Monthly Archives: October 2013

  • Financial Times: Start-ups see a new technology revolution in UAS

    Posted on October 11, 2013 by auvsiadmin in Jobs + Economy, News.

    Financial Times: Start-ups see a new technology revolution in UAS Jonathan Downey used to work on one of Boeing’s most exciting new projects developing autonomous helicopters, but he soon became frustrated by the slow pace of innovation in a large organisation. Instead, he decided to set up his own company, Airware, which makes autopilot systems and [...]

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  • New Scientist: Animals tracked with tiny tags summon their own UAS

    Posted on October 10, 2013 by auvsiadmin in Environmental Protection, News.

    New Scientist: Animals tracked with tiny tags summon their own UAS Keeping tabs on threatened species just got easier, thanks to sensor-laden, networked tracking tags, and automated drones that fly out to gather the data IN A dark, rainy forest on New Zealand’s Great Barrier Island, zoologist Robin Freeman waited. And waited. He spent two [...]

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  • The Barrel: Regulation & Environment: UAS working alongside Alaska oil exploration

    Posted on October 8, 2013 by auvsiadmin in Jobs + Economy, News.

    The Barrel: Regulation & Environment: UAS working alongside Alaska oil exploration Arctic oil explorers are using sophisticated technology to monitor their endeavors in the harsh environment—from unmanned drones to military-designed systems, even James Bond would be impressed. Companies exploring Arctic waters off Alaska’s northern coast are employing cutting-edge technologies, including the first commercial use of [...]

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  • Radio Australia: Palau ends UAS patrol tests to deter illegal fishing

    Posted on October 8, 2013 by auvsiadmin in Environmental Protection, News.

    Radio Australia: Palau ends UAS patrol tests to deter illegal fishing One of Australia’s richest men, Andrew Forrest, has funded a demonstration in Palau on how unmanned drones could help combat illegal fishing in the Pacific. Mining magnate and chairman of the Minderoo Foundation, Mr Forrest visited the tiny Pacific nation earlier this year. He [...]

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  • The Atlantic: UAS Might Be the Future of Food

    Posted on October 3, 2013 by auvsiadmin in Advancing Agriculture, News, Spotlight on Programs, Uncategorized.

    The Atlantic: UAS Might Be the Future of Food When Chris Anderson started building drones, he had no idea what a crop survey was. He had never even been on a farm – at least, not “professionally.” But about a year and half ago, he found out that farmers were getting excited about drones – [...]

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  • Fast Company: Ikhana Pop: Meet NASA’s Predator

    Posted on October 1, 2013 by auvsiadmin in Disaster Response, News.

    Fast Company: Ikhana Pop: Meet NASA’s Predator The first thing NASA wants you to know is that they don’t like The D Word. Minutes after I crossed through the security checkpoint at California’s Edwards Air Force Base and embarked on a long drive past ancient dry lake beds to Dryden Flight Research Center, the agency [...]

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  • KSL: UAS used for some unusual and amazing tasks

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

    KSL: UAS used for some unusual and amazing tasks For better or worse, drone aircraft are coming to airspace near you. Recent headlines highlighted some amazing and odd uses for unmanned aerial systems. Just this week the U.S. Air Force managed to fly an F-16 Falcon fighter jet unmanned, essentially turning the sophisticated warplane into a drone. NASA has [...]

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  • Unmanned “Unplugged” with Jamey Jacob

    Posted on October 1, 2013 by auvsiadmin in News, Unmanned Unplugged.

    Jamey Jacob, Oklahoma State University Researchers at Oklahoma State University have gained nationwide attention for their efforts to design UAS to help study tornado formation and improve forecasting. This is just one of several projects led by Jamey Jacob, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the university. Dr. Jacob has worked on projects [...]

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