UAV/UGV

Name the alt-PNT leader for a $50 gift card

February 13, 2017By
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Quick, what’s the best alternative when GNSS signals are not available? This is not a simple question, but we’re asking for a simple answer. Among the multiple avenues pursued at the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), as described in February’s PNT Roundup, which has the most promise? Inertial sensors Chip-scale atomic clocks Cell signals Low-Earth orbit communications satellites... read more

Launchpad: Anti-jammer, datalogger, UAV surveillance

February 13, 2017By
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OEM Anti-jammer Israeili device to prevent GPS disruptions The GPSdome anti-jammer was developed for civilian applications. It aims to curb situations in which civilian vehicles are stuck “off the grid.” It combats electromagnetic warfare by using null steering, a method of spatial signal processing through which a transmitter can nullify communication jamming. In particular, the product was developed to address... read more

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NASA designs antenna mounting platform for UAVs

February 13, 2017By
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Researchers at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center have designed an antenna-mounting platform to provide users satellite-based tracking functions for unmanned aerial vehicles. The platform integrates multiple capabilities onto one low-cost platform. In August 2016, NASA signed a license agreement with Mobile Antenna Platform Systems Inc. to commercialize the portable antenna platform. The platform is built to rotate 60 pounds of... read more

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New version of DatuSurvey hints at ground control points

February 6, 2017By
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Datumate has released DatuSurvey version 5.1 for both Professional and Enterprise editions of the software. DatuSurvey (formerly DatuGram 3D) turns drone- and camera-based images to accurate, georeferenced 2D maps and 3D models, which saves the need for expensive and risky field work and expedites deliveries, according to Datumate. DatuSurvey Professional V5.1 now also includes: Ground Control Points Hints – Once the model... read more

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Rohde & Schwarz protects Europe air show from drones

February 1, 2017By
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Rohde & Schwarz safeguarded Austria’s AirPower 2016 air show against the security risk of commercial drones encroaching on the show’s airspace. This was accomplished using the R&S Ardronis radiomonitoring solution that enables users to identify drone control signals early on, to locate and even stop the drone. Remote-control drones are constantly invading the privacy of individuals and violating the boundaries of... read more

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Bye Aerospace, SolAero collaborate on medium-altitude UAV

January 31, 2017By
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Bye Aerospace has announced an engineering, development and production collaboration with SolAero Technologies Corp. to put SolAero’s solar cell technology on Bye’s solar-electric unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), StratoAirNet. The StratoAirNet family of UAVs is intended to provide persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) to support commercial and government security requirements. The initial medium-altitude StratoAirNet 15 proof-of-concept prototype is nearing completion and... read more

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uAvionix demonstrates dime-sized ADS-B for high-traffic drone operations

January 31, 2017By
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uAvionix Corporation, an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) avionics provider, has developed and is testing a tiny ADS-B transceiver for UAVs. Weighing less than 1 gram, a dime-sized ADS-B prototype module for drones with transmission power between 0.01-0.25 Watts could provide visibility to any aircraft equipped with ADS-B “IN” avionics from 1 to 10 miles away, and is small enough to integrate directly into professional... read more

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U-blox launches multi-GNSS module for wearables, UAVs

January 24, 2017By
The u-blox ZOE-M8Q is designed for wearables, UAVs and asset trackers.

U-blox has launched a new positioning module, the ZOE-M8G. The ZOE-M8G is an ultra-compact GNSS receiver module designed for markets where small size, minimal weight and high location precision are essential. ZOE-M8G offers exceptionally high location accuracy by concurrently connecting to GPS, Galileo and either GLONASS or BeiDou. It also provides -167 dBm navigation sensitivity, important for wearable devices, unmanned aerial... read more