Tagged: Research

MIT Researchers Create Drone Fleet To Rescue Lost Hikers

“Essentially,” says Yulun Tian, a graduate student in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, “we’re replacing humans with a fleet of drones to make the ‘search’ part of the search-and-rescue process more efficient.” Tian is describing the results of a research paper which he and other students at the Massachusetts

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Introducing Parrot Bluegrass Fields, the end-to-end drone solution for efficient crop assessment

EIMA International (Bologna, ITA) – Parrot, the leading European drone group, today announces Parrot Bluegrass Fields, an end-to-end agriculture drone solution, which provides farmers, agronomists and researchers with the insights they need to boost the quality of their crops and maximise yields. Part of the Parrot Business Solutions portfolio, Parrot

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Parrot Launches Bluegrass Fields Solution for Efficient Crop Assessment

Parrot has announced Parrot Bluegrass Fields, an end-to-end agriculture drone solution, which provides farmers, agronomists and researchers with the insights they need to boost the quality of their crops and maximise yields. Part of the Parrot Business Solutions portfolio, Parrot Bluegrass Fields brings together today’s popular Parrot Bluegrass drone with

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Magnum Dopeus Demand Letter

The egregious DJI demand letter makes people wonder just who is in control of the airspace integration narrative. The reality of the situation is that person works for DJI, which is a Chinese Toy Company. The man that conducted the research does impact physics research at UDRI for a living,

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Small Flying Robots Lift Objects up to 40 X Weight

 Researchers from EPFL and Stanford have developed small drones that can land and then move objects that are 40 times their weight, with the help of powerful winches, gecko adhesives and microspines. A closed door is just one of many obstacles that no longer pose a barrier to the

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Drones Pose Increasing Risks to Aircraft, Embry-Riddle Study Confirms

In a newly published study, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University researchers revealed results from a UAS detection study performed near Daytona Beach International Airport. To gather their data, the research team secured a DJI AeroScope – a passive radio-frequency sensor designed to detect, track, and record UAS activity. During the 13-day

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US Army Funds Kent State Drone Propulsion Research

A grant from the Army Research Laboratory has a Kent State University researcher flying high. The grant provides more than $130,000 for Blake Stringer, Ph.D., assistant professor of aerospace engineering in Kent State’s College of Aeronautics and Engineering, to study propulsion systems for a new generation of intermediate-sized unmanned aircraft

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Lockheed Martin uses Aeromapper Talon for research

Lockheed Martin has acquired an Aeromapper Talon from Canadian UAV manufacturer Aeromao Inc, especially suited with a dual camera setup with long-range video transmission capabilities. The Aeromapper Talon fixed wing autonomous aircraft suited the specific requirements for this project in which an affordable, reliable and customizable platform was sought. The

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DJI Demands Withdrawal Of Misleading Drone Collision Video

Simulation Was Staged Faster Than Both Maximum Possible Speed And FAA Guidelines October 19, 2018 – DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today demanded the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) withdraw a misleading video and blog post which claim to depict a collision between

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Microwave Beams Could Power UAS

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast are developing technology that could see the drones powered by microwave beams from the ground, opening up the possibility of continuous flight. Existing wireless power transfer (WPT) systems require very close proximity, such as the charging pads used for smartphones and electric cars, based on

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Air Force designates GO1 hypersonic flight research vehicle as X-60A

Wright-Patterson AFB OH (AFNS) Oct 09, 2018 –

The Air Force has designated the GOLauncher1 hypersonic flight research vehicle as X-60A. The vehicle is being developed by Generation Orbit Launch Services, Inc. under contract to the Air Force Research Laboratory, Aerospace Systems Directorate, High Speed Systems Division.

