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AUVSI Announces Rebrand of Annual Trade Show

May 6, 2015By
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Annual Conference Renamed Xponential to Reflect Innovative and Expanding Industry   The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) today announced the rebranding and evolution of its premier global industry event for unmanned systems, drones and robotics, the AUVSI Unmanned Systems show, taking place this week in Atlanta, Ga. With nearly 600 exhibitors and 8,000 attendees, AUVSI’s event attracts leaders in all... read more

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Model Plane Fliers to Get Real-Time, Location-Based Flight Safety Info

May 6, 2015By
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Today’s second announcement of a new UAV-related initiative by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was directed at private citizens: model airplane enthusiasts and hobbyists, also called modelers — not at industry or commercial use. See this story for information on the Pathfinder program for commercial drone use. A soon-to-be released smartphone app will proved users with real-time information on flight... read more

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FAA, Industry Partners Launch Pathfinder Program to Define UAV Integration into Airspace

May 6, 2015By
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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta announced two new initiatives related to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) today at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Unmanned Systems 2015 conference in Atlanta, Ga. Pathfinder, the first initiative, announced in the morning, is reported here. The second initiative is an app in development to enable drone hobbyists to fly their craft... read more

Avyon Offers Precision Mapping for Microdrones md4 Fleet from Applanix

May 5, 2015By

Avyon, a sUAS (Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems) integrator and distributor, is using the Applanix APX UAV for its md4 fleet, to provide users with cost-effective direct georeferencing technology. The integration of the Applanix APX-15 UAV on the md4-1000 and md4-3000 microdrones will offer solutions for unmanned aircraft while complying with weight and size restrictions for payloads. The APX-15 works seamlessly with all other airborne... read more

Kairos Unveils UGV Tech for Heavy Equipment at AUVSI 2015

May 5, 2015By
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Kairos Autonomi is displaying its latest autonomous technology designed for use with heavy equipment and machinery. Kairos’ robotic applique kits are add-on vehicle autonomy systems that provide unmanned capabilities to current manned vehicles, rendering them optionally unmanned. Equipped with larger gear faces, stronger actuators than its predecessors and a pathing upgrade, the Pronto4 Heavy delivers the increased torque needed to control the traction, braking, throttle and... read more

SenseFly Launches Intelligent Mapping and Inspection Drone

May 5, 2015By
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Swiss professional drone maker senseFly has launched the eXom, its new quadcopter UAS for mapping and inspection. The eXom is available to pre-order immediately and ships this summer. SenseFly made the announcement at the AUVSI Unmanned Systems 2015 show being held May 4-7 in Atlanta, Ga. (Hall B2, Booth 519). The eXom is a sensor-rich system, sensefly said. Developed by experts working across... read more

Exelis and FAA Test Sites to Research UAS in National Airspace

May 5, 2015By

Exelis has signed agreements with four Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-designated unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test sites for airspace situational awareness and research. The research will focus on using the Exelis Symphony RangeVue sense-and-avoid tool towards safe integration of unmanned aircraft into the national airspace system.  Under the terms of the agreements, the test sites will gain valuable real-time and historical situational... read more

New Version of gfzrnx RINEX 2/3 Tool Ready for Testing

May 5, 2015By

The next version (0.93) of the “gfzrnx” RINEX-2/3 Tool is now available. Because of user feedback, the developers have fixed bugs and have added these new features: strict epoch interval handling via -sei command line parameter support of the upcoming RINEX version 3.03 (BDS B1 obs. types, IRNSS support) The software is still in a beta state, according to the GFZ IGS... read more

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