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Swarming Drone Hackathon Challenge

The UK’s Dstl (Defence Science & Technology Laboratory), in partnership with the AFRL (US Air Force Research Laboratory), are hosting the ‘Swarm and Search AI 2019 Fire Hack‘. Simultaneous competitions in the UK and US will explore new and more efficient ways to plan and execute complex drone searches and

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eBee X Adds RedEdge-MX for Crop Analysis

senseFly, a provider of fixed-wing drone solutions, and MicaSense, a producer of drone sensors for agriculture, have announced a new dual solution for efficient, in-depth crop analysis—the senseFly eBee X with MicaSense RedEdge-MX. “We know from agricultural customers such as agronomists, crop consultants and researchers that deep, high-resolution crop data

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Drones help scientists count koalas in Australia

Washington (UPI) Mar 1, 2019 –

Researchers have trained drones outfitted with infrared sensors to recognize a koala bear’s heat signature. Wildlife managers and biologists are using the technology to accurately and efficiently monitor koala populations in Australia.

An algorithm processes the drone’s infrared readings and determines whether the heat signatures belong

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Thales and Vodafone Join UK BVLoS Experimentation Corridor

Thales and Vodafone have joined the National Beyond visual line of sight Experimentation Corridor (NBEC) partnership alongside founding partners Cranfield University and Blue Bear Research Systems. The addition of these two global industry leaders is a significant boost in the capabilities of NBEC, as the corridor continues to be developed.

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Thales and Vodafone join National Beyond visual line of sight Experimentation Corridor partnership

Thales and Vodafone have joined the National Beyond visual line of sight Experimentation Corridor (NBEC) partnership alongside founding partners Cranfield University and Blue Bear Research Systems. The addition of these two global industry leaders is a significant boost in the capabilities of NBEC, as the corridor continues to be developed.

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XQ-58A Valkyrie Demonstrator Completes First Flight

The XQ-58A Valkyrie demonstrator, a long-range, high subsonic unmanned air vehicle completed its inaugural flight March 5, 2019 at Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona. The Air Force Research Laboratory partnered with Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems to develop the XQ-58A. This joint effort falls within the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Low Cost

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The Drone That Uses its Camera to Fly, No GPS Needed

Drones have been evolving quickly with more smart, innovative features At the University of Toronto’s Institute of Aerospace Studies (UTIAS), researchers have been perfecting a new drone technology by creating a drone that can fly on its own, no human pilot required. The researchers have even more ambitious goals and

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Gamma Ray Measurements Using Unmanned Aerial Systems

Gamma ray measurements involved in monitoring technologies of field conditions are of vital importance for environmental safety and radiation protection. This open access research by Monia Kazemeini, John Vargas, Alexander Barzilov and Woosoon Yim addresses the method of cooperative gamma sensing using multiple unmanned aerial systems. Hazardous radiological wastes can

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NUAIR Alliance to Collaborate with Measure

The Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance (NUAIR), a coalition of New York and Massachusetts aerospace and academic institutions, has signed a new collaboration agreement with commercial drone operations company Measure. The partnership will enhance capabilities at the federal unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site run by NUAIR at Griffiss

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Maynooth University and Intel Ireland Sign MoU to Partner on Research and Innovation

Maynooth University and Intel Ireland have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a strategic partnership for research and innovation, and to nurture future talent. Building on already strong relationships between Intel and Maynooth, the MoU will establish a more comprehensive and structured format for creative collaborations in key

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NUAIR Joins Forces with Measure to Support UAS Integration

Capabilities of the NY UAS Test Site Advanced by Partnership Partnership Complements “CNY Rising” – The Region’s Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy Syracuse – The Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance (NUAIR), a coalition of New York and Massachusetts aerospace and academic institutions has signed a

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Mississippi State University Raspet Flight Research Laboratory Gets New TigerShark

