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N.J. Sheriff’s Office Readies to Deploy UAV for Project Lifesaver

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 09, 2017

In a demonstration yesterday, the Somerset County, N.J., Sheriff’s Office showed off the capabilities of its recently acquired rescue drone, which is designed specifically for the search and rescue of those with cognitive disorders who are prone to wandering, including [Read More]

Sheriff’s Office’s New Drone to Augment SAR for Special-Needs Persons

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 11, 2016

The Somerset County, N.J., Sheriff’s Office has purchased a drone in collaboration with the Project Lifesaver team and Lockheed Martin. The aircraft was funded from the Sheriff’s Drug Enforcement Association forfeiture account, consisting of federal monies seized from cooperative investigations [Read More]

Drones Tested in Communications-Denied, Post-Disaster Environment

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 20, 2016

American Aerospace Technologies Inc. (AATI), a provider of long-range drones for civilian applications, has successfully tested drone-based wireless communications and real-time mapping for improved hurricane response. During a hurricane-response exercise, the company flew its RS-20 unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to [Read More]

Second Annual Cape May UAS Conference Welcomes 200 Drone Stakeholders

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 17, 2016

On Oct. 13-14, nearly 200 people attended the second annual Cape May, N.J., UAS Conference, hosted by the Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA), Cape May County and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s Liberty Chapter. According to the [Read More]

UAS Conference Comes to Cape May, N.J., Next Month

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 14, 2016

The second annual Cape May, N.J., UAS Conference is arriving on Oct. 13-14. This year’s event will focus on the current regulatory environment of UAS, as well as the business potential of the emerging technology. The conference, taking place at [Read More]

‘Drones in Education’ Book Details Benefits of UAS in Teaching Curriculum

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 22, 2016

Two New Jersey City University (NJCU) professors and an NJCU doctoral student have collaborated on “Drones in Education: Let Your Students’ Imaginations Soar,” a book for educators that details the benefits of introducing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) technology into a [Read More]

Delaware River and Bay Authority Tries Out UAS for Bridge Inspections

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 06, 2016

The Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) has implemented an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) for an inspection of the Delaware Memorial Bridge Twin Span. Keystone Aerial Surveys Inc., based at Northeast Philadelphia Airport, in cooperation with WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff, used an [Read More]

N.J. Community College Gets Clearance for UAV Education

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 27, 2016

Through its new commercial drone exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Paramus, N.J.-based Bergen Community College says it will be offering educational programs on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Bergen says it is one of only three U.S. community colleges [Read More]