NASA Tests Traffic Management System For UAS In North Dakota, Other Locations

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Mentions of NASA may conjure images of far-off galaxies, but one of the agency’s most recent research endeavors doesn’t require leaving Earth’s atmosphere. NASA is behind an effort to create an air traffic management system for unmanned aircraft systems, also known as drones, and has enlisted researchers from across the United…
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NASA To Showcase Unmanned Traffic Management System Progress During June 6 Media Day

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — NASA will host a media day at several locations around the country to demonstrate its Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management system to journalists. UTM would act as an air traffic control system for drones, allowing low-altitude flights across the U.S. airspace if successfully implemented nationwide. The media day is part of a three-week…
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June Drone Biz Event To Feature Field Of View Founder

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A veteran of the North Dakota unmanned aircraft systems industry will share his story at this month’s Drone Biz event. From the University of North Dakota to the field, local entrepreneur David Dvorak has built Field of View into a leader in aerial imaging and mapping solutions for unmanned aircraft. As part…
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First National Autonomous Vehicle Day Recognized At Drone Focus Conference

FARGO, N.D — In recognition of their growing role in society, autonomous vehicles — including driverless cars, drones and more — now have a day to call their own. The first National Autonomous Vehicle Day was decreed May 31 during a presentation at Drone Focus, a two-day conference held in Fargo. “The 31st of May, on…
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North Dakota Forms Task Force To Support, Test Technology For Countering Rogue Drone Activity

FARGO, N.D. — Expanding on North Dakota’s already robust reputation in unmanned aircraft systems development, state officials announced efforts this week to further pioneer another aspect of the technology: defense against rogue users. The creation of an industry-led task force that will back the development and advancement of technologies to protect and defend against threats posed…
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