It is an air-dropped liquid

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ARMD Urban Air Mobility Grand Challenge Request for Information (RFI)

The NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) remains committed to enabling new, transformational commercial aviation markets and services with the potential to provide significant societal benefits. In recent years, NASA has strategically invested in technical challenges focused on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), UAS Traffic Management (UTM), system-wide safety, vertical lift,

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Embry-Riddle Study Confirms Small Unmanned “Drones” Pose Increasing Risks to Aircraft

In a newly published study, researchers at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University detail results of a small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) detection study, performed near Daytona Beach International Airport in Florida. Looking at flights of drones during the 13-day sampling period from just one manufacturer, DJI, the College of Aviation faculty

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UAE CAA and Searidge Technologies Collaborate to Explore AI in ATM

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and Searidge Technologies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cooperate in pursuing research and development activities in Air Traffic Management (ATM), specifically the role Artificial Intelligence (AI) can play in the United Arab Emirates aviation industry. The collaboration is the

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Eye-Tracking Glasses to Control UAS

Engineers at New York University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have developed a system for controlling UAS using eye movement. All that is required is a pair of eye-tracking glasses (Tobii Pro Glasses 2), a small computational unit, and a drone. The glasses contain an

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PaintCopter from Disney Research

One of the latest projects from Disney Research is PaintCopter — a drone that can autonomously spray paint both flat and 3D surfaces. Disney Research says the goal is to be able to paint large surfaces without the need for scaffolding and ladders. The process consists of three steps. First,

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Disney’s Spray Painting Drones

We’ve seen some pretty interesting work come out of Disney Research in the past, like techniques for digitally recreating teeth, makeup-projecting lamps, a group AR experience and a stick-like robot that can perform backflips. One of its latest projects is PaintCopter — a drone that can autonomously spray paint both

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UDRI Tests Impact of Drone on Aircraft at High Speed

University of Dayton Research Institute impact tests prove large aircraft won’t always win in collision with small drones. When a large military helicopter collided midair with a small quadcopter last year, the helicopter sustained only minor damage and returned safely home; the drone was destroyed. But tests performed at the

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Argonne battery technology takes flight

Brett Hansard As part of a new program, Argonne’s researchers are evaluating what it takes to power drones with batteries. Not all batteries are created equal. State-of-the-art battery technology for cell phones, for instance, looks a lot different from batteries for electric cars. Similarly, land-based electric vehicle battery technology differs

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Bell Demonstrates Distributed Propulsion Aircraft

Bell Helicopter demonstrated its unmanned Hybrid Drive Train Research Aircraft (HYDRA) at the first Tech Demo edition of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Center of Excellence in Alma, Quebec, last week. According to the company, HYDRA uses distributed propulsion technology and a circular wing to “sustain wing-borne flight at reduced

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DARPA funds Carnegie Mellon team for Subterranean Challenge

PITTSBURGH–A team from Carnegie Mellon University will compete in the systems track of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Subterranean Challenge, a multi-year robotics competition with a $2 million prize in which robots will autonomously search tunnels, caves and underground structures. The Carnegie Mellon team, including a key member from

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Only One in Eight Willing to Fly on Unmanned Aircraft

 New research(1) from Revolution.Aero, the global meeting place for people who are reshaping, rethinking and revolutionising business and personal aviation, reveals 13% of people would be prepared to fly in an unmanned aircraft. One in five men (20%) said they would do this, compared to just 6%

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Belarus Showcases Yastreb UAV

The Belarusian aerospace industry is expanding its portfolio of strike-capable unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), a source from the Belarusian Academy of Sciences’ Research and Manufacturing Center of Multipurpose Unmanned Aerial Systems (NPT MBK) told Jane’s . “Belarus has developed the Yastreb [Hawk] UAV with a maximum take-off weight [MTOW] of

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NUAIR Alliance and Thales Join Forces on UTM Research

The Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance (NUAIR), a coalition of New York and Massachusetts aerospace and academic institutions has signed a multi-year collaboration agreement with Thales. The agreement supports NUAIR’s efforts to safely integrate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into traditional, controlled airspace and supports its ability to conduct operations

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