Fort Wayne Police Officers Learning the Ropes of Drones

Four officers at the Fort Wayne, Ind., Police Department are going through a nine-day training course to be federally certified to fly the department’s new unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The police department recently purchased two Yuneec Typhoon H-Pro drones, which will be operated for law enforcement missions and under the express authority of a search […]

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Aerotenna Brings Texas Instruments Sensor into Drone Collision-Avoidance Tech

Kansas-based Aerotenna, a provider of radar-based collision avoidance sensors and real-time intelligence for drones, has successfully tested the IWR1642 mmWave sensor from Texas Instruments (TI) with its own technology. Aerotenna, which is powered by Ainstein, says it will now feature TI mmWave sensors in its next-generation collision-avoidance solution, uSharp Patch D1. With a multi-mode design, […]

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Australian Government Plants Seed of Drone Agriculture

Australia’s top science agency is teaming up with the nation’s leading agribusiness corporation to deploy drones and long-range sensing tech to boost crop yields Down Under. The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) signed a joint partnership agreement with Ruralco, a nationwide agribusiness outlet with more than 500 outlets offering services from data analysis […]

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3 Ways Intel is Shaping the Drone Industry

Intel has come a long way from just providing chips, and over the last few years the company has moved quickly to the forefront of the drone industry.  With a series of acquisitions, including a stake in major Chinese manufacturer Yuneec, and the development of drone technologies that range from development platforms to a fleet […]

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Homeland Security Tests Tethered Drone Over Trump’s Vacation Golf Course

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that it will use a tethered drone to perform surveillance over the Trump National Golf Course in New Jersey, during the President’s vacation this month. “The Proof of Concept will help determine the potential future use of tethered sUAS in supporting the Agency’s protective mission,” says the […]

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Draper Equips High Speed UAVs with Vision for GPS-denied Navigation

The following release is from Draper, an engineering firm based in Cambridge, MA. The company is developing technology that will enable UAVs to navigate autonomously through indoor environments where GPS signals are unavailable. CAMBRIDGE, MA—Aug. 4, 2017—When a firefighter, first responder or soldier operates a small, lightweight flight vehicle inside a building, in urban canyons, […]

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