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March 3, 2011
Industry Updates

Nano Hummingbird Takes Flight
Under a contract sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Aerovironment Inc. has created a Nano Air Vehicle (NAV) that mimics the flight capabilities of a hummingbird. The NAV could someday provide new reconnaissance and surveillance capabilities in urban environments. (more)
http://www.avinc.com/nano

Recovering Secrets from Film-Era Spy Satellites
We soon may get fresh glimpse into history as observed by the last of the film-based surveillance satellites.
(more)
http://www.smartplanet.com/technology/blog/thinking-tech/recovering-secrets-from-film-era-spy-satellites/6378/

Innovative Applications Abound for Eight-Band Imagery
Winners of the Inaugural DigitalGlobe 8-Band Research Challenge have formally presented their research findings, further demonstrating the benefits of high-resolution 8-Band Imagery from DigitalGlobe for remote sensing based analysis. (more)
http://www.digitalglobeblog.com/2011/02/01/new-research-confirms-value-of-digitalglobe%E2%80%99s-8-band-imagery/

North Dakota New Mecca for Unmanned Aircraft?
An aviation bill that now has passed the Senate carries an amendment that could boost UAS operations in the state. (more)
http://www.jamestownsun.com/event/article/id/130572/group/Opinion/

UAV Market Growth: No End In Sight
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have been the most dynamic growth sector of the world aerospace industry this decade and spending on UAVs is set to double during the coming decade, according to Teal analysts in their latest integrated market analysis. (more)
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/teal-group-predicts-worldwide-uav-market-will-total-just-over-94-billion-in-its-just-released-2011-uav-market-profile-and-forecast-117159003.html

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