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February 27, 2018 | Source: SOFWERX
SOFWERX Prize Challenge - Geo Hack-n-Hunt: Augmented Reality Navigation Assistance
In a high-stress situation such as evacuation due to a natural disaster, people may have difficulty finding their way along even familiar routes due to darkness, weather,...
Survivability and Vulnerability
February 21, 2018 | Source: NASA Tech Briefs, techbriefs.com, 1 March 2017
NASA Autonomous Aircraft Designed for High-Altitude Extended Flight
The autonomous airplane can be folded in a confined volume, transported, and deployed in terrestrial or extraterrestrial venues. NASA Langley Research Center researchers have...
February 12, 2018 | Source: Military and Aerospace Electronics, militaryaerospace.com, 22 December 2017, John Keller
Hydronalix to Develop Gateway Buoy for UUV Control and Communications
U.S. Navy unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) experts needed a special buoy to house and control surveillance UUVs designed to determine the depth and underwater topography of...
November 6, 2017 | Source: electrek, electrek.co, 20 October 2017, John Fitzgerald Weaver
Solar Drone Capable of Quasi-Perpetual Flight Tested in the Arctic
Researchers testing cutting-edge unmanned aerial vehicle technology went to the 24 hours a day sunlight of Greenland to power ‘perpetual’ solar drone flights. The main goal of the...
June 19, 2017 | Source: TechCrunch, techcrunch.com, 7 March 2017, Lora Kolodny
John Deere and Kespry to Bring Drones and Aerial Data to Construction and Forestry
Heavy equipment makers Deere & Co., better known as John Deere, have forged a strategic alliance with drone-tech startup Kespry, the companies announced Tuesday in Las Vegas...
April 10, 2017 | Source: U.S. Army, army.mil, 3 March 2017, Dan Lafontaine, PEO C3T Public Affairs
Next-Generation Fires Systems Improve Mission Command, Boost Lethality
Soldiers view live-stream full-motion video from unmanned aerial vehicles via a smartphone. They access 3D digital maps to send precision target coordinates. Soldiers are relying...
Comparing the GoPro Karma and DJI Mavic Pro Drones
DSIAC staff recently took a look at the capabilities of two newly released advanced consumer drones, the Karma, developed by GoPro, Inc., and the Mavic Pro, developed by SZ Dà-Jiāng Innovations Science and Technology Co.,...
November 8, 2016 | Source: Georgia Tech Research Horizons, rh.gatech.edu, Issue 3, 2015, Rick Robinson
On Their Own
As a team of unmanned quadrotor aircraft hovers above, six small ground robots roll into an unfamiliar two-story structure. Soon, the rotorcraft are darting about mapping the...