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

May 6, 2015By

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
Kairos Autonomi produces solutions that can be retrofitted or "strapped-on" to any existing optionally unmanned vehicle or vessel.

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

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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CEA Research: UAS Could Reach 1M U.S. Flights a Day in 20 Years

May 5, 2015By

The United States will reach one million unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) flights per day within the next 20 years, given the right regulatory environment, according to new economic research from the Consumer Electronics Association. Brian Markwalter, senior vice president, market research and standards, CEA, shared the association’s domestic UAS economic analysis at the Unmanned Systems 2015 Conference in Atlanta, Ga.... read more

Live from AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems 2015

May 5, 2015By

The GPS World staff is reporting live from Unmanned Systems 2015, held May 4-7 in Atlanta. The event convenes the global community of commercial and defense leaders in intelligent robotics, drones and unmanned systems, hosted by AUVSI. Check back throughout the week for event updates, including news, photos, videos, tweets and more. NEWS Trimble Expands UAS Portfolio with Mutlirotor Partnership (5/7) Geodetics Teams with Velodyne... read more