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2012-04-02

Project Ursula at Precision Farming Event
Project Ursula is a two-year research and development programme between Callen-Lenz and Environment Systems to explore the potential for field-specific scanning using unmanned drones to capture high-definition field images.

Viewed as an alternative to satellite imagery, it captures a greater level of detail – useful for the basis of a Green Area Index for example – to allow greater adoption of precision farming principles and strategies.

Subject to ongoing trials with growers, Environment Systems consultant Mark Jarman says the system should be commercially available for 2014.




Region:  USA and Canada
Contry:  USA
Category:  UAV


What a Trump Presidency Could Mean for the Drone Industry

2016-07-24
What a Trump Presidency Could Mean for the Drone Industry
While the country discusses the effect that either candidate might have on the economy, at DRONELIFE we’re focused on the drone industry. Making a few projections based on the direction that the party and Mr. Trump have taken, heres our take on the what a Trump presidency might mean for the drone industry; both the good and bad. Were neutral parties: stay tuned next week for what Hilary may have in store for drones.

In depth with Tanky  The Worlds Fastest Ready-to-Fly Racing Drone?

2016-07-24
In depth with Tanky The Worlds Fastest Ready-to-Fly Racing Drone?
There’s a new drone startup making waves in the world of crowdfunding, and this time, it looks like speed is the top priority. California-based Tanky Drone has launched a crowdfunding campaign to bring its FPV racer to the wider public, which comes ready to fly and has, in testing at least, hit speeds in excess of 100 mph.

Drones Go to Summer School

2016-07-24
Drones Go to Summer School
Students in a South Carolina County academic program received a firsthand view from above of how drones are changing the game for public-safety agencies.

Amazon to Build Birdhouses for Drones

2016-07-19
Amazon to Build Birdhouses for Drones
Amazon drone delivery appears to be making some progress, as the company filed a patent this week for birdhouse-like docking stations for drones.

US Air Force Selects First Enlisted Airmen for Global Hawk Pilot Training

2016-07-18
US Air Force Selects First Enlisted Airmen for Global Hawk Pilot Training
The US Air Force recently selected the first 10 enlisted Airmen to attend RQ-4 Global Hawk pilot training, marking the first time since World War II enlisted Airmen will be behind the stick. The first combined enlisted and officer training course will begin October 2016, with the first enlisted Airmen expected to graduate in 2017.

UTC Aerospace Next-Gen Sensor for Global Hawk

2016-07-18
UTC Aerospace Next-Gen Sensor for Global Hawk
UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. has been awarded a contract to support the integration and testing of the MS-177 multi-spectral imaging (MSI) and long-range intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) sensor onto the Northrop Grumman RQ-4B Global Hawk Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).

GoPros Flying Box

2016-07-06
GoPros Flying Box
PatentYogi has unveiled a patent application that might shine some light on the drone’s design. They found a patent published last week, filed by a GoPro employee who works on drones.

Hacking Team Reveals Cracks in Drone Network Armor

2016-07-04
Hacking Team Reveals Cracks in Drone Network Armor
As the anti-drone industry grows, the many ways tech is used to down unmanned aircraft expands. Case in point — a research team at Johns Hopkins University recently demonstrated a hacking technique that joins a myriad of anti-drone solutions already out there – radar rifles, “virtual security domes,” acoustic detectors and more.

Measure and DJI Most Recent to Collaborate as Drone Firms Form Alliances

2016-07-04
Measure and DJI Most Recent to Collaborate as Drone Firms Form Alliances
In another indication of a maturing drone industry a trend is afoot: drone hardware and software manufacturers are aligning to provide end to end solutions UAS users. The most recent was announced yesterday between Measure and DJI. Measure is a US based commercial drone operator of drones and DJI is a leading manufacturer of unmanned aerial vehicles. Their partnership pairs UAV technology with operational expertise so commercial enterprise customers meet their goals.

Counterfire Radar Shows Multi-Mission Performance

2016-06-29
Counterfire Radar Shows Multi-Mission Performance
The Lockheed Martin AN/TPQ-53 counterfire radar recently demonstrated its ability to identify and track unmanned aerial systems and pass that information to a command and control node, a key capability as the battlespace rapidly becomes more crowded with emerging air threats.