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

Unmanned Systems

Special Reports: Unmanned Systems
Rugged Computing - March 2021

From the battlefield to the oceans to the extremes of space, electronics and computing advances enable missions in the harshest conditions. To help you keep pace with the latest developments, we present this...

Blog: Robotics, Automation & Control
A survey of over 170 experts assessed the opportunities and challenges that drones, robots, and autonomous systems could have for urban nature and green spaces.
Briefs: Transportation
The battery could be used for drones, cars, or underwater applications at low temperatures.
Question of the Week: Unmanned Systems
Could ‘Smellicopters’ Someday Support Search-and-Rescue?

Our second INSIDER story today highlights an innovative combination of autonomous drones and live moth antennae: The “Smellicopter.”

Blog: Unmanned Systems
UW doctoral student Melanie Anderson explains how to make an autonomous 'Smellicopter' to navigate toward smells.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Wire-connected drones may complement or replace the fixed base stations of cellular communications networks.
Articles: Propulsion
The NiobiCon™ underwater connector will not short out, corrode, or cause an electrical shock if touched while powered in harsh environments like saltwater.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Any high-performance communication systems operating in RF or optical frequencies may benefit from this system.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This system can be used for long-range or high-payload deliveries as well as search and rescue.
News: Transportation

Researchers in the Battery and Energy Storage Technology Center at Penn State University are searching for a reliable, quick-charging, cold-weather battery for automobiles. They...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The sensors can be built into the shells of aircraft, cars, or other machines.
NASA Spinoff: Aerospace
NASA's UAS traffic management expertise leads to advances in drone navigation.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
This system has a capacity of more than 1,500 times the volume of a typical testing facility.
Briefs: Unmanned Systems
The learning approach allows swarms of unmanned vehicles to optimally accomplish their mission while minimizing performance uncertainty.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Taking a cue from birds and insects, the wing design helps drones fly more efficiently and makes them more robust to atmospheric turbulence.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This capability will optimize performance of the vehicle through different phases of flight.
Special Reports: Unmanned Systems
Aerospace & Defense - October 2020

In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology, you'll learn about NASA's return to the moon with Apollo's twin sister Artemis, how autonomous...

Podcasts: Software

Before delivery drones start carrying packages (and passenger drones start delivering ourselves), engineers will need to keep refining an unmanned aircraft's ability...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The robots could fly silently for covert operations and stay steady through turbulence.
Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
Power Electronics - September 2020

This compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology looks at the latest advances in power electronics and energy storage for a range of applications...

Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Aerospace & Defense - September 2020

In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology, you'll learn about the technology driving the Mars 2020 rover, how NASA will use GPS to...

Facility Focus: Unmanned Systems
See how "APL" is developing ways to ensure the safety and performance of autonomous systems.
Briefs: Aerospace
This method detects power line faults using a drone.
Briefs: Unmanned Systems
A fleet of “roboats” could transport people, collect trash, and self-assemble into floating structures.
Briefs: Imaging
The process provides a cost-effective solution for applications in space-based imaging systems, military reconnaissance, and satellite and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
Briefs: Materials
These composites could improve how unmanned vehicles dissipate energy.
Briefs: Aerospace

NASA's Langley Research Center has developed an unmanned aerial vehicle concept for long-range, distributed aerial presence and delivery applications. This aircraft concept is capable...

Briefs: Motion Control

NASA Langley Research Center has developed Greased Lightning, the first unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that combines vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capability with...

News: Aerospace
University Team’s Unmanned Aircraft Jetting Toward Commercialization

Propulsion by a novel jet engine is the innovation behind a University of Colorado Boulder-developed aircraft that’s accelerating toward commercialization. Jet engine technology can be small, fuel-efficient, and cost-effective, at least with Assistant Professor Ryan...