Unmanned aerial Vehicle

Drones Relay RFID Signals for Inventory Control

Drones Relay RFID Signals for Inventory Control

By Larry Hardesty | Aug 26, 2017 @ 15:48 | MIT News | MIT researchers have developed a system that could save retailers billions lost through faulty inventory records. Radio frequency ID tags were supposed to revolutionize supply chain management. The dirt-cheap, battery-free tags, which receive power wirelessly from scanners and then broadcast identifying numbers, enable warehouse managers […]

Researchers Collects More Precise Weather, Climate Data with Help from Unmanned Aerial System

Researchers Collects More Precise Weather, Climate Data with Help from Unmanned Aerial System

Aug 16, 2017 @ 08:12 | Last week, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories flew a tethered balloon and an unmanned aerial system, colloquially known as a drone, together for the first time to get Arctic atmospheric temperatures with better location control than ever before. In addition to providing more precise data for weather and climate […]

Drone Tech Offers New Ways to Manage Climate Change

Drone Tech Offers New Ways to Manage Climate Change

ByJennifer Savran Kelly | Aug 9, 2017 @ 19:00 | An innovation providing key clues to how humans might manage forests and cities to cool the planet is taking flight. Cornell researchers are using drone technology to more accurately measure surface reflectivity on the landscape, a technological advance that could offer a new way to manage […]

Hybrid Drones Carry Heavier Payloads for Greater Distances

Hybrid Drones Carry Heavier Payloads for Greater Distances

By Rob Matheson | Aug 6, 2017 @ 08:26 | MIT News | Startup’s gas-electric engines may pave way for package delivery and human flight. New hybrid gas-to-electric drones from MIT spinout Top Flight Technologies offer an order-of-magnitude increase in range, payload size, and power over battery-powered counterparts MIT alumnus Long Phan SM ’99, PhD ’12 is […]

Efficient and Intelligent: Drones Get to Grips with Planning the Delivery of Goods

Efficient and Intelligent: Drones Get to Grips with Planning the Delivery of Goods

By Forschungskommunikation |  Jul 12, 2017 @ 13:23 | When goods are needed urgently, for instance, in rural areas poorly served by transport infrastructure, or in large, heavily congested cities, they could be delivered by drones.  In 2013, Amazon was one of the first to declare the intention to work towards the automated delivery of goods by small […]

X-Ray Eyes in The Sky: 3D Through-Wall Imaging With Drones and Wifi

X-Ray Eyes in The Sky: 3D Through-Wall Imaging With Drones and Wifi

By Sonia Fernandez |Jun 20, 2017 @ 05:38 | University of California, Santa Barbara researchers have proposed a new method for 3D through-wall imaging that utilizes drones and WiFi. Researchers at UC Santa Barbara professor Yasamin Mostofi’s lab have given the first demonstration of three-dimensional imaging of objects through walls using ordinary wireless signal. The […]

Boeing Begins Trial of Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicle

Boeing Begins Trial of Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicle

Jun 12, 2017 @ 18:19 | Off the coast of Southern California, Boeing’s 51-foot Echo Voyager is making its ocean debut as initial sea trials get underway for Boeing’s extra large unmanned undersea vehicle (XLUVV). Boeing test engineers are checking the vehicle’s communications, autonomy, propulsion, systems integration and the vehicle’s battery operation with a mix […]

Unmanned  Aircraft Traffic Management

Unmanned Aircraft Traffic Management

Jun 9, 2017 @ 14:03 | Two unmanned aircraft, designed and flown by Project Wing, travel on nearby flight paths thanks to traffic-management software that allows them to share airspace safely. These flights in Blacksburg were part of a national NASA campaign to research unmanned traffic management; the Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership was one […]