Category Archives: Research

Calgary Research on Vision-Based Navigation for Drones

Dr. Mozhdeh Shahbazi, professor of geomatics engineering at the University of Calgary's Schulich School of Engineering is working on developing autonomous navigation technology for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs.) She anticipates the technology will be used in a next-generation breed of 'intelligent' drones that will aid in everything from search and rescue to aerial evidence collection for law enforcement. Bryan Passifiume/Postmedia Network

Dr. Mozhdeh Shahbazi, professor of geomatics engineering at the University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering, is working on developing autonomous navigation technology for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs.) She anticipates the technology will be used in a next-generation breed of ‘intelligent’ drones that will aid in everything from search and rescue to aerial evidence collection for law enforcement.

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White Paper: Dysfunction in UAS Regulatory Safety Decision Making – Analysis and a New Paradigm

In this paper by Suzette Matthews, Esq. and Frank L. Frisbie, P.E., the authors postulate that the absence of an articulated paradigm and decisional standards for determining whether a particular UAS operation will be “reasonably safe” for performance over the non-consenting public is the most significant barrier to certification/operating approval for commercial UAS.  Continue reading

Wirth Research VTOL Hydrogen Powered UAV

 

Wirth Research has released more details of its new Tilt Rotor, Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL), hydrogen fuel cell powered, advanced terrain mapping drone. The all-new Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) will be VTOL capable for its long-endurance missions, carrying its primary mission payload of a sophisticated suite of terrain-mapping sensors and on-board data processing capabilities.   Continue reading