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Small Antennas Could Bring Big Benefits to US Air Force

When it comes to military and consumer electronics, smaller is often better, and the Air Force Research Laboratory’s revolutionary new antenna design is promising to make military electronics much better. Researchers at the AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, in partnership with Northeastern University, recently developed an ultra-compact antenna that uses

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GA-ASI Deal to Advance RPAS in Korean Civil Airspace

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), one of the world’s leading universities specializing in science and technology. KAIST is host to CR2CENT, Korea’s Civil RPAS Research Center (CR2CENT), which provides advice and analysis

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Drone Equipped with Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)

To bring technically advanced solutions for surveyors, land engineers, researchers, rescue service providers and sappers – SPH Engineering – the developer of leading drone mission planning software UgCS and Radarteam Sweden AB – the manufacturer of Ground Penetrating Radars completed test flights combining Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV, drone) and GPR

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See through the surface of ground, ice or any structure with a drone equipped with Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)

Riga – October 17, 2017 – To bring technically advanced solutions for surveyors, land engineers, researchers, rescue service providers and sappers – SPH Engineering – the developer of leading drone mission planning software UgCS and Radarteam Sweden AB – the manufacturer of Ground Penetrating Radars completed test flights combining Unmanned

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Scaled Composites Completes First Flight of New Experimental Aircraft, Model 401

Scaled Composites has announced the rollout and first flight of its most recent project, experimental aircraft Model 401. Scaled worked with a proprietary customer to build two vehicles to demonstrate advanced, low-cost manufacturing techniques and to provide aircraft for research flight services to industry partners and the United States government.

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Saab signs contract for virtual control tower at Cranfield Airport

“The digital control tower will be a significant boost for Cranfield Airport and the research capabilities of the University”, says Professor Sir Peter Gregson Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of Cranfield University. How does the digital technology work? A mast will be installed at Cranfield Airport, equipped with cameras and sensors

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New Chinese Fixed-Wing UAVs on Display

Chinese research and production company Tengoen Technology showed a new family of unmanned aerial vehicles at the recent 14th China-ASEAN Expo held in Nanning, China. Tengoen unveiled two fixed-wing UAVs—the TA001 “Striking Hawk” and the TB001 “Twin Tailed Scorpion”—and two rotary wing (VTOL) UAVs called the HA001 “Featherless Arrow” and

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Flying Taxis? Back To The Future may be sooner than you think, Case Western Reserve battery innovator says

Case Western Reserve researcher works with NASA, other partners to build small, battery-powered aircraft in next several years Need to catch a fast ride from Cleveland to Pittsburgh? Get ready to hail your first “air taxi”—and maybe sooner than you think. A Case Western Reserve University professor of

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K-State Drones Develop Better Yielding Wheat Varieties

For the past three years, Jesse Poland, an associate professor of plant pathology at Kansas State University, and a team of researchers have worked in five countries to stay on top of wheat improvement and the most promising technology to help … drones. “Field seasons in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh

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SpiderMAV Drone Shoots Webs for Perching and Stabilization

At IROS last week, researchers from Imperial College London’s Aerial Robotics Laboratory, led by Mirko Kovac, presented SpiderMAV, a drone equipped with Spider-Man-style web shooters to help it create stable perches wherever it needs to. SpiderMAV was inspired by a kind of orb-weaver spider known as Darwin’s bark spider, which

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Intel Drone Expedition Studies Polar Bears

Traditional methods involving helicopters for exploration are invasive and costly. Paired with the treacherous arctic conditions, including freezing temperatures and heavy winds, exploration from a boat in these remote areas is challenging even for the most experienced researchers. In addition, the steel found in most boats can cause magnetic fields

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US Marines Test 3D-Printed UAS

U.S Marines with 2nd Marine Division tested remote controlled craft made through additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Sept. 26-27, 2017. The technicians and engineers with U.S. Army Research Lab gathered Marines from different military occupational specialties to demonstrate the usefulness and convenience of the additive

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Marines test 3D-printed small drones

Washington (UPI) Oct 4, 2017 –

U.S Marines have tested small 3D-printed drones to demonstrate their flexibility and usefulness to troops in the field.

