Unmanned Systems News From 11/2/2013 to 15/2/2013

 


Weekend Roundup

By Danielle Lucey
15 February 2013

A roundup of noteworthy news in the unmanned systems and robotics world this week, including Willow Garage leaving the research world and advances in self-driving cars. ...

Photo courtesy Willow Garage.
  

 


 

FAA Information Request for Test Sites Released

By Danielle Lucey
14 February 2013

Today the FAA issued its screening information request, akin to a request for proposal, a milestone in creating the six congressionally mandated test sites across the United States. ...


  

 


 


Maritime Community Pushes Forward Despite Budget Fears

By Brett Davis and  Danielle Lucey
14 February 2013

Despite looming budget constraints, speakers at AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems Program Review Maritime Day kept upbeat about future uses of unmanned vehicles. ...

AUVSI photo.
  

 


 

Army Officially Kills LEMV

By Danielle Lucey
14 February 2013

Inside Defense is reporting that the Army canceled the Long-Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle airship last week, due to cost and schedule concerns. ...


  

 


 


UAS Test Site Competition to Kick Off this Month, FAA Official Says

By Brett Davis
13 February 2013

The Federal Aviation Administration expects to kick off the competition for six unmanned aircraft test sites by the end of this month, said the director of the agency’s UAS Integration Office. ...

AUVSI photo.
  

 


 


Sequestration, Doing More With Less Both Keys on Ground Day

By Danielle Lucey
12 February 2013

The first day of AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems Program Review 2013, themed Ground Day, focused on capability consolidation and finances, as the threat of sequestration threatens many programs. ...

AUVSI photo.
  

 


 


DARPA Tackles Spectrum Issues With SSPARC

By Danielle Lucey
11 February 2013

Last week, DARPA announced its Shared Spectrum Access for Radar and Communications, or SSPARC, program, which has the goal of allowing spectrum sharing for both military and commercial networks. ...

Image courtesy DARPA.
  

 


 

SESAR Calls for Unmanned Operation Demonstrations

By Brett Davis
11 February 2013

SESAR Joint Undertaking, the Single European Sky ATM Research initiative, has issued a call for proposals for demonstration projects to show how unmanned aircraft can operate in nonsegrated airspace. ...


  

 


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