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News from sUAS News
September 1st
An all too often underestimated step in the workflow of a UAV mapping operation is the extraction of features of interest in vector format. Structure from Motion and Lidar give us unprecedented density in point clouds to better represent the&#...
September 1st
By Angie Beavin AUSTIN (KXAN) — University of Texas Police are investigating the use of a drone over Darrell K. Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium Saturday night during the Longhorns’ home opener. KXAN’s cameras spotted the drone flying above the&...
September 1st
More delivery drones, more hype. Amazon currently rules the drone delivery hype space and Google wants to show us they are in the game. Its all too easy to trot out the line that the FAA is restricting unmanned aircraft…Read more →
August 31st
Portland, OR – September 1st, 2014 – FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announces its latest thermal imaging core, Muon™, which isdesigned specifically for volume OEMs capable of integrating uncooled FPAs into their own camera solutions. ...
August 31st
by DL Cade Yellowstone is no longer taking a slap-on-the-wrist, “we’ll let you off with a warning” approach to people who violate the park’s ban on camera drones. Egged on by several incidents since the ban went into effect, the park is…...
August 29th
Several vacancies on the CyPhy works site. CyPhy Works is a dynamic and exciting environment. We brainstorm, we invent, we build, we test, and then we do it all again. We work with and create cutting edge technology. We use…Read more ...
August 29th
By Roberto Roldan, MANAGING EDITOR Library officials had expected USF to be eligible for a Certificate of Waiver or Authorizations (COA) to do research using their Phantom I and Phantom II drones, but last month General Counsel for the FAAR...
August 28th
Mehboob Jeelani In the winter of 2013, Scott Pham had finished teaching his fall semester on drone journalism—a new journalistic method of reporting and photographing stories by using unmanned aircraft—at the University of Missouri. While gear...
August 28th
Norcross, GA, August 28, 2014 – Leica Geosystems has hired Bryan Baker as UAS Sales Manager, NAFTA. In his new role, Baker will apply his aviation expertise and extensive geospatial experience to lead the adoption and strategic growth of Leica...
August 28th
SAN DIEGO – 28 August 2014 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), a leading manufacturer of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optical and related mission systems solutions, today announced that its Ly...
News from UAS VISION
September 1st
Google[x], Google’s facility dedicated to advancing technology, finally announced Project Wing, a project set on developing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) that can quickly transport and deliver goods across a city or into rural areas. The project, which ...
September 1st
Recently, video emerged that showed Islamic militants in Syria had acquired a surveillance UAS. It marked the first time such technology has been used by the burgeoning terrorist organization, a RAND Corp. analyst said.The consequences of the Islamic Stat...
September 1st
Northrop Grumman recently hosted the 2014 United Arab Emirates (UAE) Innovation Challenge champions, from the Higher Colleges of Technology’s (HCT) Fujairah Colleges, in Southern California.The weeklong trip took the coed team, named Fujairah Dynami...
September 1st
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. has  announced that its Lynx Multi-mode Radar success- fully demonstrated the ability to support maritime operations in a littoral environment during the recent U.S. Navy Exercise Spearhead IIA held off the coast...
September 1st
Topcon Positioning Group has released two unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for mapping — the Sirius Pro and Sirius Basic. Both systems are designed to produce the most accurate solutions for the automated mapping of a wide range of sites — regardless of terr...
August 29th
Coast Guard and National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration researchers report the successful landing of an unmanned aircraft system on the flight deck of Coast Guard Cutter ‘Healy’, marking the first time a UAS has completed a take-off ...
August 29th
On 23 June, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published its interpretation of the “Special Rule for Model Aircraft,” which disgruntled quite of few people with an interest in flying model planes and helicopters. Many of those upset left criti...
August 29th
The 412th Test Wing’s Global Vigilance Combined Test Force received a Global Hawk Block 40 Aug. 6, on loan from Air Combat Command. The aircraft, from Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota, is joining the Block 20 and 40 aircraft at Edwards AFB t...
August 29th
Boeing’s unmanned QF-16 performs for the first time as an aerial target. Source: YouTube/Boeing