ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 29: Fans of the Georgia Bulldogs watch play against the Mississippi Rebels at Sanford Stadium on September 29, 2007 in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won 45 – 17. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)Georgia football’s 2018 recruiting class is the best in the country. The Bulldogs’ 18 class had 26 commitments, including seven from five-star prospects.One UGA commit will reportedly not be a part of this year’s class, though. His enrollment is being delayed.247Sports is reporting that defensive lineman commit Tramel Walthour is going the JUCO route.They confirmed the news this morning:Defensive lineman Tramel Walthour has signed with Hutchinson Community College in Kansas.“We have signed him,” said Hutchinson head coach Rion Rhoades. “He will be here for summer school in July. I think he will do well here.”Dawgs247 has not confirmed whether Walthour will take the traditional junior college route or a similar path to Devonte Wyatt, who signed with Hutchinson last year and was ultimately deemed a full qualifier after attaining the proper test score before enrolling at the junior college. That allowed Wyatt to enroll at Georgia after one full semester of transferable credits with a 2.5 GPA in those classes.This isn’t a huge blow to Georgia’s class, but it’s disappointing nonetheless.The Bulldogs open their season on Sept. 1 against Austin Peay.
Berlin: Scientists have develop a vision-assisted navigation system which lets smaller aircraft land without assistance from ground-based systems. Automatic landings have long been standard procedure for commercial aircraft, said researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany. While major airports have the infrastructure necessary to ensure the safe navigation of the aircraft, this is usually not the case at smaller airports. Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi JinpingAt large airports the Instrument Landing System (ILS) makes it possible for commercial aircraft to land automatically with great precision. Antennas send radio signals to the autopilot to make sure it navigates to the runway safely. Procedures are also currently being developed that will allow automatic landing based on satellite navigation. A ground-based augmentation system is required, researchers said. However, systems like these are not available for general aviation at smaller airports, which is a problem in case of poor visibility — then aircraft simply cannot fly, they said. Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in Xinjiang”Automatic landing is essential, especially in the context of the future role of aviation,” said Martin Kugler, research associate at the TUM. This applies for example when automated aircraft transport freight and when passengers use automated flying taxis. The researchers partnered with Technische Universitat Braunschweig in Germany to develop a landing system which lets smaller aircraft land without assistance from ground-based systems. The autopilot uses global positioning system (GPS) signals to navigate. However, GPS signals are susceptible to measurement inaccuracies, for example due to atmospheric disturbances. The GPS receiver in the aircraft can’t always reliably detect such interferences. As a result, current GPS approach procedures require the pilots to take over control at an altitude of no less than 60 metres and land the aircraft manually. In order to make completely automated landings possible, the team designed an optical reference system: A camera in the normal visible range and an infrared camera that can also provide data under conditions with poor visibility. The researchers developed custom-tailored image processing software that lets the system determine where the aircraft is relative to the runway based on the camera data it receives.