Utah in running for unmanned aircraft research

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Barbara Christiansen – Daily Herald It sounds like something out of “Star Wars” or some other science fiction tome, but it’s a reality and could be coming to Utah. The state might get a different kind of Christmas present this…

How Can Drones Transform Surveying?

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By Frank Willis During the past 50 years, surveying and engineering measurement technology has made five quantum leaps: the electronic distance meter, total station, GPS, robotic total station and laser scanner. Unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) or drones (also known as unmanned aerial…

Menci update

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ENAC (Italian civil aviation authority) published the first edition of Aerial vehicles piloting guidelines, giving a set of rules including civil drone handling. The guidelines (italian) are here. New tool modules are planned for next year. In january will be released TerrainTools, a…

WSU Students Build a Firefighting UAV

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In response to events like the tragic June 30 Yarnell, Ariz. wildfire which claimed the life of 19 firefighters, awareness of the need for improved communications in wilderness firefighting scenarios has been raised.  The USTAR-supported Utah Center for Applied Innovation…