Archive for suas

Embry-Riddle Offers Complimentary Web Course on sUAS

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 21, 2016

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) is rolling out a free, two-week, online course entitled “Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) – Key Concepts for New Users.” Running from Feb. 6 to Feb. 19, 2017, the course introduces participants to concepts related to [Read More]

With New sUAS, Indiana Officers Take ‘Innovative, Futuristic Step Forward’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 29, 2016

Indiana Conservation Officers at the law enforcement division of the state’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have brought in small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) to aid in search-and-rescue operations. Currently, five Indiana Conservation Officers have become certified pilots of the [Read More]

So, You Want a Safe and Efficient sUAS Operations Business?

Written by Tariq Rashid on November 22, 2016

Increasing productivity while lowering costs is the business of every non-recreational drone operator, explains Skyward’s lead remote pilot.

Aeryon Drones Augment Public Safety at Summer Olympics

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 13, 2016

Aeryon Labs Inc. – a Waterloo, Ontario-based provider of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) for military, public safety and commercial applications – has announced the successful deployment of Aeryon sUAS solutions during this summer’s Olympics in Rio. Operated by the [Read More]

DARPA: How Can We Protect Ourselves Against sUAS Threats?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 25, 2016

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently issued a request for information (RFI) to explore ideas and approaches to improve the protection of fixed and mobile ground and naval forces against a variety of threats and tactics posed by adversaries [Read More]

Drone World Expo, Embry-Riddle Offering sUAS Operations Workshop

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 06, 2016

Drone World Expo 2016, in conjunction with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide, is launching a workshop entitled “Multirotor sUAS Safety and Operational Familiarization for the Commercial Operator.” The one-day, hands-on course will be offered on Monday, Nov. 14 – the [Read More]

N.Y. College Gears Up for New sUAS Degree Program

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 30, 2016

Central New York-based Mohawk Valley Community College has gotten the approval from the New York State Education Department to offer an associate of applied science degree in small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). Starting in the fall at MVCC’s Utica campus, [Read More]

Embry-Riddle Publishes sUAS Consumer Guide for Novice Users

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 15, 2016

A research team at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Campus has created a comprehensive consumer guide to small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) for novice users. Embry-Riddle Worldwide professors collaborated with undergraduate teams from the Worldwide and Daytona Beach campuses to conduct [Read More]

AMA Offers New Resource for sUAS Hobbyists

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 11, 2016

The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) has created a new website dedicated to assisting small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) hobbyists with learning to fly and operating safely. According to AMA, the resource, available here, helps users learn how and where [Read More]

Va. Community College Develops sUAS Training for Public Safety

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 25, 2016

Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC), headquartered in Charlottesville, Va., has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct research and development of aircraft and sensors, including small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), for public safety. According to the college, the [Read More]

DHS Assesses Fixed-Wing, Multi-Rotor sUAS for Situational Awareness

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 21, 2016

Jessup, Md.-based UAV Solutions Inc. says two of its small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) were recently deployed in flight demonstrations as part of the Robotic Aircraft for Public Safety (RAPS) Phase II project, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland [Read More]

NASA’s Methane Sensor Mates with sUAS for Pipeline Safety Research

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 30, 2016

The sensor, similar to one developed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory for use on Mars, enables high-sensity detection of methane.

Denver Symposium Offering geoDRONEology Program

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 04, 2016

The Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems (SAGEEP), hosted by the Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS), is including a one-day course on the integration of drones into geoscience and engineering workflows. Taking place March [Read More]

Dept. of Education Grant Goes Toward Oregon School’s sUAS Classes

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 18, 2016

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) has awarded statewide Career and Technical Education (CTE) Revitalization Grants, including $390,745 for the Pendleton School District to open a lab space enhancing drone education. The Pendleton School District will use a combination of [Read More]

AMA, Fly Robotics and Civil Air Patrol Team Up for sUAS Training

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 29, 2015

In conjunction with long-standing partner Civil Air Patrol (CAP), the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) is now offering small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) ground school, powered by Fly Robotics. AMA, headquartered in Muncie, Ind., says it has been working with [Read More]

Microsoft Selects Aeryon sUAS for In-Car Video Platform for Police

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 26, 2015

Aeryon Labs, a provider of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) for military, public safety and commercial operators worldwide, has announced a technology partnership with Microsoft to include the Aeryon SkyRanger sUAS within the new Microsoft advanced patrol platform (MAPP) vehicle. [Read More]

IMSAR Developing Radar-Based Collision-Avoidance System for sUAS

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 09, 2015

IMSAR LLC says it is developing a family of extremely small collision-avoidance radar systems for small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). The company – a privately owned research, development and manufacturing company in Springville, Utah – specializes in lightweight, low-power synthetic [Read More]

Embry-Riddle Invites Public to 2015 sUAS Challenge

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 27, 2015

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is hosting the second-annual Small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) Challenge at the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nev., on Sept. 16-20. The 2015 challenge – sponsored by the University of Nevada, Reno's Nevada Advanced Autonomous Systems [Read More]

University Kicks off Aerosonde sUAS Program for Undergrads

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 14, 2015

Lynchburg, Va.-based Liberty University School of Aeronautics has implemented Aerosonde small unmanned aircraft system training as part of its offered coursework for students pursuing a bachelor of science degree in aeronautics, focusing on unmanned systems. The first courses kicked off [Read More]

Utility Company Approved for Aeryon sUAS Applications

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 08, 2015

Southern Company Services Inc. (SCS), a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company, has received a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Section 333 exemption to explore the use of the Aeryon SkyRanger small unmanned aerial system (sUAS) for utility applications. Under the exemption, [Read More]