FAA panel says small drones could operate in populated areas
By Mark Rockwell Apr 07, 2016
The final report the Micro UAS Aviation Rulemaking Committee submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration recommends dividing popular small-drone technology into four categories based on size and allowing some to be operated in populated areas.
more on drones in this IMS blog:
A gesture-controlled drone makes the pilot look like a Jedi
What You Should Know Before You Test The Holiday’s ‘Flyest’ Gift
- You can’t fly within five miles of an airport without special permission.
- You’re not allowed to fly in heavily populated areas or over sports stadiums.
- You can only fly at altitudes of 400 feet or less.
- And you can’t fly in D.C., because someone crashed a drone on the White House lawn.
Signal-Scrambling Tech ‘Freezes’ Drones in Midair
A new device that can detect, target and deter commercial drones could be used to keep the flying robots away from areas where they’re not wanted, like government properties, airports or your own backyard.
The new anti-drone system has been tested in the United Kingdom, the United States and France, according to the BBC. But there’s no word yet on when or where this drone-freezing technology could be used in these countries.
LITA’s forum has a question, which many are waiting for an answer:
From: David Library [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 9:42 AM
Subject: [lita-l] Re: Getting Into Drones
Cool. My girlfriend and I build them. Lots of fun and POWERFUL.
On Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 6:20 PM, Cody Behles (cbehles) <email@example.com> wrote:
We are implementing a drone lending program at my institution. I am familiar with the University of South Florida case, but does anyone else have a drone lending program in their library (preferably one that is not being held up by the FAA)?
Emerging Technologies Librarian
126 Ned R. McWherter Library
University of Memphis
Memphis, Tennessee USA 38152
Drones and Robots for Reference? (RUSA-MARS)
Sunday, June 28, 2015 – 3:00pm to 4:00pm
more on drones in this blog:
Copping a ’copter
In the hands of criminals, small drones could be a menace. Now is the time to think about how to detect them and knock them down safely
In March, it [the French Government] held trials of anti-drone “detect and defeat” systems.
DroneShield’s system is centred on a sophisticated listening device that is able to detect, identify and locate an incoming drone based on the sound it makes