Council Forms to Advance Use of UAS in Public Safety

A group recently formed with a goal of advancing the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in public safety. The National Council on Public Safety UAS plans to focus on “awareness, education, training, collaboration, best practices, FAA rulemaking, defining public safety requirements and general engagement.” In addition, the group says it will “stay abreast of […]

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A Truly Adorable Drone Does a Serious Job in Space

What could be one of the cutest drones in existence is doing a serious job, taking pictures and videos on the International Space Station (ISS.) Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has released images and video taken by the JEM Internal Ball Camera (the Int-Ball.)  Int-Ball is the first camera drone that can record video while […]

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Canada’s Disappointing Drone Regs

Transport Canada has released a draft of new drone laws, which the world’s leading drone manufacturer DJI says could significantly limit the industry. “While DJI is pleased some operating restrictions from earlier Interim Orders have been eased, the draft rules as written would significantly limit safe and responsible drone use,” says DJI’s statement. “The rules […]

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Illinois Community College Offers High School Drone Camp

College of DuPage (COD), a community college based out of Glen Ellyn, Ill., is rolling out a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) camp for high school students. The camp, offered through the college’s Continuing Education Program and Homeland Security Training Institute, is being held Tuesday, Aug. 1, at the college’s Glen Ellyn campus. According to […]

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Report: Government Drone Spending to Double by 2025

American government spending on drones is expected to more than double in eight years, according to an American market research firm. A report released by Ohio-based Freedonia Group predicts spending will leap from $100 million to $250 million by 2025 with federal spending alone accounting for $170 million in new UAV tech purchases. “The state […]

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Sentera Grows High-Precision Line With Release of Quad Sensor

Sentera hs introduced the latest update to its high-precision sensor product line, the Quad Sensor. It features 4 customizable imagers for precision agriculture data collection. In its standard configuration, the sensors offers standard Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), Green NDVI, Normalized Difference Red Edge (NDRE), and high-resolution color data capture – all in a single […]

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