Content Category: Control Systems
Technology Company Finds Market Opportunity in Commercial UAV Infrastructure
on November 17, 2014 by print the content item
Sarasota, Fla.-based xG Technology Inc., a developer of wireless communications and spectrum sharing technologies, has received an order from Airogistic LLC, an Austin, Texas-based original equipment manufacturer of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) infrastructure solutions. The order covers the sale of xMax cognitive radio networking equipment that Airogistic will adapt for use in infrastructure for the commercial UAV market. As part More
UAV Mocks Birds, Dwells on Power Lines
on June 23, 2014 by print the content item
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that behaves like a bird, lands on power lines and might soon be able to recharge its battery in the process. According to a CBR report, the single-motor UAV, which was made at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratories, uses its control system and More
Moog Crossbow Unveils Control System for Unmanned Vehicles
on May 12, 2014 by print the content item
Moog Crossbow, a wholly owned subsidiary of precision control components and systems manufacturer Moog Inc., has introduced the GNC1000, an integrated guidance, navigation and control system for unmanned vehicles. According to Moog, the GNC1000 features a flight control computer, autopilot, actuation control, attitude heading and reference system, and air data system. The company adds that the control system is a 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
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
Urban Aeronautics Goes with Green Hills Software for Flight Management System
on February 25, 2014 by print the content item
Israel-based advanced aerodynamic technology provider Urban Aeronautics Ltd. has chosen the INTEGRITY real-time operating system and MULTI integrated development environment from Green Hills Software for the flight management system of the AirMule unmanned aerial system (UAS). Green Hills, located in Santa Barbara, Calif., is an independent vendor of embedded software solutions. The AirMule, Green Hills notes, is a compact, single-engine, More
Flying-Cam UAS Uses Operating System from QNX Software
on February 25, 2014 by print the content item
QNX Software Systems Ltd., a provider of software platforms for connected embedded systems, and Flying-Cam, a designer and manufacturer of unmanned aerial systems (UAS), have announced that the QNX Neutrino operating system is powering the Flying-Cam 3.0 SARAH UAS. QNX notes that Flying-Cam's SARAH UAS, in service since 2012, has been used to film a variety of movies. The UAS, More
Insitu Debuts Latest Version of Common Command and Control System
on February 13, 2014 by print the content item
Bingen, Wash.-based unmanned aircraft system provider Insitu, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Co., has released a new version of ICOMC2, the company's common command and control system. Insitu says ICOMC2 enables a single operator to control multiple unmanned vehicles using small-footprint, mobile hardware and features an open-architecture design that users can customize with plug-ins and new applications. ICOMC2 More
Australian UAS Researchers Develop Detect-And-Avoid System
on February 11, 2014 by print the content item
Australian unmanned aircraft system (UAS) researchers report that they have developed an onboard system that has enabled an unmanned aircraft to detect another aircraft using vision while in flight. The research was carried out by Queensland University of Technology's (QUT) Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation (ARCAA) in conjunction with Boeing Research and Technology - Australia and UAS provider Insitu More
Europe Utilizing Satellites for UAV Airspace Integration
on February 10, 2014 by print the content item
The European Space Agency (ESA) and European Defence Agency (EDA) have agreed to continue working together to introduce unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) into civil European airspace. According to the ESA, this cooperation is the result of the first DeSIRE (Demonstration of Satellites enabling the Insertion of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems in Europe) project carried out in 2012 and 2013, through More
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