ready for Drone Deliveries

Auterion, the open source company building the software-defined future for mobile robotics and powering global drone manufacturers, announced new data from its 2022 “Consumer Attitudes on Drone Delivery” Report. Auterion works with more than 100 drone manufacturers and its open-source-based applications enable thousands of vehicles—putting its ecosystem at the center

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Home Drone Delivery of Goods and Food? New Research From Auterion Dives Into American Attitudes

Package delivery remains massively popular among Americans, and 64% of those surveyed see drones becoming an option for home delivery MOORPARK, Calif. and ZURICH – July 27, 2022 – Auterion, the open source company building the software-defined future for mobile robotics and powering the world’s leading drone manufacturers, today announced

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NIMBUS Lab Developing Drone Swarm Enhancements for US Army

Led by Justin Bradley, the Nebraska Intelligent MoBile Unmanned Systems Lab at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is working to develop an algorithm to control drone swarms for intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance missions. The $250,000 project through the National Strategic Research Institute at the University of Nebraska will leverage

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NASA Vertiport Research Takes Flight

In the coming years and decades, NASA wants to bring new and innovative aviation services to areas across the country, which will likely mean more helicopter-style aircraft in the skies. NASA researchers recently completed a series of tests to help make that vision into a reality: simulating a facility where

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Shield AI’s V-BAT Selected for DoD’s APFIT Pilot Program

Shield AI, a defense technology company building AI pilots for aircraft, announced its inclusion in the first set of projects selected to receive funding for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering’s (OUSD(R&E)) pilot program to Accelerate the Procurement and Fielding of Innovative Technologies, also

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Report to Congress on the Future of Unmanned Aircraft

The Congressional Research Service report, ‘Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Roles, Missions, and Future Concepts’ has just been published. Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have gained increased prominence in U.S. military operations. The Department of Defense (DOD) is currently developing advanced UAS, along with optionally crewed aircraft, as part of its modernization strategy.

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Berkeley Tech Transfer – The Future of Aviation

Plan now to attend this conference hosted by UC Berkeley in partnership with Caltrans Division of Aeronautics and Division of Research, Innovation, and System Information. Aviation is undergoing a dramatic transformation. Technological advancements in electrification, autonomy, and vertical/short take-off and landing (VTOL/STOL) are enabling innovations in urban and regional aviation,

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K-State Salina Applied Aviation Research Center team leads drone education at law enforcement conference

SALINA — Law enforcement members from around the country were introduced to the practicality of unmanned aircraft systems by the Kansas State University Salina Aerospace and Technology Campus Applied Aviation Research Center team. At the National Sheriffs’ Association annual conference in Kansas City, Missouri, the K-State Salina Applied Aviation Research

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A drone that can avoid obstacles helped win a sweeping new approval for aerial inspections of power facilities

Since the Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership was designated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as an official drone test site in 2013, its research has helped shape drone integration in the U.S. In the process, it has carved out new opportunities for companies that see powerful ways to use

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India Conducts Successful Maiden Flight of Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator

Maiden flight of the Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator was carried out successfully by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) from the Aeronautical Test Range, Chitradurga, Karnataka on July 01, 2022. Operating in a fully autonomous mode, the aircraft exhibited a perfect flight, including take-off, way point navigation and a

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Embry-Riddle Researchers Get FAA Grant to Improve Drone Safety

Researchers at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University recently received a $371,000 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to study the detection systems of uncrewed aerial systems (UAS), or drones, to improve the safety of their operation. “The research will inform the development of standards and requirements for the accuracy of detect-and-avoid (DAA)

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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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