VT researchers study jet engines ingesting drones

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Matt Jones, In all of 2014, the Federal Aviation Administration recorded 238 possible drone sightings and near-misses by aircraft. Between Jan. 1 and Aug. 20 of 2015, the agency reported 678. Many in the aviation industry have expressed concern about unmanned aerial vehicles — including drones — impacting aircraft. New research from members of Virginia…

ANT-1771 Smallest Lightest UAV Drone Micro Encoder / Decoder

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Antrica, a worldwide supplier of H264 video encoding and streaming solutions, today unveiled the ANT-1772 UAV MICRO, its latest multichannel encoder for airborne and ground Drone encoding and streaming applications over IP. As the world’s smallest dual-channel H.264 HD/SD encoding or decoding solution, weighing less than 43 grams. The ANT-1772 Micro sets a new standard…

Back to the Future—Galaxy Unmanned Systems Kickstarter Next-Generation Unmanned Airship

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Unmanned airships will again return to the skies of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, Texas. After a multi-year hiatus from the commercial drone business, the principals at Galaxy Unmanned Systems L.L.C. (formerly Galaxy Blimps) are ready to incorporate lessons learned from supporting the U.S. military on successful LTA projects. The unmanned blimp isn’t a totally new…

AERIGON UAV Flies Over London in Pursuit of James Bond

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Intuitive Aerial’s AERIGON UAV was used on a key action scene in Spectre, the latest addition to the James Bond movie franchise. Helicopter Film Services (HFS) flew its AERIGON just above the rooftops near Trafalgar Square in London as Bond, played by Daniel Craig, races up a fire escape. Easily lifting a 6K RED Dragon…

Autodesk Invests in Skycatch To Evolve Construction Technology

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At Skycatch, we believe in the power of collaboration. We know that powerful visions often inspire strong partnerships that lead to some of the world’s most remarkable innovations. We’re thrilled to announce a new relationship with Autodesk, a leader in design and engineering software for the manufacturing, building, and media & entertainment industries. For more…

Life-Saving Maritime Rescue Drone Wins European Satellite Navigation Competition 2015

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This evening, the global satellite navigation community gathered at the ddb forum in Berlin to recognise the year’s most brilliant innovations in commercial applications of satellite technology. The project POSEIDRON won over the international jury of experts with its remote-controlled multicopter built to support maritime search-and-rescue services – and took home the grand prize ahead…

Cyberhawk shortlisted for UK Rail Industry Awards

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Cyberhawk Innovations has been named as a finalist in the ‘Service Innovation’ category at this year’s UK Rail Industry Awards. The world leader in Remotely Operated Aerial Vehicles (ROAV), otherwise known as UAVs or drones, is not only a pioneer in the use of ROAVs for inspection and survey in the rail sector, but is…

Radio spectrum allocated for global flight tracking

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ITU World Radiocommunication Conference enables Earth-to-space reception of ADS-B transmissions Agreement has been reached at the World Radiocommunication Conference in Geneva on the allocation of radio frequency spectrum for global flight tracking in civil aviation. The frequency band 1087.7-1092.3 MHz has been allocated to the aeronautical mobile-satellite service (Earth-to-space) for reception by space stations of…

Seattle Great Wheel hit by drone

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Liza Javier and Heather Graf, KING 5 News SEATTLE — Seattle’s Great Wheel was struck by a drone Wednesday night, shutting down the waterfront attraction briefly but causing no injuries. The incident happened just after 4 p.m. Employees say they heard a loud “thud” and saw a drone had crashed onto a plastic table on…