NTI (The National Technological Initiative) created a prototype of a ground landing platform for UAVs.

2020-10-16

NTI (The National Technological Initiative) created a prototype of a ground landing platform for UAVs.
NTI competence center in the field of robotics and mechatronics component technologies has developed a prototype of a ground-based landing platform for an unmanned aerial vehicle.

The main purpose of such a platform is to recharge (or replace the battery) of copter-type drones.

In addition to charging the drones, the platform will serve to store the UAV until it is not needed for the task. Thus, the platform will become an element of the infrastructure for the automatic operation of the UAV. The landing platform must provide automatic take-off and subsequent landing of the drone, and between landing and take-off, ensure the airworthiness of the aircraft, charge (or change batteries) and, if possible, perform cargo manipulation.

For automatic landing on the platform, GPS, visible and IR cameras will be used for orientation relative to a special mark on the landing station, as well as a laser altimeter to clarify the relative height.
That will be followed by servicing the UAV in automatic mode, connecting charging, or bringing the manipulator to remove the load. This task will require more precise positioning of the drone inside the platform.

A similar development already exists in the American company Amazon. Always Home Cam is a drone that works as a home surveillance camera and as a deterrent against intruders. The drone is triggered automatically when it enters the room and flies along a pre-set route, after which it returns to the docking station, where the device is charged and stored until the next departure.



Dragonfly drone-sniper was presented at the INTEROLITEX-2020

2020-10-23
Dragonfly drone-sniper was presented at the INTEROLITEX-2020

Dragonfly is a drone-sniper with a flying detector of explosive devices that can independently detonate identified objects.

Crowded Space Drones has become the first private company in the UK certified for surveillance using UAVs.

2020-10-23
Crowded Space Drones has become the first private company in the UK certified for surveillance using UAVs.

The office of Surveillance Commissioners (OSC) awarded the first-ever certificate of compliance for surveillance camera systems to a private company, allowing the use of UAVs for surveillance.

Kawasaki Heavy Industries conducted the first flight tests of the K-RACER high-speed rotorcraft UAV

2020-10-22
Kawasaki Heavy Industries conducted the first flight tests of the K-RACER high-speed rotorcraft UAV

The Japanese company Kawasaki Heavy Industries conducted the first flight tests of the high-speed rotorcraft unmanned aerial vehicle K-RACER. According to the company, the tests took place at the Aviation Park in Hokkaido and were considered successful.

The world's first method of providing LTE communication using UAVs has been tested in the stratosphere.

2020-10-21
The world's first method of providing LTE communication using UAVs has been tested in the stratosphere.

Company SoftBank Corp. HAPSMobile Inc. (“HAPSMobile”) and the Alphabet's Loon LLC (Loon) successfully tested their jointly developed communications payload in the stratosphere on the HAPSMobile Sunglider, a solar-powered unmanned aircraft system.

The American company Amazon has introduced a flying camera for the home.

2020-10-14
The American company Amazon has introduced a flying camera for the home.
At the end of September, Amazon division Ring introduced Always Home Cam - home security camera with a drone mode.

On September 15, the 4th World Drone Conference and the 5th International UAV Expo ended in the Chinese city of Shenzhen.

2020-09-16
On September 15, the 4th World Drone Conference and the 5th International UAV Expo ended in the Chinese city of Shenzhen.
Currently, it is the largest industrial exhibition of unmanned aerial vehicles in China, which brings together the latest technological achievements from all over the world, meanwhile, provides a great opportunity to open up the regional market.

"The Kaman" combat UAV started service with the Iranian Army

2020-09-15
"The Kaman" combat UAV started service with the Iranian Army

During the combined-arms training "Zulfiqar-99" of the Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the combat drone"Kaman-12" started its service.

Boeing Australia has successfully conducted flight tests of the latest artificial intelligence technology.

2020-09-15
Boeing Australia has successfully conducted flight tests of the latest artificial intelligence technology.

The Australian division of the American aircraft manufacturer Boeing has made significant progress in using artificial intelligence (AI) to train UAVs to detect, make decisions, act during a mission and independently adjust the route to obtain more accurate data.

Rostech is developing radar based on the microwave radiation to control unmanned helicopters.

2020-09-14
Rostech is developing radar based on the microwave radiation to control unmanned helicopters.

In Russia, the development of microwave radars for unmanned and small-sized helicopters has begun, and the corresponding agreement was signed by the helicopter construction Center and the holding "Roselektronika".

SkyDrive SD-03-the future of unmanned transport is here

2020-09-11
SkyDrive SD-03-the future of unmanned transport is here
SkyDrive conducted the first public test flight of the SD-03 flying car.


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