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Kinetic Mesh Networks Augment AirMast Tethered Drone System

2016-10-26
Kinetic Mesh Networks Augment AirMast Tethered Drone System
As the demand for drone usage increases across industry sectors, Rajant’s kinetic mesh networks that are equipped to meet the aerial broadband connectivity drones require to maximize business advantage.

Israel Refuses to Sign US Document on Regulation of Drone Exports

2016-10-26
Israel Refuses to Sign US Document on Regulation of Drone Exports
Israel has refused to sign an US document on regulation of drone exports saying the American document could damage Israeli exports. The one-page document covers international legal standards, oversight of exports and transparency in the use and export of armed drones, Haaretz reported Sunday.

Did Sweden Really Ban Camera Drones?

2016-10-25
Did Sweden Really Ban Camera Drones?
Sweden, usually viewed as forward thinking and innovative, has now effectively banned camera drones. A decision by the Swedish Supreme Administrative Court places photos taken by drones in the same category as heavily regulated surveillance cameras.

Drone Hunter in UAE

2016-10-24
Drone Hunter in UAE
A new Drone Hunter that can chase down and identify unmanned aerial vehicles that breach restricted airspace has gone on display at GITEX Technology Week.

Drone Startup Funding Crashes

2016-10-24
Drone Startup Funding Crashes
Drone startups hoping to snag venture-capital funding may have hit some turbulence. Financing for drone companies fell 59% year-over-year in the third quarter, and 48% from the previous quarter. The drone industry’s numbers were starker than for venture-capital funding overall, in which funding dollars fell 39% from the same quarter in 2015 and 14% sequentially.

Drone Startup Funding Crashes

2016-10-24
Drone Startup Funding Crashes
Drone startups hoping to snag venture-capital funding may have hit some turbulence. Financing for drone companies fell 59% year-over-year in the third quarter, and 48% from the previous quarter. The drone industry’s numbers were starker than for venture-capital funding overall, in which funding dollars fell 39% from the same quarter in 2015 and 14% sequentially.

Drone World Expo Announces Keynote Presentation  The Realities of Drone Delivery

2016-10-23
Drone World Expo Announces Keynote Presentation The Realities of Drone Delivery
The concept of drone delivery may have originally seemed like a marketing gimmick, but it has become a serious program for many companies. Consequently, Drone World Expo has announced that this year the keynote presentation, “The Realities of Drone Delivery”.

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.”

Gliding Algorithm Keeps Drones Aloft for Hours

2016-10-20
Gliding Algorithm Keeps Drones Aloft for Hours
Launch an unmanned SBXC sailplane into the air with a catapult and it glides lazily down again in about three minutes. But when the sailplane is equipped with software to find plumes of warm air rising from the ground, known as thermals, it can ride them upward and extend its flight to a record-breaking five hours.

Prototype Miniaturized Radar for sUAS

2016-10-20
Prototype Miniaturized Radar for sUAS
While manned aircraft have used onboard radar for decades, the size and cost of the equipment has limited its use primarily to large, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Lei Shi, founder of UAVradars in Lawrence, Kansas, is trying to change this. His company—a spinoff from research conducted for NASA at the University of Kansashas developed a miniaturized radar for use on small, fixed-wing UAS which Shi expects will help with their integration into the national airspace.


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