Tag Archives: Drones

Report: Army Eyes Northrop-Designed VTOL Drone as Potential RQ-7 Replacement

The U.S. Army is evaluating a vertical takeoff and landing drone Northrop Grumman designed with MartinUAV as the military service considers replacing its RQ-7 Shadow fleet, C4ISRnet reported Sunday. Both companies developed the V-BAT unmanned aerial system to perform reconnaissance missions without the use of special equipment. A single controller can operate the drone using a …

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Johns Hopkins APL Researchers Seek to Enhance Drone Swarm Navigation Using Neuroscience

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Applied Physics Laboratory are attempting to enhance the navigational algorithms of autonomous robotic swarms using discoveries related to dynamic replanning “” the cognitive mechanism that allows animals to navigate while on the move. The researchers will then study changes in …

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Aurora Flight Sciences, Socionext Partner to Develop Drone Collision Protection System

Boeing‘s Aurora Flight Sciences subsidiary and Japan-based Socionext have partnered to develop a radar-enabled system that will be designed to protect consumer drones from collision. The Radar Flight Control Module will employ a single-chip 24 gigahertz radar that uses range measurement software to detect the presence, distance and speed of nearby objects, Socionext said Tuesday. …

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Kratos to Deliver UAS and Supplementary Systems for National Security Customers

Kratos has received contracts totaling to $14.5 million in value to deliver eight jet-powered unmanned aerial systems, as well as supplementary communications and ground control systems to customers involved with national security. The company said Tuesday it will perform work at its secure production facilities. Kratos President and CEO Eric DeMarco expressed …

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Caltech Opens Autonomous Tech Research Hub

California Institute of Technology has opened a new facility to help further research efforts on drones, driverless cars, robotics and machine learning technologies. Caltech said Tuesday it established the Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies to serve as a hub for university, industry and government researchers, such as NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory …

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Dynetics’ OWL Business Introduces UAV Surveillance Tech

Observation Without Limits, a Dynetics company, has unveiled a suite of  surveillance sensor and information systems designed to detect Class 1 and Class 2 drones that operate in low-altitude airspace. Dynetics said Wednesday the GA9000 series is equipped with three-dimensional radar technology that will work to detect low-altitude airspace security threats at a range of …

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