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Autonomous Helicopter Technology Wins Major Award

The Howard Hughes Award — given by the American Helicopter Society — was presented here May 17 to the Office of Naval Research and Aurora Flight Sciences for their joint work on the Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System, or AACUS. AACUS enables rotary-wing aircraft to fly completely autonomously even in

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MIT Researchers Use VR to Prevent Drone Collisions

Training drones to fly fast, around even the simplest obstacles, is a crash-prone exercise that can have engineers repairing or replacing vehicles with frustrating regularity. Now MIT engineers have developed a new virtual-reality training system for drones that enables a vehicle to “see” a rich, virtual environment while flying in

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U.S. Naval Research Lab Selects Alta Devices to Add Solar Power to Its Breakthrough Hybrid Tiger UAV Project

Alta Devices announced today that the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)will use Alta Devices highly efficient, flexible, and light-weight solar technology to help power the breakthrough Hybrid Tiger UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle). The Hybrid Tiger is a project designed to create a Group-2 UAV that will stay aloft for at

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GUTMA Annual Conference 2018

Join GUTMA in Madrid to discuss and shape the future of UAS Traffic Management. The two-day conference brings together air navigation service providers, drone manufacturers, infrastructure operators, UTM service providers, as well as leading regulators and researchers. The event is open to all and is a unique opportunity to meet

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Sierra Nevada to Join DARPA Gremlins Project

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), has been selected to participate in Phase 3 of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Gremlins program as part of the Dynetics-led team. The Gremlins program will develop the capability to launch groups of reusable Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) from manned aircraft while out

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Vote Parimal Kopardekar!

It’s your turn to vote for the winner of the 2018 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals People’s Choice award. Polls are open now until 11:59 p.m. ET on July 9, 2018. Twenty-seven Sammies finalists are eligible for this special recognition. Their achievements include pioneering research to understand and

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US Army, Uber Sign Research Agreement

Uber and U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Army Research Lab, announced today a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement, or CRADA, establishing an ongoing plan to partner around developing and testing the vehicles used in Uber’s proposed urban aviation ride-share network. As part of this agreement, Uber and RDECOM

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Raytheon named key partner for drone airspace testing corridor

The Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance selected Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) as a key partner in the development of America’s first and most advanced unmanned aircraft system-testing airspace corridor in New York state. Raytheon’s Intelligence, Information and Services business will help plan, design, build and support the state’s next-generation air

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Raytheon Key Partner to Develop America’s First Drone-Testing Airspace Corridor

The Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance selected Raytheon as a key partner in the development of America’s first and most advanced unmanned aircraft system-testing airspace corridor in New York state. Raytheon’s Intelligence, Information and Services business will help plan, design, build and support the state’s next-generation air traffic

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Dedrone and the University of North Dakota to Advance Counterdrone and Airspace Safety Research

Dedrone has announced a partnership with the University of North Dakota (UND) unmanned aerial systems (UAS) education program. The installing of Dedrone’s UAS detection technology will improve safety and security for UND’s current UAS flights, and expand opportunities for research and training in the university’s Counter UAS and data driven

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Talking UAS market trends with NSR analyst Gagan Agrawal

McLean VA (SPX) May 04, 2018 –

Earlier this year the consulting firm Northern Sky Research released the fourth edition of its Unmanned Aircraft Systems Satcom and Imaging Markets report. This report explores opportunities across the UAS industry value chain, with a particular focus on markets for satellite operators and geospatial

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An Automatic Random Forest-OBIA Algorithm for Early Weed Mapping between and within Crop Rows Using UAV Imagery

Paper Open access published in Remote Sensing on February 12, 2018. Authors: Ana I. de Castro, Jorge Torres-Sánchez, José M. Peña, Francisco M. Jiménez-Brenes, Ovidiu Csillik and Francisca López-Granados This study was carried out by researchers from the imaPing group (www.ias.csic.es/imaping) led by Dr. Francisca López Granados of the Institute

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Pentagon cancels $89.4M X-Plane UAV program

Washington DC (Sputnik) Apr 30, 2018 –

The Pentagon’s secret weapons maker has dustbinned its LightningStrike experimental drone project with vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capabilities.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded a contract to Aurora Flight Sciences in 2016 to build an unmanned VTOL X-plane as part of the

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UQ- Farmers warned to be cautious when using drones

Farmers should be cautious of drone imagery being offered by rogue operators, researchers have warned. The University of Queensland and University of New England collaborative study has shown that “off-the-shelf” drone imagery products, sold to growers for up to $4000 per farm in some cases, are unlikely to provide accurate

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Internationally acclaimed universities praise Latvia-developed drone software UgCS

Such internationally acclaimed research centres and universities as Stanford University, Rochester Institute of Technology and Aurora Research Institute have studied, tested, and used in their work the drone control software UgCS (Unmanned Ground Control Software), developed by Latvian company SPH Engineering. The software was used to study coral reefs, snow

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

Ardenna will leverage the success of capabilities developed for BNSF Railway’s supplemental track inspections to address critical infrastructure inspections in other industry sectors. Hampton, VA, 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

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EENA Awards Heroic Icelandic Drone Rescue

The European Emergency Number Association (EENA), the Brussels-based public safety NGO, and DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today celebrated how drones have saved lives in complicated rescue missions and announced they are extending their research partnership to further integrate drones into rescue operations. At

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Dynetics Moves to Phase 3 of DARPA Gremlins Program

Dynetics, Inc. has been selected as the top performer for Phase 3 of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Gremlins program. Managed out of DARPA’s Tactical Technology Office (TTO), the objective of Gremlins is to accelerate the ability to perform aerial launch and recovery of volley quantities of

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