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Getting the Air Beam Ready for Flight

Sunday, November 11th, 2018

Today the team conducted pressure test on the flight model air beam. We’ll be running this one up to 100,000 feet in the spring.

Sign on the wall behind my desk.

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Dark Sky Station Infograph

Friday, October 26th, 2018

JPA AI Drone Takes Flight

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

We mounted a Google Vision Object Recognition kit on a small drone. This a baby step toward UAV’s being able to see & avoid other aircraft. The goal of this test series is to count other drones it sees.

The Big Picture

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Ascender Receives Airworthness Certificate

Monday, August 20th, 2018

Success! For the last week JPA, the FAA and the Ascender have been out in the desert. We were issued the Certificate of Airworthiness for the airship. It’s the accumulation of 2 years of work.

The Ascender is the 1st UAV airship in the world to be so licensed.

Status of Bellavia

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

I haven’t posted any current pics of Belle (Bellavia, our submarine) in a while. It’s just really hard to get good pics with all the clutter of the shop in the background. Here’s Belle as of yesterday, clutter and all.