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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 ...

Why UAV Manufacturers Are Moving Towards Condition-Based Maintenance

After spending a week at AUVSI’s XPonential conference, and speaking with numerous drone manufacturers, one key theme stood out – the importance of on-board data and telemetry. Whether you’re a single engineer developing a vehicle prototype for testing, or a large manufacturer keeping track ...

Unmanned Experts Teams With AirShark In Ground-Breaking Aerial Bridge Inspection

The New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway (NYSW), also known as the 'Susquehanna,' was formed in 1881 with the task of hauling coal from the Pennsylvanian Northern coalfield to the bustling New York metropolis of that age. Its 500 miles of track cross the northeastern states of New York, ...

As Drone Sales Soar, Vast Majority Of Reports Remain Simple Sightings

AMA’s analysis also finds that some sightings appear to be users flying appropriately; “drone” continues to be a catch-all term for any object in the sky A new analysis released today by the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) reviews the 1,270 new unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) sightings ...

The Police Foundation Releases sUAS and Public Safety Infographic

The Police Foundation is releasing a new infographic for both law enforcement agencies considering the use of small unmanned aircraft systems for public safety purposes and for communities interested in learning more about the purposes and protections surrounding their use. Ensuring the safety of ...

E-volo Celebrates World Premiere Of Volocopter 2X Multicopter

The German start-up e-volo is celebrating the world premiere of the first series model of a passenger multicopter on April 5 - 8, 2017 at Europe's largest general aviation trade fair AERO in Friedrichshafen. After six years of development e-volo is presenting the Volocopter 2X, a vertical take-off ...