MicaPlex Incubator Rotor Shield Working to Improve UAS Safety

MicaPlex Incubator Rotor Shield Working to Improve UAS Safety

Ginger Pinholster Embry-Riddle Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) can help locate missing senior citizens, assess damage after big storms and inspect crops, but drones can also pose safety risks if they collide with people. Rotor Shield LLC , an incubator firm affiliated with Embry-Riddle’s John Mica Engineering and Aerospace Innovation Complex (MicaPlex) , has designed patent-pending technology to advance the safe, responsible operation of UAS. Bob Cooper of Orlando, Fla., launched Rotor Shield and developed the “DroneKone” design, which shields fast-moving UAS propellers, after he was struck in the face […]

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