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Swedes Join NASA UAS Testing in Nevada

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 22, 2017

Swedish drone company SmartPlanes has announced its participation in NASA’s UAS Traffic Management (UTM) R&D Technical Capability Level 3 project, conducted at the federal unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site in Nevada. SmartPlanes’ Freya fixed-wing drone was used for testing [Read More]

Detect-and-Avoid UAS System Successfully Trialed Beyond Line of Sight

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 27, 2017

Oklahoma City-based Vigilant Aerospace has completed beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) flight testing of its new FlightHorizon detect-and-avoid (DAA) system for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The tests took place at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif. The flights tested the [Read More]

Near Earth Autonomy Furthers Work with NASA for UAS Integration

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 14, 2016

Near Earth Autonomy, a provider of autonomy solutions for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), was recently given an award through the NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to support NASA’s mission to introduce UAS into national airspace. Under this award, [Read More]

New York Makes Big Investment in UAS Traffic Management Corridor

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 11, 2016

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, D-N.Y., has announced a $30 million investment to develop a 50-mile flight traffic management system in the state.

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.

New Mexico UAS Company Selected for NASA’s Traffic Management Project

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 19, 2016

Albuquerque, N.M.-based Silent Falcon UAS Technologies has been granted an airworthiness statement by the Airworthiness & Flight Safety Review Board, part of the Ames Research Center division of NASA. According to the company, the authorization allows the Silent Falcon unmanned [Read More]

NASA is Rolling out a Big UAS Demo in Nevada

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 13, 2016

Next Wednesday, NASA will be flying five unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to test planning, tracking and alerting capabilities of its UAS traffic management (UTM) research platform. During the test, two of the drones will fly beyond the visual line of [Read More]

Kansas State Polytechnic Teams With HiddenGenius.com to Improve Drone Safety

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 17, 2016

Kansas State University’s Polytechnic Campus has joined with a Kansas-based company to launch three technology competitions, including one to find ways of improving the safety of drones. Kansas State Polytechnic says it is working with HiddenGenius.com, an online community that [Read More]

Texas A&M’s Lone Star UAS Center Gains Access to NASA Network

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 11, 2016

Thanks to a new partnership, the Lone Star UAS Center (LSUASC) of Excellence and Innovation at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will be able to monitor a NASA unmanned aircraft system (UAS) flight as it is happening across the country. A [Read More]

Drone Company Offering New iOS Feature for Mapping App

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 29, 2016

San Diego-based drone retailer Drones Made Easy says it has combined NASA technology with proprietary mapping applications to develop a new feature for its iOS app Map Pilot for DJI. This new technology, the company says, allows users without an [Read More]