Colorado students build drone to help Africa

Colorado students build drone to help Africa

DENVER – Max Alger-Meyer and Nathan Lepore are not your typical high school seniors. They are not sitting back, choosing to cruise through the last six weeks of school. “I really want to change the world, and I think Nathan feels the same way,” Alger-Meyer said. The two teenagers have been friends and robotics partners since eighth grade at Denver School of Science and Technology. For their senior project, they […]

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Insights from New Market Research on Drones Sales

Insights from New Market Research on Drones Sales

We just released “Drones in the Channel: 2016 Market Report,” a research study examining drone sales and distribution channels in North America. It’s the first in-depth study of drone sales channels and reveals mixed distribution tactics as well as pinpoints market share of major UAV brands. The report is a result of a three-month project sponsored by BZ Media . Incorporating qualitative research and including interviews with major drone manufacturers […]

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Video: Drones and Property Rights

Video: Drones and Property Rights

Gregory S. McNeal, Associate Professor of Law and Public Policy at Pepperdine School of Law, discusses some property rights questions that are associated with drone use. Do property owners own the air above their property? Can they destroy a drone that flies onto their property? How should disputes between property owners and drone users be settled? As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy […]

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Largest Drone Management Test

Largest Drone Management Test

NASA conducted the most extensive field test to date under its UAS traffic management (UTM) effort to develop a system to manage low-flying drone traffic. The test on April 19 demonstrated simultaneous operation of multiple drones at six Federal Aviation Administration-sponsored ranges nationwide. It was the first multi-state test of the NASA UTM platform and the first coordinated test involving all six FAA ranges. Drone operators at FAA test locations […]

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Researchers Using Drones As Firefighting Tool

Researchers Using Drones As Firefighting Tool

Nebraska researchers using drones as firefighting tool BEATRICE, Neb. – Researchers in Nebraska tested a new tool on Friday that could eventually help in fighting grass fires — drones. A team from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln flew an unmanned aircraft over the prairie at the Homestead National Monument of America on Friday, dropping ping pong-like balls filled with a chemical mixture to ignite brush-clearing grass fires. Local and federal officials […]

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MTSI Completes Small Unmanned Aircraft and Air Traffic Management Technology Assessment of PrecisionHawk’s LATAS platform for Department of Homeland Security

MTSI Completes Small Unmanned Aircraft and Air Traffic Management Technology Assessment of PrecisionHawk’s LATAS platform for Department of Homeland Security

Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI), an engineering services and technology solutions provider for the defense industry, intelligence community, and commercial markets, in cooperation with industry partners PrecisionHawk, international unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market leader, and Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, have successfully completed multi-aircraft testing of PrecisionHawk’s Low Altitude Traffic and Airspace Safety (LATAS) platform at the small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) test site at Port Mansfield. The traffic management […]

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