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Flight Paths Help Pinpoint Malicious Drone Operators

Academics from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have demonstrated a potential means of being able to pinpoint the location of operators. In a research paper , “Can the operator of a drone be located by following the drone’s path?,” published this month, the research team explored how analysis

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US Army Tests French Danielson Aircraft Engine for UAS

The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering – Global Capability Programs Office, Foreign Comparative Testing Program – recently partnered with the U.S. Army Futures Command to test and evaluate a foreign technology for use in UAS. AFC’s Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory tested

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Cranfield Airport to Deploy Altitude Angel’s UTM Platform

Altitude Angel announced that it is to deploy its UTM technology platform at Cranfield Global Research Airport in collaboration with Cranfield Airport Operations Limited, enabling evaluation of GuardianUTM in a rich traffic environment including research institutes, students and private enterprises. Cranfield is unique in its global research airport offers an

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Cranfield airport to deploy Altitude Angels GuardianUTM platform

London, UK: Altitude Angel today announced it is to deploy its market leading UTM technologyplatform at Cranfield Global Research Airport in collaboration with Cranfield Airport OperationsLimited, enabling evaluation of GuardianUTM in a rich traffic environment including researchinstitutes, students and private enterprises. Cranfield is unique in its global research airport offers

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UAS flight and operations degree option at K-State Polytechnic now led by Kurt Carraway

SALINA — Kurt Carraway has been named department head of the unmanned aircraft systems flight and operations program at Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus. Currently the UAS executive director at the Applied Aviation Research Center at K-State Polytechnic, Carraway is expanding his leadership role to include overseeing the undergraduate degree

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FAA selects MSU’s Raspet Flight Research Lab to lead UAS safety efforts

Chris Bryant STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State University once again is leading a major federal unmanned aircraft systems research, testing and development initiative. MSU’s Raspet Flight Research Laboratory was recently designated as the Federal Aviation Administration’s UAS Safety Research Facility, placing the research center as the helm of studying and developing safety

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New research leads to Army drones changing shape mid-flight

Aberdeen Proving Ground MD (SPX) Jun 19, 2020 –

Soon, the U.S. Army will be able to deploy autonomous air vehicles that can change shape during flight, according to new research presented at the AIAA Aviation Forum and Exposition’s virtual event June 16.

Researchers with the U.S. Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command’s

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Sentinel Robotic Solutions Wins Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund Award

Wallops Island, VA – June 2020: Sentinel Robotic Solutions (SRS) has been named one of 30 Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) award recipients and has been granted $75,000 for further development of their unmanned Sentinel Aerium aircraft. Administered by Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology (CIT), CRCF invests in priority research

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US Army Drones Could Change Shape Mid-Flight

Soon, the U.S. Army will be able to deploy autonomous air vehicles that can change shape during flight, according to new research presented at the AIAA Aviation Forum and Exposition’s virtual event June 16. Researchers with the U.S. Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory and Texas A&M University

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Drone-Delivered Soap Bubbles Help Pollinate Flowers

As pollinators, bees are hard to beat. Still, that hasn’t prevented researchers from working on a high-tech alternative: drones that blow soap bubbles to transport pollen to a flower. It’s a “really cool” approach, says Henry Williams, a roboticist at the University of Auckland, who was not involved in the

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US Army Researchers Find New Ways to Test Swarming Drones

The U.S. Army has implemented a one-of-a-kind outdoor system to test swarming drones–with a capacity of more than 1,500 times the volume of a typical testing facility. Future Soldiers will operate with many of these unmanned aircraft systems across the battlespace, using an interconnected swarm to provide capabilities for situational

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Army researchers find new ways to test swarming drones

Aberdeen Proving Ground MD (SPX) Jun 15, 2020 –

he U.S. Army has implemented a one-of-a-kind outdoor system to test swarming drones–with a capacity of more than 1,500 times the volume of a typical testing facility.

