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SBG Systems introduces Ekinox Series, a new family of MEMS-based Tactical Grade Inertial Systems.

2013-01-17
SBG Systems introduces Ekinox Series, a new family of MEMS-based Tactical Grade Inertial Systems.
Rueil-Malmaison, France – SBG Systems presents Ekinox Series, a brand new product range of tactical grade inertial systems which brings robust and cost-effective MEMS to the Fiber Optic Gyro (FOG) level. This series consists of two ITAR Free models; the Ekinox AHRS which provides 0.05° 3D Attitude and 5 cm Heave, and the Ekinox INS which delivers additional 2 cm position.

Flying Test Bed: New Aerial Platform Supports Development of Lightweight Sensors for UAVs

2013-01-16
Flying Test Bed: New Aerial Platform Supports Development of Lightweight Sensors for UAVs
A research team at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is developing an airborne testing capability for sensors, communications devices and other airborne payloads. This aerial test bed, called the GTRI Airborne Unmanned Sensor System (GAUSS), is based on an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) made by Griffon Aerospace and modified by GTRI.

Testing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

2013-01-15
Testing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
By Ellen Reinhardt ATLANTA — Students at Middle Georgia State College’s aviation campus in Eastman are testing drones, but not the military drones you’ve heard of. They are working with NASA, Boeing and other companies using an unmanned aerial...

Northrop Grumman, Cassidian Fly First Sensor-Equipped EURO HAWK Unmanned Aircraft

2013-01-14
Northrop Grumman, Cassidian Fly First Sensor-Equipped EURO HAWK Unmanned Aircraft
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and EADS Deutschland GmbH, operating through Cassidian, together achieved a major milestone today with the first full system test flight of the EURO HAWK® unmanned aircraft system (UAS) equipped with the signals intelligence (SIGINT) advanced sensors for detection of radar and communication emitters.

TerraLuma project to use Headwall Photonics hyperspectral sensor for SkyJib UAV

2013-01-11
TerraLuma project to use Headwall Photonics hyperspectral sensor for SkyJib UAV
Fitchburg, MA–Because they say the richness of imagery data collected via hyperspectral sensing far exceeds that of other methods, researchers working on theTerraLuma project (www.terraluma.net) at the University of Tasmania (www.utas.edu.au) in Australia are partnering withHeadwall Photonicsto bringhyperspectral technologyto their fleet of unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) orunmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Sandia Airborne Pods Seek to Trace Nuclear Bombs Origins

2013-01-10
Sandia Airborne Pods Seek to Trace Nuclear Bombs Origins
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — If a nuclear device were to unexpectedly detonate anywhere on Earth, the ensuing effort to find out who made the weapon probably would be led by aircraft rapidly collecting airborne radioactive particles for analysis.

EMTs Museco VTOL UAS completes test flight

2013-01-09
EMTs Museco VTOL UAS completes test flight
The uprated MUSECO (multisensor Copter) prototype completed a successful test flight in December 2012. The MUSECO is based on the NEO S-350 VTOL UAV built by Swiss UAV AG and was developed in close co-operation between the two companies.

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.


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