UAV/UGV

Unmanned ground vehicle market worth $2.63B by 2021

February 23, 2017By
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The unmanned ground vehicle market (UGV) is estimated to be valued at $1.49 billion in 2016 and is projected to reach $2.63 billion by 2021 with a CAGR of 12.14 percent during the forecast period, according to a new market report. The report, published by MarketsandMarkets, examines the unmanned ground vehicle market (UGV). The base year considered for the study is... read more

FAA: Drone sightings by air traffic controllers increasing

February 23, 2017By

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today released an updated list of pilot, air traffic controller, law enforcement and citizen reports of potential encounters with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The latest data cover February through September 2016. Reports of possible drone sightings to FAA air traffic facilities continued to increase during FY 2016. There were 1,274 such reports from February through... read more

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UAV industry demonstrates innovation

February 23, 2017By
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A new system using RF detection of drone radio transmissions to warn of incoming drones is just one of several interesting developments in the unmanned systems sector this month. read more

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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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