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Domesticating Drones

Domesticating Drones

The Technology, Law, and Economics of Unmanned Aircraft

  • Author: Henry H Perritt, Jr,Eliot O Sprague
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317148355
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 416
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The public debate over civilian use of drones is intensifying. Variously called "unmanned aircraft systems", "unmanned aerial vehicles", "remotely piloted aircraft", or simply "drones", they are available for purchase by anyone for a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. They have strikingly useful capabilities. They can carry high-definition video cameras, infrared imaging equipment, sensors for aerial surveying and mapping. They can stream their video in real time. They have GPS, inertial guidance, magnetic compasses, altimeters, and sonic ground sensors that permit them to fly a preprogrammed flightplan, take off and land autonomously, hover and orbit autonomously with the flick of a switch on the DRone Operator’s ("DROPs") console. The benefits they can confer on law enforcement, journalism, land-use planning, real estate sales, critical infrastructure protection and environmental preservation activities are obvious. However, their proliferation in response to these demands will present substantial risks to aviation safety. How to ensure the safety of drone operations perplexes aviation regulators around the world. They are inexpensive consumer products, unsuited for traditional requirements for manned aircraft costing hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars and flown only by licensed pilots who have dedicated significant parts of their lives and their wealth to obtaining licenses. Regulatory agencies in Europe and Asia are ahead of US regulators in creating spaces for commercial use. Over the next several years, legal requirements must be crystallized, existing operators of helicopter and airplanes must refine their policy positions and their business plans to take the new technologies into account, and all businesses from the smallest entrepreneur to large conglomerates must decide whether and how to use them. Domesticating Drones offers rigorous engineering, economics, legal and policy theory and doctrine on this important and far-reaching development within aviation.

Aviation Law and Drones

Aviation Law and Drones

Unmanned Aircraft and the Future of Aviation

  • Author: David Hodgkinson,Rebecca Johnston
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351332317
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 160
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The aviation industry is being transformed by the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones – commercially, militarily, scientifically and recreationally. National regulations have generally failed to keep pace with the expansion of the fast-growing drone industry. Aviation Law and Drones: Unmanned Aircraft and the Future of Aviation traces the development of aviation laws and regulations, explains how aviation is regulated at an international and national level, considers the interrelationship between rapidly advancing technology and legislative attempts to keep pace, and reviews existing domestic and international drone laws and issues (including safety, security, privacy and airspace issues). Against this background, the book uniquely proposes a rationale for, and key provisions of, guiding principles for the regulation of drones internationally – provisions of which could also be implemented domestically. Finally, the book examines the changing shape of our increasingly busy skies – technology beyond drones and the regulation of that technology. The world is on the edge of major disruption in aviation – drones are just the beginning. Given the almost universal interest in drones, this book will be of interest to readers worldwide, from the academic sector and beyond.

Drones and Unmanned Aerial Systems

Drones and Unmanned Aerial Systems

Legal and Social Implications for Security and Surveillance

  • Author: Aleš Završnik
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319237608
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 275
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This book tackles the regulatory issues of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) or Remotely-Piloted Aerial Systems (RPAS), which have profound consequences for privacy, security and other fundamental liberties. Collectively known as “drones,” they were initially deployed for military purposes: reconnaissance, surveillance and extrajudicial executions. Today, we are witnessing a growth of their use into the civilian and humanitarian domain. They are increasingly used for goals as diverse as news gathering, aerial inspection of oil refinery flare stacks, mapping of the Amazonian rain-forest, crop spraying and search and rescue operations. The civil use of drones is becoming a reality in the European Union and in the US.The drone revolution may be a new technological revolution. Proliferation of the next generation of “recreational” drones show how drones will be sold as any other consumer item. The cultural perception of the technology is shifting, as drones are increasingly being used for humanitarian activities, on one hand, but they can also firmly be situated in the prevailing modes of postmodern governance on the other hand. This work will be of interest to researchers in Criminology and Criminal Justice interested in issues related to surveillance, security, privacy, and technology. It will also provide a criminological background for related legal issues, such as privacy law, aviation law, international criminal law, and comparative law.

