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Sagem flight tests prove Patroller UAS capable of operating in civilian airspace

Sagem flight tests prove Patroller UAS capable of operating in civilian airspace

BOULOGNE BILLANCOURT, France, 26 Nov. 2014. Sagem (Safran) completed flight tests demonstrating the feasibility of an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) -- also known as unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or drone -- being integrated in a shared airspace alongside other manned and unmanned aircraft, in compliance with civil aviation regulations and air control procedures. Company engineers performed a series of roughly 20 flights using Sagem’s Patroller UAS near Toulouse from October 26 to November 7. It was carried out within the scope of Single European Sky ATM Research, Europe’s SESAR program.

ON Semiconductor collaborates with ICs LLC to develop radiation-hardened ASICs for aerospace applications

PHOENIX, 25 Nov. 2014. ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq:ONNN) has entered into a licensing/development agreement with ICs LLC to bring to market application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) resilient to radiation effects. 

Army orders five mobile air traffic control towers from Sierra Nevada for deployed operations

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 24 Nov. 2014. U.S. Army aviation experts are asking for five mobile air traffic control towers from manufacturer Sierra Nevada Corp. in Sparks, Nev., to help coordinate air traffic in battlefield and other temporary airfields.

Marine Corps chooses 3D weather radar avionics from Honeywell for upgrade of KC-130T aircraft

PHOENIX, 24 Nov. 2014. U.S. Marine Corps avionics experts needed an advanced weather radar system for a planned upgrade to 14 KC-130T aircraft. They found their solution from Honeywell Aerospace in Phoenix.

Eight-channel discrete-to-digital sensor IC for avionics applications introduced by Holt

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., 24 Nov. 2014. Holt Integrated Circuits in Mission Viejo, Calif., is introducing the HI-8429 eight-channel discrete-to-digital sensor IC for avionics applications.

FreeFlight Systems tests RANGR ADS-B system for UAS airspace integration test program

FreeFlight Systems tests RANGR ADS-B system for UAS airspace integration test program

WACO, Texas, 21 Nov. 2014. Engineers at Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s (TEES) Vehicle Systems & Control Laboratory (VSCL) have installed and flown the FreeFlight Systems RANGR ADS-B Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) system on their Pegasus II unmanned aircraft system (UAS)—an historic first for a certified ADS-B UAT system to receive FAA approval to be flown on a UAS.

SMART Aircraft flight deck communications and health monitoring system unveiled

SMART Aircraft flight deck communications and health monitoring system unveiled

TORONTO, Ontario, 21 Nov. 2014. Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. and International Communications Group of Newport News, Va., are launching an integrated solution for Status Monitoring, Analysis, Reporting and Tracking System (S.M.A.R.T. AIRCRAFT), a result of the integration between ICG's NxtLink Series of satellite-based flight deck communications systems and the STAR-ISMS.

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