Australian UAV Special Interest Group
Since inception, the Australian UAV SIG has supported
and promoted many UAV related meetings and conferences. Most of the
communication has been done through the group's e-mailing list. This
list is not given to anyone else. This web page is intended to be
a one-stop reference for members. However, resource constraints have
hindered its regular updates. This is currently being addressed,
so we look forward to a completely revised web page soon. Please
This Special Interest Group (SIG) on UAVs was initiated by a meeting of people interested in UAVs on Friday 28 February 1997. The Australian UAV SIG. Membership is currently open to anyone having an interest in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Remotely Pilotled Vehicles (RPVs), and/or drones. This SIG could eventually lead to the formation of a regional UAV association or organisation to look after the interests of UAV researchers, developers, and users.
Since inception, the Australian UAV SIG has supported and promoted many UAV related meetings and conferences. Most of the communication has been done through the group's e-mailing list. This list is not given to anyone else. This web page is intended to be a one-stop reference for members. However, resource constraints have hindered its regular updates. This is currently being addressed, so we look forward to a completely revised web page soon. Please keep visiting.
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Minutes of the post-IAC'97 UAV meeting (28 February 1997).
- Proposed UAVAssociation, Terms of Reference, Objectives, Roles
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Terms of Reference, Objectives, Roles:
Name: Aust UAV-SIG - Australian Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Special Interest Group
MISSION: - To promote the use and development of UAVs and their applications within Australia, and to establish and maintain indigenous technological capabilities for the development and operationof UAV's and their payloads.
Specific areas of activity (Terms of Reference):
- To prodvide a vehicle organisation to act on behalf of partieswith interests in UAV technologies, applications and operations;
- To foster the development and expansion of UAV applications and functions and associated technologies;
- To promote the advancement of UAV design, navigation, guidanceand control technologies;
- To liaise with regulatory authorities (CASA) in regard tothe development of regulations and legislation to ensure suitable standards for operation of UAVs; and
- To liaise with radio spectrum management groups with regard to usable frequencies.
Technology areas (expandable):
- Airframe design and construction;
- Navigation, guidance and control;
- Payload technologies - remote sensing technologies, communication technologies, - others ????
- E-mail (controlled membership only mailing list)
- Web site (for those wanting browse only info)
- UAV Symposia (regular events)
Affiliations:Affiliation of the "society" with aeronautical, engineering, and/or other professional societies may be beneficial in terms of transfer of information and extending the support network. This will require morediscussion. Possible affiliations have been suggested with:
- International Unmanned Vehicle Systems Association (UVS);
- Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS);
- American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics(AIAA);
- Institution of Engineers, Australia (IEAust).
Suggestions regarding this proposal are welcome.
Please contact K.C.Wong if you have comments or questions.
- Sydney University Aerospace Engineering
- Australian Centre for Field Robotics
- RMIT Aerospace Engineering
- MicroAir Robots<<<Great Reference for Micro Air Vehicles - lots of good links
- Aerosonde Development Program <<<Check out Atlantic Crossing by Aerosondes
- Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Australia <<<Checkout CASR 101 - Regulations related to UAVs
- The Associationfor Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)
- CSIRO Office of SpaceScience & Applications (COSSA)
- Airborne Research Australia (ARA) / Flinders Institute for Atmospheric and Marine Sciences
- Satellite Navigation and Positioning (SNAP) group - UNSW, Australia
- The Shephard Group - publisher of "Unmanned Vehicles"
- AirAffairs - specialise in airborne targets, inclusing target drones, based in Nowra, NSW, Australia
- UAV Forum (Adroit Systems Inc) - lots of useful links and information
- AUVSI Aerial Robotics Competition
- Micro AV OptimisationCompetition
- AIAACessna/ONR student design/build/fly Competition
- AirPower Studies Centre Working Paper 46: "An Extended Role for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in the Royal Australian Air Force" (1996)
- AEROSPACE CENTRE PAPER NUMBER 76 - ADF Employment of the Global Hawk Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
- VIRTUAL AIR POWER: A Case for Complementing ADF AirOperations with Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles (1998),by FltLt Michelle Yeaman, APSC . ISBN 0 642 26524 0. (Dewey) 358.476
- Other UAVlinks