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April 4, 2019  

'Tis the Season for UAS Investment
Find your next big UAS investment opportunity
If you have interest in the Unmanned Aerial System industry and are an accredited investor, you are welcome to attend an online presentation of three early stage UAS deals Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at Noon Central Time.

The three companies will be presenting are Global UAV Technologies, Mobile Recon Systems and Spatial GIS Services.

If you are interested in receiving an invitation, contact Jim Troxel at jtroxel@wbtangels.com. Arrangements are being made to broadcast the session via Internet and to record the session for those interested in viewing afterwards.

Seeking Investment, strategic partners, or want to license your technology?
Last chance to apply to pitch at the UAS Tech Forum August 21-22 in Salina, Kansas.

Who should apply? Technology transfer officers, entrepreneurs, researchers, or startups that possess a UAS technology that is destined to be a game changer.

Applications are currently being accepted now through April 12 by visiting, Compete to Pitch.

UAS in the News
UNL researchers getting ready to start drone tornado study
A long-awaited research project involving drone-based investigation of severe storms will launch this spring. Researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and three other universities will start the Targeted Observation by Radars and UAS of...

Bethany offering UAV courses
Beginning in the summer of 2019, Bethany College will be offering courses in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) / Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) aka "drones."

Drone Pilot Salary — How Much Money do Drone Pilots Make?
How much money will I make—isn't this the question, if we're being honest, that we all ask when courting a new job opportunity?  Salary shouldn't be our only motivating factor, but we all need to put food on the table and keep a roof over our...

Oklahoma State University receives first FAA authorization to fly UAS 'swarms' within national airspace
The Federal Aviation Administration recently approved Oklahoma State University to fly fix wing UAS in swarms within the national airspace.
Technology Spotlight
Collisionless flying of unmanned aerial vehicles
Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center
As the application of UAVs becomes more widespread and the number of UAVs deployed in those applications increases, collision avoidance becomes increasingly important.

The Army has developed a system and method for ensuring collisionless flight of three or more UAVs. The system is simple and scalable. Each UAV does not require any collision avoidance sensors or knowledge of the position of other UAVs in the area and does not require communication with other UAVs. Additionally, any UAVs may be a heterogeneous mix of various types, and each UAV flies according to the same flying rules.

Businesses can license this technology for commercial development.

Contact: Brian Metzger, PhD, CLP
Phone: 406-994-7782


Navy builds towed raft for mine-hunting sub drones
Upcoming UASCI Events
UAS Angel Network Pitch Presentation - Global UAV Technologies, Mobile Recon Systems and Spatial GIS Services
April 17, 2019
1:00 pm, ET - Webinar (Invitation Only)
If you have interest in the Unmanned Aerial System industry and are an accredited investor, you are welcome to attend an online presentation of three early stage UAS deals Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at Noon Central Time. The three companies will be presenting are Global UAV Technologies, Mobile Recon Systems and Spatial GIS Services.

If you are interested in receiving an invitation, contact Jim Troxel at jtroxel@wbtangels.com. Arrangements are being made to broadcast the session via Internet and to record the session for those interested in viewing afterwards.

Droneports: Unlocking the Economic Potential for Your Community at XPONENTIAL
April 29, 2019
Chicago, IL
Discover how Droneports are becoming an epicenter for regional UAS activities. Learn from industry leaders and visionary communities about how Droneports are serving as nodes for testing, training and commercial drone operations by obtaining permissions for flight, and providing facilities for housing, maintenance, fueling, piloting of fleets and more.

UAS Angel Network Pitch Presentation
June 19, 2019
1:00 pm, ET - Webinar (Invitation Only)
June 19, 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.

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
2019 UAS Roundup
April 14 - 15, 2019
Nathrop, Colorado
he Chaffee County UAS Advisory Board and Chaffee County Economic Development Corporation invite you to explore and understand the capabilities of emerging unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) technology at the stunning MT. Princeton Resort in Nathrop,...

SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing
April 14 - 18, 2019
Baltimore, MD
The leading global sensing, imaging, and photonics technologies event

AUVSI Xponential
April 29 - May 2, 2019
Chicago, IL
Join 8,500 technologists, regulators and users across commercial and defense sectors for AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2019, the largest, most comprehensive trade show for unmanned and autonomous systems. As adoption spreads and applications expand, XPONENTIAL...

SBIR Road Tour
May 20, 2019
Oklahoma City, OK
Registration is Open - Connect with Program Managers from the $2.5 billion Small Business Innovation Research & Small Business Technology Transfer programs.

SPAR3D Expo & Conference
May 21 - 23, 2019
Anaheim, CA
From sensing with drones, mobile rigs and hand-held devices to AR, VR and 3D printed deliverables, everything 3D is here at the only industry-agnostic, platform-neutral 3D event in the market: SPAR 3D Expo & Conference.

