• Sense and Avoid Collision for sUAS

    Introduction

    One of the critical requirements for the successful integration of unmanned aerial systems into civilian airspace to operate side-by-side with other airborne traffic is complete sense and avoid capabilities otherwise known... Read More

  • Piccolo Command Center Software

    Introduction

    Cloud Cap Technology, part of the UTC Aerospace System manufactures, services, markets, services and sells flight management systems, gimbaled camera systems and inertial sensors both manned and unmanned systems (Cloud Cap Technology... Read More

  • Overview of Data Storage and Transmission format in UAVs

    Introduction

    Unmanned systems handle data storage and processing in three primary ways: onboard only, onboard and livestreaming, and livestreaming only. Their data storage and transmission design... Read More

  • UAS Sensor Placements

    Introduction

    This post explores the placement of sensors and sensor suites found in commercial unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones. The design and placement of the sensors are generally dictated by its targeted use. The provides a brief description of... Read More

  • Unmanned Maritime Systems for Search and Rescue

    A short exposè on the use of REMUS 6000 emergency response

    Introduction

    Unmanned Maritime Vehicles (UMVs) can be divided into two categories; Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) and Unmanned...

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  • Using Visual Sensors and Machine Learning For Collision Sensing and Avoidance

    In manned aviation, humans act in the command, communication, control and intelligence loop to enable safe flight operations. Aircrafts employ several onboard sensors that work to keep the aircraft from colliding with other aircrafts in the air...    Read More

  • What the future of unmanned aerial systems could look like

    In the next two years, I predict that unmanned aerial systems will have major impacts on society. The current applications of commercial UAVs are largely limited to visual line of sight VLOS operations. This means that the pilot... Read More

  • Unmanned System Implementation Strategy

    A basic strategy and framework to implementing a successful unmanned system must integrate cross cutting concerns from all stakeholders. The manufacture, end user or enterprise, the civil aviation authority, the affected public and the legislators. The... Read More

  • Manned or Unmanned: Argument for more investments in unmanned space missions

    In this new space era and race with the privatization of space travel an important question that dominates the debate of space missions is whether unmanned or manned missions should be pursued. The...          Read More

  • Air Traffic Management System for Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems

    This entry is centred around the article “Air traffic control for delivery drones” by David Schneider.

    Beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations for commercial unmanned aerial... Read More

  • Positioning Systems For Unmanned Underwater Vehicles: A peek into future development

    Introduction

    This entry is based on the work done by Jeremiah Sullivan, published in IEEE Potentials. Sullivan, J. (2017). An acoustic positioning buoy. IEEE Potentials, 36(2), 16–19. doi:10.1109/MPOT.2016.263037.

     

    Communication underwater... Read More

  • Unmanned Ground Vehicle Applications Outside of Self Driving Cars

    This blog post provides a brief exposé on the future applications of Unmanned Ground Vehicles outside of self driving cars. Self driving or autonomous cars are the most common application of unmanned ground vehicles... Read More

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