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U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $1 Million to Establish New Aviation and Engineering Research Center in Florida

Embry-Riddle’s Eagle Flight Research Center to Help Create Jobs DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A new project at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, funded by a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce through its Economic Development Administration (EDA), is expected to create 387 new jobs and spur $1.6 million in

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General Atomics Gets $134M USAF Ground Control Station Contract

General Atomics – Aeronautical Systems Inc. has been awarded a not-to-exceed $134,010,380 undefinitized contract action for the production of block 30 ground control stations. Work will be performed in Poway, California, with an expected completion date of Jan. 31, 2020. Fiscal 2017 and 2016 aircraft procurement; and research,

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NTU Singapore Uses 4.5G Network for Drone Traffic Management

Researchers from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have embarked on a research project which uses existing high-speed mobile phone networks to track and control drones. In collaboration with a leading telecommunications company, M1 Ltd, researchers from NTU Singapore will be mapping the signal strength of M1’s 4.5G Heterogeneous Network

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NASA X-Planes – Discovery Through Flight Video

How can early exposure to flight accelerate the practical use of technology? NASA experts with in-depth knowledge of past X-Plane and one-of-a-kind Flight Research Programs selected excerpts from past flight test campaigns. This compilation video showcases: HiMAT, X-36, X-38, X-40, X-43 Hyper-X, X-45, X-48 BWB (Blended Wing Body), X-56 MUTT

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Falcon’s attack strategy could inspire new drones: study

Miami (AFP) Dec 4, 2017 –

Peregrine falcons are nature’s fastest predators, and the way they swoop down on a target may one day inspire small, visually guided drones that can take out rogue drones, researchers said Monday.

Falcons’ attack trajectories do not follow any geometric rules, contrary to popular belief,

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Research shows drones could help crop management take off

Jackson TN (SPX) Dec 05, 2017 –

Unmanned aerial systems (UAS), commonly referred to as drones, could help farmers determine if their crop is growing satisfactorily, according to a recent study conducted by University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture researchers.

The study evaluated the ability of a UAS to accurately and precisely

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V-cube Robotics Participated in World Bosai Forum Held in Sendai City

V-cube Robotics, Inc. (Headquarters: Shibuya, Tokyo; Representative Director and President: Taishin Demura), a provider of commercial drone solutions to enterprise and local government, participated in the World Bosai Forum/International Disaster and Risk Conference 2017, Sendai, Japan on November 27, 2017. The forum reports on the latest research results and initiatives

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Replicating Peregrine Attack Strategies Could Help Down Rogue Drones

Researchers at Oxford University have discovered that peregrine falcons steer their attacks using the same control strategies as guided missiles. The findings, which overturn previous assumptions that peregrines’ aerial hunting follows simple geometric rules, could be applied to the design of small, visually guided drones that can take down other

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Global UAV subsidiary NOVAERIAL completes demonstration for NRC and Department of Defence

Global UAV Technologies Ltd. (CSE: UAV, OTC: YRLLF, FSE: YAB2) (the “Company” or “Global UAV”) is pleased to announce that on November 21, 2017 NOVAerial demonstrated the flight capabilities of the Procyon 800E to the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and various members of the Department of National Defence.

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ASSURE Publishes UAS Airborne Collision Severity Evaluation Report

Studies by a consortium of leading universities, through the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE), have begun to bring better understanding to the physical damage associated with small unmanned aircraft – or drones – colliding midair with commercial and business aircraft. The ASSURE research team began

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Drone Race: Human Versus Artificial Intelligence

Drone racing is a high-speed sport demanding instinctive reflexes — but humans won’t be the only competitors for long. Researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, put their work to the test recently. Timing laps through a twisting obstacle course, they raced drones controlled by artificial intelligence (A.I.)

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Japan Tests Automatic Drone Delivery in Mountains

A team of researchers and companies has conducted a trial automatic flight of a drone in a mountainous area in central Japan, aiming to realize parcel delivery services for remote locations, including islands, using such unmanned aircraft. The test, conducted in the city of Ina, Nagano Prefecture, on Nov. 11,

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Black Swift Technologies’ SwiftCore™ Flight Management System Plays Critical Role in NOAA and University of Tennessee Space Institute Joint Research Project

With a legacy of delivering reliable, robust, and highly accurate small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS), NOAA Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division (ATDD) of the Air Resources Laboratory has selected Black Swift Technologies (BST), a specialized engineering firm based in Boulder, CO, to integrate their SwiftCore Flight Management System with a

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DJI Security Seriously Discredited

