UAV Safety – Page 7

FAA Kicks off First Meeting of Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 25, 2016

Last week in Washington, D.C., the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) convened the first meeting of its Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team (UAST). According to the FAA, the group, which was established in August at the White House’s Drone Day, includes a [Read More]

British Columbia Man Convicted, Fined for ‘Harassing Wildlife’ with UAS

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 24, 2016

The Conservation Officer Service (COS), a Canadian government organization based out of North Vancouver, British Columbia, has convicted a Vancouver Island man for “harassing nesting eagles” with an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) last year. According to a Facebook news post [Read More]

Researchers Take Down Quadcopter by Hacking 3D-Printed Propellers

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 20, 2016

Researchers from three universities have demonstrated what they say was the first complete sabotage attack on a 3D additive manufacturing (AM) system – specifically, a 3D-printed drone propeller. According to the researchers, the test illustrated how a cyber attack and [Read More]

NASA’s Unmanned Aircraft System Flights in Nevada Boast Several Firsts

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 20, 2016

In collaboration with the FAA and a number of drone tech companies, NASA carried out milestone tests as part of its UAS Traffic Management research.

SpotterRF Helps Secure Presidential Debate from Low-Flying UAS

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 20, 2016

SpotterRF, an Orem, Utah-based provider of compact surveillance radar (CSR), says it helped secure last night’s presidential debate in Las Vegas from ground and air threats, including from small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The company collaborated with Milestone Systems and [Read More]

Las Vegas PD Reminds Public of UAS Restrictions for Presidential Debate

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 19, 2016

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) is reminding the public that there will be a temporary flight restriction (TFR) for the last presidential debate, taking place tonight at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). The TFR, which includes [Read More]

Unmanned Safety Institute Joins FAA Program; UAS Course Made Available

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 18, 2016

The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), a subsidiary of ARGUS International Inc., has been accepted as a training provider to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Safety Team (FAASTeam) Program. USI has also made available its Small UAS Safety Ground School course [Read More]

How to Assess Impact of UAV-Plane Collisions: Fly Them into Each Other?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 18, 2016

The U.K.’s Department of Transport, Civil Aviation Authority and Ministry of Defence collectively called for the “secretive tests,” which will take place in restricted airspace in Wales.

Drone Sense-and-Avoid Competition Launched for November’s UTM Convention

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 18, 2016

The UTM Convention 2016 and HiddenGenius.com have partnered to launch a $15,000 technology competition that demonstrates drone sense-and-avoid (SAA) technologies. The competition will be held on Nov. 9 in conjunction with UTM Convention 2016, located at the Oncenter in Syracuse, [Read More]

Woops! UAV Injury Causes Snafu in MLB Playoff Pitching Rotation

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 17, 2016

Trevor Bauer, a starting pitcher for Major League Baseball’s (MLB) Cleveland Indians – who are currently fighting with the Toronto Blue Jays for a spot in the World Series – reportedly missed his start on Saturday due to a drone-related [Read More]