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Autonomous Avionics Opens Drone Manufacturing Facility in Denver
on April 30, 2014 by print the content item
Autonomous Avionics has opened a small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) manufacturing facility in Denver to build custom drones specifically designed to meet individual customers' needs. The Denver-based company, which was founded this year, notes that the new facility combines manufacturing capability, office space and a showroom to augment its online business. "Small unmanned aerial vehicles are a game-changing technology for More
Operators Can Control UAV with Virtual Reality Headset
on April 29, 2014 by print the content item
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology has developed a system in which an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operator can control the aircraft through head movements. Researchers at the university have connected an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset to a DJI Phantom, according to an article by Digital Trends. In order to create a three-dimensional experience, they equipped the UAV More
Texas Police Crash $250,000 Drone into Lake
on April 29, 2014 by print the content item
A $250,000 law enforcement drone has crashed into a lake in Texas. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) says that during an exercise, the approximately 49-pound ShadowHawk, manufactured by Vanguard Defense Industries, plunged into Lake Conroe after a malfunction, according to an article by the Houston Chronicle. Consequently, divers are scouring the lake bottom in hopes of recovering the unmanned More
North Dakota Innovation Center Snags UAS Tenant
on April 29, 2014 by print the content item
Virginia-based software company VirtualAgility has signed on as one of the first unmanned aircraft system (UAS) tenants at the University of North Dakota (UND) Center for Innovation Foundation's technology incubator. The UND Center for Innovation Foundation is a venture development organization, and VirtualAgility is the provider of Virtual AirBoss, software designed to help simplify the process of capturing, sharing and More
Louisiana University Picks Up UAV, Eyes Industry Investment
on April 29, 2014 by print the content item
Louisiana-based Nicholls State University has received a Trimble UX5 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) through a donation and plans to use to the aircraft to survey barrier islands along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. The Trimble UX5 is composed of black carbon fiber and polystyrene foam, making the UAS lightweight. The aircraft is launched from a ground-mounted slingshot and More
How Will The FAA Respond To Drone-Captured Tornado Footage?
on April 29, 2014 by print the content item
A camera-equipped unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was used to capture the aftermath of a deadly tornado in Arkansas, and it is unclear how the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will respond. After a tornado devastated the city of Mayflower on April 27, storm chaser and videographer Brian Emfinger deployed a UAV to survey the damage, according to an article written for More
FAA Complaint Prompts University to Move Drone Course Indoors
on April 28, 2014 by print the content item
College students enrolled in a course to learn how to fly unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been told to stay indoors. Although the University of Missouri offers a one-credit journalism class on UAV operations, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) sent the school a cease-and-desist letter last summer, grounding any outdoor flights, according to an article by the Associated Press. Bill More
Firm Deploys UAV to Track Landslide, Fears FAA Crackdown
on April 25, 2014 by print the content item
Tributary Environmental, a consulting firm that specializes in aquatic restoration, geologic investigations, aerial surveys and lake mapping, is using a camera-equipped unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to track a slow-moving landslide in Jackson, Wyo. A two-man team from the company, Case Brown and Jason Rolfe, operate the UAV and sell the footage they collect to the town under an exclusive agreement, More
Graffiti Artist Creates Spray-Paint-Equipped UAV
on April 24, 2014 by print the content item
Graffiti artist Katsu has developed an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that can mark walls that are otherwise inaccessible. Katsu recently debuted his spray-paint-equipped UAV at a Silicon Valley art fair, according to an article by Wired. Although the artist operates the aircraft remotely, the drone translates the directions through its first priority - staying aloft. As such, Katsu says that More
Lockheed Enhances Automation Capabilities for Small UAS
on April 24, 2014 by print the content item
Lockheed Martin says it has improved automation capabilities for small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) using its Kestrel Fly Light flight control system and mobile ground control station (mGCS) software. The company notes that earlier this year, its Desert Hawk III small UAS demonstrated these enhancements by delivering better situational awareness to operators. Lockheed adds that the mGCS enhancements also reduced More
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Do you anticipate visiting or using one of the FAA's UAS test sites this year?

Maybe in 2015

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