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Virginia Tech Flies Drones into Crash Test Dummies

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 06, 2017

Virginia Tech, a longtime unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) researcher and home to one of the federal test sites for the technology, is using dummies to test the potential impact of drone crashes to humans. According to a press release from [Read More]

Virginia Tech Pushes for UAS Education at Community Colleges

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 07, 2016

Thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education program, the Geospatial Technician Education-Unmanned Aircraft Systems project at Virginia Tech is one step closer to offering Virginia’s community college students training on operating small unmanned aircraft systems [Read More]

Chipotle at Virginia Tech: Food Delivery via UAS Takes Another Step Forward

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 08, 2016

Through the drone tests, Project Wing and Virginia Tech will explore food-delivery constraints such as time, temperature, frequency and packaging.

Researchers Tackle Drone Power Line Inspections Beyond Line of Sight

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 25, 2016

Officials from the Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP), Dominion Virginia Power and HAZON Solutions recently conducted drone test flights to determine the need for air- or ground-based visual observers during power line inspections. According to Virginia Tech, the unmanned [Read More]

‘Know Before You Fly’ Announces 35 New Supporters, Including Virginia Tech

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 25, 2016

The Know Before You Fly unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) safety campaign has announced 35 new supporters, including Virginia Tech, home of one of the six Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) UAS test sites. Know Before You Fly was launched in December [Read More]

Virginia Tech Hosting ‘Drones in America’ Panel in D.C.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 16, 2016

On May 19, Virginia Tech’s school of public and international affairs is sponsoring a “Drones in America” panel discussion, which will include opening remarks from Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va. Former Congressman Jim Moran will serve as moderator for the discussion, [Read More]

DAC’s Tethered Drone Completes FAA-Approved Nighttime Testing

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 13, 2016

Drone Aviation Holding Corp. (DAC), a manufacturer of tethered drones and aerostats, says it has completed a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-approved nighttime test of its WATT-300 tethered drone. The flight was conducted in collaboration with the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership at [Read More]

Partnership to Focus on Convergence of Cybersecurity and UAVs

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 10, 2016

Arlington, Va.-based information solutions provider CACI International Inc. and Virginia Tech’s Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology have entered into a partnership to develop technology leaders in cyber-physical system security with a focus on unmanned aerial [Read More]