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Unmanned Systems Technology - Issue 021

Highlights in this issue include a conversation with UDS co-founder Robert Hannaford, also show reports from Eurosatory 2018 and the AST Symposium. Dossier's on the Robot Aviation FX450 and the Liquid-Piston X-Mini, we also look at Zipline and Riptide Autonomous Solutions. An insight into UAVs as well as focus articles covering imaging sensors and electric motors. 

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Unmanned Systems Technology - August/September 2018

  • Intro - As the Airbus Zephyr S enters production – the first HALE UAV to do so – we pay tribute to the engineer behind its design 
  • Platform one: Mission-critical info - Steerable phased array satellite transceiver for UAVs, new machine learning algorithms for driverless cars, autonomous system to monitor schools of fish in real time, and more 
  • In conversation: Robert Hannaford - UDS co-founder describes the company’s Bat Hawk UAV as an African solution to an African problem – here’s why 
  • Dossier: Robot Aviation FX450 - How this emerging OEM designed its distinctive canard-pusher UAV to appeal to the industrial as well as military sectors 
  • Focus: Imaging sensors - More powerful, lighter and cheaper sensors are emerging, thanks to advances in the underlying technology 
  • Insight: UAVs - Smaller is better for UAV designers these days, a trend supported by the shrinking size of onboard systems 
  • Dossier: Liquid-Piston X-Mini - The details and development history of this innovative new take on a rotary engine for UAVs 
  • Digest: Riptide Autonomous Solutions - Open source software and COTS components are enabling this UUV developer to build low-cost craft for undersea missions 
  • Show report: Eurosatory 2018 - Product highlights from the world’s largest military exhibition 
  • In operation: Zipline - The systems behind this fleet of UAVs for delivering medical supplies to hospitals in Rwanda, East Africa 
  • Focus: Electric motors - How to match a motor type to a UAV’s mission envelope 
  • Show report: AST Symposium - Our snapshot of the latest systems and craft for the burgeoning autonomous shipping industry 
  • PS: ‘Weaponised’ AI - Using AI for military purposes is facing a battle of its own

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