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Newsletter drone Semaine 19-23 octobre 2020

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Surveillance de longs linéaires                                               Anti-drone

Relais radio                                                                                Recherche & developpement

Logistique terrestre                                                                  UTM Unmanned traffic management

Logistique maritime                                                                 Surveillance des espaces maritimes

Relevés volumétriques                                                             Liaison radio

Cible et plastron                                                                        Inspection technique

Surveillance de zone ou de site                                              Traitement phytosanitaire

 

Surveillance de longs linéaires

22/10/2020 AirMarket-led team is selected to execute one of Canada’s official RTM Service Trials

AirMarket Inc, with its strategic partners TELUS & ASTRA UTM, is pleased to announce today that the group has been selected by Canada’s RTM*
Action Team (co-led by Transport Canada and NAV CANADA) to execute Canada’s official RTM Service Trial. https://uasweekly.com/2020/10/22/airmarket-led-team-is-selected-to-execute-one-of-canadas-official-rtm-service-trials/

15/10/2020 Casia UAS DAA Solution Approved for BVLOS Power Line Inspection

Iris Automation’s Casia onboard detect-and-avoid (DAA) solution has been integrated into drones owned by MVT Geo-solutions that have been granted a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) by Transport Canada for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) flights in uncontrolled airspace. https://www.unmannedsystemstechnology.com/2020/10/casia-uas-daa-solution-approved-for-bvlos-power-line-inspection/

 

Relais radio

22/10/2020 MN-MIMO Automatic Tracking Antenna System Launched

Octopus ISR Systems has launched a portable high-performance automatic tracking antenna system that enables high bandwidth, meshed video, voice, and data communications for networked UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), UGVs (unmanned ground vehicles) and other systems. It incorporates Silvus Technologies’ StreamCaster tactical radios with Mobile Networked MIMO (MN-MIMO) technology. https://www.unmannedsystemstechnology.com/2020/10/mn-mimo-automatic-tracking-antenna-system-launched/

14/10/2020 Solar HAPS UAV Surpasses 60,000 Feet

AeroVironment has announced that, in conjunction with HAPSMobile, it has successfully completed a test flight with the Sunglider solar-powered high-altitude pseudo-satellite (HAPS) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that reached an altitude of more than 60,000 feet above sea level and demonstrated mobile broadband communication. https://www.unmannedsystemstechnology.com/2020/10/solar-haps-uav-surpasses-60000-feet/

16/10/2020 Viasat, AeroVironment Team to Develop Enhanced Type 1 Encrypted Communications Capabilities for US Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems

CARLSBAD, Calif. and SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 15, 2020 — Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global communications company, and AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), today announced they will collaborate on a contract awarded under the U.S. Army Reconfigurable Communications for Small Unmanned Systems (RCSUS) initiative. https://soldiersystems.net/2020/10/15/viasat-aerovironment-team-to-develop-enhanced-type-1-encrypted-communications-capabilities-for-us-army-unmanned-aircraft-systems/?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=viasat-aerovironment-team-to-develop-enhanced-type-1-encrypted-communications-capabilities-for-us-army-unmanned-aircraft-systems

Logistique terrestre

22/10/2020 UPS’ advanced tech chief reveals how the pandemic has underscored the case for drone delivery, starting with moving medical supplies

UPS has launched two drone delivery pilot programs during the pandemic, and sees UAVs as a key tool for making time-sensitive medical deliveries. https://www.businessinsider.fr/us/ups-drone-delivery-health-pandemic-covid-19-ignition-bala-ganesh-2020-10

21/10/2020 PV-powered drone for emergency services

Netherlands-based technology companies Avy and Wattlab have conducted the first test flight of a drone prototype that is planned to be used in medical projects in Africa. https://www.pv-magazine.com/2020/10/21/pv-powered-drone-for-emergency-services/

20/10/2020 Volansi Launches Commercial Drone Delivery Program To Deliver Cold Chain Medicines In Rural North Carolina

Volansi, Inc., the leader in vertical take-off and landing (VTOL), middle-mile drone delivery services, announces it has begun a commercial healthcare drone delivery project in North Carolina. In collaboration with Merck, known as MSD outside the U.S. and Canada, Volansi is piloting the delivery of cold chain medicines…https://uasweekly.com/2020/10/20/volansi-launches-commercial-drone-delivery-program-to-deliver-cold-chain-medicines-in-rural-north-carolina/

17/10/2020 Space company takes to the skies alongside the NHS

The UK Space Agency has today backed a healthcare drone start-up founded by NHS staff, to help in the response to COVID-19. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/space-company-takes-to-the-skies-alongside-the-nhs

 

