Posts by Dave Clarke

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Is Low SWaP-C Radar the Key to Urban Air Mobility?

Low SWaP-C radar will facilitate the development of a feasible detect and avoid system and accelerate autonomous urban air mobility.

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Diagram of Advanced Air Mobility components.

Artificial Intelligence and Urban Air Mobility

In director Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 dystopian film, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Man (astronaut, Dr. Dave Bowman) and Machine (the spaceship’s computer system, the “heuristically programmed algorithmic computer system” aka HAL) face off over control of the ship and the astronaut’s fate. As HAL’s artificial intelligence (AI) system develops a “mind of its own,” HAL’s interests…

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A flying car passes by the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Can You Afford a Flying Car?

When will the cost of flying cars (VTOLs) be affordable? It may be a moot point.

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UAM By the Numbers in the EU

The European Aviation and Space Agency (EASA) surveyed EU citizens and found they, in general, had positive feelings about integrating urban air mobility into their lives.

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Diagram illustrating issues with unmanned aircraft systems.

UAS Deconfliction: A Strategic Plan

The sky’s the limit, as the saying goes. Well, as it turns out, with millions of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) soon to take to the air for everything from small package delivery to surveillance and military actions, the sky is, in fact, limited. To prepare, aviation regulators around the globe are setting the stage —…

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The ZERO is a personal flying machine that looks like a streamlined flying disc, a larger than life early Walkman compact disc player.

From Urban Air Mobility to Interplanetary Mobility

The U.S. Department of Defense recently confirmed that photos and videos taken by U.S. Navy personnel in March 2019, and subsequently leaked to the press, are legitimate images the Navy pilots shot of “unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP).” The videos show acorn-shaped aircraft with capabilities beyond anything known to the U.S., its allies, or adversaries. As…

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