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July 3, 2019  

UAS Tech Forum Early Bird Registration Extended
"Let's not forget why we celebrate 4th of July, it is the day Will Smith saved us from the aliens." -Unknown

A little silliness for the holiday, but what's not silly is saving $50 on your UAS Tech Forum registration. For those of you that missed the early bird rate, don't worry, we have you covered. We have EXTENDED the early bird rate for you, but not for long, it ends (for real this time) July 19th.

Register today to save $50 off the regular rate of $245 for the 6th annual UAS Tech Forum in Salina, Kansas, August 21 & 22.
UAS in the News
DRONEII: This New 2019 Drone Market Environment Map is Amazing
The newly released DRONEII's Drone Market Environment Map 2019 gives a snapshot of the most relevant players on the global commercial drone market.

U.S. Reps. Express Concerns over Drone Remote ID Delay
On Tuesday, several leaders of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure wrote to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to express concerns with the FAA's lack of a rule requiring remote identification of unmanned aircraft systems...

Video of Amazon Prime Air's Delivery Drone In Action.
While maybe not as riveting as your favorite movie,  this video published by Amazon  shows it's current version delivery drone in action. 
Technology Spotlight
Wireless power system design toolbox
Naval Surface Warfare Center - Crane Division
Far-field wireless power energy systems (WPES) promise to deliver electricity from a remote location to items such as drones, sensors, and maybe even cars. A wide variety of engineers work in a highly distributed environment to design these systems, which creates varying methodologies and differing computation results.

Addressing WPES design issues, Navy scientists have developed a robust, distributed modeling, simulation, analysis, and visualization (MSAV) environment.

Businesses or entrepreneurs can license this patent-pending technology for commercial developmen

Contact: Sean Patten, CLP
Phone: 406-994-7721


Entrepreneurs don't have to be inventors, here's why
Upcoming UASCI Events
DronePort Network Seminar
Salina, KS
In the seminar, you will learn how droneports are becoming epicenters for UAS activities by serving as nodes for testing, training and commercial drone operations by obtaining permissions for flight. These facilities are also providing housing, maintenance, fueling, piloting of fleets and more. 

The third annual Midwest Big Data Hub
Salina, KS
All-Hands Meeting will serve as the culmination for the National Science Foundation project dedicated to bringing academics and commercial operators together around the topic of big data for agriculture.

UAS Tech Forum
Salina, KS
The Tech Forum's agenda spotlights UAS in three exciting tracks: Agriculture, First Responders, and Innovation. Industry leaders and policy makers will be front and center at this event making this a one-stop shop for some of the best networking of the year. 

UAS Angel Network Pitch Presentation
September 18, 2019
1:00 pm, ET - Webinar (Invitation Only)
September 18, 2019 SAVE THE DATE - Invitation only

Deals to be announced.

If you are interested in receiving an invitation, contact Jim Troxel at jtroxel@wbtangels.com.
Upcoming Industry Events
Oklahoma UAS Safety Summit
Oklahoma City, OK
Join first responders and public safety officers from around Oklahoma at this two-day summit to discover how technology developments in unmanned aerial systems (UAS) can help reimagine the positive impact these systems can have on public safety...

Fly K-State Academy
July 22-25, 2019
Salina, KS
Registration is limited to 12 participants. Do you dream of flying? Are you an aspiring pilot? The Kansas State Polytechnic Flight Team is your host as you start your pilot training at Fly K-State Academy. Complete four missions designed to push...

UAS Training for High School Teachers and Administrators
Salina, KS
Kansas State Polytechnic invites Kansas high school teachers and administrators to participate in an immersive, one-week program focused on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). This program will cover all aspects of UAS for high school teachers and...

UAS Summit & Expo
Grand Forks, ND

AI Innovation Summit
San Francisco, CA
The AI Innovation Summit 2019 is coming to San Francisco, CA. Come learn, explore, and create with some of the world's most accomplished practitioners, thought leaders, and vendors. This unique program engages, inspires, and provides unique insights...

