TAG: UAV

Drones Meet Guns — Now What?

July 30, 2015By

A Kentucky man shot down a drone when it crossed into “his airspace” over his backyard, and was subsequently arrested and charged with criminal mischief and wanton endangerment. William Merideth told Ars Technia that he never would have shot the drone with Number 8 birdshot if it had only been flying past. But since it hovered, he felt it was an... read more

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New Frontiers in Unmanned Flight — Your Questions Answered

July 15, 2015By
This drone is part of a prototype healthcare delivery system in Delft.

GPS World held a webinar May 21 on new unmanned aircraft initiatives, led by a panel of experts. I also participated, to provide insight into recent UAS industry. More than 300 people attended. We received numerous questions on this hot topic, but in an hour-long webinar, we didn’t have time to provide answers. This month, I tackle those questions, which explore interesting new applications and regulations governing operations for this fast-moving area of technology. read more

Drones Could Assist Lifeguards in Rescues, Shark Sighting

July 9, 2015By
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Lifeguards in the United States are testing how drones may help save lives in coastal waters. Cameras on drones can spot sharks from above, and drones are able to reach struggling swimmers faster than lifeguards to deliver life preservers. In Seal Beach, Calif., lifeguards are using the flying device to monitor sharks. “It’s an extremely valuable tool for our water observation,” said... read more

Jedi Soliders: Army Working on Drone Hoverbike

June 25, 2015By
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Hover technology has long been depicted in movies like Star Wars and Back to the Future. Now the U.S. Army is teaming up with two companies to develop hoverbike technology — a cross between a motorcycle and a drone. SURVICE Engineering Co., a Belcamp, Md.-based defense firm, and U.K.-based Malloy Aeronautics, an aeronautical engineering firm, are developing the Hoverbike technology for... read more

CHC Introduces UAV Ground-Control Specific GNSS System

June 17, 2015By
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CHC Navigation has launched a new UAV Ground Control (UAV GC) and post-processing kit for high-precision UAV systems. This kit is designed to provide an easy-to-operate complete system, and be cost-effective for producing centimeter-level control for UAV projects. The standard kit includes five GNSS receivers with expansion of additional receivers in pairs. The core of the system is the X900+OPUS, a dual-frequency triple-constellation... read more

Septentrio Completes Acquisition of Altus Positioning

June 15, 2015By

Septentrio Satellite Navigation has completed the acquisition and integration of Altus Positioning Systems. Septentrio said the acquisition strengthens the company’s focus on highly accurate and reliable GPS/GNSS positioning equipment, and the integrated company will continue to focus on developing emerging markets across the globe and increase advancements in the field of GIS. “At the heart of this fusion are our customers,” said... read more

Trimble Expands UAS Portfolio with Mutlirotor Partnership

June 12, 2015By
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Trimble is partnering with unmanned aircraft system (UAS) manufacturer Multirotor service-drone, GmbH. The collaboration will allow Trimble to expand its existing UAS portfolio to provide its customers with additional solutions to choose from based on their aerial imaging project needs. Multirotor service-drone, based in Germany, is a manufacturer of multirotor systems. Trimble will be Multirotor service-drone’s exclusive provider of multirotor vehicles for aerial... read more

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The System: SBAS Agree to Common Message

June 1, 2015By
current coverage (left) of WAAS, EGNOS and MSAS; 
long-term 2020–2025 (right) plan for dual-frequency, dual-GNSS WAAS-EGNOS-MSAS-SDCM-GAGAN.

Aircraft navigation and safety will benefit from enhanced, reliable satellite navigation signals on a seamless basis across much of the world in the 2020–2025 timeframe. read more

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