Keyword: Unmanned aerial vehicles

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Briefs: Power
NASA’s System-Wide Safety (SWS) project is developing innovative data solutions to assure safe, rapid, and repeatable access to a transformed National Airspace System.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
For drones to autonomously perform necessary but quotidian tasks, they must be able to adapt to wind conditions in real time.
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Blog: Unmanned Systems
The Trojan Unmanned Hover Plane (UHP) is a one-of-a-kind system that bridges the gap between the need to hover and the need to reach long ranges, giving it the ability to perform aerial missions with pinpoint precision.
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Briefs: Aerospace
Acoustic optimization for anti-phase asymmetric rotor.
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Facility Focus: Electronics & Computers

Founded in 1876, the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Bolder) is a public research university in Boulder, CO. The College of Engineering and Applied Science at CU Boulder was founded in 1893. With an...

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Briefs: Energy

A continuous flight of small drones over its perimeter could enhance security of the nation's border, but there is one small problem: The battery limitation of small drones (they last about 30 minutes)...

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Briefs: Medical

Substances such as plastics, metals, and wax are used in 3D printers to make products and parts for larger items. Products created through the 3D printing of plastics include every-thing from...

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Facility Focus: RF & Microwave Electronics
Learn about the aviation, space, cybersecurity, and engineering achievements happening at Embry-Riddle.
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A new fabrication technique helps improve the performance of flying micro-robots.
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Briefs: Design
A new robot developed by Caltech researchers LEO carves out a new type of locomotion somewhere between walking and flying.
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5 Ws: Electronics & Computers
About the size of a grain of sand, the flying microchip (or microflier) does not have a motor or engine.
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Briefs: Imaging
Applications include avionics, data storage, process control, reconfigurable manufacturing lines, and civil and structural engineering.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
UAVs can land on moving unmanned ground vehicles without GPS.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A silicon chip provides a low-cost solution to help machines see the world clearly.
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Briefs: Software
The algorithm calculates time-optimal trajectories that fully consider the drones’ limitations.
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Briefs: Aerospace
The new algorithm could enable fast, nimble drones for time-critical operations such as search and rescue.
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Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Unmanned aircraft present a range of optics challenges.
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Articles: Motion Control
A vision-based control algorithm saves a quadrotor after the complete loss of a single motor.
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Briefs: Energy
This evaluation tool for low-altitude air traffic operations can be used by the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industry.
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Briefs: Unmanned Systems
This fuel cell could power a variety of transportation modes such as unmanned underwater vehicles, drones, and eventually electric aircraft.
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Briefs: Communications
The flexible antenna was designed for active aeronautical satellite communications.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The system uses infrasonic acoustics for weather monitoring and for drone or UAV activity.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Dangerous “butterfly” landmines can be detected using low-cost drones and infrared cameras.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
These tiny aerial robots can operate in cramped spaces and withstand collisions.
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Q&A: Test & Measurement
New autonomous robotic devices can survey hazardous or difficult-to-reach sites faster than humans.
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NASA Spinoff: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The interface enables one person to accomplish tasks that previously required two sets of hands.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The new hinge is the key to get loadbearing, large quadrotors to climb a few dozen feet in seconds.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Autonomous quadcopters can be trained using simulations to increase their speed, agility, and efficiency.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Onboard cameras can be used to keep damaged quadcopters in the air and flying stably, even without GPS.
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