UAS Digest #25

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UAS Digest #25

Highlights
Fun Bad/Good News story
Disney and Drones
DJI v. Intel
Drone Racing
Surprising # of Enforcement Actions around the world
FAA Micro UAS ARC
The Louis Blériot of Drones
TED finds drones
Black Sage Technologies
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Bad News

→  Drone Goes Missing—bad news—it’s lost; good news—it’s found; how did it get back to the owner? Because it was REGISTERED with FAA.

 

Business

 Star Wars secrets will be protected with DRONES to stop spies, Disney reveals

Star Wars secrets will be protected with DRONES to stop spies, Disney reveals

→  Drone pilot captures sports car being driven by new presenters of Top Gear

→  Telecoms join to drive drones for network quality – TelecomLead

 Henderson company on the ground floor of drone industry’s takeoff

 The end of delivery boys? Droneport set to take off next year

 Drone Wars: DJI Vs. Intel (INTC) | Investopedia

 

City and State Action

 Focus on flight: Group meets monthly to discuss UAV opportunities—floods, turbine blade cracks, FARs discussed.

 UAS researchers converge on Hillsboro for testing cameras, software

 Town of Cambridge set to ban drones over beaches, parks, yards

 Rising star: UAS researchers converge on Hillsboro for testing cameras, software

 Wisconsin Assembly OKs prison drone prohibition

 

Competition

 Drone Wars: Welcome to the Future of Air Racing!

 What is FPV?—how first person view works in races

What is FPV?

 

Education/Training

 Workshops Train Law Enforcement on How to Respond to Illegal Drone Activity

 At this college, flying a drone can be your minor

 Master aerial photography: 5 drone choices for all levels | ZDNet

 

Enforcement and Threats

 OPP seek information after unmanned aerial vehicle follows kids home in Oakwood

 Drone users face jail time, fines if they don’t register

 US citizen arrested for photographing Khajuraho temples with drone

 Filmmaker Accused of Flying Drone Near LAPD Air Support—UAS was registered with FAA caught by LAPD; lawyer claims that FAA rules preempts! FASCINATING CASE WITH PRECEDENTIAL IMPLICATIONS.

 Drones Pose New Contraband, Smuggling Challenge for Prisons

 

FAA Actions, Appeal, and Reactions

 DoT/FAA now has established an aviation rulemaking committee called the Performance Standards and Requirements for Micro Unmanned Aircraft Systems Aviation Rulemaking Committee (the Micro ARC)

 LoBiondo Applauds UAS Interception Pilot Program at ACY—FAA UAS project in Chairman’s home district

 Drone operators say FAA safety app needs tweaking

Drone operators say FAA safety app needs tweaking

 Amazon Delivery Drones vs. FAA

 Effects of UAS Regulation

 

FAA Reauthorization and UAS

 FAA begins exploring how to allow drone flights over crowded cities – FAA starts ARC to avoid legislation?

 

Foreign Regulatory Actions

 Drone sellers, experts say new rules are unfit for purpose—China’s Drone Nation complains about their regulations

 Unregistered drone owners to be fined after May 1—Turkey

 

Good News

 Pilots Claim Their Drone Is First To Cross The English Channel

Pilots Claim Their Drone Is First To Cross The English Channel

 Pompeii in Mexico: UAV Captures Cathedral That Survived Volcanic Eruption

 

TED finds drones to be an interesting subject

 Meet the dazzling flying machines of the future

 The astounding athletic power of quadcopters

 Robots that fly … and cooperate

 

Insurance

 The UAS Insurance Association

 

International Developments

 Israeli startup Percepto makes drones smarter

Israeli startup Percepto makes drones smarter

 First Romanian private drone institute founded at Medias

 Perth to host first ‘drone school’ in Scotland

 

Investment

 Drone tech startup Aarav Unmanned Systems takes off with fresh funding from StartupXseed Ventures, 3ONE4 Capital and others

Drone tech startup Aarav Unmanned Systems takes off with fresh funding from StartupXseed Ventures, 3ONE4 Capital and others

 

Legal Information

 Drones on campus: What higher ed needs to know—lawyer suggests rules for UASs on university campuses

 

Market Forecast

 Explore Global UAS market that is estimated to generate USD 4.1 billion to 2020

 Commercial Drones Market to Exceed $4.5 Billion in 2020

 Learn details of the global hybrid UAV drones market 2016 to 2020

 5 Industries That Will Be Changed by Unmanned Aircraft Systems

 Commercial drone market set to gather speed

 

Operational Developments

 Autonomous cloud seeding aircraft successfully tested in Nevada

Autonomous cloud seeding aircraft successfully tested in Nevada

 Fine-Tuning of UAV Control Rules for Spraying Pesticides on Crop Fields

→  Drones predicted to play a huge role in future B.C. wildlife research

 Using Drones to Monitor Glaciers

 Locally-made drone designed to save servicemen, civilians’ lives

Locally-made drone designed to save servicemen, civilians’ lives

 

Person/Company in Drone Nation

 Black Sage TechnologiesRevenge against drones: Boise company thwarts drones, ne’er-do-wells

Boise company thwarts drones, ne’er-do-wells

 

Privacy

 EPIC to Argued before Federal Appeals Court for Drone Privacy Rules: EPIC President Marc Rotenberg argued EPIC v. FAA before the C. Circuit Court of Appeals on February 10, 2016.

 

Research—Academic/Business—Teaching

 NDSU Breaks Ground with Drones in Ag Research

NDSU Breaks Ground with Drones in Ag Research

 UGA petitions for permission to use drones for research—seeks §333 exemption

 

Regulatory Policy

 

Restrictions from parties other than FAA

 Students’ on-campus drone use unfettered by policy—Occidental College has no set policy, yet.

→  Tampa condos consider drone ban

 

Safety Research

 AT&T And Intel To Test Drones On LTE Network—an ATC system for UASs

 

Technology Development and Research

 3D Crime-Accident Scene Drone System

 

Upcoming Events

 Drone show—FedEx and University of Memphis sponsor

 RPAS and Remote ATS Symposium

RPAS and Remote ATS Symposium

 E-cast: Solving Avionics Safety Certification Challenges in UAS Platforms

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