FAA:-COE for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

FAA-Puma1

In accordance with Public Law 101-508, the FAA plans to competitively select a Center of Excellence for UAS within the next year. The COE will be a geographically disbursed consortium of the FAA, university partners and their affiliates selected by the FAA Administrator to conduct UAS related research, education and training…

New to the Archaeologist’s Tool Kit: The Drone

perudrone

By WILLIAM NEUMAN and RALPH BLUMENTHAL CHEPÉN, Peru — A small remote-controlled helicopter buzzed over ancient hilltop ruins here, snapping hundreds of photographs. Below, stone walls built more than a thousand years ago by the Moche civilization gave way to a grid of…

Unmanned aircraft displayed for inspector general

predome

By KARI HAWKINS All unmanned aircraft systems were a go – although simulated – for Lt. Gen. Peter Vangjel when he visited the Joint Integration Systems Laboratory during his time at Redstone Arsenal on Aug. 5. The three-star inspector general,…

Drone tests over farm near Batavia will start soon

precisionhawk

David Riley, Drones may soon be buzzing near Batavia. An announcement last week that researchers will soon fly a lightweight, self-guided drone over a farm near Batavia revealed that a federally backed project to test unmanned aircraft could reach farther…

Nevada drone testing off to slow start

nevadadrones

By SEAN WHALEY CARSON CITY — Testing of unmanned aerial vehicles in Nevada has gotten off to a slower start than expected, with the first test flight in April and about $300,000 in revenue from testing collected so far, a…

New York unmanned aircraft systems test site goes live

FAA-Puma1

FAA announced the Griffiss International Airport unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site in Rome, New York—the fifth of six—is now operational. FAA granted the Griffiss team a two-year Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) to use a PrecisionHawk Lancaster Platform UAS. The…

UAV technology aids in collecting invaluable data

Neal-Snooke

The work of a computer scientist at Aberystwyth University has helped capture images of Greenland glaciers for the purpose of building digital elevation maps and gathering glaciology data for research. Dr Neal Snooke, a lecturer at the Department of Computer…

Robotic Raptors to the Rescue

founder_nico_nijenhuis_with_falcon_prototype

BY EMMA BRYCE The ability to fly may be one of birds’ most enviable qualities, but it also makes them much more difficult to corral, even when it’s for their own good. While appropriate fencing may keep some land creatures…