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Air Seeks to use existing on-board sensors to enable UAVs to sense and avoid other aircraft

Air Force seeks to use existing on-board sensors to enable UAVs to sense and avoid other aircraft

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 21 Oct. 2014. Military and industry researchers are finding ways to use existing sensors aboard manned and unmanned aircraft to enable the platform to sense and avoid other aircraft and operate safely in the National Airspace System (NAS).

Officials of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, announced a $23.5 million contract Monday to Defense Research Associates (DRA) Inc. in Beavercreek, Ohio, for the Collision Warning Using Existing Sensors (CUES) program.

Air Force launches Space Operations Initiative to find technologies to control orbital space

Air Force launches Space Operations Initiative to find technologies to control orbital space

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 21 Oct. 2014. U.S. Air Force researchers are asking for industry's help to find technologies that will enable U.S. military forces to control orbital space above the Earth in similar ways to how they control military air space below.

EMBEDDED COMPUTING: GE offers rugged 6U VPX single board computer for unmanned vehicles, radar, and sonar

GE Intelligent Platforms in Huntsville, Ala., is introducing the SBC626 rugged 6U VPX single board computer for constrained environments, such as manned- and unmanned vehicles. The computer board is based on the quad-core 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor.

Hyperspectral VNIR sensor for hand-launched UAVs offered by Headwall

Headwall Photonics Inc. in Fitchburg, Mass., is introducing the Nano-Hyperspec sensor to provide small, hand-launched, commercial unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with hyperspectral imaging capability.

Army considers advanced visible/near infrared focal plane arrays

U.S. Army researchers are looking for companies able to develop advanced visible-light and near-infrared focal plane array sensors for applications such as electro-optical payloads, weapon sights, night vision, and sensors for unmanned vehicles.

Carnegie Robotics to develop mine-hunting sensor payloads for ground robots

U.S. Army counter-mine experts are choosing Carnegie Robotics LLC in Pittsburgh to develop the unmanned ground vehicle (UGV)-mounted Autonomous Mine Detection System (AMDS) to detect, mark, and neutralize explosive hazards.

Army researchers choose IMSAR to develop small radar systems for unmanned aerial vehicles

U.S. Army researchers needed synthetic aperture radar (SAR) systems for a variety of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) systems. They found their solution from IMSAR LLC in Springville, Utah.

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