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Brave New Robotic World of Commercial and Civil Integration for UAVs
08/09/12 —   POPSCI—The exhibition floor at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s annual North American show—the largest expo for both civilian and military unmanned robotic hardware in the country—opened in Las Vegas (August 6-9), and for the rest of the week the unmanned robots took over. When the age of austerity closes a door… This year’s show is cast against a backdrop that is somewhat austere for the many, many robotics systems makers who exhibit here. Most of them do the majority of their businesses with governments around the world, many of which—like the United States—are facing huge cuts in…

LaserMotive Unveils Strategy for First Laser-Powered Fuel System for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
05/05/10 — Using laser power beaming – the wireless transfer of energy from one location to another using laser light, the new power system will supply unlimited power, extending the capabilities of unmanned aerial systems and enabling new missions. LaserMotive, a R&D company specializing in laser power beaming and winner of the NASA-sponsored 2009 Power Beaming Competition, has unveiled its blueprint for creating the first endless power system for unmanned aerial vehicles. The proposed system is based on technology LaserMotive developed for its winning entry in the Power Beaming Competition for a prize of nearly $1 million – the first time any…

Sarnoff Launches Acadia II Vision Processor
04/06/10 — Low power and small size of Sarnoff’s ARM11 MPCore based Acadia II system-on-a-chip provides real-time contrast enhancement, stabilization, multi-sensor fusion, and tracking, making it ideal for unmanned aerial and ground vehicles. Sarnoff Corporation launched Acadia II, a powerful system-on-a-chip (SoC) with real-time, portable, and low power consumption for vision processing…

A160T Proves Resupply Capability for US Marines
03/16/10 — Boeing’s unmanned A160T Hummingbird has successfully demonstrated its ability deliver up to 2,500 pounds of cargo up to 75 miles in under six hours.  The Boeing [NYSE: BA] A160T Hummingbird has successfully completed a cargo delivery demonstration under a U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory contract, proving the unmanned rotorcraft’s ability…

Boeing Launches Compact 3-D Imaging Camera
03/11/10 — Boeing Directed Energy Systems and Spectrolab develop a small, light 3-D imaging camera with modest power requirements that is well suited for use in unmanned aerial systems. Still imaging is currently supported, but video is coming soon. The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] announced it has begun offering a new, compact,…

Northrop Grumman’s MQ-8B Fire Scout Demonstrates Interoperability With the Army’s OSRVT
01/13/10 — MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned autonomous helicopter has been shown to work with the Army’s One System Remote Video Terminal (OSRVT) video and data system, enabling warfighters to remotely downlink live surveillance images and critical geospatial data. A Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) land-based MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Unmanned Aircraft System, designated…

AML Communications Receives Contract for Microwave Amplifiers for Northrop Grumman UAVs
10/05/09 — Manufacturer amplifiers and integrated assemblies for the defense industry, receives $220,000 order for microwave amplifiers to be deployed in a Northrop Grumman Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Program. AML Communications, Inc. (OTCBB: AMLJ), a designer, manufacturer and marketer of amplifiers and integrated assemblies for the defense industry, announced it has received…

A Drone for Defense and Safety
06/08/09 — Drones, known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), have proven to be of great value in military operations, but so far, their advantages have not been fully exploited for civilian uses. In civil life, drones are mainly used in the agriculture sector – for assessing how well crops are growing in…

Ascent Solar Modules to Be Designed into the Development of Hybrid Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
05/31/09 — Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTI), announced that its state-of-the-art, flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules will be designed into the development of a hybrid unmanned aerial vehicle (H-UAV) called the Silent Sentinel developed by Bye Aerospace, Inc. The H-UAV will be designed primarily for military use; however, its capabilities will also include…

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