Tagged: Research

Pratt & Whitney to Develop Hydrogen Propulsion Technology

Pratt & Whitney has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) to develop novel, high-efficiency hydrogen-fueled propulsion technology for commercial aviation, as part of DoE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). The Hydrogen Steam Injected, Inter‐Cooled Turbine Engine (HySIITE) project will use liquid hydrogen combustion and water vapor recovery

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AFRL awards contract for the Mjolnir anti-drone project

Kirtland AFB NM (SPX) Mar 01, 2022 –

The Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded a contract for Mjolnir, a next-generation counter electronics weapon system, to defend against adversarial drone activity, to Leidos Inc.

Building upon the success of the Tactical High-Power Operational Responder (THOR) technology demonstrator, Leidos will build an advanced

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NASA is Helping Fly Drones in the Arctic

In the unforgiving Arctic climate, drones have struggled to fly for extended periods of time — the kind that would allow researchers to fly scientific instruments safely to keep tabs on the region. Now, a team led by NASA scientists is showing how a fixed-winged drone named Vanilla could fly

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SkyeBrowse Raises $2.3M Seed Round

The SkyeBrowse team has grown from 4 people to 24 people Cranbury, N.J., February 28, 2022 Bobby Ouyang was a junior at Rutgers University in New Jersey in 2016 when he started working on a research project with Dr. Peter Jin, a tenured professor at the Rutgers Center for Advanced

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Researchers Develop Drone-based System to Detect Marine Debris

NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Oregon State University, and their partners are developing a drone-based, machine learning system to detect and identify marine debris along the coast. In December 2021, the researchers used beaches near Corpus Christi, Texas, to evaluate devices for the system and refine detection

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Cranfield University Measures Drone Sound Impact

Researchers at Cranfield University in the UK have conducted a series of noise measurement trials with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to improve understanding of their potential impact of their use in urban areas. UAV noise is a concern often raised for flights over urban areas, encompassing not only noise volume

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Electra Wins Phase III SBIR contract with U.S. Air Force to accelerate development and acquisition of eSTOL aircraft

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract to Electra.aero, Inc. (“Electra”) to support the development of Electra’s hybrid-electric ultra-short takeoff and landing (eSTOL) aircraft. The contract, awarded through the Air Force Agility Prime program, will accelerate Electra’s plan to begin flight testing

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Jaunt Air Mobility receives market research investment to advance U.S. DoD High-Speed VTOL capabilities

Jaunt Air Mobility today announced advancing to the next phase of the AFWERX High-Speed Vertical Take-Off and Landing (HSVTOL) Concept Challenge, a crowdsourcing effort for the United States Air Force (USAF) and United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). The company is one of 11 companies from more than 200 challenge

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Researchers develop a drone-based system to detect marine debris to expedite clean up

NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Oregon State University, and their partners are developing a drone-based, machine learning system to detect and identify marine debris along the coast. In December 2021, the researchers used beaches near Corpus Christi, Texas, to evaluate devices for the system and refine detection

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Russian Researchers Patent Counter-Drone Swarm Design

Specialists of the Military University of the Ministry of Defense have invented a new way to deal with a swarm of small drones. Its essence lies in spraying a field of fragments from a quadrocopter over a protected object, follows from a document published on the website of Rospatent. According

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SPH Engineering and GDG Report a Case Study on West Nile Virus and Mosquito Nuisance Prevention with a UAV

GDG Environment, a partner of SPH Engineering, reports a case study from a drone-based larviciding research program under the PMRA, Canada’s pesticide regulatory agency. The goal was to find a solution to quickly manage biological larvicide treatments in large and difficult-to-traverse locations. With only a single drone treatment it became

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FAA and AURA to Support UAS-to-FAA ATC Voice Communications

AURA Network Systems and the Federal Aviation Administration have entered into a four-year Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) to help determine performance standards for Air Traffic Control (ATC) voice communications supporting unmanned aircraft systems within the national airspace system (NAS). The project is essential to eventual regulations empowering

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Sagetech Avionics Partners with NUAIR to Test Detect and Avoid Technology in New York’s 50-Mile Drone Corridor

Detect and avoid technology a key aspect in enabling safe, commercial, beyond visual line of sight drone operations (SYRACUSE, NEW YORK) – Sagetech Avionics Inc., a U.S. aerospace technology company providing industry-leading situational awareness solutions for crewed and uncrewed aerial systems, and NUAIR (Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance, Inc.)

