The FRAC Centre in Orléans, France will for the first time host an exhibition to be built entirely by flying robots. Titled “Flight Assembled Architecture,” the six meter-high tower will be made up of 1,500 prefabricated polystyrene foam modules. The exhibition has been developed by Swiss architect Gramazio & Kohler and Italian robot designer Raffaello D’Andrea, to inspire new methods of thinking about architecture as … Continue reading Flight Assembled Architecture
Speaking in this months regulators newsletter John Mc Cormick, CASA head says, “At present each application for an unmanned aircraft systems operations is a standalone exercise and requires significant education of applicants,” “With a rapid increase in activity in this sector there is a risk that unsafe decisions could be made without comprehensive guidance material being available.” CASA will produce a series of six circulators … Continue reading CASA Australia to review UAS rules.
In June of this year a FOIA request was made on behalf of the sUAS News for a copy of the UAS ARC charter and membership list. At the time of the ARC’s convening, rumors where that no one had yet seen the charter. It’s a strange concept to put something together for supposed public benefit without going public with the why. Section 5’s a keeper: … Continue reading UAS ARC 2.0
WATERLOO, ONTARIO – Aeryon Labs, manufacturer of the Aeryon Scout, has been named the Ontario winner of the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters 2011 Regional Awards for New Technology, recognizing achievements and success realized by developing and implementing innovative new technologies into their products and processes. Awarded on behalf of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters and the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP), the award recognizes Canadian manufacturers and exporters turning innovative ideas … Continue reading Aeryon Labs Ontario Winner of CME 2011 Regional Awards for New Technology
According to AlterNet, the UAV carrying Hood Tech Vision’s imaging system has flown about half the US Navy’s total flight hours this year: “…Navy unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have flown more than 21,800 hours this year.” More than 10,000 of those hours were logged by the model carrying the Hood Tech imaging systems. This year almost all the Navy’s flight time for remotely piloted aircraft … Continue reading Hood Tech imaging systems10,000 combat hours,half the Navy’s total this year, the
Asmara Aerospace, which specializes in UAV courses and Composite UAV Airframes, is currently offering a unique training course in Composite UAV Fabrication to all government agencies and military institutions around the world. The course, which lasts between 2 to 6 weeks, teaches delegates everything about fabricating UAV airframes using composite materials. Materials such as Carbon Fibre, Fibreglass, Epoxy Resin, Polyester Resin and foams are used … Continue reading Asmara Aerospace offer UAS composite fabrication courses.
Southport, Manitoba (November 22, 2011) – Southport Aerospace Centre Inc. and Unmanned Systems Canada are pleased to announce that the 2012 Student Unmanned Aerial Vehicle competition will be hosted at the Southport Airport, Manitoba from May 4-6 2012. This national competition challenges university/college students from across Canada and various academic disciplines to design, build and fly their Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) with an objective to … Continue reading National Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Student Competition Coming to Manitoba
Is that a box really a box?? The University of Florida is seeking companies interested in commercializing a palm-sized aerial vehicle that alters its shape to avoid detection. The small flyer, equipped with a camera and microphone, is capable of transforming into an inconspicuous object (e.g. a soda can) upon landing. In recent decades, unmanned micro-aerial vehicles (MAVs) have gained acceptance for military applications. They … Continue reading Soda can shape shifting surveillance micro drone.
TiaLinx Inc., a developer of remotely controlled small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) integrated with mm-wave miniaturized radars, announced launch of its software-defined multi-function radar sensor implemented in its vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) platform. The Phoenix50-A VTOL sUAS system is capable of performing various functions, such as motion detection within a compound, scanning the ground for unexploded ordnance (UXO), and non-line of site (NLOS) landing using fine beam … Continue reading TiaLinx Inc. Announces Launch of Phoenix50-A, a Small Unmanned Aerial System
We predict that this .PDF will sit on the hardrive of every serious UAS operator that uses photogrammetry and structure from motion. In it Krzysztof describes in some detail how to achieve the best results with any sUAS and makes a very good case for his Pteryx platform. The formulas and concepts can be applied to any homebrew platform though. Download your copy here Find out more about … Continue reading The Secrets of Aerial Photomapping a free ebook