Logistique maritime

22/10/2020 Fly-By-Wire System Selected for Pipistrel Autonomous Cargo UAV

Pipistrel has selected Honeywell’s Compact Fly-By-Wire system for incorporation into the company’s Nuuva V300 autonomous cargo unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The lightweight system, based on a proven architecture, is designed for smaller autonomous cargo and urban air mobility (UAM) vehicles and adds stability and performance by driving flight controls electrically, without heavy hydraulics, control cables or push rods. https://www.unmannedsystemstechnology.com/2020/10/fly-by-wire-system-selected-for-pipistrel-autonomous-cargo-uav/

21/10/2020 The Navy Just Sent A Drone To Deliver Cargo To One Of Its Ballistic Missile Submarines

Earlier this week, a quad-copter-type drone delivered a small payload to the U.S. Navy’s Ohio class ballistic missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson as it sailed on the surface of the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii. The service said that this was a test to explore novel concepts for resupplying Ohio class submarines while they’re out on their nuclear deterrent patrols, but it certainly also brings up thoughts about how some aspects of at-sea replenishment, in general, may look in the future. https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/37195/the-navy-just-sent-a-drone-to-deliver-cargo-to-one-of-its-ballistic-missile-submarines

22/10/2020 Leonardo, Telespazio and Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital test the use of drones for sanitary material delivery

The transportation of sanitary material with drones is the goal of the test, which has just been successfully completed, designed and undertaken by Leonardo, Telespazio (joint venture between Leonardo 67% and Thales 33%) and Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, in collaboration with ENAC
(National Civil Aviation Authority). https://uasweekly.com/2020/10/22/leonardo-telespazio-and-bambino-gesu-childrens-hospital-test-the-use-of-drones-for-sanitary-material-delivery/

Relevés volumétriques

19/10/2020 How Emesent is pioneering autonomous drone flight operated from half a world away

Australian data analytics and drone autonomy start-up Emesent is writing its way into the record books with a series of remotely operated autonomous drone flights which promise to drive revolutionary change in the heavy industry space. The most recent of these missions took place on August 28 at an Ultra-Deep Canadian Hard-Rock Mine. Emesent’s Hovermap LiDAR payload enabled an autonomous drone flight underground, operated all the way from Australia. https://uasweekly.com/2020/10/19/how-emesent-is-pioneering-autonomous-drone-flight-operated-from-half-a-world-away/

15/10/2020 DJI annonce le premier drone au monde avec un capteur LIDAR/DJI

DJI, l’entreprise chinoise leader dans la fabrication de drones de loisir, annonce l’arrivée de deux nouvelles nacelles-caméras destinées à être
installée sur son drone commercial Matrice 300 RTK. Leurs petits noms : les Zenmuse P1 et Zenmuse L1. Et, surprise, elles seront équipées de solutions LiDAR. https://www.clubic.com/technologies-d-avenir/intelligence-artificielle/actualite-17453-dji-annonce-le-premier-drone-au-monde-avec-un-capteur-lidar.html

19/10/2020 YellowScan Launches Updated UAV LiDAR System/YellowScan

YellowScan has launched the new updated version of its Mapper LiDAR solution for UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) , which now features Livox’s Horizon laser scanner. The high-performance system is designed for professional topography applications such as archaeology, forestry and post-disaster missions.https://www.unmannedsystemstechnology.com/2020/10/yellowscan-launches-updated-uav-lidar-system/

Cible et plastron

14/10/2020 5GAT Drone Ready for First Flight

The Fifth Generation Aerial Target will take its first flight later this month at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, following nearly flawless completion of ground-based testing in September. https://www.defense.gov/Explore/News/Article/Article/2381828/5gat-drone-ready-for-first-flight/source/GovDelivery/

Surveillance de zone ou de site

18/10/2020 In Val Thorens, a drone to back up the trackers to monitor the ski area

In winter, the UAV is used to analyze the field during an avalanche and possibly detect the presence of a person. In the off-season, it is used for various maintenance operations in the resort. https://www.bfmtv.com/economie/a-val-thorens-un-drone-en-renfort-des-pisteurs-pour-surveiller-le-domaine-skiable_AN-202010180125.html

19/10/2020 British Army tests Lockheed Martin’s unmanned aircraft system

The British Army has revealed that it has been testing a new Lockheed Martin’s unmanned aircraft system called the Indago. “An Indago Remote Piloted Aerial System (RPAS) is tested at the Army Warfighting Experiment (AWE) [the annual British Army innovative experimentation program],” the British Army said in a Twitter post. https://defence-blog.com/news/army/british-army-tests-lockheed-martins-unmanned-aircraft-system.html

