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Atlas Multi-Drone System Used by Rio Military Police to Secure Copa America Soccer Tournament

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 8 agosto 2019

Atlas, the leading aerospace company specializing in the design and manufacture of autonomous Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for security organizations and first responders, partnered with the Military Police of Rio de Janeiro State (PMERJ) to leverage the company’s flagship autonomous UAS product, the AtlasPRO, as part of the PMERJ’s overall security efforts for the Copa America soccer tournament.
Marking the first instance in which MESH multi-drone UAS technology has been approved for usage to secure a major sporting event, the AtlasPRO was flown along the perimeter of the Maracanã Stadium, one of the largest stadiums in South America, during the tournament’s final series. The AtlasPRO system was used in both single and multi-UAS missions to gather data on public safety hazards and facilitate emergency response.The AtlasPRO, an advanced small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS), enables fully and semi-autonomous missions with a high endurance of 50 minutes of flight time and a range of 10 km. Among the AtlasPRO’s core advantages is its MESH multi-node communication capability, which allows a single operator to command and control a drone network from a unified ground control system (GCS). This unique technology allows the operator to divide missions among several UAS and maintain constant “eyes in the sky” using autonomous hot-swap capabilities; i.e., once a first drone runs out of battery, a second AtlasPRO takes off to replace it above a point of interest.First responders around the world are increasingly adopting UAS technology to enhance their emergency response capabilities. Atlas partners with police and military forces, fire departments, and other first responder organizations to deliver high-end, cost-effective, and autonomous UAS. In one of the first documented use cases of Autonomous UAS in a search-and-rescue mission, AtlasPRO facilitated the European search-and-rescue forces in locating a missing person.

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ATLAS Space Operations Awarded Project with Space and Missile Systems Center and Defense Innovation Unit

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 19 aprile 2019

ATLAS Space Operations, Inc., a leading innovator in ground communications for the space industry, today announced an agreement to develop its LINKS platform with the Department of Defense’s Defense Innovation Unit (DIU). The competitively awarded rapid prototyping program will run for 12 months, and will deliver a complete satellite communications platform tailored to the Air Force’s Multi-Band Multi-Mission requirements, as outlined by the Space and Missile Systems Center’s Range and Network Systems Division.The resulting platform will provide several key advantages that have proven challenging for traditional antenna equipment, including the ability to communicate with multiple satellites simultaneously, tracking of resident space objects (RSOs), and providing enhanced telemetry data to ascending launch vehicles. The man-portable LINKS platform will increase capacity, flexibility, interoperability, automation and resiliency of space operations and space lift.Upon completion of the program, ATLAS will hold demonstrations to highlight LINKS’ innovative features, cutting edge design, and multi-mission capabilities to the DIU. The demonstrations will be held at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado Springs.“Working directly with the Air Force will ensure LINKS’ capabilities precisely meet their requirements,” ATLAS CEO Sean McDaniel said. “This development process and adherence to the Air Force’s high standards will ultimately lead to a product that will easily meet or exceed the requirements of the commercial sector down the road.” ATLAS Space Operations will be at SATELLITE 2019 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. from May 6-9, at booth 2142. There, attendees can learn more about this development partnership. ATLAS industry experts will also be on hand to discuss the latest trends in ground communications, including technology, security and the new space economy. To book interviews, please use the contact information below.

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Create your own marine and coastal maps with the new European Atlas of the Seas!

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 19 giugno 2018

A new version of the European Atlas of the Seas is now available. The Atlas hosts a wealth of information about Europe’s marine environment, covering topics such as nature, tourism, security, energy, passenger transport, sea bottom, sea level rise, fish consumption, and much more.With the new release, users can benefit from an enriched catalogue with more than 120 additional layers to explore, collate and create their own maps. Print, share or embed the maps in your articles and presentations!The Atlas is the ideal tool for schools, researchers and professionals, or anyone wishing to enhance their knowledge or improve their products and services. Currently available in four languages (EN, FR, DE & ES), the Atlas will soon be available in all official languages of the European Union.
The Atlas aims to raise awareness of Europe’s seas and coasts in the context of the EU’s integrated maritime policy. Data providers are primarily the European Commission and its agencies (i.e. EEA, Eurostat, …), as well as the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet), which provided about 80 new maps.Since September 2017, the EMODnet Secretariat has taken over the management of the Atlas with a mission to further expand the range of services and features and improve the interface, functionality and content. The Secretariat is now also responsible for actively promoting the Atlas and keeping users informed about new maps and features.Stay tuned! Each week, the Atlas will put the spotlight on a new map worth exploring. Take a moment to tune in and enhance your marine knowledge.

