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Instead of decommissioning military drones once they have become obsolete NASA scientists have found a way to give the drones new life; instead of spying on foreign countries the drones will be used to spy on tropical storms as they strengthen to …
HNGN · 9/11/2013
Parimal Kopardekar Dr. Kopardekar is leading NASA's drone traffic management program ... for example), what the weather will be like in a given area (because drones are often so light, strong winds put them at risk), and whether any other vehicles are ...
The Business Insider · 9/26/2014
WALLOPS ISLAND, USA – A pair of converted military drones are the US space agency's newest tools for tracking hurricanes and tropical storms ... large commercial jets and are flown remotely from a NASA base on the Virginia coast. The drones are …
Rappler · 9/15/2013
ATLANTIC, Va. — NASA scientists are using former military surveillance drones to help them understand more about how tropical storms intensify, which they say could ultimately save lives by improving forecast models that predict a hurricane's strength.
News Herald · 9/11/2013
NASA and Verizon are ... avoidance - both between drones and between UAVs and buildings - and flight priority, but also include more complex functionality. For instance, UAVs could automatically be grounded in poor weather conditions, while certain areas ...
SlashGear · 6/4/2015
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
However, NASA has told the New York Times that actual ... For one, a decent gust could easily push a drone into a building and crash it, so tracking weather would be a must, adding a layer of complexity. Maintaining separation between low-flying drones ...
Engadget · BySteve Dent · 9/2/2014
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 · ByJamie Condliffe · 6/4/2015
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
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