2017 PROGRAM REVIEW (21-22 September 2017)
Discovering Applications for Thermal Imaging Drones
FLIR Systems, Inc.
FLIR Systems’ aerial thermal imaging cameras are significantly expanding the abilities of drones used for industrial purposes. Combining a drone’s unique vantage point with the capability of detecting variation in temperature on the ground; systems equipped with a thermal payload can increase both safety and efficiency in a variety of industries. The drone industry has been pushed forward by a ‘see it to believe it’ mentality, which then triggers the imagination and ingenuity of manufacturers, software providers, and end-users worldwide. You can expect to see visuals from the real-world applications in: public safety, inspections, agriculture, and more!
World's Smallest GNSS Module - From Idea to Product in 6 weeks
Introducing OriginGPS novel produdct, OriginIoT and demonstrating the usage method to complete a development of location aware IoT device in 6 weeks.The presentation will show the story of our product engineer, Ishai SHAMIR, who was responsible for this development project, showing how quickly and easily he managed to complete the development in time using the OriginIoT product.
Adaptive Drone Mission for Optical Inspections
Technische Universität Chemnitz
This talk presents an approach of adaptive drone mission for optical inspections. In general the flight control is based on a predefined flight path. Therefore points of the flight path are defined by their GPS coordinates and the flight altitude is set. In addition a minimum distance to the object of interest and fundamental restrictions have to be considered. The data of mission sensors and intelligent onboard data processing based on a algorithms and powerful hardware are used for adaptive minimum distance control.
Choosing Right Propellers for Your Platform
The market is full of various propellers types. You can choose from carbon or plastic props, but that is just the beginning. There are propellers for electric motors, multicopter scenarios, various pitches, colors, sizes, designs, shapes and weights. We would like to make your choice easier. We will provide you with basic information about propellers and show you how to choose the perfect prop that fits your drone or UAV. We will show the different use cases and possible solutions to problems such as high noise and vibration, low thrust, overheating and many more.
Unmanned Traffic Management, Applied Today
Unifly supports all stakeholders in drone traffic management. Authorities can approve/deny flight requests, they can view and track the drones in their airspace in real time. They manage their airspace and declare both temporaly and permanent no-drone zones. The drone-user on their end use the app to see where thy can and cannot fly.Using the DFS example we demonstrate how this technology is available towards the market today.
Drone Defense Group, Inc.
Being a responsible drone operator means being able to do more than just fly your own drone safely. Knowing what types of countermeasures are available to defend against unwanted or unauthorized drones is critical - to help your clients and to protect your own equipment. This presentation will take a look at the various techniques organizations and governments are using to protect their airspace and assets from unwanted, uncontrolled or nefarious UAVs.
UAVs in Power Engineering
SkySystems Europe, s.r.o
UAV inspection of PV power plants, wind turbines, HV lines & pipelines using SWATI-Smart Waypoint Aerial Thermal Inspection. Online clouded IR/RGB geo-located maps.
Academic education in Unmanned Systems
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) is a pioneering academic institution in the field of unmanned aircraft and robotics education. Embry-Riddle’s degrees in Unmanned Systems focus on the emerging industry by addressing topics including application, policy design, ethics, and systems management. Embry-Riddles Worldwide Campus offers online education, virtual labs and Massive Open Online Courses with important elements of the growing industry, such as sensor choice and post processing, remote split operations, national and international regulations, planning and conduct of commercial UAS applications.
Presentation of Present and Future of the RPAS/DRONES Legal Framework
SELENE AVOCATS is a member of the Air and Space Academy (Toulouse, France), of the UVS International (The French-Dutch Promoting Civilian Drones Industry Association) and of the Civilian Drones Council (from the French civil aviation authority – DGAC). The talk will rang from the insertion in General Air Traffic, civil and criminal liability, insurance guaranties to protection of privacy and personal data in accordance the French data protection authority (CNIL).
