Patrick C. Miller

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March 16, 2017

Author says U.S. has a bewildering array of UAS laws, regulations

Sarah Nilsson, a pilot and attorney who wrote a new book on federal and state UAS laws and regulations, believes that the U.S. has a long way to go before it can effectively regulate drones for commercial and recreational uses. READ MORE

March 02, 2017

Security company aims to halt expanding drone threats

With 600,000 new drones entering the airspace every month, Joerg Lamprecht, CEO of Dedrone, believes the need for drone security technology is growing every day. His company is helping keep businesses and people safe around the world. READ MORE

March 02, 2017

University studies drone swarms to clean up oil spills

Studying how ants swarm to and from a food site is helping researchers at the University at Buffalo’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences understand how swarms of drones might one day be used to clean up an oil spill. READ MORE

February 16, 2017

Insitu hopes to give U.S. Coast Guard cutters the UAS advantage

Insitu is well positioned to provide the U.S. Coast Guard with the small UAS it plans to have aboard its cutters in the next few years. The company has plenty of experience testing and operating is Scan Eagle from the service's ships. READ MORE

February 16, 2017

Xcel Energy, FAA partner for safe UAS infrastructure inspection

The FAA is partnering with Xcel Energy, a Minneapolis-based utility, on a program aimed at using drones for the safe inspection of energy infrastructure. The utility is planning at least one beyond-line-of-sight flight in 2017. READ MORE

February 16, 2017

Counter-drone company Dedrone attracts $15 million in new funds

Dedrone's rapid expansion into the counter-drone market has attracted $15 million in new funding. One investor is John Chambers, executive chairman of Cisco, who said Dedrone empowers enterprise and federal customers regain control of airspace. READ MORE

February 02, 2017

General Atomics new SkyGuardian has commercial potential

The SkyGuardian, a new, upgraded version of the General Atomics Predator B, is going through an FAA type certification process that will enable it and other larger drone designs to eventually operate in the national airspace. READ MORE

February 02, 2017

Tiny ADS-B transceiver could provide high-traffic drone solution

A low-power ADS-B transceiver the size of a dime could provide a solution for dealing with the large numbers of drones expected to be in the skies in the near future. uAvionix is working with the FAA to perfect the technology. READ MORE

February 02, 2017

A Drone Trend That Needs To End

Citizen journalists using their drones to cover news events should always err on the side of safety. READ MORE

January 27, 2017

NASA, FAA test UAS to track spacecraft in the national airspace

The Near Space Corp. assisted NASA and the FAA in testing how drones could be used to track spacecraft that transit the national airspace as they re-enter the Earth's atmosphere. The tests took place at Oregon's Tillamook Test Range. READ MORE