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UAS Cluster Initiative Newsletter
September 7, 2018  

UAS Tech Forum Takes Flight Next Week
The UAS Tech Forum September 12-13, brings together NASA, University of Oklahoma, AUVSI, ISR Ideas, NOAA, Duetto Group, Oklahoma State University TONIC Ventures, Osage Nation, Kratos, and many more UAS rock stars under one roof.

It's time to get out of the summer slump and join us next week for Oklahoma's largest UAS event.

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UAS in the News
Marshall discusses education with local, state officials
Rep. Roger Marshall, R-Kansas, discussed the future of education and of the unmanned aerial systems industry with local and state officials during two events Friday in Salina.

Memphis International Airport begins federal drone testing
Staffers from Memphis International Airport recently participated in a different kind of test flight, this one using drones.

FCC approves UAS radar used for in-flight BVLOS
After joining with the Northern Plains UAS Test Site in May as part of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's Integration Pilot Program, Echodyne has taken another major step towards fully integrating its unique detect-and-avoid in-air radar...
Technology Spotlight
Low-cost drone swarm catapult
Naval Postgraduate School
Through the Naval Postgraduate School, an officer has developed a rapid-fire launcher to deploy fixed-wing drone swarms. The technology is available to businesses for commercialization through a patent license agreement. A developing mission area of particular interest to many in the defense and commercial sectors is UAV swarming, which requires multiple UAVs to be launched in a relatively short period of time. The UAV launcher provides for the rapid launch of multiple UAVs safely, effectively, and in quick succession, and provides a compact design enhancing portability and allowing for relatively independent operation.

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

How to license technology from defense laboratories
Upcoming UASCI Events
UAS Tech Forum 2018
09/12/2018 - 09/13/2018
Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center, Broken Arrow, OK
The UAS Tech Forum is a convergence of entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, tech transfer professionals, economic development officials and other service providers in the UAS industry. The event features tech presentations, valuable networking with attendees and exhibitors, potential investment opportunities, thought-provoking panel discussions and relevant keynote speakers.

Green Country Unmanned Aircraft System Competition
09/29/2018 - 09/30/2018
The University of Tulsa Campus
The University of Tulsa Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is planning an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) competition on the TU campus August 25-28 2017. UAV systems are effective in recruiting middle and high school students to fields related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The industrial applications of UAV systems continue to expand, and TU is home to innovative UAV research.

Getting Started with UAS in Western Kansas
Hays, KS
Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and drones are more than a fad. This technology impacts most of our population every day and yet we're still only scratching the surface of its economic potential. This workshop will bring together industry experts to share UAS opportunities, applications and regulations.

AUVSI Xponential
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 is the one event that brings together the entire unmanned systems community to share ideas, collaborate across markets, capitalize on next practices and emerging trends and harness the power of unmanned technology for your business.
Upcoming Industry Events
Commercial UAV Expo Americas
10/01/2018 - 10/03/2018
Las Veags, NV
Join more than 3,000 professionals at the leading commercial drone conference and expo October 1-3. With top-notch education and an unparalleled exhibit floor filled with the highest precision UAS technology, Commercial UAV Expo is the best choice...

AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition
Washington, D.C.

International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) 2019
Denver, CO
International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) is a technical conference and exhibition showcasing the latest airborne, terrestrial, and underwater LiDAR as well as emerging remote-sensing and data collection tools and technologies.

SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing
Baltimore, MD
The leading global sensing, imaging, and photonics technologies event

SPAR3D Expo & Conference
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.
Drones Detect Radiation
inside unmanned systems | 09/04/2018
Equipped with the right sensors, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can help determine radiation levels after incidents in nuclear facilities as well as during routine monitoring.

Drones Used To Herd Birds (VIDEO)
Asian Scientist | 09/04/2018
An international team of researchers has developed drones and a herding algorithm to shepherd birds away from airports. Read more from Asian Scientist Magazine at:

Iowa Sheriff's Office Conducts Drone Training With Healthcare Staff
Unmanned Aerial Online | 09/04/2018
The Sioux County Sheriff's Office in Iowa recently completed unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) training with the help of local medical center Sioux Center Health.

Drone Startups Expect Funding Boost From New Rules
Bloomberg | 09/02/2018
India, the largest importer of unmanned aerial vehicles for defence, allowed their use in commercial mapping, surveys and photography. Startups operating in the nascent industry hope that would boost investor interest.

Pendleton seeks OK for UAS industrial park utility plans
East Oregonian | 08/31/2018
The city of Pendleton is piloting plans forward to build an industrial park at the Pendleton Unmanned Aerial Systems Range.

Will an electronics lead-time apocalypse hit the UAS industry?
One of the biggest obstacles the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry could face in the near future is a shortage of electronic components.

FAA Grants 2,000 UAS Waivers in Two Years of Part 107
Unmanned Aerial | 08/28/2018
On the two-year anniversary of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) regulations for operating small commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), Part 107, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has released an analysis of FAA waivers for UAS operations beyond the scope of Part 107 and found that nearly 2,000 have been granted.

California's fires face a new, high-tech foe: Drones
CNET | 08/27/2018
These eyes in the sky may become firefighters' best tools for combating one of the worst wildfire seasons in state history.

Boeing completes synchronized UAV flight in Australia
Intelligent Aerospace | 08/24/2018
Boeing has successfully completed a series of synchronized unmanned aerial vehicle flight test using new on-board autonomous command and control technologies.

Forest Service Public-Private Partnership Explores Using Drones for Precision Pesticide Application
Nextgov | 08/24/2018
The group plans to award a sole-source contract to research whether unmanned aerial systems can spray in hard-to-reach places without disrupting nearby sensitive ecosystems.

Teens' drone business taking flight
Norwalk Reflector | 08/24/2018

A Christmas present turned into a business for two teens in Vermillion.

SolSpec Launches Innovative Drone Solutions for Gas, Oil Pipelines
dronelife | 08/23/2018
A Colorado-based firm is shedding new light from above on vital data for the oil and gas pipeline industry.

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