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Northwestern Michigan College Receives COA for UAV Factory Penguin B Operations

2013-01-08
Northwestern Michigan College Receives COA for UAV Factory Penguin B Operations
Northwestern Michigan College has received a Certificate of Authorization from the FAA to operate their UAV Factory Penguin B. The college, located in Traverse City Michigan, offers training on UAS systems to go along with their regular manned aviation training degree. Since 2010, the college has continued to grow their UAS program and graduates of the program are currently working out in industry.

Japanese company to rent out multirotors for security.

2012-12-28
Japanese company to rent out multirotors for security.
Japanese security company Secom has announced that they’ll be renting out camera-equipped drones capable detecting intruders, following them and taking their pictures. The drones, which are 24 inches wide and weigh only 3.5 pounds, can accomplish this task automatically or via a dispatcher.

IR-Blue  Open Source Hardware Thermal Imaging Smartphone Accessory

2012-12-25
IR-Blue Open Source Hardware Thermal Imaging Smartphone Accessory
Technology marches on, an Open Source project that has the potential to have an impact on civilian sUAS has hit its’s Kickstarter goal of $20,000. Add this to the coffee can SAR and a camera and you begin to have a fairly powerful sensor suite.

Irans 1st UAV carrying five micro-aircrafts designed

2012-12-21
Irans 1st UAV carrying five micro-aircrafts designed
An Iranian university student in the City of Isfahan has managed to design Iran’s first unmanned air vehicle comprised of five micro-aircrafts.

Build a Small Radar System Capable of Sensing Range, Doppler, and Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging

2012-12-20
Build a Small Radar System Capable of Sensing Range, Doppler, and Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging
From little acorns, very exciting early days and I will watch with interest. Opensource SAR, its a game changer. Total BOM $360, not sure if that includes the coffee. Are you interested in building and testing your own imaging radar system? MIT Lincoln Laboratory offers this 3-week course in the design, fabrication, and test of a laptop-based radar sensor...

Navys experimental unmanned drone passes tests aboard USS Truman

2012-12-19
Navys experimental unmanned drone passes tests aboard USS Truman

ByCRISTINA SILVA

Stars and Stripes

NAPLES, Italy — An experimental drone that could change the future of naval aviation has survived its first round of testing aboard an aircraft carrier, Navy officials say.

Turkey prepares to manufacture new type of UAV

2012-12-18
Turkey prepares to manufacture new type of UAV
The Turkish Scientific and Research Centre for Aerospace Technologies (UZAYTEM) jointly with Tusaş Motor Sanayi are preparing to manufacture a new type of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the Anadolu Agency reported on Tuesday.

BP Alaska trials Aeryon Scout

2012-12-17
BP Alaska trials Aeryon Scout
In Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, BP conducted pilot testing of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle technology to enhance pipeline inspection and safety.

Drone learns to avoid trees with a little help from a friend.

2012-12-13
Drone learns to avoid trees with a little help from a friend.
The BIRD Multi University Research Initiative project envisions getting mini Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to autonomously navigate through densely cluttered environments, like forests, autonomously.

Multirotor flying docking station

2012-12-12
Multirotor flying docking station
Development of the Flying-Dock, a novel concept in the field of Unmanned Aerial Systems, is well under way. This innovative system renders feasible a massively increased range for autonomous aerial vehicles via air-to-air refuelling, thus greatly expanding the operational envelope and functionality of mUAVs.


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