Public Safety Drone Conference
Tulsa, OK
Unmanned and Autonomous Systems are the future of the industry. Why? Drones significantly improve your effectiveness while keeping you out of harm's way. Departments all around the world see the benefits already. If you want to start orgrow your...
Headlines
MicaSense and FluroSat partner to provide better agronomic analytics
Commercial UAV News | 07/03/2019
MicaSense and FluroSat have announced a partnership in order to better serve imagery and analytics to agriculture industry stakeholders.

AirMap and Raytheon partner to safely integrate UAS into US airspace system
Commercial UAV News | 07/01/2019
Airspace management is a complex system of sophisticated technology, software, and skilled operators and administrators. 

Drones Increasingly Help San Joaquin County Deputies Locate People In Trouble
CBS 13 Sacramento (CA) | 07/01/2019
In San Joaquin County, California, more and more drones are helping deputies get people in trouble to safety.

NASA tests onboard sensors designed to improve drone safety
New Atlas | 06/30/2019
In an effort to make conventional aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) get along, NASA has embarked on the latest in a series of flight tests using specially adapted drones and manned "intruder" aircraft. The purpose is to demonstrate the effectiveness of new technologies and help develop new regulations that will allow UAVs to integrate into the US National Airspace System.

Dronejacker: Daytona professor invents intelligent system
San Francisco Chronicle | 06/27/2019
An Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University professor has invented an artificial intelligence program that can hijack rogue drones, safely neutralizing any possible threat.

In Africa, drone technology a gateway to STEM
Devex | 06/27/2019
In 2017, the government of Malawi established the first drone testing corridor in Africa in partnership with UNICEF. The initiative was a follow-up to a 2016 UNICEF program in which drones were used in Malawi to transport blood samples to test infants for HIV. With the potential to support actions such as flood response, search and rescue, and medical supply delivery, the drone corridor offers the opportunity for the development of a new tech ecosystem in sub-Saharan Africa — beginning with Malawi.

Drone Beats Ambulance in AED Delivery Trials
UnmannedAerial.com | 06/26/2019
Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) has completed phase one of a project to determine the effectiveness of delivering an automated external defibrillator (AED) via drone versus a traditional ambulance.

Partners Delivering Drone Training for Disaster Response
Unmanned Aerial | 06/26/2019
The Airborne International Response Team (AIRT), a Florida-based nonprofit, has announced a new unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) partnership with the Asociación de Profesionales de Drones (APD), an organization with a presence in six Latin American countries.

The Canadian police assembled a fleet of more than 200 drones
Drone DJ | 06/26/2019
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) assembled a fleet of more than 200 drones to support officers during international border investigations, protecting VIP visitors and for other purposes.

The race to add drones to nationwide air traffic control system
ZDNet | 06/26/2019
AirMap, which oversees a version of air traffic control for drones, to collaborate on the national airspace integration.

Drone takes to the skies to image offshore reefs
Nature | 06/25/2019
In May, the research team from NASA and the University of Guam took less than two weeks to study two marine habitats using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), or drone, to create a centimetre-resolution digital model of the reef structure. Previously, the survey, which could help conservation efforts, would have taken divers a month.

ND DOT receives 4-year FAA waiver for drone flights over people
UAS Magazine | 06/25/2019
The North Dakota Department of Transportation announced today that the agency has received a four-year waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) over people.

Amazon Gets Patent for Drone Surveillance System That Could Send the Company's Eyes Into the Sky
Fortune | 06/24/2019
Amazon may soon send drones into the sky to gather data with the help of drone surveillance technology. Earlier this month, the retailer received a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a new data-gathering system.

Using a Swarm of Drones to Research Hurricanes
Commercial UAV News | 06/24/2019
Having won the first phase of a National Oceanic an Atmospheic Administation research project to observe weather obervations of hurricanes, Black Swift Technologies was awarded a two-year grant to provide NOAA with swarm technology that will be used to improve hurricane forecasting.
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