Inside Unmanned Systems

JUN-JUL 2019

Inside Unmanned Systems provides actionable business intelligence to decision-makers and influencers operating within the global UAS community. Features include analysis of key technologies, policy/regulatory developments and new product design.

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16  June/July 2019 unmanned systems inside quire or partner with them, and adapt what they do to the commercial market." PROMOTING TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER Technology transfer goes both ways, but technology transfer from government agen- cies to the commercial sector is mandated by the Federal Technology Transfer Act of 1986. It chartered the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) to promote the work of more than 300 federal laboratories, fa- cilities and research centers to civil and private entities. Technology available for license is searchable on the agency's website ( FLC Program Director Kevin Barquinero is taking new steps to more aggressively connect businesses with the scientists who have the ability to solve their problems. "Knowledge innovation can go anywhere," said Barquinero. "The trick is how to cap- ture the knowledge and effectively and ef- ficiently share it with the market." Autonomous systems have been se- lected as a tech focus area for 2019. FLC has been working with the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and Unmanned Aerial Systems Cluster Initiative (UASCI) to develop the taxonomy that will be applied to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) database, which will in turn identify fed- eral laboratories with expertise in autono- mous systems. Individual companies will be able to make inquiries through the FLC website and its partners. Results will be compiled into a portfolio, helping them to identify labs and researchers to solve their challenges. Barquinero hopes to have the portfolio available in August. "A patent is rarely a 100% solution for a company," said Barquinero. "There is more work to be done and quite often the expertise resides in the lab." The FLC will connect businesses to a technology transfer agent at the lab of interest, so conversations can begin. The military will continue to push the boundaries of autonomous technology. Keeping watch over these developments, as well as potential shifts among defense con- tractors, only makes good business sense. Photo courtesy of Boeing Company. COMPANY TECHNOLOGY DESCRIPTION COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS CATEGORY Lockheed Martin Hydra Fusion Tools Real-time GIS fuses data, creates 3-D presentation with "in-context" information Ag, inspections, mapping AIR Indago UAS Collapsible, all-weather, quadrotor UAS; less than 5 lbs; quick launch Ag, fi refi ghting, fi rst response, mapping, surveying, inspections AIR K-MAX Large unmanned helicopter can lift/deliver 6,000 lbs. of cargo at sea level Firefi ghting, forestry, humanitarian aid, oil and gas AIR Marlin Underwater UAS inspects structures up to 1,000 feet below surface Oil and gas WATER Sharkfi n Navigation control, video display, payload control of multiple UAVs Package delivery AIR Stalker XE Small, silent, UAS: 8-hour fl ight time; vertical take-off and landing; long-range imaging Firefi ghting, oil and gas AIR mCGS Mobile ground control station software for mini and small UAVs with real-time video All AIR VCSi Modular, scalable software enables single remote pilot to control multiple UAVs Disaster response, package delivery AIR Boeing Wave Glider by Liquid Robotics Solar/wave-powered autonomous surface vehicle; delivers real-time data for 12 months Environmental assessment, off shore energy WATER Echo Voyager Fully autonomous, extra-large, unmanned undersea vehicle; deployable for months Environmental assessment, off shore energy WATER ScanEagle by Insitu Long-endurance (24-hour+), Group 2 UAS for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance Ag, fi refi ghting, mining, oil and gas, environmental AIR Integrator by Insitu Long-endurance, runway-independent, Group 3 UAS; six payload spaces; land or maritime Ag, disaster response, fi refi ghting, search and rescue, wildlife AIR Raytheon Coyote Small, low-cost, expendable UAS; tube- launched; can be fl own individually or in swarms Weather AIR Silver Fox Small UAS; real-time intelligence; long- range aerial endurance capabilities Ag, forestry, oil and gas, ranching AIR Zeus Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) situational awareness, collaboration, integration All AIR BAE Systems Cyber Security Services Cyber, intelligence, and security capabilities to defense and government agencies All ALL Northrup Grumman Polar Eye All-electric, fi xed-wing aircraft; 14-foot wingspan; custom fuselage; multi-terrain landing gear Environmental research, wildlife AIR Swarm Systems Integration Open-based architecture for swarm technologies; game-based environment; physical test bed for DARPA's OFFSET Program Academia, business AIR Andros by Remotec Hazarous duty unmanned ground vehicle First response , nuclear energy, law enforcement, hazmat LAND DEFENSE CONTRACTORS AUTONOMOUS TECHNOLOGY* TOP 5 See our Trends story, page 18, for more defense-to-commercial capabilities. Source: Top 5 Contractors identifi ed via SIPRI Arms Industry Database,December 2018, Inside Unmanned Systems DEFENSE COMMERCIAL NEXUS Market Map

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