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Development of Hybrid Tilt-Rotor VTOL UAV Using Typhon UDX Design Software

One of the most exciting evolving niches within unmanned aircraft systems and personal aerial vehicles is that of hybrid Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft, which provide a middle ground between the efficiency of fixed-wing aircraft and the practicality of multicopter aircraft. Design...

Microdrones Participates In NVIDIA Jetson Developer Meetup at Embedded World 2018

The Microdrones Team was pleased to participate in their first NVIDIA Jetson Developer MeetUp event at Embedded World 2018You might be asking yourself why Microdrones, which specializes in professional unmanned aerial geospatial applications was at an event hosted by NVIDIA, a company known ...

AIA/Avascent Report Projects $30 Billion Annual Large UAS Market by 2036

The Aerospace Industries Association, in partnership with Avascent, today released a study projecting explosive growth in the global market for large unmanned aerial systems (UAS) over the next two decades. The report, “Think Bigger: Large Unmanned Systems and the Next Major Shift in Aviation,” ...

U.S. Department of Interior Conducted Nearly 5,000 UAS Flights In 2017

With a fleet of 312 unmanned aircraft, the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Office of Aviation Services supported bureau operators, who flew nearly 5,000 missions in 2017, ranging from fighting wildfires to monitoring dams and spillways and mapping wildlife. The accomplishments of its ...

GEO Jobes’ UAV and Commercial Drone Industry Outlook & Predictions for 2018

There’s no arguing the drone industry growth that has occurred in the last few years. Total drone unit sales climbed to 2.2 million worldwide in 2016, and revenue surged 36% to $4.5 billion, and continued steadily through 2017 according to research firm Gartner.  Drone sales continue to soar, ...

When solar-powered drones meet Arctic glaciers

Solar-powered flying platforms have yet to prove their real-world applicability outside of targeted demonstrations. Monitoring glaciers in polar regions is in pole position to become a primary application, as the midnight sun offers ideal conditions for perpetual flights.What better ...

Purdue Interns At Indianapolis Startup Help Develop Drones

Kevin Sheridan and Austin Williams, students at the Purdue College of Engineering, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, completed internships over the summer at Aerotronic LLC, an Indianapolis-based company developing and manufacturing drones and other unmanned aerial systems.Sheridan ...

NJII and Maser Consulting Employ UAS for Inspections of Hurricane Harvey Aftermath in Houston

The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) Defense and Homeland Security Innovation Lab is working with Maser Consulting P.A. in conducting Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) video inspection of cell towers in Houston, Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Wireless communications provide a ...

Microsoft Researchers Test AI-controlled UAS Soaring Machine

In the searing midday heat of the Nevada desert, a white Jeep Wrangler heads down a desolate strip of dirt road, surrounded on either side by miles of sagebrush and sand. As the Jeep bumps along, two members of a Microsoft research team, Jim Piavis and Rick Rogahn, steady themselves against the ...

uAvionix: Could drone mania save General Aviation?

Every time I heard the word drone, I became more annoyed.  As a remote sensing professional, married to a Land Surveyor, we were buried under news about drones changing the face of the mapping industry.  Magazine covers, endless articles, webinars, it seemed as though the media surrounding our ...