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DOT Secretary Has Three Proposals For Drone Integration

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Federal grant helping Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus, law enforcement agencies evaluate remote-sensing technologies to fight crime

Federal grant helping Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus, law enforcement agencies evaluate remote-sensing technologies to fight crime SALINA — The Applied Aviation Research Center on the Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus is working with law enforcement partners to evaluate small unmanned aircraft remote sensing technologies to reconstruct crime scenes.

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New study shows animals may get used to drones

Washington DC (SPX) Jan 17, 2019 –

A new study in Conservation Physiology shows that over time, bears get used to drones. Previous work indicated that animals behave fearfully or show a stress response near drone flights. Using heart monitors to gauge stress, however, researchers here found that bears habituated to

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State of Nevada Unmanned Aircraft System Test Site Selected for Milestone DOT / FAA UAS Traffic Management Pilot Program

On 14 January 2019, Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao addressed attendees to the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 98th Annual Meeting on the future of Transportation. In her remarks, Secretary Chao highlighted the DOT / FAA Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) Pilot Program (UPP) awardees, which

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BVLOS Traffic Tests

The University of North Dakota, along with research partners from Harris Corporation and the Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site, achieved a major industry milestone with the first-ever test flights over a specially developed UAS network of technologies that opens the skies for broad commercial use of drones.

The North

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University of North Dakota Tests Multi-User, BVLoS Broad-Purpose Network for Commercial Drone Activity

The University of North Dakota, along with research partners from Harris Corporation and the Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site (NPUASTS), achieved a major industry milestone on Friday, Dec. 21, with the first-ever test flights over a specially developed UAS network of technologies that opens the skies for broad

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European Consortium conducts testing and training at BCN Drone Center

Different partners from RAWFIE project visited BCN Drone Center for integration, testing and training sessions. RAWFIE (Road-, Air-, and Water- based Future Internet Experimentation) is a project funded by the European Commission (Horizon H2020 programme) under the Future Internet Research Experimentation (FIRE+) initiative. The project introduces a unique platform by

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Morphing Drone Solution for Search and Rescue

A research team from the University of Zurich and EPFL has developed a new drone that can retract its propeller arms in flight and make itself small to fit through narrow gaps and holes. This is particularly useful when searching for victims of natural disasters. Inspecting a damaged building after

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This Drone Shrinks to Fit!

This drone can assess gaps and shrink to squeeze through them, while in flight! Researchers at the University of Zurich and EPFL designed an aircraft using 3D printed parts and off the shelf motor and radio system, and it can literally fold itself to fit through gaps, making it ideal

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Drones Deliver Vaccines to Remote South Pacific Areas

A Melbourne-based startup founded by a robotics engineer and former RAAF pilot has bagged world-first commercial contracts to ship vaccines via drone delivery for international aid. Swoop Aero CEO Eric Peck met his co-founder, mechatronics and robotics engineer Josh Tepper, while researching opportunities to start an air taxi service that

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Leonardo Deploys Falco EVO for Frontex Trials

Leonardo’s Falco EVO Remotely-Piloted Air System (RPAS), in a maritime patrol configuration, has been deployed from Lampedusa airport (Lampedusa Island) as part of the Frontex surveillance research programme to test its ability to monitor the European Union’s external borders. Frontex is exploring the surveillance capability of medium-altitude, long-endurance RPAS as

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Bridge Inspections in the Age of Drones

Drones make bridge inspections safer and easier to document. A complementary 3-D bridge app developed by the Michigan Tech Research Institute also streamlines defect records. Bridging basic and applied research is more than a metaphor. There are 612,677 bridges in the U.S. and the annual Federal Highway Administration 2018 bridge

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Monitoring Marine Species

New research from North Carolina State University demonstrates that consumer-grade drones are effective tools for monitoring marine species across multiple sites in the wild. The work shows that the technology can be a valuable platform for scientists and conservationists interested in studying populations of sharks, rays, sea turtles and other

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Grenade Net Captures Rogue Drones

Ammunition manufacturer Nammo is turning its 40mm grenades into non-lethal ways to capture rogue drones! One option is a net that deploys from the grenade, effectively neutralizing the drone.

Gard Ødegårdsstuen, director of ammunition research and development at Nammo Raufoss, said, “What we want to do now is instead of using

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Swiss mobile phone network already suitable for drone traffic management

Geneva, 5 December 2018. Research specialists from the Aviation Research Center Switzerland (ARCS) commissioned by skyguide have demonstrated, together with telecom provider Swisscom, that Switzerland’s existing mobile telephony infrastructure is suitable for ensuring the safe performance of drone flight operations in Swiss airspace. A series of measuring flights showed that

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Drones offer ability to find, ID and count marine megafauna

Raleigh NC (SPX) Nov 27, 2018 –

New research from North Carolina State University demonstrates that consumer-grade drones are effective tools for monitoring marine species across multiple sites in the wild. The work shows that the technology can be a valuable platform for scientists and conservationists interested in studying populations of

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Computer Graphics Researchers Ease Drone Navigation

 Drone operators struggling to fly the multi-propeller device and take pictures simultaneously could soon have a much simpler method to steering flight. Bedrich Benes, a professor of computer graphics technology, and doctoral student Hao Kang at Purdue University collaborated with corporate researchers to develop a touch-screen method to navigate

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UTC Develops World’s Highest Resolution SWIR Camera

United Technologies Corporation (UTC) has delivered four high-resolution shortwave infrared (SWIR) cameras to the US Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR). These will be part of a unique payload for the RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aerial system (UAS). Under a contract with the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR), UTC Aerospace

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The Winged Drone That Flies Like an Insect

Researchers in the Netherlands have developed a flying drone after studying the flight behaviour of insects. The DelFly Nimble weighs just 29 grams and measures 33 centimetres in wingspan. Its four flapping wings beat 17 times per second. Designer Matej Karasek explains ‘there are two tiny motors and each of

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NASA Initial Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Operations Integration RFI

Collaboration on UAM Airspace Integration Research and Development The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has conducted research on a multitude of Air Traffic Management (ATM) areas over the past several decades. The concepts, technologies, and procedures developed through these efforts have meaningfully benefited the flying public and the aviation

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