 

Anti-drone

23/10/2020 French Navy : experimentation in Brest with CERBAIR for the fight against drones

The filing of a complaint by the Commander of the Atlantic Maritime District on September 10, 2020, after the illegal flight of a civilian drone in the prohibited zone LF-P 112, shows that the surveillance of civilian drones and the possibilities of fighting against them are taken seriously. https://www.meretmarine.com/fr/content/marine-nationale-experimentation-brest-avec-cerbair-pour-la-lutte-anti-drone

19/10/2020 USAF Scoping Out Upgrades to Counter-UAS Weapons

The Air Force is in the market for upgrades to its counter-drone technologies, according to an Oct. 16 request for information posted on a federal contracting website. The service is in the early stages of deploying lasers, microwaves, and other weapons more advanced than a shotgun to deal with potentially threatening drones loitering around bases. https://www.airforcemag.com/usaf-scoping-out-upgrades-to-counter-uas-weapons/

 

R&D

22/10/2020 UAVOS Begins Testing of Converted Unmanned Helicopter

UAVOS has begun testing of its UVH-500 unmanned aerial system (UAS), which is based on the manned CH-7 helicopter manufactured by Heli-Sport. The UVH-500 is designed for long-range and intercity delivery and transportation applications. Trials include testing of basic aircraft systems, emergency operating modes such as autorotation landing, and flights with a cargo container weighing up to 287 lb (130 kg). https://www.unmannedsystemstechnology.com/2020/10/uavos-begins-testing-of-converted-unmanned-helicopter/

22/10/2020 Boeing’s Australian Unmanned Aircraft Completes First Taxi

The Boeing Loyal Wingman aircraft being developed with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) recently moved under its own power for the first time, a key milestone for the aircraft that’s expected to make its first flight this year. https://www.electricvehiclesresearch.com/articles/22028/boeings-australian-unmanned-aircraft-completes-first-taxi?rsst2id=3

22/10/2020 Drone Rescue introduces parachute system for DJI M300

The Matrice 300 is the latest generation of drones for commercial applications from DJI. With a flight time of up to 55 minutes, the latest AI functions and advanced detection and positioning system, the DJI M300 represents one of the most advanced flight systems on the market. By developing the DRS-M300, Drone Rescue Systems has created a further parachute system for this drone, which is available as of now. https://uasweekly.com/2020/10/22/drone-rescue-introduces-parachute-system-for-dji-m300/

22/10/2020 Boeing’s Australian Unmanned Aircraft Completes First Taxi

The Boeing Loyal Wingman aircraft being developed with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) recently moved under its own power for the first time, a key milestone for the aircraft that’s expected to make its first flight this year. “Air Force partners with industry to ensure we can find innovative solutions to meet our future priorities,” said Air Vice-Marshal Cath Roberts, RAAF Head of Air Force Capability. “Boeing’s Loyal Wingman project is a perfect example of what this collaborative approach can achieve.” https://boeing.mediaroom.com/news-releases-statements?item=130759

21/10/2020 UK 20 drone swarm collaborates beyond-line-of-sight

Bedfordshire autonomy company Blue Bear Systems Research has demonstrated a 20 drone swarm collaborating out of sight.The heterogenous swarm consisted of five different types and sizes of fixed wing drones carrying six different types of payload from five different companies. https://www.electronicsweekly.com/news/research-news/uk-20-drone-swarm-collaborates-beyond-line-sight-2020-10/

19/10/2020 Army Field-Testing Quieter Drones to Avoid Enemy Detection

Army aviation officials recently provided an update on the service’s field-testing of its next-generation drone aircraft program, a key modernization effort under Future Vertical Lift (FVL). https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/10/19/army-field-testing-quieter-drones-avoid-enemy-detection.html

20/10/2020 Leonardo demonstrates helicopter-UAV teaming in the UK with its AW159 Wildcat

On September 17, Leonardo successfully demonstrated unique integrated capabilities between a manned aircraft and an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). This took place in the UK during manned-unmanned teaming (MUMT) trials between a Leonardo AW159 Wildcat helicopter and a semi-autonomous UAV from Callen-Lenz Associates. https://uasweekly.com/2020/10/20/leonardo-demonstrates-helicopter-uav-teaming-in-the-uk-with-its-aw159-wildcat/

20/10/2020 uAvionix files an application for TSO certification with the FAA for the world’s first certified UAV transponder

BIGFORK, Montana.UAvionix Corporation today announced that it has filed an application for Technical Standard Order (TSO) certification with the FAA’s Aircraft Certification Office (ACO) for its flagship Mode S ADS-B OUT transponder for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). https://www.afp.com/fr/infos/266/uavionix-depose-une-demande-de-certification-tso-aupres-de-la-faa-concernant-le-premier-transpondeur-de-drone-certifie-au-monde-202010200062321

