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

2020-10-21

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.

Using MIMO technology, the payload allowed continuous delivery of an LTE connection for approximately 15 hours during the Sunglider test flight. The payload was tested in difficult conditions of the stratosphere, where the wind speed reached more than 30 meters per second, and the temperature was approximately-73°C.

The radio waves that Sunglider transmits and receives operate at the same frequencies as existing smartphones and devices, so members of the test groups were able to use regular smartphones to participate in a video call. Participants in the video conference were located in New Mexico, Tokyo, mountain view, California, and Washington, DC. During the test flight, smooth operation and connection speed allowed for high-definition video calls with low latency.

This technology has great prospects for the development of LTE communications and providing Internet access in places where it is not yet available.




Elistair has introduced the new Orion 2, which can stay in the air for 24 hours

2020-11-09
Elistair has introduced the new Orion 2, which can stay in the air for 24 hours

French drone manufacturer Elistair has unveiled its new "Orion 2" tethered drone for government and corporate users.

Japanese government to stop buying commercial drones from Chinese companies

2020-11-09
Japanese government to stop buying commercial drones from Chinese companies

To ensure public information, the Japanese government will stop buying commercial drones from Chinese companies, including DJI.

Dubai has passed a law that facilitates the use of commercial unmanned aerial vehicles in the UAE.

2020-11-06
Dubai has passed a law that facilitates the use of commercial unmanned aerial vehicles in the UAE.

A recent law issued in Dubai facilitating the much wider use of commercial drones in the UAE will be a key component in the development of the “Dubai Sky Dome " initiative.

Switzerland has developed a UAV with a transforming wing and tail.

2020-11-04
Switzerland has developed a UAV with a transforming wing and tail.

Engineers at EPFL University in Switzerland have developed a drone with a feathered wing and tail. The inspiration for the design of this drone was the Northern hawk-a fast and powerful predator.

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.

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 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.


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