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July 02, 2005

Where Do UAVs Go From Here?

Within 10 years, one-third of US ... deep strike aircraft will be unmanned,� said Congress� 2001 defense bill. This claim, while shocking at the time, seems much less so in retrospect. Indeed, unmanned aerial vehicles, in general, have advanced further...

June 16, 2005

Open Source UAVs

Blogger and coder Ian Stallings has tracked down a few open source UAV projects if you want to build your own. via WorldChanging...

June 12, 2005

UAV Model round up

One of my own blogs is Scale, dedicated to modelmaking news, reference material for modellers and my own builds. As I'm guesting here on the UAV blog I thought it would be interesting to have a quick look at what...

June 01, 2005

UAV School

Wired has visited Fort Huachuca, the US Army's training ground for drone pilots. Most of the teaching here at Fort Huachuca, from federal flight regulations to the operation of the drones' infrared cameras, is done by outside contractors. Bill Hempel's...

May 13, 2004

Robot Blog

Robot Blog has kindly linked to us today - thanks for that. Looks like an interesting blog on all things Robotics....

March 24, 2004

Micro UAV flies like an Insect

Look at this amazing Micro Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (pictured - click to enlarge). It is currently being developed by the Seiko Epson Corp and was revealed at a Japanese trade show recently. It is being billed as 'the world's lightest...

March 17, 2004

MicroPilot

MicroPilot is a cool UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) site that features "Miniature, Low-Cost, UAV, RPV, RC Autopilots and Autonomous GPS Navigation". 'Since 1995, MicroPilot has been designing miniature autopilots using low cost COTS GPS receivers and mems rate sensors. From...

March 02, 2004

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Border Protection

KWSnet has a great post on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Border Protection. 'The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to improve border security is a technique that has garnered congressional attention. This CRS report for Congress examines the strengths...

February 23, 2004

Get your own personal UAV

Slashdot links up to a great site where you can get a hold of your own Unmanned Aerial Vehicle - UAV - RC Toys who are 'inventing the future of radio controlled flight. Get your own Predator, Dragonflyer, Mach III...

January 27, 2004

Fire Scout Development

Space Daily has a great article looking at 100 years of manned flight and considering recent developments in unmanned aerial vehicles - particularly the Fire Scout. They write: 'Fire Scout's accomplishments in 2003 included: - Selection as the U.S. Army's...

January 21, 2004

UAV Links

- Civil Servant - Aussie Scientists make UAVs affordable for civil applications - Nasa's UAV Site - The Sky Has Eyes - Aerovironment's Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Page - Expert assessment of developments in UAV technology - Research on Autonomous Unmanned...

January 20, 2004

Canard Rotor/Wing (CRW)

'Currently under development at Boeing Phantom Works is the next generation high-speed, vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft known as the Canard Rotor/Wing or CRW. Under an agreement with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Boeing will build and f...

January 19, 2004

Introduction to UAVs

The Sky has Eyes is a great introduction to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Here are some excerpts: Both helicopters and spy planes have a very serious weakness: they must be piloted by human beings; that is to say, human beings...

NASA UAV Page

The Wallops Flight Facility's (NASA) UAV web page is an excellent UAV resource. Following is an excerpt from their overview. 'A number of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) presently exist, both domestically and internationally. Their payload weight carrying capability, their accommodations...