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Veracyte Announces Launch of New Afirma Xpression Atlas at 2018 AACE Congress

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 21 maggio 2018

Veracyte, Inc. (Nasdaq: VCYT) today announced the launch of the new Afirma Xpression Atlas, an RNA sequencing-based test that provides extensive genomic information to aid in surgery and treatment decisions for patients with potentially cancerous thyroid nodules. The new test is being introduced at the AACE 27th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress where robust test performance data will be shared in a Product Theater event and poster presentation by Veracyte and external researchers. The AACE meeting is being held May 16-20 in Boston.
The Afirma Xpression Atlas detects 761 DNA variants and 130 RNA fusion pairs in over 500 genes that have been linked to thyroid cancer. In some cases, these gene alterations have demonstrated association with more aggressive thyroid cancers or with higher-stage disease.
“For patients who are already going to surgery for suspected thyroid cancer, the Afirma Xpression Atlas provides additional genomic information that physicians and patients may use in decisions about the surgical approach,” said Peter M. Sadow, M.D., Ph.D., of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. “Additionally, as more is understood about gene alterations and their impact on thyroid cancer development, prognosis and tumor pathway dependence, this RNA sequencing information may help to further guide patient care.” Dr. Sadow will present performance data for the Xpression Atlas test during a poster session at the AACE meeting on Saturday, May 19. The gene variants and fusion partners in the Afirma Xpression Atlas were derived from the thyroid literature and from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). The RNA-sequencing based panel is offered as an extension to Veracyte’s market-leading Afirma Genomic Sequencing Classifier (GSC), which is widely used to identify benign nodules among those deemed indeterminate by cytopathology so that patients can avoid unnecessary surgery.“In tandem with our Afirma GSC, the Afirma Xpression Atlas provides physicians with the most comprehensive and evidence-based genomic information available to inform diagnosis, stratify thyroid cancer risk and, for those who are diagnosed with cancer, aid in therapeutic selection,” said Bonnie Anderson, Veracyte’s chairman and chief executive office.

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Energy Atlas 2018 reveals 100% renewable energy is viable now

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 27 aprile 2018

Technology now available makes a 100% renewable energy system viable, according to an ‘Energy Atlas’ published today by Friends of the Earth Europe, the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, the European Renewable Energies Federation (EREF), and the Green European Foundation.The new report – a unique and comprehensive summary of facts and graphics on renewable energy in Europe, with country-by-country data – exposes the dramatic advance of renewable energy and the future shape of energy in Europe. The expert authors reveal that:Technology now available makes a 100% renewable energy system viable – with today’s smart energy storage, sector connections, and demand response tools helping to overcome the longstanding renewable energy challenge of variable supply;Cities and ‘energy citizens’ are at the vanguard of Europe’s energy transition – which is seeing Europe’s energy shift to greater democratisation and decentralisation. Close to 1,000 local leaders are committed to carbon neutral cities by mid-century, and 42% of renewables in Germany are owned by citizens and cooperatives;An economic transformation is taking place, with more Europeans now employed in well-paying and secure jobs in the renewables sector than are employed in the coal industry;European level cooperation and interconnectivity aids the energy transition across the continent – however, more action is needed for Europe to reclaim its position as a world leader in renewables, having fallen behind China, the US, Japan and Brazil.
The launch comes as EU energy ministers, MEPs and EU Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete reach a crunch point in negotiations on the next generation of energy legislation – talks that will be decisive for Europe’s energy transition going into one of the last-chance decades for climate change action.

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