Two documents which have come to light recently throw severe doubts on both DJI’s ability and willingness to install security measures in its products. In the first, Kevin Finisterre, a researcher, found that DJI left the private key for its dot-com’s HTTPS certificate exposed on GitHub for up to four

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MicaSense unveils the next sensor in the RedEdge product line the RedEdge-M

MicaSense has released RedEdge-M, the evolution of their rugged, built-to last, professional multispectral sensor, RedEdge. Easily integrated into a wide variety of drones, RedEdge-M enables agricultural enterprises, growers, and researchers to optimize management practices, streamline operations, detect stress and disease early, and capture accurate data for scientific analysis. “Our customers

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AVIDRONE Aerospace, Canadian Drone Technology Company Announces Strategic Partnership with Japanese Drone Manufacturer PRODRONE

AVIDRONE Aerospace Incorporated is pleased to announce that it has secured investment, and formed a business alliance with Japanese professional drone manufacturer, PRODRONE Co. Ltd. Combining decades of leading UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) research and development, AVIDRONE and PRODRONE will manufacture innovative UAV aircraft and custom autopilot systems, revolutionizing the

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Phase Two of New York UTM Corridor

The Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research (NUAIR) Alliance has announced the opening of the evaluation and selection process of vendor(s) for the design and installation of Phase II of its Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) test corridor. The request for qualifications (RFQ) just released is

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NASA-Developed Drone Aircraft Offer One-of-a-Kind Capabilities

Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 08, 2017 –

NASA scientists, who always are on the hunt for new platforms from which to carry out their research, now may avail themselves of two agency-developed unmanned aerial systems, or UASs, that some say represent the future for drone aircraft.

Unlike most commercially available unmanned aircraft

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NASA Highly Flexible Wings Tested

The subscale X-56A is scheduled for a series of research flights in November to prove enabling technology for designing aircraft with highly flexible, lightweight wings. The use of less structurally-rigid wings could be critical to future long-range, fuel-efficient airliners. A risk reduction flight Aug. 31 from Armstrong demonstrated that past

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NASA Embraces Urban Air Mobility (UAM), Calls for Market Study

NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) conducts research based on a deliberate and well-coordinated strategic implementation plan. This plan is being expanded to include research into an area emerging so quickly there’s no page for it yet on Wikipedia. It’s Urban Air Mobility or UAM. Our definition for UAM is

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Farmers Ins. Dedicates Roof Farm to Drone Testing

Farmers Insurance has announced the grand opening of a new roof farm in Olathe, a research project designed to help determine how different roofing materials are impacted by weather and ageing in real-world conditions. Farmers is collaborating with the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), a nonprofit

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Argentine Air Force Develops Domestic Drones

The Argentine Air Force is developing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with next generation equipment for surveillance, control, and search-and-rescue operations. The Aukán and Vigía 2B prototypes, currently in the evaluation phase, are the result of joint efforts from two bodies of the Argentine Air Force: the Directorate General for Research

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Aurora’s OPA UH-1H Gets FAA Airworthiness Certificate

Aurora Flight Sciences announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted a Special Airworthiness Certificate to Aurora’s newest optionally-piloted aircraft, a UH-1H helicopter. The latest development in the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System (AACUS) program, Aurora has added a complete digital flight control system to

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FAA Grants Airworthiness Certificate for Aurora’s Optionally-Piloted UH-1H

Aurora Flight Sciences announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted a Special Airworthiness Certificate to Aurora’s newest optionally-piloted aircraft, a UH-1H helicopter. The latest development in the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System (AACUS) program, Aurora has added a complete digital flight control system to

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Aviation Week Program Excellence Award Presented to GA-ASI’s Gray Eagle Extended Range Program Team

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) was recognized for its Gray Eagle Extended Range (GE-ER) program at Aviation Week’s 16th Annual Program Excellence Awards event on October 23rd. The GA-ASI GE-ER program team won the award in the category of OEM R&D/SDD (Original Equipment Manufacturer Research & Development/System Design &

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CybAero AB Teams with Skyworks Global

CybAero has signed an agreement with Skyworks Global, an American company that focuses on the design and development of high performance gyroplanes. Skyworks will provide CybAero with a perpetual license to their gyro technology intellectual property. In return CybAero will share joint intellectual property in the research and development. CybAero

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China’s Sunic-Ocean SU-H2M for Maritime Security

Sunic-Ocean System Tech (Sunic-Ocean), a Qingdao-based research and development company specialising in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and autonomous flight control systems, has completed development of its SU-H2M vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) UAV, Jane’s has learnt. The SU-H2M features a 3.81 m-long tadpole-shaped fuselage with a skid undercarriage that carries

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