NUAIR – Automation Groundwork for High-Density Vertiports

NUAIR Lays Automation Groundwork for High-Density Vertiports FAA, NASA and UAS industry leaders meet to discuss the concept of vertiport technology and self-flying aircraft that can transport people across cities (SYRACUSE, NY) – On March 5, NUAIR held an all-day virtual conference for more than 70 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and industry professionals to further […]

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Traffic Management Request for Information

NUAIR UAS Traffic Management Request for Information (RFI) NUAIR is in the process of updating the long-range plan for the New York UTM Corridor capabilities and systems as it progresses towards commercialization of UAS applications in New York State. One area of near-term interest is the market availability of UAS traffic management (UTM) elements, consistent with NASA’s UTM architecture, to support flight […]

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Cartomorphosis – A Four Generation Surveying Evolution

Cartomorphosis – A Four Generation Surveying Evolution When I was just six years old, my grandfather would take me as a camera operator on his photogrammetric plane. In the early 80’s without FMS (flight management system) nor airborne GPS, aerial photography required special skills. The results could not be verified until the film was processed.  These experiences sparked my passion for mapping. […]

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UTM – Establishing Performance Requirements

We (the UAS industry) have defined what a UAS Traffic Management – UTM system does, and how it works… but not how well it should do anything. By: Andy Thurling, NUAIR Chief Technology Officer NUAIR and The New York UAS Test Site’s experience with UTM to date has provided enough insight into what these requirements should be for us to describe the path toward fielding an initial system. […]

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COVID Humanitarian UAS Operation Delivery Test

COVID Humanitarian UAS Operation (CHURP) Concludes Delivery Test in Syracuse CHURP Partners Test Transport of Simulated COVID-19 Testing Kits at SUNY (SYRACUSE, NY) – The COVID-19 Humanitarian UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) Response Partnership (CHURP) announced the conclusion of its latest operational phase: multi-day flight operations and evaluations of two separate use cases to prepare for potential wider-scale deployment. The Partnership was […]

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NUAIR Announces New CEO – Ken Stewart

NUAIR Announces New CEO – Ken Stewart Ken Stewart to provide strategic leadership in commercialization of New York’s 50-mile UAS Traffic Management Corridor (SYRACUSE, NY) – NUAIR has hired Ken Stewart as its new president and chief executive officer (CEO). Stewart most recently served as CEO of AiRXOS, part of GE Aviation, and is a well-known innovator and leader within the […]

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FAA Selects New York UAS Test Site – Next Phase of Drone Program

FAA Selects New York UAS Test Site to Participate in Next Phase of Drone Integration Program Program outcomes will enhance capabilities and services that support advanced, high-density drone operations on a national scale. (ROME, NY) – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced two new participants for phase two of the unmanned aircraft traffic management pilot program (UPP) – The New York UAS […]

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Commercial UAV Expo Americas Virtual Conference to Feature…

Commercial UAV Expo Americas Virtual Conference to Feature DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety UAS Content produced by AIRT Digital environment will allow attendees from around the world to engage in targeted educational content to learn how first responders are using sUAS to save lives. PORTLAND, ME – Public safety and emergency services drone pilots from across the globe will gather virtually to share […]

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New York UAS Test Site Awarded $897,000 NASA Task

New York UAS Test Site Awarded $897,000 NASA Task Vertiport Automation Analysis to be Conducted at Griffiss International Airport Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that the county has been awarded an $897,000 task order for Advanced Air Mobility development through a NASA contract with its UAS Test Site at Griffiss International Airport. The county’s UAS test site […]

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Syracuse University Grads Help NUAIR Advance Drone Industry

Syracuse University Grads Help NUAIR Advance Drone Industry NUAIR, WindShape and Syracuse University Grad Students Team-up on UAS Wind Tunnel Project Every year NUAIR seeks college-level interns interested in the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or “drone” industry, to give them hands-on, real-life experiences with this advanced technology. This last fall/spring semester, Syracuse University grad students Vincent James McGovern and Jean-Eric […]

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Advanced INS Set-Up for LiDAR Surveying using Drones

