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


Type-Certifiable Predator B Takes Flight

2016-11-30
Type-Certifiable Predator B Takes Flight
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), has announced that its Type-Certifiable Predator B (TCPB) variant completed its first flight test at the company’s Gray Butte Flight Operations Facility near Palmdale, Calif., on November 17th.

FAA Evaluates Drone Detection Systems Around Denver

2016-11-21
FAA Evaluates Drone Detection Systems Around Denver
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) that enter the protected airspace around airports can pose serious threats to safety. The FAA is coordinating with our government and industry partners to evaluate technologies that can be used safely to detect drones near airports.

New York Makes $30M Public Investment in Drones

2016-11-17
New York Makes $30M Public Investment in Drones
The state of New York is pouring big money into making its central territory an international draw for unmanned aerial system (UAS) innovation.Govenor Andrew Cuomo announced Nov. 10 that $30 million in public funds would be applied toward the creation of a 50-mile-long research corridor to aid in the development of a UAS traffic management system and bolster the state’s standing as an innovation hub.

Pentagon to Publish New UAS Roadmap Early 2017

2016-10-31
Pentagon to Publish New UAS Roadmap Early 2017
The US Department of Defense (DoD) is to soon publish a new unmanned systems roadmap meant to guide industry for future investments and technology development.

Amazon Patents Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Assistant

2016-10-23
Amazon Patents Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Assistant
Amazon has received a patent that covers the systems required to build a pocket-sized unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that responds to voice commands.The patent application published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office says Amazon’s technologies are supposed to enable miniature drones that are “smaller, lighter, and less expensive than conventional UAVs.”

FAA Publishes Clarification of the Applicability of Aircraft Registration Requirements for UAS

2016-10-18
FAA Publishes Clarification of the Applicability of Aircraft Registration Requirements for UAS
This document clarifies the applicability of the statutory requirements regarding aircraft registration to UAS, including those operating as model aircraft.

Facebook to Test Wireless Technology on Low-Flying Drones Above its Headquarters

2016-10-17
Facebook to Test Wireless Technology on Low-Flying Drones Above its Headquarters
The skies above Facebook’s Silicon Valley headquarters may soon be buzzing with the sound of quadcopter drones. Thats because the company plans to fly at least one small, wireless-beaming drone at an altitude of 400 feet around its headquarters in the coming months.

Zipline Begins Humanitarian Drone Delivery in Rwanda

2016-10-16
Zipline Begins Humanitarian Drone Delivery in Rwanda
San Francisco based Zipline drones have begun regular humanitarian drone deliveries to hospitals in rural Rwanda.

Drone Aviation Gets DoD Contract for WATT Tethered Drones

2016-10-14
Drone Aviation Gets DoD Contract for WATT Tethered Drones
Drone Aviation Holding Corp, a manufacturer of tethered drones and lighter-than-air aerostats, has announced that it has been awarded a contract to supply its WATT electric tethered drones to a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) customer.

White House Drone Workshop Proceedings

2016-10-14
White House Drone Workshop Proceedings
The AUVSI Foundation presents the proceedings of the August 2, 2016 “Workshop on Drones and the Future of Aviation,” an event co-hosted with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).


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