Monitoring Czech Floodings with a UAV

The village Hřensko is located between the rocks and was only accessible by water or by air. Using the UAV made it possible to carry out low flights in this terrain, which would have been impossible with a classic helicopter. In addition…

Aphex Hexacopter from Event 38

Jeff from Event 38 got in touch with sUAS News to tell us about their new multirotor system. If you would like one, get inline sales start tomorrow. I’m happy to announce the release of our first multirotor drone at…

Tornados vs. drones: the new weather war

TULSA, OKLA.—When it premiered, the film Twister put forth a fantastical science fiction idea: release probes into a storm in order to figure out which tornadoes could develop into killers. It’s no longer fiction. Oklahoma State University researchers are designing and building…

Entrepreneurs eye unmanned aircraft

civilpuma

(That looks mighty like a Puma from AV ed) By Peter Corbett Stephen Rayleigh’s unmanned aircraft does aerial photography from an altitude of 300 feet with images so crisp a runner’s shadow is visible on the pavement. Rayleigh, 24, a…

The Drone Dealer Diaries

There is no denying that the DoD machine stole the UAS thunder, things have become so convoluted they are now clear and not for the better. Fruition sometimes has a blunt way of telling us we were right, and unfortunately,…

Drones and agriculture @sUSBexpo

Professor Ken Giles will speak at sUSBExpo 25th 26th July 2013,  about his work at UC Davies and the Yamaha RMAX Professor Giles focuses his research on fluids and material handling, particularly spray applications. The atomization of liquids into spray droplets…

RPAS Operations Survey

Within the context of its Global Access Initiative, UVS International is organizing this survey on currently ongoing civil Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) operations. The intent of this survey is to: a) Reach out to the current civil RPAS operators’…

An Operating System for the Commercial Drone Era

By Jessica Leber At Boeing, Jonathan Downey once worked on the development of the A160 Hummingbird, an unmanned helicopter used by the U.S. military. Now drones are just starting to launch into nonmilitary markets, and Downey’s startup, Airware, hopes to build a standard…