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Interaerial Solutions 2016

October 11, 2016By

Intergeo 2014 in Berlin hosted a flight zone event for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) business applications, which led to the 2015 debut in Stuttgart, Germany, of Interaerial Solutions as an integrated topic platform. For the first time, Interaerial Solutions will run as a free-standing UAS platform Oct. 11–13 during Intergeo 2016 in Hamburg. “Interaerial Solutions Expo. Forum. Flight Zone for UAS.” hosted by Hinte... read more

Commercial drone services could reach $8.7 billion annually by 2025

May 2, 2016By

According to a new report from Tractica, by the end of the next decade, annual revenue from drone-enabled services will be more than double the revenue from sales of commercial drone hardware units themselves. The market intelligence firm forecasts that global commercial unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) services revenue will grow from $170 million in 2015 to $8.7 billion by 2025. UAVs... read more

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uAvionix debuts pingRX receiver for small drone collision avoidance

May 2, 2016By

Electronics manufacturer uAvionix has introduced the smallest and lightest ADS-B receiver, according to the company. The new pingRX weighs 1.5 grams and requires one hundredth the power of conventional ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast) receivers. It implements “sense and avoid” capabilities for small drones operating in the National Airspace (NAS). The receiver, for use in small drone collision avoidance systems ADS-B, helps aircraft... read more

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Drone manufacturers form new lobbying group

April 4, 2016By

Global drone manufacturers 3DR, DJI, GoPro and Parrot today are forming the Drone Manufacturers Alliance, a coalition intended to serve as the voice for drone manufacturers and their customers across civilian, governmental, recreational, commercial, nonprofit and public safety applications. “We will advocate for policies that promote innovation and safety, and create a practical and responsible regulatory framework,” said Kara Calvert, director of... read more

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Interaerial Solutions returns to Intergeo as independent UAS event

March 21, 2016By

Intergeo 2014 in Berlin hosted a flight zone event for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) business applications, which led to the 2015 debut in Stuttgart, Germany, of Interaerial Solutions as an integrated topic platform. For the first time, Interaerial Solutions will run as a free-standing UAS platform Oct. 11–13 during Intergeo 2016 in Hamburg. “Interaerial Solutions Expo. Forum. Flight Zone for UAS.” hosted by Hinte... read more

Hot research: Improved car nav downtown, indoor mapping with drones

March 16, 2016By

While most Western car-nav systems use only GPS, a new study clearly shows an advantage to embedding multi-constellation receivers in these systems. Plus: A step closer to using UAVs for indoor mapping. read more

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Retrofitted Predator succeeds in long-winged flight

March 7, 2016By
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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) has successfully flown the Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper Extended Range (ER) Long Wing craft. The long-wing Predator is retrofitted with improved long-endurance wings, greater internal fuel capacity and additional hard points for carrying external stores. The flight took place Feb. 18 at GA-ASI’s Gray Butte Flight Test Facility in Palmdale, Calif., on a test aircraft. GA-ASI is a a... read more

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Opportunity for Accuracy: Terrestrial SOPs attractive supplement to GNSS

March 7, 2016By
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Exploiting terrestrial signals of opportunity (SOPs) can significantly reduce the vertical dilution of precision (VDOP) of a GNSS navigation solution. Simulation and experimental results show that adding cellular SOP observables is more effective in reducing VDOP than adding GNSS space vehicle (SV) observables. read more