Patrick C. Miller

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September 20, 2018

Kansas State using drones to improve agriculture, human health

UAS flown by Kansas State University researchers and students are part of a project designed to collect data on the prescribed burns used to maintain agricultural productivity. The goal is to limit the human health impacts from smoke. READ MORE

September 18, 2018

Drones could detect air pollutants after a disaster or accident

Based on experience from Hurricane Harvey, Texas researchers and engineers are developing a fleet of autonomous drones equipped to detect, track and model hazardous air pollutants released during accidents and natural disasters. READ MORE

September 14, 2018

Lockheed Martin, Drone Racing League launch AI tech challenge

Aviation manufacturer Lockheed Martin and the Drone Racing League have launched the AlphaPilot Innovation Challenge to encourage the development of AI technology for fully autonomous drone flights. A share of $2 million in prizes is up for grabs. READ MORE

September 10, 2018

New senseFly eBee X improves geospatial data collection

The eBee X, the latest version of senseFly's fixed-wing drone, offers three new camera options, greater durability and longer flight times for a wide variety of mapping applications. The objective is more efficient, higher quality data collection. READ MORE

September 07, 2018

PrecisionHawk strengthens positions in energy, insurance markets

PrecisionHawk has purchased HAZON Solutions and InspecTools to strengthen its position in the drone inspection of energy infrastructure. In addition, the company formed a partnership with EagleView Technologies, which works in the insurance industry. READ MORE

September 05, 2018

Altiscope releases blueprint for safe UAS integration

The unmanned traffic management group of Airbus has released a "Blueprint for the Skies" to provide for the safe integration of autonomous aircraft. The blueprint is the result of months of analysis by Airbus on future airspace needs. READ MORE

August 29, 2018

Will an electronics lead-time apocalypse hit the UAS industry?

How much will the lead-time apocalypse for electronic components impact the UAS industry? Two experts in electronics manufacturing and distribution addressed the question at the UAS Summit & Expo held last week in Grand Forks, North Dakota. READ MORE

August 29, 2018

Grand Sky UAS tech park launches first BVLOS flight

Capitalizing on a recent FAA authorization, General Atomics flew its first beyond-visual-line-of-sight mission using an unmanned aircraft flown from the Grand Sky UAS tech park adjacent to the Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota. READ MORE

August 29, 2018

Drone Delivery Canada conducts successful tests

UAS technology company Drone Delivery Canada has successfully completed beyond visual line of sight testing in Alma, Quebec, using its software platform and delivery drone. The company says it's close to commercializing its technology. READ MORE

August 15, 2018

Drone assassination attempt in Venezuela should teach lessons

Drone warfare expert Sarah Kreps says the attempted assassination of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro shows why it's important for counter-UAS measures to stay a step ahead of those who would use drone technology for nefarious purposes. READ MORE