Project Ursula at Precision Farming Event

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


FAA reports five close calls with drones in Oklahoma

2015-09-01
FAA reports five close calls with drones in Oklahoma
In January, the pilot of a Hawker Beechcraft Bonanza flying over Tulsa reported seeing a 3-foot by 3-foot black drone flying about a quarter-mile off his left wing.

U.S. deploys Predator drones to Latvia

2015-09-01
U.S. deploys Predator drones to Latvia
The U.S. deployed MQ-1 Predator drones to Latvia for the first time this weekend, the Pentagon announced Monday.

FAA Selects Mississippi State University Team As Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

2015-08-19
FAA Selects Mississippi State University Team As Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

After a rigorous competition, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected a Mississippi State University team as the FAAs Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (COE UAS). The COE will focus on research, education and training in areas critical to safe and successful integration of UAS into the nations airspace.

Drone Researchers Face Restrictions from Federal Authorities

2015-08-11
Drone Researchers Face Restrictions from Federal Authorities
There is a high probability that remotely operated drones could be used to deliver medical supplies to disaster zones and underdeveloped countries, or to deliver packages to homes. Although drones have a large number of practical applications which need to be researched and tested, the restrictions placed by federal authorities do not allow researchers to test these unmanned aircrafts outdoors.

Insitu Conducts Successful Arctic Search and Rescue Demonstrations for U.S. Coast Guard

2015-08-10
Insitu Conducts Successful Arctic Search and Rescue Demonstrations for U.S. Coast Guard
Launching its ScanEagle unmanned aircraft from Oliktok Point at the North Slope of Alaska, Insitu conducted flight operations for the U.S. Coast Guard 13-15 July. The successful demonstration was part of the Coast Guard Research and Development Center’s Arctic Technology Evaluation 2015 Search and Rescue exercise (SAREX 2015).

Lockheed Martin Tech for UAS UTM System

2015-08-06
Lockheed Martin Tech for UAS UTM System
Lockheed Martin has deployed the first components of an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) system aimed to improve situational awareness to UAS operators and pilots as unmanned aircraft begin to enter airspace.

Blood Samples Successfully Transported by UAV

2015-08-04
Blood Samples Successfully Transported by UAV
Laboratory tests performed on blood samples flown for up to 40 minutes on hobby-sized drones yielded results comparable to those performed on samples that never left the ground, according to a proof-of-concept study conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University.

NG sponsors 2014 UAV Outback Challenge

2014-04-02
NG sponsors 2014 UAV Outback Challenge

Northrop Grumman has announced it will sponsor the 2014 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Outback Challenge competition.

Unmanned aircraft to help study wiliwili trees

2014-02-26
Unmanned aircraft to help study wiliwili trees

Unmanned aircraft will help researchers study a struggling Hawaiian tree species.

Australia should boost stocks in drone aircraft, military lobby group says

2014-02-25
Australia should boost stocks in drone aircraft, military lobby group says

AN influential air power lobby group wants Australia to acquire long-range unmanned combat aircraft that can fire precision missiles against targets without risk to pilots.


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