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UK Future Flight Challenge Funds AI Research for BVLOS Infrastructure Flights

The ‘Intelligent Drones for Port and Highways Technology’ (InDePTH) project, which is part of the ‘Future Flight Challenge Phase 3′ programme, has received government backing, thanks to major new funding available via research agency UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to help achieve an ambitious vision for the UK’s future drone

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Edible Drone That Can Save Lives

A team of researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) has developed an edible drone to serve as life-sustaining food for people trapped in emergency situations. Two wings made of rice cakes are attached to a thin, rudimentary fuselage, a tail unit and a propeller unit,

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Chinese Researchers Successfully Test ‘Flying Submarines’

Chinese researchers successfully tested two submersible cross-media vehicles or ‘flying submarines’ that can travel underwater and cross over into the air and fly. According to the news from the WeChat public account “Harbin Engineering University” on November 4, two “small planes” dived into the water one after another on the

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Drone-A-Palooza

Future Mobility Campus Ireland is inviting you to join the Drone-A-Palooza event, taking place on the 14th of November in Shannon from 12:00 to 16:00. Drone-A-Palooza is a networking event bringing together Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) ecosystem (Industry, Research and Local Authorities) for discussing standards, regulations, operational experiences and challenges

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Researchers Develop Hacker Drone that ‘Sees Through Walls’ via Wifi

Using a $20 off-the-shelf drone, researchers at the University of Waterloo in Ontario have created what is effectively an airborne scanning device that can triangulate the location of every WiFi-connected device in your house. Researchers Ali Abedi and Deepak Vasisht, who recently presented their findings at the 28th Annual International

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Successful XQ-58A Valkyrie Block 2 Test Flight

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. announced that it has recently completed a successful flight of its production XQ-58A Valkyrie aircraft for the Block 2 Valkyrie Maturation Program. The program team includes the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Yuma Proving Ground, and Kratos. The test flight performed at Yuma Proving

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Assure sUAS Traffic Analysis

In order for the FAA to maintain the safety of the NAS and accommodate new types of UAS operations, it is important to monitor the effectiveness of existing UAS regulations and forecast future UAS integration needs. Using detection data, first of its kind, this research will provide data to support

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Iran’s Drones Use Chinese Knock-Offs of Western Parts

According to a new report from the Institute for Science and International Security, these weapons appear to be built using Chinese parts that are based on Western designs. Citing an open source review of available information, researchers found in their analysis published Monday that the Shahed-136 drone uses an engine

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UAV with Vision to Recognise Vehicle Number Plates

A team of researchers in Pakistan lead by Naveed Ali Khan Kaimkhani from the INET Technical University Berlin, Berlin, Germany has just published a study that explains how Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) is performed on real-time images using MATLAB with the help of a UAV to analyze the effect

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Event 38 Adds AgEagle Multispectral Sensors to E400 VTOL Drone

Event 38 Unmanned Systems, a leading manufacturer of American-made mapping drones, announces that the E400, Event 38’s latest fixed-wing mapping drone, is now integrated with multispectral cameras from AgEagle. AgEagle makes cutting-edge multispectral imaging sensors and cameras for a variety of advanced applications, including research and resource management. Multispectral and

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ARPAS-UK announces Executive Team changes to Support UK’s Expanding Drone Sector

ARPAS-UK strengthens the executive team to support growth of the commercial drone sectors and to realise Government-backed research that predicts drones could contribute an additional £42 billion in economic growth and 650,000 potential new jobs by 2030. The UK’s drone association ARPAS-UK has announced new Directors, Chair, and CEO in

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Polytechnic University of Milan Wins Leonardo Drone Contest 2022

Six teams from six universities comprising PhD students, researchers and undergraduates, supported by their professors and experts from Leonardo and the Leonardo Labs, six drones flying in total autonomy, three heats of increasing complexity on a competition field equipped with buildings, landing and take-off pads, and the placing of known

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PABLO AIR contributes to NASA demonstration project

PABLO AIR (CEO, Kim Young-Joon) , a member of the Born2Global Centre, announced that it will participate in a project to improve urban airspace safety hosted by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate. This project feeds into NASA’s larger vision for Advanced Air Mobility.