Drones For Dummies

Drones For Dummies

  • Author: Wiley
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119049784
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 320
  • View: 6951
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Ready to fly into the world of unmanned aircraft? Drones For Dummies is an introductory look into the world of UAVs. The book gives readers information for finding and purchasing the right drone to suit their needs, examples on ways to use the drone including drone etiquette. Users learn the basics of flight, including coverage of the laws governing consumer drone usage and suggestions and examples of ways to use drones to capture photos and video. Drones For Dummies provides readers with the information and skills they need to discover cool ways to expand their drone’s use beyond simply flying – all in the easy-to-understand, casual, fun, and informative style found in all For Dummies books. Content includes: What are Drones? How are Drones Used? Picking the Drone That’s Right for Me Setting Up Your Drone Safety with Drones Disaster Preparation Flight Basics Where to Fly Controlling Your Drone Getting Airborne The Strong Arm of the Law The Basics of Photography and Videography Selecting a Camera Capturing Images and Footage Ten Tips For Maintaining Your Drone Ten Things You Shouldn’t Do With Your Drone Ten Businesses That Benefit from Aerial Photography

Drones

Drones

An Illustrated Guide to the Unmanned Aircraft that are Filling our Skies

  • Author: Martin J. Dougherty
  • Publisher: Amber Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 1782743006
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
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Drones are found in the airspace throughout the world and are more popular now than ever before. We see them in the newspaper, on the TV, in films, at sporting events, and soon, they might be delivering our shopping. One of the most significant developments in contemporary warfare is the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones as they are more commonly known. Drones can fly autonomously or be controlled by remote control – their deployment is transforming the way wars are fought across the globe. Drones are not only used for fighting wars but for a wide-range of daily tasks such as photography, mapping, policing, delivery, search and rescue, meteorology and many more. Drones explores the history behind unmanned aircraft, it explains how they work and features the most well-known military and civilian drones in action today. From the armed and deadly MQ-9 Reaper, the long endurance RQ-4 Global Hawk to the small hand-launched Cropcam and the Remus autonomous underwater vehicle. Illustrated with 200 colour photographs and artworks, Drones is an exciting, accessibly written narrative about the latest in military and civilian aviation technology.

Dawn of the Drones

Dawn of the Drones

Europe's Security Response to the Cyber Age

  • Author: Henna Hopia
  • Publisher: Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies
  • ISBN: 2930632372
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 78
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In the twenty-first century, Europe faces disruptive technological developments that have an immediate impact on its societies. The history of mankind has seen several of these disruptions, such as the inventions of gunpowder, aircraft, tanks, weapons of mass destruction and missiles. Remotely piloted aircraft systems and cyber technologies pose the newest technological challenges of our time and this research paper provides answers as to how the EU and its member states should deal with them. Through assessing the political and legal status quo, the author analyses how these technologies can be used and addresses concerns, such as privacy and the applicability of international law.

The Complete Guide to Drones

The Complete Guide to Drones

Whatever Your Budget

  • Author: Adam Juniper
  • Publisher: Wellfleet Press
  • ISBN: 1577151321
  • Category: History
  • Page: 144
  • View: 7521
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Welcome to the world of drones! This book will show you everything you could ever want to know about buying and flying your first drones. From getting to grips with the jargon you'll need to speak to other flyers, to how you can design and build your own drone with advanced features like live video feedback and programmable autopilot. You'll even learn how to read a sectional chart (that's a pilot's map-see, you're learning already!) This book is your gateway to the fun (and the learning) that awaits, and it'll keep you safe in the skies too.

