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


Navy Awards Unmanned Carrier Aircraft Concept Contracts to Boeing and Lockheed Martin

2016-09-28
Navy Awards Unmanned Carrier Aircraft Concept Contracts to Boeing and Lockheed Martin
The US Navy has awarded contracts to two contractors to refine concepts for the future MQ-25 unmanned carrier-based aerial refuelling aircraft.

GA-ASI Demonstrates Advanced Communications Capability

2016-09-28
GA-ASI Demonstrates Advanced Communications Capability
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) has announced that its Network Centric Communications Pod (NCCP) successfully demonstrated the ability to provide a robust communications data link between Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) and U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) ground and air forces during an exercise held at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC), Twentynine Palms, California, in July.

Certifiable Predator B Nears Flight Test Phase

2016-09-23
Certifiable Predator B Nears Flight Test Phase
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems is carrying out ground tests of its newly built Certifiable Predator B unmanned air vehicle, ahead of a flight campaign at the US Army’s Yuma Proving Ground throughout 2017 and 2018.

Amazon Drones to Hitch Rides on Trucks or Buses

2016-09-21
Amazon Drones to Hitch Rides on Trucks or Buses
When Amazon eventually starts delivering items via drone, the company wants the option to land its unmanned aircrafts on trucks or buses for a portion of the journey, a filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office shows.

US Defense Innovation Unit-Experimental Now Open

2016-09-19
US Defense Innovation Unit-Experimental Now Open
US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter has announced that the Defense Department is expanding its technology startup DIUx, or Defense Innovation Unit-Experimental to Austin, Texas. DIUx was created to get new tech into the hands of our troops faster by changing the entire way DoD approaches innovation.

DARPA Wants to Track UAS Over Urban Environments

2016-09-15
DARPA Wants to Track UAS Over Urban Environments
Airspace for the flying public today is perpetually congested yet remarkably safe, thanks in no small part to a well-established air traffic control system that tracks, guides and continuously monitors thousands of flights a day. When it comes to small unmanned aerial systems (UAS) such as commercial quadcopters, however, no such comprehensive tracking system exists.

Anti-Laser Lasers to Protect Drones

2016-09-13
Anti-Laser Lasers to Protect Drones
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Project Wing to Drop Burritos on Virginia Tech Students

2016-09-12
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US Army Tests Chemical, Biological Sensor Integration

2016-09-09
US Army Tests Chemical, Biological Sensor Integration
ECBC joined with technology developers from private industry and other Army and joint organizations to test a new integrated system of chemical and biological agent sensors Aug. 15 through 26 at Dugway Proving Ground’s West Desert Test Center in Utah.

US Navy Demonstrates Cross-Domain Communications via Blackwing Submarine-Launched UAV

2016-09-08
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