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

Unmanned Systems

UpFront: Robotics, Automation & Control
NASA reveals winners of a CO2 conversion challenge.
Briefs: Aerospace
This evaluation tool for low-altitude air traffic operations can be used by the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industry.
Facility Focus: AR/AI
Today, Carnegie Mellon’s College of Engineering performs research in robotics, cyberphysical systems, artificial intelligence, biomedicine, energy, and other topics.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
As the U.S. lands a craft on the Moon for the first time since 1972, technology built by Louisiana State University students will report back from the lunar surface.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Ewellix (Gothenburg, Sweden) has developed a planetary roller screw that's now on Mars.
NASA Spinoff: Aerospace
A NASA microphone that detects unseen air turbulence is lofted to high heights aboard a stratospheric glider.
Briefs: Unmanned Systems
This fuel cell could power a variety of transportation modes such as unmanned underwater vehicles, drones, and eventually electric aircraft.
Briefs: Materials
The flexible antenna was designed for active aeronautical satellite communications.
Special Reports: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Test & Measurement - September 2021

An automated CT system “sees” deep inside electronics to spot hidden defects...a NASA moon mission spinoff now monitors forest fire emissions...a novel way to test bonded structures in critical...

Question of the Week: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Could Digital Twins Be Used on ‘Any System?’

An INSIDER story this month highlighted efforts to use sensors to improve the virtual design model known as a digital twin.

Briefs: Transportation
Applications include vehicle and aircraft tires, sports helmets, military equipment, and seals and couplings.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The material sets the stage for new forms of electric power in the future.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The system uses infrasonic acoustics for weather monitoring and for drone or UAV activity.
Briefs: Imaging
Dangerous “butterfly” landmines can be detected using low-cost drones and infrared cameras.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
These tiny aerial robots can operate in cramped spaces and withstand collisions.
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...

Q&A: Unmanned Systems
New autonomous robotic devices can survey hazardous or difficult-to-reach sites faster than humans.
NASA Spinoff: Robotics, Automation & Control
The interface enables one person to accomplish tasks that previously required two sets of hands.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
An algorithm runs onboard a vehicle, providing important real-time data to aid in steering the craft.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The new hinge is the key to get loadbearing, large quadrotors to climb a few dozen feet in seconds.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This technology provides drones sufficient time and distance to react, avoid wires, and navigate follow-on maneuvers.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Autonomous quadcopters can be trained using simulations to increase their speed, agility, and efficiency.
Special Reports: Wearables
Aerospace & Defense Sensing - April 2021

A microwave radiation sensor offers 100,000 times greater sensitivity...Nature-inspired sensors help autonomous machines to see better...New accelerometers aid the development of Electric Vertical...

Special Reports: Aerospace
Unmanned Systems - March 2021

Drones that swarm and change shape mid-flight... autonomous combat vehicles on the battlefield...the latest in counter-UAS technology. Read about new advances in air and ground unmanned systems in this report...

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
In-air UAV docking, digital communication via touch, and a computer-vision monitor for diabetes.
Briefs: Aerospace
“Smellicopter” uses a live moth antenna to avoid obstacles and seek out smells.
Briefs: Aerospace
Hundreds of drones can recharge autonomously on unmanned ground vehicles.
Briefs: Unmanned Systems
The algorithms enable drones to quickly switch between hover and forward flight.
Briefs: Aerospace
Onboard cameras can be used to keep damaged quadcopters in the air and flying stably, even without GPS.

Webcasts

Upcoming Webinars: Automotive

The Art of EV Propulsion System Design

Upcoming Webinars: Automotive

Solutions for Automotive Interior Colors

Upcoming Webinars: Automotive

Latest Enhancements for ADAS Sensor Testing and Simulation

Upcoming Webinars: Automotive

Adhesives and the Future of Battery Designs

Upcoming Webinars: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Using High-Resolution X-ray Computed Tomography to Inspect...

Upcoming Webinars: Automotive

Digital Solutions to Design Vehicles for Noise and Vibration