The Drones

The Drones

  • Author: WTF Publishing
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 0981630405
  • Category:
  • Page: 221
  • View: 1766
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Armed Drones and the Ethics of War

Armed Drones and the Ethics of War

Military virtue in a post-heroic age

  • Author: Christian Enemark
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136261206
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 160
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This book assesses the ethical implications of using armed unmanned aerial vehicles (‘hunter-killer drones’) in contemporary conflicts. The American way of war is trending away from the heroic and towards the post-heroic, driven by a political preference for air-powered management of strategic risks and the reduction of physical risk to US personnel. The recent use of drones in the War on Terror has demonstrated the power of this technology to transcend time and space, but there has been relatively little debate in the United States and elsewhere over the embrace of what might be regarded as politically desirable and yet morally worrisome: risk-free killing. Arguably, the absence of a relationship of mutual risk between putative combatants poses a fundamental challenge to the status of war as something morally distinguishable from other forms of violence, and it also undermines the professional virtue of the warrior as a courageous risk-taker. This book considers the use of armed drones in the light of ethical principles that are intended to guard against unjust increases in the incidence and lethality of armed conflict. The evidence and arguments presented indicate that, in some respects, the use of armed drones is to be welcomed as an ethically superior mode of warfare. Over time, however, their continued and increased use is likely to generate more challenges than solutions, and perhaps do more harm than good. This book will be of much interest to students of the ethics of war, airpower, counter-terrorism, strategic studies and security studies in general.

Military Robots and Drones

Military Robots and Drones

A Reference Handbook

  • Author: Paul J. Springer
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1598847325
  • Category: History
  • Page: 297
  • View: 9934
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This book provides an insightful introduction to the most important field of military innovation for the 21st century—robotic and drone weaponry. * A chronology of important events in robotic technology * A detailed bibliography on the latest sources related to this innovative technology

Support Our Drones

Support Our Drones

  • Author: Joshua William Booth
  • Publisher: Joshua William Booth
  • ISBN: 0985658703
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: N.A
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Poetry is not the domain of the elite. Poetry traps Strunk and White in a steel barrel and plunges them over a roaring waterfall. Poetry nose dives, screaming above the drone of history, razor close until you smell its carnivore breath and glimpse your own silhouette reflection in its cataract eyes. Poetry is not search engine optimized. No algorithm can hold it, no logic model predict the lumbering swing of its axe against the glacier of apathy it climbs. Poetry leaps the icy chasm in its path, its laugh echoing down the abyss. It chainsaws the zenith off and leaves a jagged terminal preposition. Poetry drops the fetters of meter and rhyme like Houdini shedding handcuffs. It is the wild beating heart of the trained bear that makes him point his unicycle toward the exit. Poetry is making, forming, creating, genesis, the big bang, the sound of hammer on chisel. Poetry is air molecules filling a vacuum. Poetry is the fire that devours Rome. We are entrusted with that fire. We feed it the fuel of our lives.

Predator Drones

Predator Drones

  • Author: Jack David
  • Publisher: Bellwether Media
  • ISBN: 1612110886
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
  • View: 3420
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Predator drones use cameras and sensors to help the United States Air Force gain valuable information about the enemy. They can also be used for strategic strikes. Readers will find out how predator drones work, what kinds of missions they are sent out to perform, and how a pilot thousands of miles away can safely control one.

Drones

Drones

What Everyone Needs to Know

  • Author: Sarah Kreps
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190235357
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 224
  • View: 3372
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Drones quite possibly represent the most transformative military innovation since jet engines and atomic weaponry. No longer do humans have to engage in close military action or be in the same geographical vicinity as the target. Now, through satellite imaging and remote technology, countries such as the United States can destroy small targets halfway around the world with pinpoint accuracy. In the last several years, many of the military advancements have been rivaled by those in the commercial realm. Civilian industries have clamored to acquire drones for everything from monitoring crops to filming Hollywood movies to delivering packages. Not surprisingly, the use of drones has generated a lively debate, but no book thus far has engaged the range of themes surrounding drones. How do drones work? To what extent has the technology proliferated to other nations outside the US? How can they be used on the ground and in maritime environments? How are they being integrated into both military and civilian life? In Drones: What Everyone Needs to Know, the international relations scholar (and former air force officer) Sarah E. Kreps provides a concise synthesis of the topic. The book explains how they and the systems associated with them work, how they are being used today, and what will become of the technology in the future. What readers need now is a more practical guide to how this technology is reshaping both military and civilian life; this book is that guide. The drone revolution has already changed warfare, and will soon become a commonplace tool in a civilian context too. It is clear that drone technology is here to stay. Drones: What Everyone Needs to Know explains how the revolution happened, what its current contours are, and where we might be headed next.