Advanced INS Set-Up for LiDAR Surveying using Drones Using an INS in a drone mounted scenario can bring with it unique challenges. In our latest webinar we discuss these and more… Using an Inertial Navigation System in a drone based scenario can bring with it unique challenges that can be difficult to overcome. On Wednesday, 17th June at 09:15 (BST) OxTS […]

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Leveraging sensor technology for modern design techniques

LEVERAGING SENSOR TECHNOLOGY FOR MODERN DESIGN TECHNIQUES Matt LaLuzerne, PSM,  Vice President of GPI Geospatial, Inc.May 14, 2020 Transportation of people and freight continues to expand at a rapid pace, overhauling the current infrastructure system.  Airports are adding enormous terminals to accommodate the increase in travel and freight shipping.  Ports are exploring how to manage the increase in size to […]

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Drone Integration Work Continues at New York UAS Test Site

CAL Analytics to Lead Development and Testing of UTM Contingency Management Platform at Griffiss International Airport – New York Syracuse, NY – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently awarded a $1.6M contract that will advance unmanned traffic management (UTM) at the New York Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site. CAL Analytics will lead a team of five commercial companies in the development of […]

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Microdrones as a Service (mdaaS) Available Now:

Microdrones as a Service (mdaaS) Available Now: Professional Drone LiDAR and Drone PhotogrammetryMore Accessible and Affordable Than Ever Before (For Immediate Release, May 4, 2020) Rome, NY- Microdrones announces the launch of mdaaS- Microdrones as a Service, making its survey equipment and solutions accessible to an even broader market of surveyors and geomatics professionals. MdaaS introduces drone surveying solutions, including […]

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Building a Company with 3D Technology – TerraMark

Building a Company with 3D Technology Kevin Hardy, Vice President – Technology A Brief History TerraMark is a land surveying firm that was founded in 2003 in Marietta, Georgia; a suburb of Atlanta. Over the years they have been involved with some of the landmark projects of this fast-growing urban region including SunTrust Park, the new home of the Atlanta […]

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Velodyne Lidar Advances Driver Safety with New Products at CES 2020

Small Form Factor, High Performance Make Velodyne Lidar Ideal Choice for ADAS to Protect Pedestrians, Assist Drivers and Save Lives – Safety SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Velodyne Lidar, Inc. will introduce and demonstrate its groundbreaking new lidar sensor technology at CES 2020 in the Las Vegas Convention Center North Hall – booth #7520. Velodyne will highlight its lidar technology that enables high-level […]

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Golden Software Streamlines Gridding Functionality in Surfer

Golden Software Streamlines Gridding Functionality in Surfer GOLDEN, Colorado, 3 December 2019 – Golden Software, a developer of affordable 2D and 3D scientific modeling packages, has enhanced Gridding and other key workflows in the latest release of its Surfer® software. Used by 100,000 clients worldwide, Surfer is a gridding, contouring and 3D surface mapping application used in environmental consulting, mining, oil […]

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FAA Grants Approval to ARE-AirShark for Drone Operations Over People

FAA GRANTS APPROVAL TO ARE-AIRSHARK FOR DRONE OPERATIONS OVER PEOPLE Lindsey Mitchell, Safety Coordinator / UAS Pilot The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued ARE-AirShark a Certificate of Waiver, allowing certified Remote Pilots to safely fly a parachute-equipped sUAS (small Unmanned Aircraft System) over people. ARE is one of nine organizations to be granted an operational waiver for flights over […]

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First Segment of NY 50-Mile UAS Corridor Receives BVLOS Authority

Governor Cuomo Announces First Segment of New York’s 50-Mile Drone Corridor Receives Authority from FAA to Fly Beyond Visual Line of Sight Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the New York Unmanned Aircraft System Test Site at Griffiss International Airport in Rome has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly unmanned aircraft beyond visual line of sight within first […]

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Verizon Skyward & Southern Company Conduct BVLOS Testing

Skyward, a Verizon company, recently met with Southern Company and representatives from Hitec at the New York UAS Test Site in Rome, NY to conduct multiple BVLOS drone test flights. The goal: aid Southern Company, a leading energy company, in testing drone aircraft and procedures at an active airport as a precursor to long-range beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flights that can assist in […]

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