The testing of the additive-manufactured vehicles, supplied by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, took place late last month at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

“At this point we are

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Drone Remotely Monitors Human Vital Signs

In a development hailed as step forward for search and rescue technology, researchers in Australia have used unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to measure the vital signs of people on the ground. Working in collaboration with the country’s Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group, the team from the University of South

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From Polar Bears to Whale snot, Intel® Pushes the Boundaries of Wildlife Research with Drone and Artificial Intelligence

Today, on World Animal Day, Intel innovation reaches new heights in science exploration, with the announcement of two successful wildlife research expeditions, powered by Intel artificial intelligence (AI) and drone technologies. In two separate collaborations with a wildlife photographer and conservationist, and nonprofit organizations Parley for the Oceans and Ocean

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Call for research proposals for SPIE Defense and Commercial Sensing 2018

Proposals for research reports in sensors, infrared (IR) technology, laser systems, spectral imaging, radar, LiDAR, and other topics are being accepted through 9 October by organizers of SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing 2018, the leading global sensing, imaging, and photonics technologies event. Sponsored by SPIE, the international society for optics

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50-mile Central New York Drone Air Corridor Launched

Officials last week launched what they touted as the first air corridor in the nation where unmanned aerial vehicles can safely fly beyond line of sight for testing and development. The Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance, or Nuair, officially activated the corridor by flying a manned aircraft and a

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Study weighs risks of human-drone impacts

Washington (UPI) Sep 19, 2017 –
The risks of drone-human collisions vary widely, researchers at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University found in a new comprehensive survey.

If drones are to take on more tasks, including package delivery, traffic management and more, the unmanned aircraft systems will have to fly over humans,

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Oregon University Researchers UAS Protect Vineyards

Since he began using unmanned aircraft in his research in 2012, Oregon State University forestry professor Michael Wing has seen many ways a flight can go wrong. Once, in August, he even had a turkey vulture threaten to attack a quadcopter he was using; the bird came within about 15

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Raytheon Coyotes Help NOAA Track Hurricane Maria

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration used six Raytheon Company Coyote unmanned aerial vehicles to track and model Hurricane Maria. Launched from a NOAA WP-3D Orion hurricane hunter aircraft, the Coyotes flew directly into the storm, giving researchers an unprecedented view of Maria from a safe distance. Developed for the

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Raytheon Coyote UAVs help NOAA track and model Hurricane Maria

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration used six Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) Coyote® unmanned aerial vehicles to track and model Hurricane Maria. Launched from a NOAA WP-3D Orion hurricane hunter aircraft, the Coyotes flew directly into the storm, giving researchers an unprecedented view of Maria from a safe distance. Developed

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DARPA Issues RFI on Counter sUAS Technology

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Tactical Technology Office (TTO) requests information on innovative technologies for countering adversary small unmanned air systems (sUAS). Based on the response to this RFI, an invitation to attend a one-day Technology Day may be extended to respondents with relevant sensing and/or neutralizing technology.

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Dr. Mohamed Mostafa presents at Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Geomatics Conference

Dr. Mohamed Mostafa, Director of mdSolutions at Microdrones, presented at the prestigious UAVg Conference earlier this month. 250 geomatics professionals from around the world converged to share their research. “The conference had the best scientific substance I have seen yet,” said Dr. Mostafa, adding, “I enjoyed detailed research presentations by

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Landmark study suggests risks vary widely in drone-human impacts

New Virginia Tech research suggests there’s wide variation in the risk that unmanned aircraft pose to people on the ground. Many of the most promising applications for these aircraft — including package delivery, public safety, and traffic management — entail flights over people and raise the possibility, however unlikely, of

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Small Consumer Drones Unlikely to Cause Head Injury

Researchers at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, the site of an FAA-sanctioned drone testing facility, concluded that the risks of a catastrophic head injury were less than 5 percent in an impact with a 2.6-pound unmanned vehicle, according to results published in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering. Larger drones create

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The Drone World Expo 2017 Interviews – Adi Singh

In the fifth of a series of interviews with key figures involved in the success of Drone World Expo, we talked to Adi Singh, Principal Scientist, UAV Systems, Research & Advanced Engineering, Ford Motor Company. Adi leads strategic innovations in drone technology and established Ford’s research program on drones, developing

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