Drones: A Beginner's Guide to Flying A Multicopter

Drones: A Beginner's Guide to Flying A Multicopter

  • Author: Matthew Hollinder
  • Publisher: Conceptual Kings
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 19
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A multicopter is a drone with more than one rotor. Due to the increased rotors it offers better stability and makes it ideal for taking videos. The Multicopter drone has become increasingly popular with the different uses available through flight. This drone unlike other types is able to take off vertically and they are powered by rechargeable lithium batteries which need special care when in use or charging. From taking aerial pictures, videos or to just be able to pilot a multicopter this guide will help you navigate your own multicopter whether you bought it ready-made or you built it from scratch. The multicopter can be controlled remotely and this can be done by using a radio, Smartphone or tablet. This guide will help you understand how to fly the multicopter even in different positions. It should be noted that the overall performance of the multicopter depends on the device used to control it whether it is a tablet, iPhone or a radio transmitter.

Predator Drones

Predator Drones

  • Author: Denny Von Finn
  • Publisher: Bellwether Media
  • ISBN: 1612116744
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 24
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Predator drones can be used for reconnaissance missions or targeted attacks. Pilots control the drones from remote locations, keeping them safe from enemy fire. These unmanned aerial vehicles are an invaluable part of the United States Air Force. Readers will learn the parts and missions of predator drones and how pilots are able to control them from thousands of miles away.

Dirt Bikes, Drones, and Other Ways to Fly

Dirt Bikes, Drones, and Other Ways to Fly

  • Author: Conrad Wesselhoeft
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 054428965X
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Page: 320
  • View: 9744
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Seventeen year-old dirt-bike-riding daredevil Arlo Santiago catches the eye of the U.S. military with his first-place ranking on a video game featuring drone warfare, and must reconcile the work they want him to do with the emotional scars he has suffered following a violent death in his family. Adios, Nirvana author Conrad Wesselhoeft, takes readers from the skies over war-torn Pakistan to the dusty arroyos of New Mexico's outback in this young adult novel about daring to live in the wake of unbearable loss.

Drones, Artificial Intelligence, & the Coming Human Annihilation

Drones, Artificial Intelligence, & the Coming Human Annihilation

  • Author: Billy Crone
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 099947829X
  • Category:
  • Page: 296
  • View: 9139
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Imagine a world full of drones of all shapes and sizes that are everywhere in the air, on the land, the sea, or even under the sea, including Terminator robots. Now ponder an existence where these same drones monitor and control everything spying on our every move. Stir in an actual movement going on right now in the scientific community to create a super highly advanced Artificial Intelligence to control it all on a global scale and you now have what is contained within this book: Drones, Artificial Intelligence, & the Coming Human Annihilation. This macabre dark scenario might seem like some futuristic science fiction story or even a bit far-fetched. Yet, what you are about to discover in the pages of this book is the spine-chilling truth that this wild shocking reality is actually being developed right now before our very eyes. This book, Drones, Artificial Intelligence, & the Coming Human Annihilation, will to enlighten you to the hardcore facts concerning this dangerous emerging technology.

Under the Drones

Under the Drones

  • Author: Shahzad Bashir,Robert D. Crews
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674064763
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
  • View: 8165
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Western media coverage of Afghanistan and Pakistan paints a simplistic picture of ageless barbarity, terrorist safe havens, and peoples in need of either punishment or salvation. Under the Drones looks beyond this limiting view to investigate real people on the ground, and analyze the political, social, and economic forces that shape their lives.