Don’t be surprised if you hear a buzzing sound in the hallways of South Hall this semester; it’s the sound of the future, in the form of small student-piloted unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones.
This semester, a small team of School of Information students is experimenting with…Continue
by Dan White
Imagine if a ScanEagle had been available during Katrina. It could permit the clever separation of Search from Rescue.…Continue
Just a taste of a project I'm involved with at Fordham University's Cyber Security and Intelligence Group and the Ferrante Group. Phase one is getting wrapped up, with the second phase pending research funding. A lot of 3DR technology is used in this!
Follow up from my recent post :
A Great week for all attendants and a glorious 2day for all DIYDrones members and APM users & Devs!!
With glad, i…Continue
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AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration.
ACTION: Notice of public engagement session.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will work together to evaluate whether small unmanned aircraft operated by the USGS can save state wildlife managers time, money and offer a safer and enhanced alternative to gather greater sage-grouse data.
First, the problem is how to define a drone? You may think a drone is unmanned aerial vehicle. But how about an model plane with a camera…Continue
sUAS News Group and the Silicon Valley Chapter of AUVSI, et al are putting on the first of its kind International Small Unmanned System Business Exposition in San Francisco on July 25-26, 2013. What this represents is a leap forward for the rest of the unmanned systems community. Attendees will…Continue
Building a strong UAV.
I added a cut off switch was fitted, the xt60 at the rear.
For those who dont know ASPRS, is The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.
On their 2013 Annual conference call for abstracts, gladly they included Unmanned Aerial Vehicles!!
And here we go! After almost 3 years of…Continue
This was a quick test at Dolphin Research Center to see if a peduncle band if visible from the air using low cost equipment. The dolphins have been trained to wear the bands. The peduncle bands are used in case of a hurricanes to be able to identify the dolphins if they get washed out to sea in a storm. Because the dolphins do not have the skills needed to feed themselves…Continue
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin announced a strategic plan for the state's unmanned aerial vehicle industry - A Strategic Plan for the Development of an Unmanned Aerial Systems Enterprise in the State of Oklahoma
From their home page - "USA-OK is a state…Continue
I have found a project that uses 299.00 AR Drone 2.0 as the platform for search and rescue missions. This is a very good example of UAV for good uses at toy prices.
Details about the project are here: http://paparazzi.enac.fr/wiki/TU_Delft_-_Search_and_Rescue_with_AR_Drone_2
They have even posted fully autonomous flight videos that look very promising. No…Continue
Myself and three other Mechanical Engineering students are in our last year of college and we wanted to go out with a bang.... So we though, what would be fun to build as a senior project?
Well, we decided unanimously on building a heavy lift gas powered quadcopter. It will have a payload of 50lbs, variable pitch to allow quick maneuvers and two 12.5hp two-stroke hobby motors running parallel. Each rotor head will have four 435mm rotor blades making this UAV…Continue
We definitely trust the APM a LOT! So we decided to create another version of our…Continue
I started to document some flights wth HUGO this week . Here is some footage of "loiter" and "stabilise" flight modes.Also took some decibal readings from approx. 10' to 1.5'. The dB level never exceeded 95 dB. This is not a scientific test. I hope to show a comparison with open frame as a control and get some proper testing procedures in place.
I have been using a single axis gimbal for FPV ,…Continue
The last couple of days (weeks) it was snowing now and then. Thus the hole winter landscape of holland was covered in a nice white carpet of snow. A good time to test the UAV of the ATMOS Team from TU Delft.
Sit back and enjoy the combination of a relaxing tune and the nice bird's-eye view over a snowy…Continue
Here are two news stories from the training exercise I helped conduct last week in south Texas. We were training the Texas A&M personnel on how to operate as the ground crew for the UAV system they purchased last year. They did a great job and it was fun week working with them all week despite the colder…Continue