AMA Foundation National Model Aviation Museum AMA Flight School Park Pilot Model Aviation AMA Main Site 1-800-IFLYAMA
SMALL UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS PROGRAM
MENU

The NASA Frontier Development Lab (FDL)

UVIONIX HELPS NASA FRONTIER DEVELOPMENT LAB EXPLORE USE OF DRONES IN A NEW APPROACH TO FIGHT ASTEROID DANGER

R. CORDOVA, CA (July 28,2016) – UVIONIX AEROSPACE is joining partners, SETI InstituteNVIDIA and Autodesk, in supporting young researchers develop new approaches to investigating the potential threat of asteroids.

The NASA Frontier Development Lab (FDL) is bringing together talented individuals in planetary science, data analytics and deep-learning to aid in asteroid defense. UVIONIX Aerospace has agreed to provide an adaptable drone platform and technical expertise as part of the NASA FDL learning experience. Based on the company’s ALPHA UAV multipurpose platform, UVIONIX team has provided a highly customized vehicle developed to support NASA FDL workshop projects.

“We are excited to take part in the NASA FDL project and believe we can substantially contribute,” Yordan Iskrev, Co-founder and CEO of UVIONIX.

Researchers believe that using advanced UAV technology could drastically speed up the process of finding, retrieving and analyzing asteroid fragments reaching the ground.

“From the 8 or so large meteorite falls recovered around the world annually, only a few are tracked coming in. Using drones may help recover the smaller falls that are tracked in our camera networks,” said SETI Institute meteor astronomer Peter Jenniskens, Core Mentor at FDL. “Increasing the number of tracked falls will point us to where in the asteroid belt meteorites of different type originate.”

The project is hosted at the SETI Institute in Mountain View under the supervision of the FDL co-Director James Parr and SETI Institute CEO, Bill Diamond.

www.uvionix.com

Recent Posts

DRONE RADIO SHOW - Drone Racing At The Grass Roots Level – Chris Thomas, MultiGP

[ READ MORE ]

BBC Hydrogen-powered drone takes flight

[ READ MORE ]

AirMap & the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Launch UAS Notice System

[ READ MORE ]

The NASA Frontier Development Lab (FDL)

[ READ MORE ]

Google’s Project Wing Approved for Testing

[ READ MORE ]

Navy Deploying AeroVironment Puma AE

[ READ MORE ]

NASA Students Fly Prototype of Potential Mars Airplane

[ READ MORE ]

NASA Langley to Participate in Drone Air Traffic Management Test

[ READ MORE ]

Best Buy-Drone Buying Guide

[ READ MORE ]