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Emerging Market New Independent Study: Autonomous Unmanned Aircraft Systems And Whom To Watch
Date: Jun 17, 2013
Author: press release
Source: PRLOG ( click here to go to the source)

Featured firm in this article: Avid Llc of Yorktown, VA

Market Review and Study Identifies Top 5 Companies to watch as the U.S. Domestic Unmanned Aircraft Systems market takes flight.


PRLog (Press Release) - Jun. 17, 2013 - ATLANTA -- Over the last decade the U.S. Government, specifically the Department of Defense, has invested billions in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) primarily for military purposes. During the next decade a new group of companies is poised to take advantage of the knowledge learned as these systems, concepts and technologies move into the mainstream. Universities such as the University of Minnesota, Kansas State University, Oklahoma State University, North Dakota State, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Michigan and multiple others are offering classes and degrees in Unmanned Aircraft Systems, and entrepreneurs across the globe see the potential.

Although billions have been invested in military solutions, the next area of investment will bring about the growth of the infrastructure components needed to provide the tools to create the solutions. The opportunity for business creation and growth that will come with the adoption of these aircraft systems technologies will also create significant investment opportunities for those with the insight to understand where and how these systems will provide service. A comprehensive review of this market indicates the following companies show significant potential as investment opportunities.

The ranking and criteria for making this list included, technology innovation and convergence, Intellectual Property, investment potential, and competitive advantage. Each of these companies will provide some of the key infrastructure solutions needed by all manufacturers and service providers based on the current identified needs of the UAS market. The list includes organizations that provide autopilots, software-based integrated flight management and system control, software systems-based integrated regulatory compliance control for end users and governmental authorities, airframe designs, navigation and systems integration and research.

Top 5 Unmanned Aircraft Systems -- Companies to Watch

1. Airware, Newport Beach, CA

2. Aeropoint Aviation Systems, Alcoa, TN

3. Arcturus UAV, LLC, Rohnert Park, CA

4. VectorNav Technologies, Richardson, TX

5. Avid, LLC, Yorktown, VA

1. AIRWARE. Airware specializes in the development of autopilots for unmanned aircraft systems. Created as the development platform for extending the innovative capabilities of unmanned aircraft to entrepreneurs, educators, and enthusiasts, their os-Series autopilots allow users to create unique unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for specific applications while maintaining their own intellectual property.

2. AEROPOINT AVIATION SYSTEMS. Aeropoint Aviation Systems, Inc., is developing a networked software platform solution for autonomous unmanned aircraft systems. This platform solution facilitates aircraft control, flight planning management and regulatory compliance of autonomous unmanned commercial aircraft in global air space. Their core business is software that enables several key functions required to operate and manage autonomous unmanned flight operations.

3. ARCTURUS UAV. Arcturus UAV creates exceedingly rugged airframes. The company designs and tools airframes to meet a client's specific requirement or to transition a client's designs from drawing to production. Using proprietary processes employing Kevlar, fiberglass, and carbon fiber, Arcturus composite airframes are built to withstand demanding flight conditions. They provide extensive experience in weight management, RFI problem solving, range maximization and optimization of system performance, and integration of airframe, avionics and payloads.

4. VECTORNAV TECHNOLOGIES. VectorNav Technologies specializes in manufacturing high-performance navigation and inertial sensors using the latest miniature MEMS sensor technology. Since it's founding in 2008, VectorNav has provided customers worldwide access to high quality, fully calibrated inertial sensors with state-of-the-art digital filtering technology. The company has a strong background in aerospace engineering and experience in the development and testing of spacecraft, launch vehicles, and micro-aerial vehicles.

5. AVID, LLC. AVID, an aerospace engineering and software development firm provides multidisciplinary aircraft design and analyses. AVID's focus is the development of novel aerodynamic concepts and aircraft designs, as well as the creation of standards-based, platform-independent, aircraft design and optimization software.

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