UAV's http://wvxu.org en 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 Greater Dayton doesn't get 'drone' test site http://wvxu.org/post/greater-dayton-doesnt-get-drone-test-site <p>The FAA has announced its six national test sites&nbsp;that will develop unmanned aerial systems (UAS)&nbsp;and <strong>they do not include&nbsp; Greater Dayton</strong>. The sites will conduct critical research into the certification and operational requirements necessary to safely integrate UAS into the national airspace over the next several years.</p><p>The winners are:</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 16:20:09 +0000 Ann Thompson 20946 at http://wvxu.org Greater Dayton doesn't get 'drone' test site Ohio's aerospace industry taking off with GE partnerships http://wvxu.org/post/ohios-aerospace-industry-taking-ge-partnerships <p><a href="http://www.geaviation.com/" target="_blank">GE Aviation </a>and <a href="http://www.uc.edu/discovery/ucri.html" target="_blank">University of Cincinnati Research Institute</a> (UCRI)&nbsp;have signed an agreement to&nbsp;collaborate<strong>&nbsp;</strong>at&nbsp;the new GE Aviation Research Center in Evendale&nbsp;and its three labs. GE says, "the scope of this agreement marks a first in Ohio between a leading aerospace company and a leading university research institute."</p><p><strong>The&nbsp;labs making up the new research center:</strong></p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:38:21 +0000 Ann Thompson 19054 at http://wvxu.org Ohio's aerospace industry taking off with GE partnerships 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? Drones to Gather News? http://wvxu.org/post/drones-gather-news <p>The<strong> Federal Aviation Administration</strong> has started writing licensing and safety regulations regarding using unmanned air vehicles (UAV’s) for alternate purposes, such as newsgathering, by 2015. In this week’s <strong>Focus on Technology</strong>, Ann Thompson reports on how these drones may eliminate the need for TV news helicopters.</p><p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 05:31:10 +0000 Ann Thompson 7640 at http://wvxu.org Drones to Gather News?