DroneClash 2019: the bravest and best in counter-drone tech

Public awareness of drones has risen dramatically over recent months. In the wake of the Gatwick drone incidents, the word “drone” has become synonymous with one big problem. The rather tricky question of how to police rogue Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. These UAVs are often so small and quick that they are quite literally off the […]

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DroneClash announces first two counter-drone measures

DroneClash, the first ever counter-drone competition, is announcing two of the counter-drone measures that teams must tackle during the game. The DroneClash, which takes place on 4 December in The Netherlands, aims to generate new counter-drone technology. It is organised by the TU Delft Micro Air Vehicle Lab (MAVLab) in collaboration with the Dutch National […]

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First Anti-Drone Race

DroneClash To incorporate drones in our lives in a good and safe way, we need anti-drone instruments. On 13 February the TU Delft Micro Air Vehicle Lab (MAVLab) will therefore host the first ever anti-drone competition DroneClash. During this competition, participants use their own drone(s) to take down as many other drones as possible. They […]

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Open Source Iridium Communication IRIDIUM CORE IR9523 Carrier Board

Iridium The MavLab released v1.0 of their Iridium Satellite Communication System. Overall it acts as a transparent link with serial communication at 9600 bps. Internally, the communication to iridium satellites is done by the an OEM module, namely the IRIDIUM CORE IR9523. The board consists of a six layer motherboard PCB. It carries the SIM-card and all […]

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Autonomous SPHERES drone learns how "to see" in zero gravity

Drone learns “to see” in zero-gravity

During an experiment performed on board of the International Space Station (ISS) a small drone successfully learned by itself to see distances using only one eye, reported scientists at the 67th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Guadalajara, Mexico. Although humans effortlessly estimate distances with one eye, it is not clear how we learn this capability, […]

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See distances with one eye

New theory allows drones to see distances with one eye

A new theory has been published that allows drones to see distances with a single camera. TU Delft’s Micro Air Vehicle Laboratory has found that drones approaching an object with an insect-inspired vision strategy become unstable at a specific distance from the object. Turning this weakness into a strength, drones can actually use the timely […]

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BERISUAS Project Successfully Finished

The MAVLab finished the Interreg project BERISUAS, BEtter Response and Improved Safety through Unmanned Aircraft Systems: http://www.berisuas.eu/  

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MavLab at TEDX Amsterdam and Pauw and Witteman

MavLab at TEDx

On November 6th, Bart Remes of the MavLab of the TU Delft presented at TEDx Amsterdam. At night he also featured in the Pauw and Witteman show presenting the “drone in your pocket” vision. His presentation starts at 10m20s.

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