FAA UAS Symposium
June 3 - 5, 2019
Baltimore, MD
Together with AUVSI, the Federal Aviation Administration organizes the FAA UAS Symposium at the Baltimore Convention Center from February 12-14, 2019. The FAA says that they are "getting down to business. We're not waiting for what's next, we're...

Drone Expo East
June 27 - 30, 2019
Atlantic City, NJ
Drone Expo International has announced Drone Expo East, the largest and most diverse event of its kind in the eastern United States.

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...
Headlines
This is the Tool that Could Have Prevented the $65 Million Gatwick Closures – Dedrone Releases DroneTracker 4
DroneLife | 04/04/2019
The Gatwick Airport closures in December of last year are still a hot topic in the drone industry, especially now that estimates of the cost of the incident have been released – a whopping $65 million.

Drone Registration Figures Confirm senseFly eBee as United States' Most Popular Commercial Fixed-Wing
sUAS | 04/03/2019
The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) 2018 commercial drone registration figures confirm that senseFlyeBee aircraft are, by some margin, the U.S. industry's most-used fixed-wing (incl. VTOL) small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS)

Why drone races are hard to follow for spectators
DroneDJ | 04/03/2019
An article in the WSJ today, explains why drone races are hard to follow for spectators.

AirMap Expanding Their Role in the Airspace: An Interview with CEO David Hose
DroneLife | 04/02/2019
AirMap has been a major player in the drone industry since their inception in 2015.  Over time, however, AirMap's offering has changed: and the company has shifted from being an airspace intelligence platform to staking a place as a global leader in unmanned traffic management (UTM).

Drone era arrives for local governments sooner than most
The Roanoke (VA) Times | 04/02/2019
Drones may not be ready to deliver your next Amazon order in less than 30 minutes, but local governments around Southwest Virginia are already calling on the technology for simpler, more practical tasks.

Interior Department Releases 2018 Unmanned Aircraft Report
ExecutiveGov | 04/02/2019
The Department of the Interior saved $14.8 million in 2018 as it expanded its fleet of unmanned aircraft systems to support operations across the U.S. The department released its UAS Program 2018 Use Report April 1 that details the agency's spending and aircraft use during the year.

UPS DRONES ARE NOW MOVING BLOOD SAMPLES OVER NORTH CAROLINA
Wired | 04/01/2019
IF YOU'RE INCLINED to puns, you might say medical samples are the lifeblood of hospital systems. But if you actually work with them, you know they're more of a headache. 

Using Drones to Improve Flood Forecasts
WeatherNation | 04/01/2019
Scientists from the Northern Gulf Institute at Mississippi State University deployed a small unmanned plane that took high-resolution images of rising waters of the Yalobusha River around Greenwood, Mississippi, during a major rainstorm in late February, and beamed them back in real time to NOAA weather forecasters.

Using Infrared Drone Technology to Inspect Solar Panels and Wind Turbines
POWER Magazine | 04/01/2019
An East Coast industrial plant had for months experienced a significant dropoff in energy production from its 36,000-square-foot solar field. The plant's maintenance team had been unable to find any problems with the solar panels during routine thermal/infrared monitoring from the ground. It was time to send in the drones.

CMU team develops a robot and drone system for mine rescues
TechCrunch | 03/30/2019
Carnegie Mellon University and Oregon State University are teaming together by navigating a robot and UAV through a decommisioned coal mine as part of DARPA's Subterranean Challenge competition.

Valqari introduces Smart Drone Delivery Mailbox
AUVSI News | 03/28/2019
A Chicago-based start-up called Valqari says that its patented Smart Drone Delivery Mailbox solves the last inch logistic problems associated with drone delivery.

Researchers Launch Extensive Severe-Storm Study Using Drones
Unmanned Aerial | 03/27/2019
A drone-based investigation of severe storms will soon be launched by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Texas Tech University, the University of Colorado Boulder, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Severe Storms Laboratory.

Report: UAS industry shows exponential growth since 2016
UAS Magazine | 03/26/2019
The unmanned aircraft system industry has experienced exponential growth over the past two years, according to a report recently released by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International and the Danish Technological Institute

UPS partners with drone startup Matternet for medical sample deliveries
TechCrunch | 03/26/2019
Unmanned drone deliveries are making their way inside the UPS network. Thanks to a partnership with drone startup Matternet, UPS will start delivering medical samples via unmanned drones at WakeMed's hospital in Raleigh, N.C.

Utilizing Drones to Assess Transportation Infrastructure
R&D | 03/25/2019
Unmanned aerial systems (UAS, or drones) are a rapidly evolving technology that is being used for a variety of applications.

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