Queensland Drone Strategy features the UAV Challenge

via Queensland Drone Strategy features the UAV Challenge The Queensland Government in Australia today released their Drone Strategy. Very pleasingly, the UAV Challenge Medical Express is featured on the front cover (the MAVLab Delftacopterfrom TUDelft that competed in the 2016 Medical Express Challenge) with other mentions through the document. The Queensland Government have been a sponsor…

UAV Challenge – Medical Express 2018

The UAV Challenge Technical Committee has reviewed the Deliverable 2 documents and videos and are pleased to announce that twenty-one (21) teams were awarded a Go decision for their Deliverable 2 documentation and video(s). The list of teams (In alphabetical order) is as follows: Aerial Robotics Club at NC State University (USA) CanberraUAV (Australia) Cybirds…

FLIR Black Hornet 3 Nano-UAV

FLIR recently announced the next generation Black Hornet 3 nano-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the latest version of the world’s smallest combat-proven personal reconnaissance system. Built for use by global militaries, government agencies, and first responders, the Black Hornet 3 provides short-range surveillance day or night, enabling the personnel to maintain situational awareness, threat detection, and surveillance no…

First BVLOS flight in the Netherlands

The Delftacopter team conducted the first successful drone flight Beyond Visual Line Of Sight (BVLOS) in the Netherlands. Their hybrid biplane Delftacopter drone flew from the Dutch mainland to the island of Schiermonnikoog. Flying BVLOS can extend the application of drones significantly to the deployment of drones for eg medical deliveries, agriculture and inspections of infrastructure. Therefore,…

Battery Packs Made with Craftsmanship

Each part is separately made, then all the sub-assembly are joined together to engineering a battery pack. CMIUTA Electric Company uses original techniques in manufacturing to ensure maximum quality and performances. Read more >>>  

Panasonic NCA Li-ion battery cells: the PTC switch

Unlike NCR18650PF and NCR18650B cells used in e-bikes, laptops, portable scientific or medical devices, the NCR18650GA and NCR20700B / NCR20700A haven’t built-in a PTC switch. Without this are truly bare-bones cells releasing all power for the drone! Note: A PTC switch (positive temperature coefficient) adds internal resistance (Ω), thus reducing performance.  

Discover Airstar Aerospace

“Airstar chose to fulfill its destiny of living its inventions… Yes, we look up to the sky and the stars because we love our dreams and we empower ourselves to carry them out. We want to contribute to build a better future, thanks to our daring and our taste of innovation. Airstar is world leader…

Self-flying drone for Mars

NASA is working toward a future when humans will walk on the surface of Mars. But first it’s going to try flying a drone through the air. The Mars Helicopter, a small, self-flying aircraft designed specifically for the Red Planet, will be included in the space agency’s next rover mission in 2020 to beam back a…

Lockheed Martin – Indago UAS

The Lockheed Martin Procerus Technologies Indago quadrotor unmanned aerial system (UAS) goes beyond an average drone’s capabilities. With its leading endurance and quick deployment ability, Indago gives civilians and warfighters an eye-in-the sky in just minutes. The UAS, along with its payload options and advanced ground control software, helps users to accomplish diverse missions including…

Drones delivering blood in emergencies

Palo Alto, California, hopes to become the first U.S. city to use unmanned aircraft to deliver blood from a blood bank to a hospital. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reviewing the city’s proposal, along with about 150 others. The agency will approve 10 projects to move forward next month.   Drones delivering blood in…

Xponential: Novadem Will Launch New Tethered Drone

In April, French drone company Novademwill unleash it newest tethered UAV platform, the NXWIRE 2.0 at AUVSI XPONENTIAL, the largest UAS trade show that brings together more than 8,500 unmanned systems industry leaders. A second-generation tethered system, NXWIRE 2.0 offers several new features: Ground-based power supply that can be connected to a main supply or auxiliary power…