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Army Gray Eagle conducts manned-unmanned exercise

December 22, 2015By

In August, U.S. Army Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft took part in manned-unmanned teaming exercises in South Korea, including streaming video and metadata to an AH-64 Apache helicopter while in flight. Exercise support was conducted from Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, and represent a milestone for the MQ-1C Gray Eagle, proving its ability to conduct operations in diverse weather condition, according... read more

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GPS artist creates global message of peace on Earth

December 22, 2015By
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Peace on Earth: That's the message spelled out across the globe by GPS artist Yassan in time for the holiday season. read more

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Amtrak turns on positive train control for northeast corridor

December 21, 2015By

Travelers taking Amtrak between New York City and Philadelphia are now being protected by a new crash-prevention system. Amtrak, the United States’ national passenger railroad, has activated positive train control between New York City and Philadelphia, the last stretch of its tracks on the busy Northeast Corridor to get the system, reports the Wall Street Journal. Amtrak activated the system... read more

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Santa again tracked by NORAD on Christmas Eve

December 21, 2015By
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NORAD is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of tracking Santa’s yuletide journey through an interactive website, smartphone apps and social media. NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, is based in Colorado Springs. The NORAD TracksSanta website, launched Dec. 1, features Santa’s North Pole Village, which includes a holiday countdown, games, activities and more. The website is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish,... read more

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New mapping technology helps Santa deliver toys more efficiently

December 21, 2015By
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This holiday season, Santa Claus is using innovative technology to become even more efficient. He will be using RippleNami, a cloud-based visualization platform, to efficiently and safely deliver presents. Our favorite jolly man is one busy fellow. Not only does he have to keep track of the naughty and nice kids all year long and make the appropriate number of... read more

FAA small unmanned aircraft registration begins

December 21, 2015By

The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) registry is now live and ready for owners of hobby UAS to use at www.faa.gov/uas/registration. Registration is free for the first 30 days with a rebate, then $5 after that. The online registration system does not yet support registration of small UAS used for any purpose other than hobby or recreation... read more

Leica adds to geodetic monitoring software

December 21, 2015By

Leica Geosystems has introduced two new additions to its Leica GeoMo deformation monitoring solution: Leica GeoMoS AnyData and GeoMoS API. Users of the system can now create comprehensible visualizations and customizable reports, which enables powerful sensor data fusion for applications, such as air or water quality monitoring and construction or building management. With GeoMoS AnyData and GeoMoS API, multiple open... read more

Sensor fusion: Low-cost, high-end

December 21, 2015By
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Integration for infrastructure monitoring, navigation By Desislava Staykova and Nico Zill Rapid development in the technology of combined sensors within complex systems has taken place over the last decade. Such systems provide different accuracy levels, offering the possibility of use in application areas such as surveying, railway and automotive engineering, land administration, and for navigation purposes. Multi-sensor integration and fusion... read more