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March 12, 2019 | Source: theverge.com, Jon Porter, 22 November 2019
MIT Researchers Create Plane That Flies Without Any Moving Parts
Researchers at MIT have developed a plane capable of flying without any moving parts, reports MIT Technology Review . The feat was achieved using electroaerodynamic propulsion,...
February 12, 2019 | Source: Army Recognition
U.S. 704th Test Group Successfully Leads Directed Energy Experimentation Campaign
After the success of the first range experiment of the Directed Energy Experimentation Campaign at White Sands Missile Range, in October 2018, the 704th Test Group’s Directed...
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...