Unmanned aerial Vehicle

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 […]

Drones That Can Stay Aloft For Five Days

Drones That Can Stay Aloft For Five Days

Jun 7, 2017 @ 07:40 | By Jennifer Chu | MIT News | MIT Engineers designs a new autonomous aircraft Drone that could provide communication support in disaster zones. In the event of a natural disaster that disrupts phone and Internet systems over a wide area, autonomous aircraft could potentially hover over affected regions, carrying communications payloads that […]

TU Delft Spin-Off Atmos UAV Presents Mapping Drone

TU Delft Spin-Off Atmos UAV Presents Mapping Drone

May 26, 2017 @ 21:22 | TU Delft spin-off Atmos UAV presented Marlyn, a hybrid mapping drone that combines the flexibility of a helicopter with the speed and range of a fixed-wing aircraft. This device can rapidly map large areas of ground for  companies working in such fields as fields construction, mining, agriculture and forestry. […]

Cinematography on the Fly

Cinematography on the Fly

May 18, 2017 @ 09:48 | By Larry Hardesty | CSAIL | MIT News |  System directs camera-equipped drones to maintain Cinematography of an aerial shot. In recent years, a host of Hollywood blockbusters — including “The Fast and the Furious 7,” “Jurassic World,” and “The Wolf of Wall Street” — have included aerial tracking shots provided […]

U Of T Team Wins National Drone Competition By Scouring For Bird Nests of Geese

U Of T Team Wins National Drone Competition By Scouring For Bird Nests of Geese

May 16, 2017 @ 07:56 | The University of Toronto Aerospace Team’s (UTAT) UAV Division designed a two-drone system capable of meeting this year’s challenge: to survey and locate nests of geese in the remote Canadian wilderness. Building drones to locate the nests of three different types of Canada geese – that’s what a U […]

Swarm Challenge Pushes the Boundaries of Autonomous Swarm Capabilities

Swarm Challenge Pushes the Boundaries of Autonomous Swarm Capabilities

May 13, 2017 @ 09:02| U.S. Naval Academy wins three-day tournament over U.S. Military Academy and U.S. Air Force Academy in experiment designed to develop innovative tactics for large groups of Autonomous Swarm Capabilities unmanned aerial vehicles. They came, they flew, they wildly exceeded expectations. More than 40 Cadets and Midshipmen from the U.S. Military […]