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Unmanned Systems Technology - Issue 003

Highlights in this issue include a conversation with Terry Gafron and a show report from AUVSI 2015. Insights into autonomous mining and space systems as well as dossiers on the UAV Solutions Talon 120, the Austro Engine AER50R and AE300 I4 turbodiesal. A well as focus articles covering cable harnesses and transponders. 

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Unmanned Systems Technology - June 2015

Unmanned Systems Technology (UST) focuses entirely on the innovative engineering that’s successfully pushing boundaries on land, in the air, at sea and even through the universe. UST is unique – the first ever publication to focus entirely on providing independent coverage of the engineering at the heart of unmanned vehicles. It applies the same rigorous scientific approach to this brave new world as critically acclaimed Race Engine Technology magazine brings to the subject of racing powertrain technology.


  • Intro - Racecar constructors stymied by lack of opportunity to innovate turn their attention to the unmanned systems market 
  • Platform one: Mission-critical info - NASA launches project to improve the efficiency of electricpowered UAVs, new real-time operating system for UAVs using separate hardware announced, and much more 
  • In conversation: Terry Gafron - Bio Inspired Technologies’ chief executive tells how the natural world informs development of UAV control systems 
  • Dossier: UAV Solutions Talon 120 - Ian Bamsey finds out why this is the state of the art in small, electric-powered fixed-wing autonomous aerial craft 
  • UST online - Highlights of what’s new and most popular on our sister UST website – PLUS details of its new Appointments section 
  • Focus: Cable harnesses - How to serve an unmanned system’s need for power and signalling while minimising weight, space and cost 
  • Dossier: Austro Engine AE50R rotary and AE300 I4 turbodiesel - Ian Bamsey investigates this Austrian company’s rotary power plant for UAV use, and its turbodiesel sibling 
  • Insight: Autonomous mining - Autonomy is helping to boost safety and efficiency in mining. Nick Flaherty looks at the technology that’s pushing it forward 
  • Show report: AUVSI 2015 - Highlights of some of the products and services on display at the recent AUVSI Unmanned System 2015 show in Atlanta 
  • Focus: Transponders - Tom Withington explains the factors that need to be borne in mind when designing these safety-critical devices 
  • Insight: Space systems - How is the space industry finding solutions to the particular problems for vehicle autonomy for Mars and Moon missions? 
  • PS: Mind-controlled systems - Stewart Mitchell looks at research that could allow unmanned systems to be controlled by a brain-computer interface

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