TAG: UAV

Furuno Receiver Adopted for Use in Parrot Bebop Drone

April 17, 2015By
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Furuno Electric Co.’s latest multi-GNSS receiver module, GN-87, has been adopted for the new quadcopter Bebop Drone, made by Parrot SA. Parrot develops advanced technology wireless products. The GN-87 can receive GPS, GLONASS, SBAS, and QZSS concurrently, which significantly improves positioning success rate and robustness against interferences by using different frequency bands, Furuno said. Parrot Bebop Drone, equipped with a 14-megapixel fisheye lens camera, takes video... read more

AUVSI Unmanned Systems Offers Demonstrations, Exhibits

April 15, 2015By

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) will host Unmanned Systems 2015, which will run from May 4-7 at the Georgia World Congress Center Atlanta. With 8,000 attendees from around the world, Unmanned Systems 2015 is the largest expo and trade show in the industry, according to AUVSI. The event will include three days of interactive exhibits and exciting... read more

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SBG Systems Selects Septentrio AsteRx4 for Apogee Series

April 15, 2015By

SBG Systems, a manufacturer of inertial navigation systems (INS), has selected the Septentrio AsteRx4 OEM GNSS receiver to equip its Apogee product line. The announcement was made during Ocean Business 2015, held April 14-16 in Southampton, England. “We are delighted that SBG Systems — a respected specialist in designing INS/GNSS — endorses our newly released GNSS receiver for its performance,” said, Laurent Le... read more

DARPA Ocean Drone Would Lift ‘Upward Falling Payloads’

April 10, 2015By
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DARPA is looking for technology communities that can team to provide expertise and innovation for small sensors, expendable and small unmanned systems, and distributed communications and navigation technology. read more

DJI Unveils Phantom 3 UAV with Indoor Positioning

April 9, 2015By
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DJI has launched a new drone in its Phantom series. The Phantom 3 comes in two variations, Professional and Advanced, both of which provide greater control and creative options than the popular Phantom 2. On April 8, DJI held three simultaneous events in London, Munich, and New York to mark the release of the Phantom 3. Both Phantom 3 versions feature the strongest professional... read more

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FAA Streamlines Waivers for UAS Exemption Holders

March 24, 2015By

The Federal Aviation Administration has established an interim policy to speed up airspace authorizations for certain commercial unmanned aircraft operators who obtain Section 333 exemptions. The new policy helps bridge the gap between the past process, which evaluated every UAS operation individually, and future operations after the FAA publishes a final version of the proposed small UAS rule. Under the new... read more

FAA Gives Amazon Go-Ahead for Delivery Drone Tests

March 20, 2015By
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The Federal Aviation Administration has issued an experimental airworthiness certificate to an Amazon Logistics, Inc. unmanned aircraft (UAS) design that Amazon will use for research and development and crew training. Amazon has said it wants to use drones for delivering packages to customers. The FAA typically issues experimental certificates to manufacturers and technology developers to operate a UAS that does not have... read more

FAA UAS Proposal Open for Comments Until April 24

March 11, 2015By

The public has until April 24 to comment on a framework of regulations proposed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in February. The regulations would allow routine use of certain small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in today’s aviation system, while maintaining flexibility to accommodate future technological innovations, the agency said. The FAA proposal offers safety rules for small UAS (under... read more

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