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Unmanned Aerial Systems for Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance
This report summarizes information about various unmanned aerial systems (UAS) platforms currently used for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR). The applicability of various UAS platforms and sensor payloads for specific types of...
Defense Systems Digest - 28 August 2018
28 August 2018
August 7, 2018 | Source: GCN, gcn.com, 23 August 2018, Matt Leonard
Bringing Drones into a Smart City Network
San Diego is in the midst of a tech convergence. It is working to build what it calls the nation’s largest smart city network, and it also was selected for the U.S. Department of...
August 3, 2018 | Source: GCN, gcn.com, 1 August 2018, Matt Leonard
Nevada Launches Drone Safety Research Center
Nevada to establish Drone Center of Excellence for Public Safety. Nevada is no stranger to drones. The state is one of the Federal Aviation Administration's original national test...
Survivability and Vulnerability
July 30, 2018 | Source: GCN, gcn.com, 14 June 2018, Matt Leonard
NIST Builds Drone Forensics Dataset for Law Enforcement
When criminals take advantage of the technology to hide their tracks, law enforcement officials are left to try to extract evidence from their computers, phones or storage drives...
July 29, 2018 | Source: National Defense Magazine, nationaldefensemagazine.org, 29 June 2018, Vivienne Machi
Industry Team Takes First Place in ThunderDrone Competition
A team of four companies recently achieved victory in a contest organized by Special Operations Command to explore ways to counter enemy unmanned aerial systems. Adversaries such...
July 2, 2018 | Source: Harvard Paulson School, seas.harvard.edu, 6 Feb 2018, Leah Burrows
Using Shark Scales to Design Better Drones, Planes, and Wind Turbines
To build more aerodynamic machines, researchers are drawing inspiration from an unlikely source: the ocean. A team of evolutionary biologists and engineers at Harvard University,...
July 2, 2018
Hyperspectral Imagers for Drones
What information is available on hyperspectral imagers that adhere to size, weight, and power (SWaP) limitations of drones? DSIAC compiled a list of documents, articles...
June 22, 2018 | Source: GCN, gcn.com, 18 June 2018, Matt Leonard
Los Alamos Deploys Drone Mitigation Tech
Los Alamos National Laboratory has set up a system to spot and, if needed, bring down drones that fly into its air space, which is off limits to hobbyist drone flights. The...
June 18, 2018 | Source: The Optical Society, osa.org, 28 Feb 2018, OSA Media Relations
Low-Cost Lightweight Hyperspectral Imagers Bring Sophisticated Imaging Capability to Drones
In a new study, researchers used 3D printing and low-cost parts to create an inexpensive hyperspectral imager that is light enough to use onboard drones. They offer a recipe for...