Lone Star Chapter
AUVSI LoneStar Chapter Mission Statement
The mission of the AUVSI Lone Star Chapter is to expand the understanding, acceptance, and use of unmanned technology across the state of Texas by serving as a resource that promotes the exchange of information and networking between the legislative, industrial, academic, operator, and user communities within the state.
November Chapter Meeting
Date: Saturday November 17th at 10:00.
Venue : Embry Riddle University Campus – Fort Worth Alliance airport
13600 Heritage Parkway, Suite 260, Fort Worth, TX 76177
Speaker : Dr.Scott Burgess
Associate Professor of Aeronautical Science
Department of Flight, College of Aeronautics, Worldwide
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Abstract : AUVSI Trusted Operator Program - published standards and training details
Embry Riddle University is one of the TOP training/ certification providers
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10:30 Scott's presentation
11:40 Chapter business
12:00 DJI Airworks recap
Chapter survey results
Survey sent out to all members in Texas including those who are not yet affiliated with the chapter.
we will release results in two weeks.
Hi Lone Star members,
In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi—commonly known as the Island University—used UAS to map Holiday Beach, Texas.
The map, also known as an “ultra-high resolution ortho-mosaic image,” was created using the data collected by the UAS, and it is available on the school's website.
Colorado-based Stratom’s new eXpeditionary Robotic-Platform, or XR-P, was recently demonstrated by the U.S.
Atilla Dogan, an associate professor of aerospace engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), is looking to minimize the risk of using UAS over populated areas.
Dogan, along with other UTA researchers, plans on doing this by using a $550,000 National Science Foundation grant to gauge the risks posed by UAS. Following this, Dogan and his team will “create algorithms to reduce those risks while the vehicles perform specific tasks.”
A private, community development and commercial real estate firm called the Integral Group has announced an autonomous vehicle partnership with Navya that will result in Navya being the shuttle provider for Assembly, an adaptive reuse community, in Doraville, Georgia.
Headquartered in Atlanta, the Integral Group says that this technology will “enhance the overall accessibility of the site,” as it connects the mixed-use destination with two nearby Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) stations.
TuSimple has developed a proprietary automotive-grade camera and vision system that will be deployed on its autonomous customer fleet by Q3 2019.
Expected to go into volume production in Q2 2019, the system offers “enhanced reliability of autonomous operation,” according to TuSimple. The company adds that the system is a necessary step in its goal of commercializing the first driverless truck.
Equipped with Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation's automotive CMOS image sensor, the custom designed camera system facilitates reliable night and low light autonomous operation. TuSimple says that adding nighttime operation to its 1,000 meter perception system will allow fleets to increase truck utilization from an average of 50 percent (12 hours per day) to an average of over 80 percent.
Tech company Yandex and automotive components manufacturer Hyundai Mobis have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly develop control systems for Level 4 and Level 5 autonomous vehicles, by combining Yandex’s self-driving technologies with Hyundai Mobis’ experience in the automotive industry.
The agreement also provides the potential for the companies to expand into other areas of cooperation such as developing joint products that are equipped with Yandex technologies including speech, navigation, and mapping to name a few.
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