Patrick C. Miller

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May 24, 2017

On the spot: Textron, Aeryon assess Oklahoma tornado damage

A team from Textron Systems and Aeryon Labs in Oklahoma to demonstrate the value of UAS in managing disasters found itself in the middle of a real disaster. They assisted first responders after a tornado struck Elk City on May 16. READ MORE

May 24, 2017

NASA engineers develop safe landing system for small UAS

Safe2Ditch technology being developed by engineers at the NASA Langley Research Center gives small UAS the ability to land in urban areas quickly, safely and autonomously in the event of a technical failure. READ MORE

May 11, 2017

Airbus launches drone services startup company, Airbus Aerial

Aviation giant Airbus this week announced the launch of a new UAS services startup company based in the U.S. Airbus Aerial combines imagery from drones and satellites and uses software to provide commercial customers with deeper insights. READ MORE

May 11, 2017

Harris, Ligado partnership assists with small UAS BVLOS flights

Harris Corp. and the Ligado Networks have formed a collaborative partnership to advance beyond visual line-of-sight navigation for small UAS. Ligado says its commercial satellite is well suited for the role of communicating with small UAS. READ MORE

May 10, 2017

Simulyze provides technology to improve UAS flight operations

Behind the scenes, Simulyze Inc. has helped improve situational awareness for U.S. military air operations. Now it wants to use its technology and applications to do the same for UAS commercial operations. READ MORE

April 27, 2017

AlarisPro software improves UAS safety for users, manufacturers

Software developed by Maryland-based AlarisPro not only supplies operators with important information about their UAS fleet, but it also gives manufacturers data that can be used to improve safety and build better products. READ MORE

April 25, 2017

Northrop Grumman opens new ND facility

Northrop Grumman last week officially opened its new facility adjacent to the Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota as the first anchor tenant of the Grand Sky UAS Business and Aviation Park, calling it a unique opportunity for innovation. READ MORE

April 13, 2017

Verizon tests cellphone tower in the sky to aid first responders

Verizon is testing a drone equipped as a flying cell tower to demonstrate its ability to provide communications to first responders during emergencies and disasters when normal communications are knocked out. A larger test is planned for next month. READ MORE

April 13, 2017

Pipeline inspection drone developed for oil and gas industry

The vertical-take-off-and-landing SkyOne UAS developed by SkyX, a new Canadian aerospace company, is intended to serve the oil and gas industry's need for pipeline inspection, mapping and surveillance. READ MORE

March 30, 2017

ACSS, NASA plan UAS collision avoidance flight tests this summer

Following last year's successful flight tests with Northrop Grumman's optionally piloted Firebird aircraft, Arizona avionics developer ACSS will this summer be working with NASA to test a new version of its UAS collision avoidance system. READ MORE