Posts by Dave Clarke

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U-Space – The EU’s Evolving Plan for UAVs and UAM

The Single European Sky Air Traffic Modernization Research (SESAR) Project is working to develop policies to facilitate the European Commission’s Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy. SESAR will define, deploy, and develop technologies to create an air traffic management system throughout the European Union (EU) for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), including drones and air taxis. First…

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UAVs May Be Unmanned, But They Soon May Not Be Un-Mothed

Scientists have created a smellicopter, which pairs live antennae from a moth to an autonomous drone for potential use in navigating hazardous environments where robots cannot be used.

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Charting New Territory with UAV Photogrammetry

There are many emerging uses for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), from firefighting to emergency rescues, military operations, and even cloud-seeding to produce rain. Photogrammetry may be one application that has, until now, flown under the radar of the UAM industry and public awareness. What is photogrammetry? The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASSPRS)…

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Urban Air Mobility: The Legal Challenges on the Horizon

In the 21st century, technology can evolve at breakneck speeds. Legislators and regulators are sometimes challenged to manage those new technologies and keep pace with their advances. With the impending evolution (revolution?) in urban air mobility (UAM), we were curious how the legal and regulatory landscape is evolving – and will need to evolve –…

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UK CAA Prepares a Flight Plan for UAM’s Take-Off

A consortium preparing for the implementation of urban air mobility (UAM) in the United Kingdom published its Key Considerations for Airspace Integration within an Urban Air Mobility Landscape.

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UAM Spreads Its Wings, Cuts Its Wires, and Ponders Hydrogen Power

UAM entrepreneurs are exploring hydrogen fuel cells and WiGL technology that proposes recharging eVTOLs midair.

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