Unmanned Aircraft Systems

  • uAvonix, DJI, Stanford Look to Use UAS Speed Changes to Enhance Sense-and-Avoid

    May 2, 2016 | [Avionics Today 05-02-2016] uAvionix, DJI and Stanford University are working together to develop sense-and-avoid technologies to help insure safe aircraft separation based on speed changes. Eric Mueller, an aerospace engineer at NASA Ames Research Center...

  • Aurora Flies Scaled-Down Version of DARPA’s VTOL X-Plane

    April 19, 2016 | Aurora's VTOL X-Plane subscale vehicle demonstrator. Photo: Aurora [Avionics Today 04-19-2016] Aurora Flight Sciences’ successfully flew its Subscale Vehicle Demonstrator (SVD) of its LightningStrike, Vertical Take-off and Landing Experimental Plane...

  • FAA Raises Blanket UAS COA

    March 30, 2016 | Small UAS. Photo: Auburn School [Avionics Today 03-30-2016] The FAA has raised the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) “blanket” altitude authorization for Section 333 exemption holders and government aircraft operators to 400 feet. Previously, the...

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