The FAA is setting up a new Aviation Rulemaking Committee that will help the agency create standards for remotely identifying and tracking unmanned aircraft during operations. The rule-making committee will hold its first meeting June 21-23 in Washington, DC. Continue reading →
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Researchers at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Creare LLC have received a Phase II $1 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a highly sophisticated autonomous flight control system to navigate unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in unknown dynamic environments, such as crowded urban locations, or in dangerous or hostile situations. Continue reading →
In the event of a natural disaster that disrupts phone and Internet systems over a wide area, autonomous aircraft could potentially hover over affected regions, carrying communications payloads that provide temporary telecommunications coverage to those in need. Continue reading →
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.