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Succesful First Launch for Space-Based ADS-B Netwok

Iridium Next SateliteAireon has announced the successful launch and deployment of the first ten satellites hosting its space-based automatic dependent surveillance broadcast (ADS-B) system.  Part of the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation, Aireon’s space-based ADS-B network will transform air traffic management capabilities, providing real-time air traffic surveillance and flight tracking across 100 percent of the planet.  Continue reading

NASA Awards $1M Contract to Human Automation Teaming Solutions

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NASA has awarded Human Automation Teaming Solutions Inc. (HATS) a $1 million contract for a yearlong effort to develop R-HATS technology that will reduce the number of human operators needed to manage complex systems. By allowing the seamless sharing of tasks and responsibilities between automation and human, a single ground operator using R-HATS will simultaneously assist and monitor multiple manned or unmanned aircraft. Continue reading

Amazon Patents Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Assistant

amazon-how-the-drones-would-workAmazon has received a patent that covers the systems required to build a pocket-sized unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that responds to voice commands.The patent application published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office says Amazon’s technologies are supposed to enable miniature drones that are “smaller, lighter, and less expensive than conventional UAVs.”

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