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U.S. Sens. Push for Federal Funding to Support Oregon’s UAS Industry

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 31, 2017

Oregon Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are urging transportation officials to provide more investment in the federally funded Contract Tower Program, which they say bolsters commercial air service and provides crucial support for eastern Oregon’s unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) [Read More]

ETV Joins NASA Research Team on UAS Traffic Management

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 19, 2015

Strat Aero has announced that its U.S.-based affiliate Emerging Technology Ventures Inc. (ETV) has agreed to become a member of NASA’s research collaborative for the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) program. The ongoing UTM program engages industry, academia [Read More]

Embry-Riddle, ASSURE Partners Receive FAA Grants for UAS Research

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 22, 2015

The Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE) and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University have received the first group of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant awards since the FAA’s Center of Excellence (COE) for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) was [Read More]

Legislators & Industry Stakeholders Mull Unmanned Aircraft Safety

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on October 08, 2015

At a House hearing on drone safety, some witnesses brought up the concept of a “tombstone mentality”: We cannot take action to properly regulate UAS only if a tragedy occurs.

Precision Ag Research Project Involves UAVs, Blueberry-Field Mapping

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 21, 2015

Quebec-based companies Agrinova and Hovercam-Media are partnering for a precision agriculture project that combines blueberry culture research and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) applications. The project, ‘Using precision multispectral aerial imagery as a productivity diagnostic tool in the culture of wild [Read More]

UAS Research & Training Facility Opens at Duke University Marine Lab

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 19, 2015

Duke University has opened a new research and training facility for the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in marine science and conservation. The Marine Conservation Ecology Unmanned Systems Facility, located at the Duke University Marine Laboratory in Beaufort, N.C., [Read More]

Research Grant Funds Precision Ag Project With Large & Small UAS

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 18, 2015

U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., has announced a $357,546 research grant through the North Dakota Department of Commerce for an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) precision agriculture project. The partnership between North Dakota State University (NDSU) and Elbit Systems of America [Read More]

UAS Industry Partners Collaborate on Wildfire-Fighting Drone Research

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 17, 2015

A new partnership, supported through Nevada's Knowledge Fund and led by the Desert Research Institute (DRI), is aiming to reduce the cost of wildfire fighting by developing and testing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for wildfire applications. Developed through DRI's Climate, [Read More]

Research Report Delivers Overview of U.S. Commercial Drone Industry

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 08, 2015

Drone Analyst, a research and consulting firm supporting all participants in the commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry, has published a report detailing recent innovations, business applications, key ecosystem companies and market forecasts. Titled ‘Commercial Drones: Current State of the [Read More]

UND Given Research Grant to Help Combat UAS Cyber Attacks

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 23, 2015

Rockwell Collins, a provider of communication and aviation electronic solutions, has awarded a $20,000 grant to the University of North Dakota to research cyber-security for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and to prepare students for careers in the industry. Prakash Ranganathan, [Read More]