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January 14, 2019 | Source: Defense Systems, defensesystems.com, matt leonard, 5 september 2018
Army Looks Into Laser-Powered Drones
Even as drone technology advances, power constraints limit the amount of equipment unmanned systems can carry, as well as the time they can stay in the air. Some drone systems,...
December 17, 2018 | Source: Business Insider, nordic.businessinsider.com, Sten Lock, 29 May 2018
Reykjavik University Achieves Holy Grail of Airborne Technology-Drone That Looks and Flies Like a Bird
Drones are all the rage these days, but the technology still has its limitations. Drones can be noisy and easily spotted, which makes them difficult to use for surveillance...
Survivability and Vulnerability
December 3, 2018 | Source: The Drive, thedrive.com, Marco Margaritoff, 2 August 2018
DARPA Taps Silent Falcon to Develop Midair, Laser-Based Drone Charging
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) arguably develops some of the most technologically advanced systems known to man, and its latest endeavor certainly continues...
December 3, 2018
Cargo Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
What UAVs could deliver a 50-pound payload for launch and landing on a moving ship at sea without use of catapults, cables, or nets? DSIAC was asked to compile a list of...
November 21, 2018
Ground Deployed UAV for Persistent ISR
What COTS/GOTS technologies exist for ground deployed persistent ISR? DSIAC received a request for commercial and government off-the-shelf (COTS/GOTS) technologies that...
November 19, 2018 | Source: Redmond Magazine, redmondmag.com, Brien Posey, 6 November 2018
Microsoft Now Lets You Build Your Own Drone App
More than a perk for hobbyists, Microsoft's new software development kits (SDK) will -- for the first time -- give anyone who has basic development skills a way to build apps for...
October 18, 2018
Small Form Factor IFF Transponder Crypto Appliques for UAS
What miniaturized cryptographic devices are available for transponder and radio applications in small UAVs? DSIAC was asked to find small size, weight, and power (SWaP)...
Unmanned Aerial Systems for Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance
This report summarizes information about various unmanned aerial systems (UAS) platforms currently used for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR). The applicability of various UAS platforms and sensor payloads for specific types of...
Defense Systems Digest - 28 August 2018
28 August 2018
August 7, 2018 | Source: GCN, gcn.com, 23 August 2018, Matt Leonard
Bringing Drones into a Smart City Network
San Diego is in the midst of a tech convergence. It is working to build what it calls the nation’s largest smart city network, and it also was selected for the U.S. Department of...