As part of the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) operation the Schiebel CAMCOPTER S-100 UAS (Unmanned Air System) is helping to save the lives of refugees in the Mediterranean Sea. Desperate people fleeing conflict, economic desperation and violence in their homeland look towards Europe as a safe haven. They travel by all means possible for days or weeks on end to get to countries of transit from which they will sail out in makeshift sea craft. The lucky ones reach Europe where they can claim asylum, the unlucky ones perish.
The first completed Global Hawk has made history again with its 100th flight in support of NASA environmental research. The milestone occurred on a flight from Edwards Air Force Base in California more than 16 years after its first flight in 1998. The aircraft is now at Wallops Island for a two month deployment to conduct hurricane research missions.
Drones have become a big business, especially in South Florida. A company in Fort Lauderdale says sales are soaring sky high and they only seem to have scratched the surface on what to use the drones for. Entrepreneur Don Scott is CEO of DSLRPros, a development, manufacturing and customizing drone company working out of an inconspicuous building off west Dixie Highway. Continue reading →
North Carolina State University researchers have developed methods for electronically manipulating the flight muscles of moths and for monitoring the electrical signals moths use to control those muscles. The work opens the door to the development of remotely-controlled moths, or “biobots,” for use in emergency response.
MIT Lincoln Laboratory’s Airborne Sense and Avoid (ABSAA) Radar Panel is a stepped-notch antenna array that marks a substantial advance in the fabrication of wide-bandwidth radar systems for use aboard unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Continue reading →
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard is claiming it shot down an Israeli Hermes UAS, near the Natanz nuclear facility, earlier today. The Iranian military force has not offered any further details. Neither has Israeli commented on the claim.
Grady Jarrett, Clemson’s built-like-a-boulder nose tackle, thought he was hearing a swarm of bees last spring when he discovered the camera-equipped UAS hovering above the practice field. With the coaches’ children always buzzing around a Clemson practice, defensive end Vic Beasley said he first thought it was somebody’s toy. Instead, Clemson had joined the growing number of college football programs using UAS to record practices, and the results were met with wide acclaim.