drones http://wvxu.org en Drones may help patrol Lebanon prisons http://wvxu.org/post/drones-may-help-patrol-lebanon-prisons <p>The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is considering the use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to help patrol the grounds surrounding two Warren County prisons.</p><p>In a release, the state says:</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:30:25 +0000 Ann Thompson 29318 at http://wvxu.org Drones may help patrol Lebanon prisons Big hangar headlines Wilmington redevelopment http://wvxu.org/post/big-hangar-headlines-wilmington-redevelopment <p>Five years after losing DHL's domestic operations hub, the Wilmington Air Park is rebuilding itself.&nbsp; The latest project involves a new 105,000 square foot aircraft maintenance hangar,<strong> capable of housing planes as big as a Boeing 747-400 or 777-300ER.</strong></p><p>The hangar is leased by <a href="http://www.airbornemx.com/" target="_blank">Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services (AMES),</a> already providing maintenance, repair and overhaul services at the Wilmington Air Park. The company anticipates hiring 259 people because of the expanded hangar.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:07:52 +0000 Ann Thompson 28493 at http://wvxu.org Big hangar headlines Wilmington redevelopment The sky's the limit for UC drone researchers http://wvxu.org/post/skys-limit-uc-drone-researchers <p></p><p><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>The Cincinnati Fire Department is looking into the possibility of using drones in the future</strong>. The city is partnering with the University of Cincinnati to test, what promises to be, a turn-key system.</p><p>The whirr and the sight of this small quadroter freezes University of Cincinnati students in their tracks as they stare at it in subzero temperatures.</p><p>Graduate Student Bryan Brown says, “Oh yes, every time we do this we have about 10 people stop and they’ll come up and take videos, especially when it’s warmer.”</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Ann Thompson 22463 at http://wvxu.org The sky's the limit for UC drone researchers Sinclair helps make UAS case for Dayton hub http://wvxu.org/post/sinclair-helps-make-uas-case-dayton-hub <p></p><p>By the end of the year, the Federal Aviation Administration says it will <a href="http://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/uas/">pick six sites</a> to test unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The Dayton region hopes to be on the list and has taken another step to set itself apart.</p><p>On Monday <a href="http://www.sinclair.edu/prepare/uas.html">Sinclair Community College&nbsp;</a>announced:</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 23:06:16 +0000 Ann Thompson 17643 at http://wvxu.org Sinclair helps make UAS case for Dayton hub How close are drones to gathering news? http://wvxu.org/post/how-close-are-drones-gathering-news <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"> Federal Aviation Administration</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has started writing licensing and safety regulations regarding using unmanned air vehicles (</span>UAV’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">) for alternate purposes, such as </span>newsgathering<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, by 2015. In this week’s </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Focus on Technology</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Ann Thompson reports on how these drones may eliminate the need for TV news helicopters.</span></p><p></p><p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 09:31:10 +0000 Ann Thompson 13618 at http://wvxu.org How close are drones to gathering news?