Monthly Archives: August 2013

  • E&T: Atmospheric research UAS developed by UK scientists

    Posted on August 5, 2013 by auvsiadmin in News, Spotlight on Programs.

    E&T: Atmospheric research UAS developed by UK scientists University of Southampton researchers are working on an unmanned aircraft that could help collect data about the atmosphere. In a project called MAVIS (Massive Atmospheric Volume Instrumentation System), the team will try to address some of the major challenges atmospheric scientists are facing when trying to understand [...]

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  • Popular Mechanics: UAVs Go to College

    Posted on August 5, 2013 by auvsiadmin in News, STEM Education and Learning.

    Popular Mechanics: UAVs Go to College Ah, the college years, a magical time in a young adult’s life. Time to cast off secondhand opinions, explore sociology and philosophy, engage in rambunctious politics … and learn how to remotely pilot a Predator drone.  A growing number of American universities now offer classes on operating an unmanned [...]

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  • Slate Podcast: Will Agriculture Be the New Killer App for UAS?

    Posted on August 1, 2013 by auvsiadmin in News, Spotlight on Programs.

    Slate Podcast: Will Agriculture Be the New Killer App for UAS? This week, Drone U features Michael Toscano, president and CEO of the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International. In this episode, Toscano discusses the upcoming transition from military to civilian uses for drones and the economic impact of the drone industry. Toscano says that the current $13 [...]

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  • CBS47: Fire Department Aided by UAV

    Posted on August 1, 2013 by auvsiadmin in Enhancing Public Safety, News.

    CBS47: Fire Department Aided by UAV Hovering above the Scottsmen Apartments the dangers become clear. Charred beams and collapsed rooftops provide a maze of obstacles that until now often went unseen. “They didn’t know the extent of the damage and they didn’t know which walls were damaged on the interior,” said Unmanned Aerial Vehicle owner [...]

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  • Washington Times: African officials seek UAS to fight elephant poachers

    Posted on August 1, 2013 by auvsiadmin in Environmental Protection, News.

    Washington Times: African officials seek UAS to fight elephant poachers Tanzania’s storied wildlife reserves could soon get a watchful, winged inhabitant: U.S. drones. On his visit to the East African nation last month, President Obama discussed the possibility of using unarmed, unmanned aircraft to help overstretched park rangers combat the growing problem of elephant poaching [...]

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