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Sagetech Partners with NUAIR to Test Detect and Avoid Technology in New York’s 50-Mile Drone Corridor

Sagetech Avionics Inc., a U.S. aerospace technology company providing industry-leading situational awareness solutions for crewed and uncrewed aerial systems, and NUAIR (Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance, Inc.) a New York based nonprofit with a mission to safely integrate uncrewed aircraft systems into the national airspace, have partnered to test

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FAA Awards Drone Research Contracts at Grand Sky

Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded two contracts totaling nearly $2.3 million to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) and Appareo Systems LLC to conduct unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research in collaboration

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NUAIR and PABLO AIR to Collaborate on Drone Delivery Solutions

PABLO AIR, South Korea-based drone service provider, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research (NUAIR) to develop regulatory compliant commercial drone solutions in the United States. PABLO AIR hopes to conduct a long-distance delivery demonstration in New York this year and the agreement intends

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Egypt May Buy Wing Loong I-D Drones from China

China is in talks with Egypt to deliver an undisclosed number of Wing Loong I-D Unmanned Aerial Vehicles that will be delivered to the Egyptian Air Force. According to SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute) arms trade database, China has already delivered several different types of drones to Egypt including

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Australia Opens Hypersonics Research Centre

The Australian Government’s commitment to innovation and national security is at the forefront following the official opening of Defence’s state-of-the-art, purpose built Australian Hypersonics Research Precinct at Eagle Farm in Brisbane. The Minister for Defence the Hon Peter Dutton MP today unveiled the $14 million Precinct which provides a location

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AstraUTM Adds Second UTM Deployment in Finland

AstraUTM has announced its second deployment in Finland in the DROLO USP Project for VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. AstraUTM will deploy a USSP instance for the DROLO USP project with the aim of integrating the system with Fintraffic ANS’s CIS solution. “We are living in exciting

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NASA’s Extensible Traffic Management (xTM) Research

NASA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) project introduced a new Air Traffic Management (ATM) architecture that utilizes industry’s ability to supply industry-developed, third-party services that work complementarily with the FAA-provided Air Traffic Service (ATS) to exchange relevant air vehicle information among the UAS operations and between the UTM

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Georgia Tech Gets $35M ONR Contract for Swarm Autonomy Research

Georgia Tech Applied Research Corp., Atlanta, Georgia, is awarded a $35,237,674 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the effort titled “Heterogeneous Autonomy Prototyping Evolution.” This contract provides for the investigation of heterogeneity across the swarm and super swarm systems. Heterogeneity in multiple sensor modalities will allow for more robust target detection and confidence,

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Overview of NASA’s Extensible Traffic Management (xTM) Research

NASA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) project introduced a new Air Traffic Management (ATM) architecture that utilizes industry’s ability to supply industry-developed, third-party services that work complementarily with the FAA-provided Air Traffic Service (ATS) to exchange relevant air vehicle information among the UAS operations and between the UTM

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Critical System Architecture of a 22-kW Microwave-Powered UAV

In a recent study published in the journal Energies, researchers from Canada developed a 35 GHz microwave frequency-based, low-cost and compact wireless power transmission system for a 22-kW unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The optimized size of the transmitting and receiving system was 108 m2 and 90 m2, respectively. The linearly

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Soft actuators help MIT power nano drones

MIT researchers have demonstrated diminutive drones that can zip around with bug-like agility and resilience, which could eventually perform these tasks. The soft actuators that propel these microrobots are very durable, but they require much higher voltages than similarly-sized rigid actuators. The featherweight robots can’t carry the necessary power electronics

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