Monthly Archives: March 2013

  • Live Science: 8 Totally Cool Uses for UAS

    Posted on March 26, 2013 by auvsiadmin in Environmental Protection, News, Uncategorized.

    Live Science: 8 Totally Cool Uses for UAS Just a few years ago unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), were virtually unknown.  But the remote-controlled aircraft have stealthily slipped over the horizon and are now causing a buzz from Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to the rain forests of Sumatra. “I am convinced that the domestic use [...]

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  • The Wichita Eagle: Kansas eager to jump into the unmanned aircraft industry

    Posted on March 26, 2013 by auvsiadmin in Jobs + Economy, News.

    The Wichita Eagle: Kansas eager to jump into the unmanned aircraft industry Jimmy Prouty, owner of Hangar 18, designs and builds small, unmanned aircraft systems for the agricultural industry in his spare time from his basement in northwest Wichita. And once the Federal Aviation Administration establishes regulations governing the small aircraft, Prouty is poised to [...]

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  • NBC News: Meet a one-eyed, six-legged, flying whale chaser

    Posted on March 25, 2013 by auvsiadmin in Environmental Protection, News.

    NBC News: Meet a one-eyed, six-legged, flying whale chaser Low, slow and loud — counting marine life by plane has some drawbacks. Though scientists can cover wide swaths of ocean, engine noise may disturb animals and the surveys always present some risk to pilots and crew. So some biologists are turning to less obtrusive unmanned [...]

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  • TIME: Higher Ed Embraces Unmanned Aircraft

    Posted on March 18, 2013 by auvsiadmin in News, STEM Education and Learning.

    TIME: Higher Ed Embraces Unmanned Aircraft Zachary Waller always wanted to be a commercial airline pilot as a kid. The prestige and paycheck associated with being the captain of a huge airliner appealed to him. But shortly after he arrived at the University of North Dakota in 2008, he realized he could actually take to [...]

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  • Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Conducts First UAS Research Mission

    Posted on March 13, 2013 by auvsiadmin in News, STEM Education and Learning.

    Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Conducts First UAS Research Mission The unmanned aircraft, commonly called a “drone,” will acquire data over the Gulf and South Texas ranchland as part of their search for new applications of unmanned aerial technology. During the mission, the University’s RS-16 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) will carry onboard a multi-spectral camera which will [...]

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  • The National Journal: The Wonderful World of UAS

    Posted on March 8, 2013 by auvsiadmin in Enhancing Public Safety, News.

    The National Journal: The Wonderful World of UAS When Jimmy Lee Dykes held a 5-year-old captive in an Alabama bunker, a drone was monitoring from overhead. The 65-year-old had snatched the child from a school bus after killing the driver. As the hostage standoff dominated cable-news coverage for days in early February, authorities used the [...]

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  • KFSN: UC Merced deploy unmanned aerial vehicles

    Posted on March 4, 2013 by auvsiadmin in News, STEM Education and Learning.

    KFSN: UC Merced deploy unmanned aerial vehicles Students at U.C. Merced are working on technology that could have a major impact on agriculture and other industries in the near future. Flying these robots is serious business for U.C. Merced students, but they admit it’s also a lot of fun. Brendan smith, a U.C. Merced student, [...]

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