Engineering & Design

July 18, 2017

VStar Systems brings signals intelligence to the civilian world

BY Patrick C. MillerOnce the domain of large military UAS, signals intelligence on small drones is becoming a reality. VStar Systems has created a small, light, affordable sensor for search-and-rescue missions and counter-UAS operations. READ MORE

July 17, 2017

Tech that mimics bee pollination flights could be used with drone

BY Ricoh USA While the self-pollination device offers a high return on pollination efficiency, it has a low barrier to being implemented and can easily be deployed by modifying readily available materials like an off-the-shelf mega-copter or drone. READ MORE

July 17, 2017

Anti-GPS jammer system tested on drone

BY GPSdome GPSdome Ltd., a cyber company, announced that it has performed successful airborne tests of its cyber device for protection against GPS jamming and spoofing. The tests were conducted jointly with Bluebird Aero Systems Ltd., which specializes in UAVs. READ MORE

July 14, 2017

Sentera grows its high-precision sensor line

BY Sentera Sentera has released the latest update to its sensor product line, the Quad Sensor. It features four fully customizable imagers to provide high-precision, low-distortion vegetative health data for precision agriculture and research applications. READ MORE

July 13, 2017

Company launches drone repair subsidiary Fortress UAV

BY Patrick C. MillerFortress UAV is entering the expanding field of commercial and consumer drone repair with facilities in Texas, Florida and Kansas. The company supports out-of-warranty and damage repairs for DJI and Yuneec drones in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. READ MORE

July 12, 2017

Smart quadcopters find their way without human help or GPS

BY DARPA DARPA’s Fast Lightweight Autonomy program is advancing technology to enable small unmanned quadcopters to fly autonomously through cluttered buildings and obstacle courses using cameras and sensors as “eyes” and smart algorithms to self-navigate. READ MORE

July 05, 2017

Verizon explains flying-cell-site drone-project

BY Luke GeiverFirst responders, Verizon and American Aerospace Technologies Inc. have showcased a new strategy to utilize a drone to create a cell tower in the sky. UAS Magazine caught up with the team for more on their efforts. READ MORE

July 05, 2017

Swiss student team designs Voliro omnidirectional rotorcopter

BY Patrick C. MillerA team of Swiss students has designed a prototype omnidirectional drone capable of flying maneuvers not previously possible with conventional rotorcopters. Known as the Voliro project, the drone is attracting the attention of potential investors. READ MORE

June 28, 2017

Insitu equips ScanEagle with high-accuracy photogrammetry payload

BY Insitu Insitu has integrated 50-megapixel camera into its ScanEagle UAV enabling it to deliver high-accuracy photogrammetric aerial imagery to its suite of remote sensing products. The new payload is well-suited for mining and oil and gas operations. READ MORE