TAG: UAV

FAA Proposes New Rules for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

February 17, 2015By
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  The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed a framework of regulations that would allow routine use of certain small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in today’s aviation system for commercial purposes. “We have tried to be flexible in writing these rules,” said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta in a statement. “We want to maintain today’s outstanding level of aviation safety without placing an... read more

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Maxtena Announces New L1 L2 GPS GLONASS Active Antenna

February 12, 2015By
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Antenna maker Maxtena has launched an L1 L2 GPS/GLONASS active helix antenna for GNSS satellite applications. The new  antenna M1227HCT-A2-SMA antenna will replace its predecessor the M1227HCT-A-SMA antenna, which made its debut in 2010.The new antenna has been mechanically upgraded. It is packaged in a high-quality, durable IP67/68 sealed radome housing and terminated with a gold-plated SMA connector for RF feed/input and DC... read more

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Pirker Drone Case Reaches Settlement

January 30, 2015By

Aerial photographer Raphael Pirker has settled the civil penalty proceeding brought by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration in 2013 concerning his flight of a styrofoam Zephyr II model aircraft (or “drone”) at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in October 2011. The $1,100 settlement  “does not constitute an admission of any of the allegations in the case or an admission of... read more

Drone Demonstrated for Congressional Science Committee

January 26, 2015By

The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee held a hearing Jan. 21 on the integration of commercial unmanned aerial vehicles in United States airspace. Colin Guinn, senior vice president of sales for 3D Robotics, demonstrated the Parrot Bebop drone during his testimony. C-SPAN aired the event, as reported by the National Journal. Congress has tasked the Federal Aviation Administration with readying airspace for... read more

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FAA Grants Two More UAV Exemptions

January 6, 2015By
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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today granted two more regulatory exemptions for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations for commercial use. The FAA granted five exemptions to four companies in December. The two companies are Advanced Aviation Solutions of Spokane, Wash., and Tierra Antiqua Reality of Tuscon, Ariz. Advanced Aviation Solutions plans to fly an eBee senseFly UAV Ag system carrying a georeferenced still... read more

UAVs Featured at Consumer Electronics Show

January 6, 2015By

An Unmanned Systems Marketplace debuts this year at the annual International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), being held this week in Las Vegas. The marketplace highlights the burgeoning technology in drones, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and other unmanned systems controlled by onboard computers or remotely from the ground. Also, a session on drones will focus on safety and privacy of commercial UAV use.... read more

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Wearables, UAVs Make CEA’s List of Profitable Emerging Tech

January 6, 2015By

Record-Breaking Year Ahead: Industry Revenues to Reach All-Time High of $223.2B in 2015 Revenues for the consumer electronics (CE) industry are projected to grow three percent in 2015 and to reach an all-time high of $223.2 billion, according to The U.S. Consumer Electronics Sales and Forecasts, the semi-annual industry report released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). The total... read more

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