Unmanned Vehicles & Robotics

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Using the relationship of system architecture products and model-based systems engineering analysis, a UAV-UGV team can collaboratively conduct the structured, rudimentary tasks necessary to find a person in distress.
A raft of companies have emerged to provide counter-UAS technologies, but challenges remain.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Robotic Combat Vehicles: Putting the Brains Behind the Brawn
A new era of Robotic Combat Vehicles (RCV) is about to begin
This research explores the development of a UGV capable of operating autonomously in a densely cluttered environment such as the tropical jungles or plantation estates commonly found in Asia.
Application Briefs: Defense
Anti-Drone Remote Weapon System
Weighing only 70 kilograms, the Pitbull-3 delivers Point & Shoot technology
Understanding the mechanics of insect flight could help improve the agility, autonomy, robustness and integrated sensing and processing of unmanned aerial vehicles.
NASA is adding a new antenna for communicating with the agency’s farthest-flung robotic spacecraft.
Accurate measurement of deformations occurring within or on soft materials will advance the next class of soft robotics and wearable biomedical sensors.
INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
Sky Devils Provide Critical Link to Soldiers

New Jersey Army National Guard soldiers train daily to operate the RQ-7B Shadow unmanned aerial vehicle for surveillance, targeting and communications relay.

Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Automatic Drone Detection System
Tektronix partnered with Erisys RF Solutions to release an automated drone detection solution.
Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
New Products: February 2020 Aerospace & Defense Technology
Flexible testing systems; mission-defense tech; high-speed comparators; and more.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Changing How the Aerospace Industry Makes Parts
Today's technology must increase production rates and part quality, while reducing setup times and costs.
Metal 3D Printers, Dispensing Robots, Resistance Spot Welding, and More
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Marking Aircraft Components
Although marking adds no intrinsic value to a component, it is central to the smooth operation of the industry.
Application Briefs: Communications
Robotic Helicopter
Steadicopter's Black Eagle 50 unmanned helicopter has been upgraded.
Editor Bruce A. Bennett offers a look at the Association of the United States Army's 2019 Annual Meeting.
A Tech Briefs reader asks: What's next with military motion control?
Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Drone Control System
Kongsberg Geospatial recently introduced a new multi-domain control system for coordinating the use of drones in the battlespace.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Unmanned Helicopter Drone
A Robinson-22 helicopter converted into an unmanned drone successfully completed in-air programmed missions.
Articles: Propulsion
Microturbine Propulsion for UAVs
The continued use of reciprocating engines has limited the UAV market’s ability to reach its true growth potential.
News: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Inside Story: Allied Motion

Many medical devices — from robotic surgery to autonomous delivery robots in hospitals, to dialysis equipment — use motion control products to operate. Allied Motion’s long and successful experience as a...

Editor Bruce A. Bennett takes us through the unusual — and completely unexpected —at this year's LASER World of Photonics.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New Products: June 2019 Aerospace & Defense Technology
Lange Couplers

The construction and port orientation of the Lange Coupler from SemiGen (Londonderry, NH) makes it useful as both a power combiner and splitter for RF and...

Three new unmanned helicopters were unveiled at AUVSI’s XPONENTIAL show in Chicago.
A Navy Sea Glider can look for a target in mid-air or underwater.

The purpose of this study was to assess the ability of commonly available COTS software to produce geometrically accurate orthometric mosaics and terrain...

Articles: Defense
Eyes In the Sky

Drones (i.e. quadrotors) are a popular and increasingly widespread product used by consumers as well as in a diversity of industrial, military and other applications. Historically under the control of human operators on the...

Application Briefs: Defense
Surface to Surface Missile
MBDA
Le Plessis-Robinson, France
+33 1 71 54 10 00
www.mbda-systems.com

At the end of 2018, MBDA successfully demonstrated the use of the Mistral missile against fast boats such as FIACs (Fast...

There are many challenges in developing complete performance ontologies and test methodologies to define and evaluate the...

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