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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

UAM + AI = A Winning Combination?

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?

(Probably Not.)

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

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Diagram illustrating issues with unmanned aircraft systems.

UAS Deconfliction: A Strategic Plan

As millions of drones take to the air, how do we keep them from crashing?

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

Newly Identified Flying Objects: VTOLs Not Yet on the Radar

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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A delivery drone that can drop three packages in one trip.

Leading Edge UAM

These UAM Designers Are Taking Urban Air Mobility to New Heights

The innovation and out-of-the-box thinking fueling the urban air mobility (UAM) industry not only rivals the turn of the 20th century transportation advances made by the Wright Brothers and Henry Ford, it’s fair to say, by the mid-21st century, it will surpass them. Engineers and inventors are developing revolutionary transportation beyond anything aviation pioneers could…

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