Bio-inspired flexible wings for fixed-wing drones
EPFL Lausanne/University of Southampton
The increasing demand in small-scale fixed or flapping wing UAVs opens the question of an appropriate wing design for sufficient aerodynamic performance at low Reynolds number flow conditions. Bio-inspired, flexible membrane wings of bats offer one unique options to exploit unsteady flow separations by allowing energy transfer and coupling between structural and flow dynamics. As a result, typical static flow separation of a rigid wing in stall conditions can be modified by dynamic flow reattachment. Extensive wind tunnel experiments and UAV tests with flexible membrane wings show higher payload and lifting options, smoother stalling characteristics and a more stable flight in unsteady weather conditions.
Multi-camera System and Image Processing for UAV and Embedded Applications
We would like to present our multi-camera system with integrated imaging software. This compact, comprehensive, ready-to-use solution is intended for embedded, 3D Vision, airborne and other mobile applications with high on-board processing demands. The system for UAV is comprised of (up to) four diversified, highly adaptable XIMEA industrial cameras, NVIDIA Jetson TX1/TX2 supercomputer module with customized carrier board, Fastvideo SDK on CUDA and MRTech software for high-performance image processing.
A Fleet Management System for Unmanned Air Systems
Introduces the concepts of fleet management systems as used for flight safety in manned aircraft and discusses their applications to UAS. Describes how operators and manufacturers can meet emerging safety requirements by using fleet system and components health monitoring.
Development of Unmanned Convertible Aircraft for Rapid and Efficient Deployment in Emergency Situations: Project EMERGENTIA
University of Seville
Project EMERGENTIA consist in the development of unmanned fixed wing convertible RPAS with VTOL capabilities for rapid and efficient deployment in emergency situations. The project focuses in the development of a fully autonomous vehicle, highly integrated and efficient embedded electronics, extended autonomy via aerodynamic and structures design optimization ,and the use renewable power sources such as solar and fuel cellls. The design tem includes healthcare professionals that are helping to define specific requirements for SAR missions and test scenarios.
Modelling the Use of Alternative Technical Means for Services by Piloted Flying Platforms: Value Streaming Mapping (VSM) and Patern Recognition
Silesian University of Technology
Presentation contain list of reviued factors influencing the application of UAV/RPAS as component of the model platform conversion. The introduction indicate problems of technology conversion in chosen areas. The transformation process related to applied tools, devices or law suits changes in medicine, production, services and management among others. The goal is to undertakes the attempt of evolution performance of applied techniques in transportation, consisting in use of platforms steered.
Real Flight Demonstration of Monocular Image Based Aircraft Sense and Avoid
Hungarian Academy of Sciences Institute for Computer Science and Control
Sense and avoid (S&A) is a crucial ability for the future unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). At the highest level of integration Airborne Sense and Avoid (ABSAA) systems are required to guarantee airspace safety. The most critical question is the case of non-cooperative S&A for which complex multi-sensor systems are developed. However, in case of small UAVs the size, weight and power consumption of the onboard S&A system should be minimal. Monocular vision based solutions can be cost and weight effective therefore especially suitable for small UAVs. The presentation discusses the recent results obtained by the MTA SZTAKI UAV research group.
DC-01 Mucha Agro - New Possibilities for Using Drones in Agriculture
A completely new UAV platform design to long-time flights with heavy payload allows drones to be used not only for observations flights with a multispectral camera, but also for aerial spraying. Tank with a capacity of more than 5 liters combined with a flight time of more than 30 minutes with such a load creates new opportunities for the use of drones in agriculture. Fully enclosed construction provides the ability to fly under very difficult conditions. Maximum load capacity of 16 kg makes it possible to carry heavy equipment.
Using Drones for Rooftop Inspections of Buddhist Temples in Thailand and to Document the Receding Shoreline at the Salton Sea
Monks, Drones and the Salton Sea. This seminar shows how drone attorney Eric Hanscom uses drones for environmental causes. In his wife’s native Thailand, he uses drone to perform roof inspections for Buddhist temples (so that the monks don’t have to climb ladders to do the inspections themselves). His short video, The Ladder Side of Drones, won DJI’s Personal Stories category a few years ago. Eric will also discuss how he is using drones to document how the lowering of the water level in the Salton Sea is affecting the local wildlife.