An international non-profit society dedicated to protecting marine mammals says it is using unmanned aircraft to monitor a Japanese whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean. Continue reading “Activists Use UAS to Monitor Japanese Whaling Fleet”
As unmanned aircraft become increasingly common, warfighters continue to press for more imagery from a broader range of high-resolution sensors, putting more pressure on those who design the systems that collect images and send them to analysts. Continue reading “Military wants More Capable Sensor Inputs for UAS”
Raven Aerostar aided the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Vehicle Research Section on September 1, 2011 on achieving successful unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) flight tests for the Autonomous Deployment Demonstration (ADD) program. Continue reading “Raven Industries Tactical High Altitude Balloon Systems Used in Successful UAV Flight Testing”
Unmanned Aircraft Systems are becoming increasingly important for non-military applications such as aerial photography, GEO-information, agricultural remote sensing and application, pipeline and power line surveillance, fisheries and wildlife monitoring, fire-fighting, weather and climate studies, security, law enforcement, rescue, recovery missions and event broadcasting.
The International Civil Unmanned Aircraft System Event 2012 will take place 12 April 2012, High Tech Campus, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
The Conference aims to :
- Increase awareness about the significant potential of Unmanned Aircraft Systems applications for the benefit of end-users;
- Increase awareness about possibilities of new lightweight, light energy, stand-off sensors;
- Raise political awareness of the potential and to overcome current obstacles in Europe to the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems;
- Creation of an UAS business ecosystem.
The following topics will be covered:
- Update of international regulations for UAS and diversified national regulations, certifications and licensing for UAS (inter)nationally;
- Insight in development regarding L-UAS (fixed wing, rotary wing, flapping wing, aerostats), control, security, recovery, endurance and sense-and avoid;
- Insight in development of sensor technology, deployments and integration of software / services;
- Legal aspects, Insurance and liability;
- UAS deployment, the real world (several cases presented by end-users and manufacturers).
Contributions: Call for paper and panel discussion. We invite contributions from the industry, governmental bodies, end-users or associations with experience of, or interests in the different topics of interest.
Unmanned aircraft systems are a step closer to being more widely used in the United States as a result of legislation Congress passed on 15 Dec. (H.R. 1540), which calls for the creation of six UAS test sites around the country. Continue reading “US Congress Legislates for Six UAS Test Sites”
A new Pentagon study shows that almost 30 percent of UAS pilots surveyed suffer from what the military calls “burnout.” Continue reading “30% of US Air Force UAS Pilots Suffer from Burnout”
Just as privacy concerns are raised by ACLU and others over drone use in the USA, Quorum Court in Arkansas has approved the use of aerial imagery to collect data on property sizes. Continue reading “Arkansas may face taxation by aerial image.”
Research was presented to this month’s Autralasian Conference on Robotics and Automation in Melbourne by Richard Moore of The Vision Centre and the University of Queensland. Continue reading “Unmanned Aircraft Mimics Insect Vision to Navigate”
On 15 December, Claude-France Arnould, EDA Chief Executive, and Magali Vaissière, ESA Director for Telecommunication and Integrated Applications, signed an Arrangement on a demonstration project for an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)-based mission. Continue reading “EDA and ESA sign Arrangement on UAS demonstration project”
Rockwell Collins is collaborating with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to develop an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) control and non-payload communications (CNPC) data link that will eventually enable unmanned aircraft to safely operate in the national airspace. Continue reading “Rockwell Collins teams with NASA on UAS Data Link for UAS National Airspace Integration”