19/10/2020 Purdue University UAS to deploy Simlat UAS Traffic Management (UTM) simulation

Purdue University UAS Program has recently purchased and deployed a
POLARIS system – Simlat’s simulation for UAS Traffic Management (UTM)
along with Simlat’s C-Star UAS Simulator. https://uasweekly.com/2020/10/19/purdue-university-uas-to-deploy-simlat-uas-traffic-management-utm-simulation/

19/10/2020 DDC Announces Participation In Research project with the University of Toronto and Ford motor company

Drone Delivery Canada Corp.is pleased to announce that it has been invited to participate in a research endeavor with the University of Toronto Institute of Aerospace Studies (“UTIAS”) and Ford Motor Company (“Ford”). Under the terms of the agreement, the parties shall cooperate and work jointly towards testing an automated drone as it tracks and lands on a moving ground vehicle within the flight arena. https://uasweekly.com/2020/10/19/ddc-announces-participation-in-research-project-with-the-university-of-toronto-and-ford-motor-company/

 

UTM Unmanned traffic management

21/10/2020 LVNL launch Altitude Angel powered GoDrone flight approval service

Air Traffic Control the Netherlands (LVNL) has today introduced two significant upgrades for drone operators. These upgrades include creating an account in the (web)app and the ability for certified drone operators to submit an application, and receive permission, to fly in controlled airspace (CTR) via the Altitude Angel powered GoDrone app and website. https://uasweekly.com/2020/10/21/lvnl-launch-altitude-angel-powered-godrone-flight-approval-service/

 

Surveillance des espaces maritimes

20/10/2020 Airbus to operate drones searching for migrants crossing the Mediterranean

Airbus and two Israeli arms companies will be paid €100m (£91m) to operate unmanned drones to spot refugees and migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean sea to Europe, according to EU contracts. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/oct/20/airbus-to-operate-drones-searching-for-migrants-crossing-the-mediterranean

19/10/2020 GA-ASI Kicks Off SeaGuardian Validation Flights in Japan/GA-ASI

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a global leader in Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), kicked off a series of validation flights on Oct. 15 for Japan Coast Guard (JCG) in Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture, Japan. GA-ASI is working with Asia Air Survey (AAS) in Japan to conduct the flights. https://uasweekly.com/2020/10/19/ga-asi-kicks-off-seaguardian-validation-flights-in-japan/

 

Liaison radio

22/10/2020 UAV Navigation Collaborate with Satlink to Seek Appropriate SATCOM Solutions for Its Customers

As we introduced some weeks ago, BVLOS missions are becoming significantly relevant in the UAV industry. This kind of operation allows you to cover large areas in order to accomplish different purposes, including surveillance, cargo delivery, and inspections, etc. https://uasweekly.com/2020/10/22/uav-navigation-collaborate-with-satlink-to-seek-appropriate-satcom-solutions-for-its-customers/

 

Inspection technique

19/10/2020 Des drones d’inspection survolent l’aéroport international de Memphis

Depuis septembre 2018, FedEx inspecte ses avions dans un aéroport international très fréquenté en utilisant des drones qui ne seraient normalement pas autorisés à s’approcher de l’installation. Des réglementations strictes interdisent aux drones de partager l’espace aérien avec des avions, mais un nouveau pilote de la Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), qui inclut FedEx, ainsi que des sociétés de drones telles que DJI et Asylon, pourrait changer cela à l’avenir. https://www.zdnet.fr/actualites/des-drones-d-inspection-survolent-l-aeroport-international-de-memphis-39911517.html

 

Traitement phytosanitaire

18/10/2020 WWF Australia drones to drop seeds for koala gum trees

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Specialised drones are being tested in a programme to boost koala numbers on Australia’s east coast, dropping seeds of gum trees as part of a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) scheme to regenerate bushland torched in the country’s historic bushfires. https://www.reuters.com/article/instant-article/idUSL4N2HA1D4

09/10/2020 Traitement des parasites de la patate douce avec le DJI MG-1P

La patate douce est un tubercule qui se caractérise par une grande capacité d’adaptation et de résistance aux changements, à la sécheresse et à d’autres facteurs. Lors de la plantation de la patate douce, de nombreux parasites peuvent nuire à cette culture : acariens, papillons de nuit, cicadelles, coléoptères, vers, scarabées, des pucerons, etc. https://www.flyingeye.fr/protection-des-patates-douces-avec-le-mg-1p/