Future Soldiers will operate with many of these unmanned aircraft systems across the battlespace, using an

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Animal Dynamics Systems Engineer

As a Systems Engineer you will provide high impact Model-based Systems Engineering solutions to our project and research and development teams, following systems engineering best practice throughout our engineering and Research and development life cycles. From corroborating stakeholder needs to delivering safe, certified, fit-for-purpose products and supporting end users throughout

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Improving Drone Collision Avoidance with Stereo Cameras

Recently, a team of researchers from Madrid Polytechnic University, MIT, and Texas A&M University produced real-world results in active collision monitoring and avoidance by building an integrated system of a simple camera and data processing setup well suited for smaller drones. The Challenge What efforts across the drone industry

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Aussie scientists turn to drones to protect sea turtles

Brisbane, Australia (AFP) June 10, 2020 –
Australian researchers have discovered they were underestimating numbers at the world’s largest sea turtle nesting site after turning to drone technology for the first time.

Raine Island, off the northern tip of Australia, plays host to around 60,000 female green turtles who migrate hundreds

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GA-ASI Exploits Additive Manufacturing

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) is looking to expand the application of metal and non-metal components created using additive manufacturing (AM) processes across its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) product lines to seek further production efficiencies. “GA-ASI is approaching AM holistically and strategically by dedicating team members, facilities, R&D [research

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US Air Force to Test Fighter Drone Against Human Pilot

Air Force researchers are designing an autonomous aircraft that can take down a manned plane in air-to-air combat, with the goal of pitting the two against each other in July 2021. Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan, head of the Pentagon’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, said the Air Force Research Laboratory team

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Ultraviolet Light Drone to Sterilise Public Spaces

Researchers at NUI Galway’s Health Innovation via Engineering (HIVE) Lab have developed a novel method of providing sterilising ultraviolet light radiation in a wide variety of environments by harnessing the versatility of unmanned aerial vehicles or drones. The project is led by NUI Galway’s Professor Derek O’Keeffe and Dr. Ted

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US Air Force Starts Search to Replace MQ-9 Reaper in 2030

The US Air Force has formally launched its search for an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) to replace the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 Reaper beginning in 2030. The service is conducting market research to find its next medium-altitude UAV for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), as well as air-to-ground strike,

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EU Wastes Another €1.6M on Bubbles for Drones

We were surprised to discover this bizarre Spanish language press release buried on the website of a university in the tip of Spain. (See Google translation below). The Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) is leading Bubbles, a European research project whose main objective is to ensure the safe integration of

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Happy birthday to us! Drone Wars UK is ten

Rather unbelievably, Drone Wars UK is ten years old this week. Although I had been researching and writing about drone warfare earlier, Drone Wars UK as a blog, an organisation, an entity came into being on 1st June 2010. In the decade since, the use of armed drones, or

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Professor Pramod Varshney and Students Are Working with Industry Leaders on Drone Use Research

By Alex Dunbar Distinguished Professor Pramod Varshney’s Sensor Fusion Lab in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, along with the Center for Advanced Systems and Engineering (CASE) at Syracuse University, is collaborating with the multinational Thales company to develop new tools and techniques for monitoring air space and tracking

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Using Drones and AI to Track Cattle Health

Scientists at Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Amarillo, are testing different technologies that could make caring for animals easier. “We’re trying to accelerate how we detect and respond to disease status or some other health status of the animals,” Brent Auvermann, director of the center, told the

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How drones can monitor explosive volcanoes

Potsdam, Germany (SPX) May 26, 2020 –

Due to the difficult accessibility and the high risk of collapse or explosion, the imaging of active volcanoes has so far been a great challenge in volcanology. Researchers around Edgar Zorn from the German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ in Potsdam are now presenting

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Researchers use drones, machine learning to detect dangerous ‘butterfly’ landmines

Binghamton NY (SPX) May 27, 2020 –

Using advanced machine learning, drones could be used to detect dangerous “butterfly” landmines in remote regions of post-conflict countries, according to research from Binghamton University, State University at New York.

Researchers at Binghamton University had previously developed a method that allowed for highly accurate detection

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Most Drones in Controlled Airspace Lack FAA Approval

A dangerously close encounter between a camera drone and six F/A-18 Hornets flying in formation during a recent U.S. Navy Blue Angels demonstration over Detroit, Mich., confirms the latest aviation safety research released by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The study, published in the peer-reviewed International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace

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