San Diego Lindbergh Chapter
San Diego is "The Global Center of Excellence for Unmanned Systems and Technology"
The San Diego Lindbergh Chapter is dedicated to the advancement of Unmanned Systems and Technology in the greater Southwest region. The Chapter enthusiastically engages in initiatives with the public and private sectors for the advancement and advocacy of Unmanned Systems, and is a value added resource for the integration and interoperability of space, air, ground, sea and undersea systems.
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The University of California, Riverside (UC Riverside) will develop artificial intelligence (AI) for UAS, using a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
AI in UAS would one day allow the robots to conduct “far-reaching reconnaissance missions”— such as search and rescue missions, and environmental and security monitoring—without direct human control.
In support of the firefighting efforts in Northern California by CAL FIRE, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.’s (GA-ASI) MQ-9 UAS is being used by the California Air National Guard’s 163d Attack Wing operating out of March Air Reserve Base.
The UAS has full-motion video (optical and infra-red), as well as ground imaging Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) capability, which provides clear sight through both clouds and smoke.
Flight school Revolution Aviation has partnered with aerial photography company Ultimate Drone Productions to begin offering cinematography services via UAS.
Through this partnership, Newport Beach, California-based Revolution Aviation—primarily known as its U.S.-registered trademark EatSleepFly—and Ultimate Drone Productions will provide a “full service photo and video cinematography production services.”
According to a press release published by Vertical Magazine, the demand for aerial imagery in Southern California is out-pacing supply, as there are just approximately 20,000 registered commercial UAS services in all 50 states.
In an effort to enhance its beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) operations, Arctic UAV has adopted the Kongsberg Geospatial IRIS UAS situational awareness application, which will provide “situational awareness safety” for Arctic UAV’s BVLOS flight operations within Canada’s Arctic.
Multiple UAS can be monitored simultaneously by a single operator using the Kongsberg Geospatial IRIS display technology. The technology also provides real-time calculation of aircraft separation and communications line-of-sight to enable BVLOS operations.
IRIS will provide the flight range with real-time 2D and 3D visualization of airborne track and weather data, as well as geo-fencing capabilities.
On April 17, Schiebel’s Camcopter S-100 UAS and Airbus Helicopters’ manned H145 successfully completed a series of manned-unmanned teaming (MUM-T) flights.
The user onboard the manned aircraft was provided full command and control over the UAS and its payload— including launch and recovery—allowing Level 5 interoperability to be achieved.
uAvionix has announced that it successfully completed testing and demonstration of the DroneAware uAvionix UAS Remote Identification software for NASA’s Technical Capability Level
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