Nevada Chapter

Message from the President

With the start of 2017, we rolled out a series of efforts to strengthen the unmanned systems (UxS) business community within Nevada: more recruiting of remote pilots,  more community outreach, and more collaboration within the community. We have promoted Nevada through multiple Remote Pilot’s Councils, with well-received support from AUVSI’s Chief Pilot. We have coordinated a sponsorship with Interdrone 2018, and provide benefits to our members. We had a very successful Nevada State Pavilion at Xponential 2018 in Denver, and are very thankful for the member participation. We aim to repeat this next year at Xponential  2019 in Chicago, and encourage all members to contact the Chapter officers to secure their booth space with us.
Stay tuned to this website (and update your profile with a current email address) for more details.

Thank you again,

Jonathan Daniels
Chapter President

Chapter News

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Black & Veatch and Aeryon Labs have collaborated to launch an end-to-end asset management inspection system that uses UAS technology for global energy clients.

Using Aeryon’s commercial UAS hardware, software and services, crucial infrastructure condition data can be captured, and that data is integrated by Black & Veatch into the existing enterprise asset management (EAM) systems of a utility.

This streamlined system by Black & Veatch and Aeryon Labs expedites inspection times, lowers inspection costs, and speeds up the integration of data into EAM systems.

The Navy turns over command of DEVRON 5 and sets up UUVRON 1. Photo: U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy officially set up its first unmanned undersea squadron, Unmanned Undersea Vehicle Squadron 1, or UUVRON, at an event on Sept. 26 in Washington state.

The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) and the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS) have teamed up with Microsoft's UAS research team to test Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Microsoft’s sailplane.

The sailplane being tested, which is 16.5 feet and weighs 12.5 pounds, relies on a battery to “run onboard computational equipment and controls,” including the rudder, and radios to communicate with the ground.

The UAS also has a motor, which allows a pilot to take over manual operation if and when necessary.

​During this set of tests though, the UAS demonstrated its ability to operate on its own, as it found and used thermals to travel without the help of the motor or a person.

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On-demand delivery company Postmates has introduced the newest member of its fleet, Serve, which the company claims is the first robotic delivery device created from the ground up by an on-demand delivery company.

Postmates says that after seven years and hundreds of millions of deliveries, it realized that it was in a unique position to create its very own autonomous delivery vehicle, which combines a patented Socially-Aware-Navigation system with the company’s proprietary Postmates software.

From Dec. 11 to 12, the Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance (NUAIR Alliance) hosted its first official unmanned traffic management (UTM) kick off meeting with partners in Syracuse.

According to the NUAIR Alliance, the goals of the meeting were to establish a joint roadmap to advance research and development opportunities, identify and resolve technical issues, and lay the framework for a detailed implementation plan to build an operational beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) UTM system.

Some of the partners present at the meeting included Unifly, AirMap and Syracuse University.

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