Unmanned Systems

Unmanned Air Vehicles/​Systems (UAV/​UAS)

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News: Sensors/Data Acquisition
After skipping a year in 2020 due to COVID, AUSA 2021 returned to Washington, DC and came back strong. Army strong some might say.
Briefs: Motion Control
The X2 Technology Demonstrator recently achieved a level flight speed over 250 knots, proving the basic concept of the coaxial compound configuration.
News: Photonics/Optics
The two-day event highlights cutting-edge products and services designed to protect DoD personnel, equipment, and infrastructure from hostile drones.
INSIDER: Unmanned Systems

Designated in the United States as “upper Class E” airspace, the sky above 60,000 feet does not have stringent air traffic control rules since most aircraft are not capable of...

Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
“The Puma AE unmanned aircraft system enables frontline forces to gather real-time intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance in any operational environment,” said AeroVironment's Trace Stevenson.
Briefs: Unmanned Systems
While Defense Test and Evaluation (T&E) is different from agriculture, data attributes can be surprisingly similar.
Application Briefs: Unmanned Systems
The F3-R Rafale generates images in both the visible and infrared ranges.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The global proliferation of directed energy weapon technology presents a new threat for the United States.
INSIDER: Software

The faster drones fly, the more unstable they become and at high speeds, their aerodynamics can be too complicated to predict. Crashes, therefore, are a common and often spectacular...

News: Unmanned Systems
One of the most interesting — and definitely the most entertaining — technologies on display at this year’s AUVSI XPONENTIAL trade show was Boston Dynamics’s aptly named Spot robot.
News: Unmanned Systems
The rescheduled 2021 AUVSI XPONENTIAL unmanned vehicles and robotics technology trade show got underway this week.
INSIDER: Software

An automated system was developed that enables an operator to control a small fleet of up to 10 drones from a single ground station. The operator indicates the mission to be undertaken...

INSIDER: Software

For the first time an autonomously flying quadrotor has outperformed two human pilots in a drone race. The success is based on a novel algorithm that was developed by researchers of the...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Coaxial connectors, tactical servers, test benches, surge protectors, and more.
Articles: Unmanned Systems
Innovation is carrying airborne technologies farther and higher than ever before, and avionic cooling practices have had to evolve to keep up.
Briefs: Unmanned Systems
Tools, approaches, and insights to confidently approach the safe, secure, effective, and efficient testing of autonomy on air platforms.
Upcoming Webinars: Unmanned Systems
Unmanned Aircraft Technology

Unmanned aircraft – aka drones – are one of the fastest growing areas of modern technology, from the complex hunter/killer and surveillance systems used by the military, to the sophisticated remotely piloted vehicles used for civil and agricultural applications, to the type of drones envisioned for future...

INSIDER: Aerospace

For the first time in history, the U.S. Navy and Boeing demonstrated the Boeing MQ-25™ T1 unmanned aircraft refueling an F/A-18 Super Hornet in flight. During a test flight, the...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A folded zoom lens, miniature rotary encoders, starter generator control, and more.
Briefs: Imaging
Experimentation and analysis determined the optimum characteristics of an improved unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Sky Power’s SRE180 test stand provides a test solution for the Wankel engine SP-180 SRE hybrid.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Drones are useful technology; however, some seek to exploit the technology with bad intent.
Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Netline Communications Technologies has unveiled its new DroneNet RD Jammer.
Articles: Data Acquisition
Makers of 'Solider as a System' technologies must confront significant bandwidth and size, weight, and power (SWaP) constraints.
Application Briefs: Unmanned Systems
Martin UAV will participate in the Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment (AEWE).
INSIDER: Aerospace

If radar signals move down from the clouds and into a city’s streets, there are suddenly many objects that can be mistaken for one another. Drones can easily be hidden on radar displays among...

INSIDER: Energy

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory engineers recently demonstrated Hybrid Tiger, an electric unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with multi-day endurance flight capability. The team integrated...

INSIDER: Aerospace

Army researchers developed an approach that allows a rotary wing unmanned air vehicle (UAV) to land on a moving unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) without the aid of GPS and recharge before moving on. Teams of...

Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Numerica announced the development of a new U.S.-made, short-range surveillance radar for counter unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS).

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