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A new air traffic control system announced today by Exelis Inc. offers just that option. The drone autopilot company has partnered with NASA to create a system of ... terrain below and information about the weather. With this information, the FAA would ...
Popular Science · 3/11/2015
It’s going to be a while before we one day see drones flying ... cloud computing, NASA envisions the control system will ensure that pilotless aircrafts can cruise low altitudes while receiving critical information pertaining to weather conditions ...
FORTUNE · 8/7/2015
The weather agency issued warnings for flooding ... they are the size of large commercial jets and are flown remotely from a NASA base on the Virginia coast. The drones are capable of flying for 30 hours at an altitude of 21,000 meters (69,000 feet ...
Space Daily · 9/15/2013
NASA is considering monitoring drones with a range of sensors including radar, orbiting satellites and cellphone signals. The UTM system is also likely to be cloud-based, meaning that drones will need an internet link to download information about weather ...
Gizmodo · 6/4/2015
Why do some hurricanes intensify very rapidly while others do not? That’s the big question that NASA scientists are grappling with – and they’ve launched a set of repurposed military surveillance drones to find answers. In order to better understand ...
Inhabitat · ByHelen Morgan · 12/9/2013
Washington: Nasa scientists, led by an Indian-origin researcher, are developing an air traffic control system for drones that would scan for adverse weather conditions and also prevent the small unmanned vehicles from running into buildings. Nasa’s drone ...
Live Mint · 9/2/2014
and what the weather will be like in a given area," said Parimal Kopardekar, manager of NASA's Safe Autonomous Systems Operations project, in the press release. The system NASA is working on would allow many commercial uses, like Amazon's drone
Fierce Mobile T · 6/11/2015
NASA has decades of experience with air traffic management ... where a small quad copter breached a security perimeter and crash landed in January. Exelis' drone tracker will show terrain, weather and airspace boundaries in real time.
Reuters · 3/10/2015
NASA wants the system to be able to “geo-fence” areas like airports and political centers so drones simply cannot go there. They could decide which drones should take precedence in congested areas, or force drones to land during bad weather.
Extreme Tech · 6/5/2015
Our tropical weather expert, Brian McNoldy says he could only find two ... Nadine is on a projected path that threatens no land area according to the National Hurricane Center, but a NASA field campaign is taking full advantage of this storm to get deeper ...
Washington Post · ByJason Samenow · 9/12/2012