Mississippi State University’s Raspet Flight Research Laboratory is expanding its vast unmanned aerial systems research and support capabilities with the acquisition of two of the latest TigerShark XP3 aircraft. Raspet’s purchase of the two aircraft—built by NAVMAR Applied Sciences Corporation—along with associated radio and computer equipment, represents a total investment

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Korea’s Hanwha Develops Integrated C-UAV System

Korean defense contractor Hanwha Systems has begun development of an anti- drone system, and development has proceeded to prototyping of the radar. Research and development of the counter-UAV (C-UAV) technology is being conducted at the Hanwha Systems Research Center located in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province. There, researchers are conducting integration

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Queensland University’s Koala-Spotting Drones

Queensland University of Technology researchers have developed an innovative method for detecting koala populations using drones and infrared imaging that is more reliable and less invasive than traditional animal population monitoring techniques. In the study, published in Nature journal Scientific Reports, the researchers detail the technique that involves an algorithm

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NASA Tests Experimental Wing for Maximized Efficiency

An experimental, high-aspect ratio wing, designed to reduce weight and maximize structural and fuel efficiency, underwent structural tests at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s Flight Loads Laboratory. The 39-foot-long Passive Aeroelastic Tailored wing could one day lead to longer, thinner wings for aircraft. The tests also gave engineers valuable insight

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Target Arm Gets Research Grant from US Air Force

 Target Arm has announced that the United States Air Force, through MD-5, recently awarded funding for research and feasibility analysis for adding Precision Navigation to Talon, while on the move, beginning February 4, 2019. Talon is a Universal Launch and Recovery (ULaR) platform for Unmanned Systems (UxS), in all

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Terra Drone Optimizes Long-Distance Power Line Inspection

Terra Drone conducted a long-distance power line inspection for EGAT (Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand) and a power energy distributor in Poland and completed 12 km power line mapping in a day. The purpose of the mission was to research the distance between power lines and the surrounding vegetation and

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Simlat Introduces a Counter-UAS Simulation Application

Simlat’s new Counter-UAS simulation will provide operators with a high-fidelity capability to train for, research and plan Counter-UAS operations. February, 2019 – Simlat has developed a simulation capability for counter-UAS (C-UAS) operations. The new simulation module allows the emulation of various sensors and effectors with diverse capabilities and technologies. High

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Industry Experts Outline Real-World UAS Usage Scenarios to Advance Safe Integration of Unmanned Aircraft into the National Airspace System

NUAIR Alliance members showcased how tests at the New York State UAS Test Site can support this mission during two-day conference in Syracuse SYRACUSE, N.Y. – More than 40 unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry experts from 20 global companies came together with the Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research (NUAIR) Alliance

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US Army Invents 40mm Grenade That Nets Bad Drones

US Army researchers have packed a net into a 40mm grenade so they can take down enemy drones. The new invention, which was patented on Tuesday, brings high-tech engineering to the tried-and-true grenade launchers common among U.S. military and law enforcement units. Rather than launching a net outright, the grenade

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First Test Flight in UK National BVLoS Experimentation Corridor

 The first test flights to establish the principles for the National Beyond visual line of sight Experimentation Corridor (NBEC) have successfully taken place at Cranfield Airport. NBEC is a collaboration between Cranfield University and Blue Bear Systems Research Ltd that aims to create an experimentation corridor that will enable

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HiDRON measures weather conditions in the stratosphere.

UAVOS Inc. and Stratodynamics Aviation Inc., have successfully completed the next stage of flights tests of the earth observation platform called the HiDRON to an altitude of 25 km (82,000 ft). The HiDRON also carried atmospheric measurement system onboard, in a collaboration with researchers from the University of Kentucky. The

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First test flights for National Beyond visual line of sight Experimentation Corridor

The first test flights to establish the principles for the National Beyond visual line of sight Experimentation Corridor (NBEC) have successfully taken place at Cranfield Airport. NBEC is a collaboration between Cranfield University and Blue Bear Systems Research Ltd that aims to create an experimentation corridor that will enable drones

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