Draper Equips UAVs with Vision

Draper Equips UAVs with Vision

Draper Equips UAVs with Vision for GPS-denied Navigation The teams from MIT and Draper identify a major issue presented by a GPS-denied environment where a drone might be operating. In many cases loss of GPS signals can cause these vehicles to become inoperable and, in the worst case, unstable, potentially putting operators, bystanders, and property in danger. The two teams close information gap and give UAVs alternative ways to navigate […]

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POTUS Security Team To Add Drones

POTUS Security Team To Add Drones

President Trump’s Security Team To Add Drones There’s always been a looming fear of machines replacing people in the workforce. But who would have thought that they would encroach on the Secret Service? During President Trump’s 17-day working vacation at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, this month, his security team will be testing to see how drones could protect and serve. It’s the first known example of […]

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uVue successfully performs drone flights using prototype pre-5G ‘network slice’ for communications

uVue successfully performs drone flights using prototype pre-5G ‘network slice’ for communications

The first drone flight controlled via a dedicated ‘network slice’ on a pre-5G mobile network has been demonstrated by UK company uVue. The drone was operated over BT’s pre-5G network slicing testbed, using LTE radio access during the company’s biennial Innovation Week at the BT Labs, Martlesham, near Ipswich, UK. uVue and BT executed well over 100 flights, demonstrating the technology to more than 3,000 attendees, including BT’s VIPs, key […]

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NASA Flight Tests Could Lead to UAS Integration

NASA Flight Tests Could Lead to UAS Integration

NASA Ikhana Drone by Jay Levine, X-Press Editor | NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center NASA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration in the National Airspace System, or UAS in the NAS, project is attracting international attention as increasingly complex flight tests take place over NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California. Two events at Armstrong June 29 and July 13 gave industry, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and international entities updates about […]

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Operating In The Shadows: The Best Places to Fly Drones During The Solar Eclipse

Operating In The Shadows: The Best Places to Fly Drones During The Solar Eclipse

Kittyhawk Eclipse By Joshua Ziering | Chief Pilot, Kittyhawk.io On August 21st 2017, we will experience a total eclipse for the first time in 38 years.(The last cosmic event of this magnitude happened on February 26, 1979) We expect a very large number of drones taking to the skies during this historical event so we compiled a state by state list of the best places to fly – taking into […]

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