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FAA Announces UAS Test Sites

After months of discussions and deliberations, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) revealed the locations of the country’s six new Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) test centres.  The winning states, among 25 entries, were Alaska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Texas and Virginia.

AOS at I/ITSEC 2013 in Orlando

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AOS will be at this year’s annual I/ITSEC (Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference) exhibition to be held 2-5 December at the South Concourse, Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

RAeS Award

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The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) just announced its Team Awards for 2013 and the ASTRAEA Team received the Society’s Team Silver Medal “for work contributing to major advances or contributions in aerospace.”

AOS at AUSA 2013 in Washington

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AOS will be at this year’s annual AUSA (Association of the US Army) Meeting and Exposition to be held 21-23 October at the Walter E. Washington Conference Center in Washington DC. At the kind invitation of Team Defence Australia, AOS will be one of a select number of Australian SME’s exhibiting at the Australian Pavilion.

UK 2013 – Wrap Up

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Held at London’s Business Design Centre in Islington, this year’s Innovate UK conference was a resounding success, which reflects well on the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and UK Trade & Investment decision to unite forces and co-sponsor the event for the first time.

Autonomy Group Meets in London

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The Aerospace, Aviation & Defence Knowledge Transfer Network (AAD KTN) is fully funded by the UK Technology Strategy Board and its work spans Government, Industry and Academia. Principal among its aims are promoting and enabling innovation in the UK.

Innovate UK 2013

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This year's Innovate UK conference is being held at the Business Design Centre in Islington, central London, 11-13 March. Conference sponsor, the Technology Strategy Board, invited AOS to participate on Exhibition Day, Tuesday the 12th. …

Farnborough 2012 – Wrap Up

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The 2012 Farnborough Airshow was held 9–15 July at the Farnborough Aerodrome in Hampshire, UK.  AOS Inc’s Director of North American Operations, Andy Park, represented the company on the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) stand in the ADS Innovation Zone, a new site sponsored by Airbus.

New Publication on Autonomous Systems

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Coinciding with the Farnborough Airshow, the AAD KTN (Aerospace, Aviation and Defence Knowledge Transfer Network) published its Autonomous Systems Report.

"Autonomous Systems are playing increasingly important roles in hazardous or challenging environments and areas where human lives may be exposed to greater risk – such as autonomous submarine vehicles conducting deep sea exploration and maintenance in oil and gas facilities, or remote systems conducting maintenance and repair in nuclear contaminated areas and lunar and space exploration. …

ASTRAEA Magazine Now Available

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Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are featuring increasingly in restricted military roles but the potentially much larger civil market is currently limited by the technical challenges of enabling safe operations in non-segregated airspace. …

AOS at Farnborough 2012

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AOS will be at this year’s Farnborough Airshow (9-15 July) – look for us at the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) stand inside the new Innovation Zone, located near the taxiways in front of the EADS pavilion (note group of hexagonal shapes on

ASTRAEA Begins Unmanned Aircraft Trials

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ASTRAEA  (Autonomous Systems Technology Related Airborne Evaluation & Assessment) is a UK industry-led consortium whose goal is to enable the routine use of UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) in all classes of airspace

AOS is Recruiting!

AOS Group is seeking a self-motivated and experienced software engineer with an interest in highly challenging software development to join its project delivery team in Melbourne, Australia. The ideal candidate will already be an accomplished, technically capable software engineer, who is looking to exercise their design and lead capabilities. …

JACK User Group

Recently updated, the JACK User Group provides a forum for users to exchange hints and tips for using JACK. The forum currently has over 250 users, although not all are active participants.

We monitor the forum and will answer queries when time allows. …

AOS (UK) Office Move

AOS's European Headquarters will be moving on 1st January 2012. Set in a tranquil leafy location, our new office is just a mile and a half from the old one, and is now a very short walk to the University, providing an opportunity for even more synergy for AOS's research activities.

AOS-supported PhD at University of York

AOS and the University of York are offering a fully-funded CASE studentship in Safety-Critical Machine Intelligence.

Would you trust a computer to run a chemical plant or oil platform? You might not, but we trusted humans to manage the Deepwater Horizon rig, and that ended in disaster.

AOS Featured in APDR Article on Successful SMEs

The Australian Industry & Defence Network Incorporated (AIDN) represents the interests of over 800 Australian Small-to-Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the defence and security industries. In the July/August 2011 issue

Unmanned Aerial Warfare – The Economist

In an extensive article, The Economist reports on the current use of UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) in the military. In the last few years, the use of UAS by the US military has increased tenfold, and UAS now fly more hours than manned strike aircraft.

USIC 2011 - San Diego

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To be held in San Diego, California, the 5th Unmanned Systems Interoperability Conference (USIC) Conference (Oct 31 to Nov 3) is the world’s largest event devoted to the interoperability and integration of unmanned systems. …

RAeS UAS Conference 2011

UAS Conference 2011 Programme

This year, AOS is presenting at the Royal Aeronautical Society's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Conference. AOS Group CEO, Dr Andrew Lucas, will be presenting the paper "ASTRAEA – Autonomous Operations in Icing Conditions".


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