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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.

First images of X-47B on the USS Harry S. Truman released

2012-12-11
First images of X-47B on the USS Harry S. Truman released
Only one thing to add to this, wow! Just look at the size of the thing. With nobody to keep alive on board it must have quite an endurance. The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator taxies on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman is the first aircraft...

Making connections at 45,000′: Future UAS may fuel up in flight

2012-12-10
Making connections at 45,000′: Future UAS may fuel up in flight
DARPA completes close-proximity flight tests of two modified RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles, demonstrates technology enabling autonomous aerial refueling

DARPAs load placing UAS.

2012-12-07
DARPAs load placing UAS.
When a person reaches out to place an object in just the right place, their mind makes a series of judgments requiring vision, stability and careful movement. Trying to do the same thing robotically from a hovering unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) requires several technology advances.


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