Archive for UAS

After working for more than a decade on hover-capable drones no bigger than the palm of a hand, Dr. Moble Benedict and a team of researchers are studying the feasibility of scaling these concepts to larger unmanned aircraft (UAVs). Developing the next generation of UAVs requires revolutionary vehic…


For researchers building what could be the world’s smallest cyclocopter — a drone powered by two spinning paddle-
wheel-like cyclorotors — every gram counts. The edges of each of the craft’s eight rotor blades were made by hand-laying hair-thin carbon fiber strands preimpregnated with epoxy into a T…


Research conducted at the Advanced Vertical Flight Laboratory at Texas A&M University was featured in the IEEE Spectrum online magazine. The project highlighted, the Micro Cyclocopter, was developed by aerospace graduate student Carl Runco and Dr. Moble Benedict, assistant professor in the Depar…


Dr. Moble Benedict, assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received a five-year, $750,000 grant from the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and NASA that will allow him to study the upward scalability of revolutionary vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) con…


The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Center for Autonomous Vehicles and Sensor Systems (CANVASS), Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension (AgriLife) and the Center for Geospatial Sciences, Applications and Technology (GEOSAT) at Texas A&M University have joined together …


Dr. Darren Hartl, TEES Research Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University, and a team of researchers is using extensive data on avian biological systems in the hopes of creating unmanned aircraft with wings that morph and change during flight, much like a bird. A five-year, $6 million grant s…


Students from Texas A&M University and The University of Sydney in Australia participated in the Aerial International Robotic Racing of Unmanned Systems (AIRUS) where teams were able to successfully demonstrate remote piloting of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) more than 8,000 miles away. Pi…


Students from Texas A&M University and the University of Sydney in Australia will see how difficult it is to control an aircraft on the other side of the Earth during the Aerial International Robotic Racing of Unmanned Systems (AIRUS) competition on Saturday (Dec. 5) beginning at 6 p.m. (CST). …