Inside Unmanned Systems

JUN-JUL 2018

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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ENGINEERING. PRACTICE. POLICY. 47 June/July 2018 unmanned systems inside phone charging stations and portable towers stored away and ready to be used when needed. UAS capabilities will also continue to im- prove. After Harvey, first responders real- ized having PA systems and spotlights on the drones would be beneficial, and there are drone manufacturers, such as DJI, working to make those additions now, Moore said. Virtual reality is another area that Moore sees greatly enhancing how first responders can use drones in an emergency. By integrating this technol- ogy into a drone, anybody can put on a virtual reality headset and see what the drone is see- ing, no matter where they are in the world. "It's different than just a 2-D image on a mon- itor. It's not just a video; they're being immersed in it," Moore said. "If a fire chief can't get to a structure fire, for example, he can put on the VR headset and direct how to fight the fire." Delivering Aviation Approved GPS Solutions…Worldwide. www.aspennexnav.com Copyright 2018 Aspen Avionics Inc. "Aspen Avionics," "NexNav", "MAX," "Micro-i," and the Aspen Avionics aircraft logo are trademarks of Aspen Avionics Inc. All rights reserved. U.S. Patent No. 8,085,168, and additional patents pending. Approved NexNav ™ GPS solutions for the aerospace industry have a well-proven track record in civil and military, manned and unmanned applications. • GPS-SBAS circuit card assemblies and GPSSUs • Small size, lightweight and low power consumption • Approved for ADS-B OUT position source • Approved for enroute, terminal and approach GPS navigation • Products meet all expected GPS requirements for UAS BVLOS operations • Made in U.S.A. • Go to www.aspennexnav.com for more information Compact Size • Small size, lightweight and low power consumption • Approved for ADS-B OUT position source • Approved for enroute, terminal and approach GPS navigation • Products meet all expected GPS requirements for UAS BVLOS operations The technology will continue to advance. More pilots will receive the proper training to operate drones for disaster response, and more public safety workers will learn how to use drones so they can f ly as well—allowing manned and unmanned aircraft to work to- gether to quickly and effectively help the people impacted by large storms and other disasters. "The biggest hurdle for us is to overcome the integration with manned aircraft," Broder said. "A lot of the push back we get is people think we're coming in to replace manned aircraft. I don't see that happening any time soon. I see UAS being used as a way to alleviate some of the stress and strain that's placed on manned assets. They can perform the more important, life-sav- ing missions while UAS is used to augment and help with the tremendous workload that's placed on manned aviation after a disaster."

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