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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) implemented the small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) rule in 2016. This is commonly known as Part 107, of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Part 107 states that UAS operators must fly: below 400 feet above ground level (AGL) within visual line of sight during daylight without flying over people only one aircraft and give right of way below 100 miles per hour To fly out side of these constraints, the UAS operator is required to file and obtain a waiver. The AUVSI has analyzed the waivers approved by the FAA (see FAA…
What are the Future Transportation Needs for Massachusetts 2018 was a big year for Massachusetts transportation. In January, Governor Baker created the Commission on the Future of Transportation in the Commonwealth. 18 appointees were made to the Commission, tasked with developing a range of scenarios anticipated between 2020 and 2040 that may inform the panel’s findings to be reported by December 1, 2018. On December 14 2018 the Commission on the Future of Transportation in the Commonwealth released its report in two volumes. The report is structured in five thematic categories which are are: Modernize existing state and municipal transit…
The second annual New York UAS Symposium, hosted by NUAIR, at Turning Stone Resort in Verona, New York, Sept. 16-18, 2019 brought in more than 300 participants. The symposium gives the UAS community a chance to network with UAS industry leaders from around the globe, to make new connections, and most importantly, discuss the key issues facing our industry. The symposium was kicked off with welcoming remarks from NUAIR CEO Mike Hertzendorf and Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. Congressmen Anthony Brindisi (D-22nd District), and John Katko (R-24th District) had a moderated conversation on the ever-growing drone industry and…
So how can you use multiple unmanned vehicles on the surface and underwater to detect and neutralize mines? Raytheon has demonstrated a capability to detect and engage the mine in a single sortie. Raytheon demonstrated its AQS-20C mine-hunting sonar, coupled with a surrogate for its Barracuda mine neutralizer, which worked together to detect and engage an object designed to mimic an undersea mine in the Narraganset Bay. The video illustration below is worth watching. Mine countermeasure capability with Raytheon AQS-20 sonar & Barracuda. Raytheon video. The company also demonstrated its Common Control System (CCS) integrated with the mine hunting and…
PARIS, June 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has signed a strategic agreement with AirMap, the leading global airspace intelligence platform for drones, to collaborate on future projects to safely integrate unmanned aerial systems, commonly referred to as drones, into the national airspace system and unlock the positive economic and social benefits of expanded commercial drone operations. "AirMap is ushering in a new era in drone aviation," said Matt Gilligan, vice president of Raytheon's Intelligence, Information and Services business. "Drones must safely operate in an already complex ecosystem, which is where our experience matters." The agreement combines the…
Massachusetts Technology Collaborative Innovation Institute has published its 20th Index of the Massachusetts economy. The Index of the Massachusetts Innovation Economy, has been published by the Innovation Institute at the MassTechCollaborative annually since 1997. The Index is the premier fact-based benchmark for measuring the performance of the Massachusetts knowledge economy. The Index has a wealth of information regarding the Massachusetts Innovation Economy, including the fact that Massachusetts is first in the nation with respect to innovation metrics. To view the Index online and for more information on the Massachusetts InnovationEconomy, visit us at: www.masstech.org/index.
assRobotics, an independent, non-profit hub serving to inspire and bring robotics startups, initiatives and investments to life, is opening its initial office, laboratory and test space. The collaborative workspace includes the labs and equipment needed to help young robotics companies develop and scale their concepts and prototypes. Located at 12 Channel Street in Boston’s Seaport Innovation district, the organization is leasing nearly 15,000 sq. ft. and will develop an additional 25,000 sq. ft.. MassRobotics held a ribbon cutting ceremony on February 17, 2017 to officially open the space. For details see www.massrobotics.org.
The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) announced the launch of a new initiative, the Remote Pilots Council (RPC), which has kicked off with a national tour to promote education and dialogue between commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operators, industry leaders and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Through a combination of in-person meetings, webinars and surveys, this council of AUVSI members will discuss opportunities and challenges to ensure safe and responsible use of the National Airspace System (NAS). “Now that we have rules governing the civil and commercial operations of UAS, more businesses and innovators are flying and unlocking…
 Massachusetts charted the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (www.MassTech.org) to conduct a Robotics Sector Analysis to help guide the Commonwealth's investment decisions. Dr. Waseem Naqvi, President, AUVSI New England, and Technology Director, Raytheon, participated as a member of the advisory board. The resultant comprehensive report was released on October 18, 2016. It was compiled by Dan Kara, Research Director Robotics, ABI Research. The report cited that Robots and robotic technology are foundational, leveraging the advances in artificial intelligence, and transformative, having the ability to define a new industy. Massachusetts is the global leader in collaborative, and consumer robots. The area is receiving…
Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) response to the FAA’s Notice of Proposed Rule making for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are poised to be one of the fastest-growing industries in American history. According to AUVSI’s Economic Impact Report, which is currently the most comprehensive study ever performed on the UAS industry, within 10 years of UAS integration into the National Airspace System (NAS), the industry will represent an $82 billion segment of the U.S. economy and generate more than 100,000 new high-paying jobs. AUVSI, which represents more than 7,500 individual members and 600 corporations,…
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Annual Members Meeting - POSTPONED

Wed, 24 Jun 2020 at 15:00 - 19:00
AUVSI New England leadership will present highlights from the past year, current standings for new...

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