Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Sensors & Ground Control

UAS, UAV, RPAS, and drone technologies, including ground control stations and electro-optical payloads

 

Aerospace engineers need to look at liquid cooling, Curtiss-Wright technical fellow advises

Aerospace engineers need to look at liquid cooling, Curtiss-Wright technical fellow advises

PHOENIX, 20 Jan. 2015. High-density, high-performance processors can create thermal management challenges. Extended temperature operating environments and long life exacerbate system design issues. VITA is helping to solve a lot of these problems, admits Ivan Straznicky, technical fellow, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions in Ottawa, Canada.

Global governments, militaries investigate LTE communications via aerostats, unmanned aircraft swarms

Global governments, militaries investigate LTE communications via aerostats, unmanned aircraft swarms

PHOENIX, 19 Jan. 2015. Radar and communications, specifically Long Term Evolution (LTE), applications are growing, explains John Long, vice president integrated systems at LCR Embedded Systems Inc., a provider of chassis, backplanes, and integrated systems in Norristown, Pa.

PHOENIX, 19 Jan. 2015. VITA Executive Director Jerry Gipper opened the annual Embedded Tech Trends (ETT) conference in Phoenix today with an overview of global electronics developments. Among them are: ubiquitious computing and the proliferation of digital devices, inexpensive digital storage, connectivity, and the “sensor-ization of technology,” or the trend of “putting sensors on everything.” At the same time, “drones are kind of a big deal,” Gipper said, quoting USA Today’s coverage of Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 in Las Vegas. Gipper and his cohorts recall having seen hundreds of drones, also known as unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) at CES.

Embedded Tech Trends 2015 opens, concentrates on electronics innovation

PHOENIX, 19 Jan. 2015. VITA Executive Director Jerry Gipper opened the annual Embedded Tech Trends (ETT) conference in Phoenix today with an overview of global electronics developments. Among them are: ubiquitious computing and the proliferation of digital devices, inexpensive digital storage, connectivity, and the “sensor-ization of technology,” or the trend of “putting sensors on everything.”

Navy orders three RQ-21A Blackjack small tactical UAS for Navy and Marines surveillance

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 19 Jan. 2015. U.S. Navy officials are buying three new RQ-21A Blackjack small tactical unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to provide surveillance capability for U.S. Marine Corps and Navy tactical commanders.

Never has the value of human intelligence on the flight deck been more important

HOWARD'S TOWER BLOG 19 Jan. 2015. Modern avionics represents truly amazing technology. Sensors are growing in sophistication, digital satellite communications is helping guide aircraft to their destinations more efficiently than ever before, and small powerful computers are blending sensor inputs to produce on-board real-time situational awareness.

NASC selects CAE simulation/training for TigerShark XP unmanned aircraft

NASC selects CAE simulation and training for TigerShark XP unmanned aircraft

WARMINSTER, Pa., 14 Jan. 2015. Officials at NAVMAR Applied Sciences Corp. (NASC), a supplier of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and professional engineering services, selected CAE in Montreal, Canada, as its preferred simulation and training provider for its TigerShark XP UAS.

Republic of Korea selects IAI Heron unmanned aircraft for Army project

Republic of Korea selects IAI Heron unmanned aircraft for Army project

SEOUL, Korea, 8 Jan. 2015. The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) of the Republic of Korea has selected Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) Heron unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also commonly called drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), for a corps-level UAV upgrade project.

Electric unmanned aircraft market to grow globally, driven by commercial use over next four years

Electric unmanned aircraft market to grow globally, driven by commercial use over next four years

DALLAS, 8 Jan. 2015. The electric unmanned aircraft systems (UAS, also known as drones or unmanned aerial vehicles, UAVs) market will grow at an 18 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2018, driven by increased commercial use and applications, according to a new report from ReportsnReports.com.

Mercury Systems to deliver digital signal processing modules for unmanned synthetic aperture radar application

Mercury Systems to deliver digital signal processing modules for unmanned synthetic aperture radar application

CHELMSFORD, Mass., 6 Jan. 2015. Mercury Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:MRCY), a high-tech commercial provider of secure and sensor processing subsystems, has received a $2.5 million follow-on order from a defense prime contractor for high-performance digital signal processing modules for use in unmanned airborne synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and ground moving target indication (GMTI) radar applications.

Northrop Grumman to provide four Global Hawk UAS to boost South Korean surveillance

Northrop Grumman to provide four Global Hawk UAS to boost South Korean surveillance

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 5 Jan. 2015. Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) experts at the Northrop Grumman Corp. Aerospace Systems segment in San Diego will provide four RQ-4B Block 30 Global Hawk long-range UAVs to South Korea to boost that country's long-endurance surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.

Unprecedented growth predicted in unmanned aircraft systems market over next decade

Unprecedented growth predicted in unmanned aircraft systems market over next decade

WILMINGTON, Del., 23 Dec. 2014. Revenues for satellite-based unmanned aircraft systems (UAS, also known as drones, unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs) in all regions are predicted to grow from $1.3 billion in 2013 to $3.1 billion in 2023, according to Northern Sky Research’s (NSR's) “Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) via Satellite” report.

Army to build special UAV airport at Fort Bliss for Grey Eagle and Shadow unmanned aircraft

FORT BLISS, Texas, 22 Dec. 2014. U.S. Army unmanned vehicles experts are building a special airport for Grey Eagle and Shadow unmanned aerial systems (UAS) at the Fort Bliss Army post near El Paso, Texas, to support the Army's 1st Armored Division.

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Adorama equips Aries Blackbird X10 unmanned quadcopter with HD video and image capture

NEW YORK, 19 Dec. 2014. Photography, video, imaging, and electronics retailer Adorama is introducing the new Aries Blackbird X10 professional, remotely controlled aerial quadcopter.

Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration selects VTOL UAS from ING Robotic Aviation

Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration selects VTOL UAS from ING Robotic Aviation

OTTAWA, Ontario, 16 Dec. 2014. Officials at the Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration (ACUASI) sought a robotic aircraft, also known as a drone, for research into systems integration and specific unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) applications, as well as to increase the center’s focus on robust Arctic-proven technology. They found their solution at ING Robotic Aviation: the company's Responder rotary-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system.

Northrop Grumman moves to next phase of DARPA aircraft laser missile-defense program

ARLINGTON, Va., 15 Dec. 2014. Laser weapons experts at the Northrop Grumman Corp. Aerospace Systems segment in Redondo Beach, Calif., are moving forward with a military research program to use lasers for defending manned and unmanned military aircraft from heat-seeking missiles.

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