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ResilienX Announces Phase IIE / III SBIR Contract with NASA

TruWeather, Longbow Group, Spright & PABLO AIR to Join ResilienX in Research Investigating the Impacts of Urban Winds on UAS Operations Syracuse, NY – ResilienX, Inc. announced today that they have been awarded Phase IIE and Phase III contracts by NASA to advance cutting-edge research addressing the impact of winds

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DJI Drone Tracking Data Exposed in US

Over 80,000 drone IDs were exposed in a data leak after a database containing information from dozens of airspace monitoring devices manufactured by the Chinese-owned DJI was left accessible to the public. Recently, the Cybernews research team stumbled upon an unprotected database with over 90 million drone-monitoring logs generated by

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Innovate UK Zero Emission Propulsion CR&D

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will work with the industry to invest up to £10 million in innovation projects. As part of the Future Economy Net Zero programme, this competition will focus on net zero propulsion. This programme will support the government’s drive for zero-emission transport and

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AIR Hub Industry Evening – Swinburne University

You are invited to attend Swinburne University of Technology for an exciting event which showcases the innovative aerospace research and development being undertaken in Victoria to assure Australia maintains an internationally competitive position in aerospace manufacturing. The event will feature exhibits from the AIR Hub and its many industrial partners

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US Army Developing Medical Resupply Kits for UAS

US Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC) is developing a device to deliver whole blood and other medical supplies via an unmanned aircraft system (UAS). Known as ‘Project Crimson’, the effort seeks to deliver pods that mount on vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) UASs and can carry Class VIII

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Orange Polska and Dimetor collaborate to enable drone operations

At the beginning of 2022, Orange Polska kick-started its research program exploring the possibilities of using 5G technology to manage drones. As part of these efforts, Orange Polska teams responsible for innovation, mobile network, strategy, marketing and ICT partnered with Dimetor and GOF 2.0 EU project to verify the possibilities

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XTEND competitively awarded a multi-year, $8.9M contract to develop advanced multi-payload indoor outdoor tactical UAS by the US DoD’s Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directive

The RDT&E (Research, Development, Test and Evaluation) contract is XTEND’s sixth consecutive US government contract based on XTEND’s advanced human-guided autonomous drone operating systems. XTEND is exhibiting its unique portfolio at AUSA, Washington DC, October 10-12, Hall C, Stand 3955 XTEND – A leading company in human-guided autonomous drone operating

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Windracer secures further funding from Future Flight

Windracers has won a third round of successful funding from the Future Flight challenge at UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to conduct further rigorous testing of its middle-mile logistics drones and high-reliability autopilot technology. Future Flight is accelerating the progress of new technologies, social insight, and advanced aviation solutions to

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NASA’s upgraded Mobile Mission Control Center to analyze Advanced Air Mobility flight tests

Edwards AFB CA (SPX) Oct 06, 2022 –

NASA recently unveiled a series of upgrades to its Mobile Operations Facility (MOF), a specially outfitted mission control center on wheels housed at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California. NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) National Campaign will use the MOF to

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Bleecker Street Research – Joby Aviation (JOBY): “Uber Meets Tesla In The Sky” Is Set To Crash And Burn

This is a very compelling report from Bleecker Street Research By 2024 the FAA will approve a new style of aircraft. It’s electric, and takes off and lands vertically, an “eVTOL.” These will immediately begin commercial operations as an “air taxi” service. By 2026, one company claims it will have

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NOAA Completes FVR-55 operations in marine stratocumulus clouds

ARTICLE AND FIGURES PROVIDED BY: KENNETH VIERRA (SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION/UXS RESEARCH TRANSITION OFFICE) AND PATRICIA QUINN (NOAA/PMEL) Scattering and absorption of solar radiation by atmospheric aerosol particles affect Earth’s radiation budget, including cooling at the Earth’s surface (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2014; NOAA Science Council Fact Sheet). Aerosols,

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NOAA Deploys New Altius Drone into the Eye of Hurricane Ian

NOAA hurricane researchers have added a new tool to their toolbox. For the first time, an Area-I Altius-600 uncrewed aircraft system was deployed into a hurricane by scientists at NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory. It was launched from onboard a NOAA WP-3D Orion Hurricane Hunter aircraft (N42RF, “Kermit”). This

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Oklahoma State University Launches National Counter-UAS Center of Excellence

The Oklahoma Aerospace Institute for Research and Education (OAIRE) at Oklahoma State University has launched a Counter-UAS Center of Excellence and a new partnership aimed at strengthening national defense by developing counter-measures to thwart malicious Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). The agreement solidifies OSU’s position as the preferred aerospace defense provider

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ZeroEyes Receives Third United States Air Force AFWERX Direct-to-Phase II SBIR Grant

ZeroEyes, creators of the only A.I.-based gun detection video analytics platform that holds the US Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act Designation, today announced it has received its third Direct-to-Phase II SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) grant from the U.S. Air Force AFWERX. The grant awards ZeroEyes with $1.25M to

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