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Unmanned Systems Technology - Issue 005


Unmanned Systems Technology - January 2016

Contents include:

  • Intro - Establishing race series that showcase alternative technologies for unmanned craft is a chance not to be missed 
  • Platform one: Mission-critical info - Researchers building small UAVs for monitoring bad weather, camera for agricultural applications launched, Lidar system manufacturer set to drive down prices, and much more 
  • In conversation: Prof Nick Reed - Academy Director at the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory discusses its range of autonomous vehicles projects 
  • Dossier: Selex ES Falco UAV - We take an in-depth look at this Italian UAV and its exceptional vision capabilities 
  • UST online - Highlights of what’s new and most popular on our sister UST website, plus details of the Supplier Directory 
  • Focus: Sense and avoid systems - We report on the technological challenges of enabling UAVs to sense and avoid obstacles and other aircraft 
  • Dossier: RCV Engines DF70 - This rotary valve four-stroke brings fresh thinking to the UAV engine market – how was it developed? 
  • Show report: DSEI - Our round-up of some of the highlights from the 2015 Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition 
  • Focus: Fuel cells - We bring you up to date on developments in fuel cell technologies, and the promise they hold for unmanned systems 
  • Show reports: CUAV Expo, InterDrone and CUAV Show - Our review of some of the more interesting developments announced at these US and UK shows 
  • Insight: SLAM - How simultaneous localisation and mapping will allow unmanned systems to navigate around unfamiliar areas 
  • PS: 5G networks - We explain how these mobile comms networks will allow a leap in data transmission rates and with far tighter security


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