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Watch: BionicFlyingFox is the Latest Robot from Festo's Bionic Learning Network
June 11, 2018 - IEEE GlobalSpec

The BionicFlyingFox is Festo's latest addition to its Bionic Learning Network's robots that mimic biology. Developers studied the motion of the flying fox to replicate its flying characteristics. Using a combination of onboard electronics and an external motion-tracking system, the...

How shape-changing drones maintain flight stability
February 8, 2019 - IEEE GlobalSpec

Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are highly maneuverable flying machines, capable of performing aerial acrobatics at high speeds. New research is enabling even more versatility by allowing drones to change their shape mid-flight. Doing so enables them, for example, to slip through...

IEC 62676-2-31:2019 - Video surveillance systems for use in security applications - Part 2-31: Live streaming and control based on web services
June 26, 2019 - IEC - International Electrotechnical Commission

IEC 62676-2-31:2019 defines procedures for communication between network video clients and video transmitter devices. This new set of specifications makes it possible to build network video systems with devices and receivers from different manufacturers using common and well-defined...

Yellow line, green turf: The innovations that drove sport action tracking
January 31, 2019 - IEEE GlobalSpec

Editor's Note: It's NFL Super Bowl time again, and this article first published in March 2015 on Engineering360 may be just the thing to distract you and your friends if the big game doesn't go your way. The addition of an on-screen graphic to show TV audiences the first-down line in U.S....

Autopilot Systems Equip Drones With Advanced Capabilities
November 27, 2014 - IEEE GlobalSpec

In September 2014, NASA issued a request seeking partners to help develop a traffic management system for eventual use by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that applies to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) operating in Class G airspace (ground level to 500 feet). One...

How Do Unmanned Underwater Vehicles Navigate Autonomously?
November 19, 2018 - IEEE GlobalSpec

GPS does not work underwater. The signals from orbiting GPS satellites can't penetrate below the surface. So how do submarines find their way in the ocean's depths? Autonomous underwater vehicles must utilize tools other than GPS to navigate below the surface. Source: ECA Group Unmanned underwater...

Specifying Hydrostatic and Hydrodynamic Bearings
July 14, 2015 - IEEE GlobalSpec

Hydrostatic bearings and hydrodynamic bearings are fluid film bearings that rely on a film of oil or air to create a clearance between the moving and stationary elements. Although they may be similar in appearance, hydrostatic and hydrodynamic bearings are different in operation from plain Image...

Network Video Recorders Specification Guide
IEEE GlobalSpec

Network video recorders (NVR) are internet protocol (IP) based devices that are connected to a network and used for the simultaneous recording and remote access of live video streams from IP cameras. The main application for a network video recorder is IP video security / surveillance...

Flight Management Systems Specification Guide
IEEE GlobalSpec

Flight management systems (FMS) are on-board computers used for multi-purpose navigation, performance computations, and aircraft operations. FMSs systematize virtual data and operational processes of all flight-related elements, both closed and open, from pre-engine checks and takeoff...

CMOS Cameras: How They Work and How to Use Them
December 29, 2015 - IEEE GlobalSpec

CMOS (complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor) cameras are a type of image capture device that utilize an image sensor to register visible light as an electronic signal. These types of cameras do not use photochemical film to capture images or video. Instead, the electronic signal is...

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