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Bring your tools to the sky with DJI Payload SDK
The Future of Commercial Drone Customisation: DJI’s new Payload SDK enables non-DJI cameras, sensors, and payloads such as air-to-ground communication tools and devices to be mounted and integrated directly into DJI’s Matrice 200 Series drones. By opening this layer of DJI’s core technology to the commercial drone ecosystem, any manufacturer, developer or researcher can create a drone that is customised for a specific purpose or industry.
Enabling BVLOS flights through Cellular Connectivity
Nokia Bell Labs
BVLOS flights enable many exciting new use cases for drones, but require a reliable command and control (C2) link. C2 over cellular networks is an obvious way forward due to the almost ubiquitous coverage. From research conducted in the SESAR DroC2om project, we will show the differences between communication to drones and ground users based on measurements with drones flying in VLL air space, and show that interference mitigation techniques such as interference coordination, beamsteering and hybrid access may well lead to a reliable C2 link even in highly loaded cellular networks.
Project AlphaLink - Multibody aircraft as long-endurance drones
Project AlphaLink is developing unmanned multibody aircraft with superior endurance and payload capacity. The individual, fixed-wing aircraft modules are connected through mechanical joints at their wingtips and achieve a high-aspect ratio while maintaining a low structural weight. The scalability of this technology serves a large variety of commercial applications ranging from aerial observation to the operation of High-Altitude Platform for internet provision. After a successfull flight test in June 2017, AlphaLink is now building the first model for commercial use in cooperation with TU Berlin.
Challenges and Techniques in Drone Forensics
Canterbury Christ Chruch Univ.
Due ot the rise in drone-related crimes in recent years, the need for forensic analysis of the captured drones has augmented immensely. This talk presents the challenges and techniques in extraction and identification of important artefacts from the recorded flight data as well as the associated mobile devices using open sources tools and some basic scripts developed to aid the analysis of two popular drone systems - the DJI Phantom 3 Professional and Parrot AR.Drone 2.0.
Meteodrones - Aiming for the perfect weather forecast
Since 2012 Meteomatics has developed the Meteodrone system that gives precise weather measurements of the planet boundary layer up to 1.5km and far beyond. The Meteodrone has been BVLOS approved and has already demonstrated its capabilities in more than 2’000 flight hours. The direct readings of temperature, humidity, pressure, wind speed and direction reveal not only details of the lower atmosphere but also contribute to modern numerical weather forecasts. Therefore, the data are assimilated in real-time into high-resolution weather models. As the talk will show, these data can significantly improve fog, low stratus and thunderstorm forecasts.
Air-to Air, Air-to-Ground Laser Communications Systems for Drones
Drones are collecting enormous amount of data using smart payloads. There is a need for down-stream large volume of data at high speed from Air-to-Ground and between Air-to-Air in near real time. Small drone operators offered to use LTE, 4G, 5G to transmit collected data. Lasercom is an independent solution, is exceptionally secure as the laser beam is extremely narrow compared to RF signals, it cannot be tapped, jammed or spoofed, free from ITU regulations, low cost per bit, eye safe at short distances. Henceforth, Lasercom solutions will be going to play an important role in bridging this technology gap. Mynaric developing Free Space Optical Communication (FSOC) system to be used on drones of various sizes.
Smart FC(R) - Customized flight controller
When developing a proprietary drone, a well working flight control is key for safe operation. While commercial solutions provide the basic features necessary to fly new drones, a commercial solution tailored to individual drone characteristics is still missing. At TU Berlin, we have developed such an integrated flight control system with a customizable flight controller (Smart FC®). Drone dimensions are collected with a camera system and the information is complemented through an online toolbox. The flight controller is programmed automatically. The presentation will review the logic behind the Smart FC® system and discuss applications and benefits for the drone community.
Rural Environmental Registry using aerophotogrammetric drone image
Accuracy - Topografia e Geotecnologias/UNIFEI
The Rural Environmental Registry is an important strategic database for environmental management in our country. This study aims to compare the accuracy of the orbital image available to the rural environmental registry with an orthophoto obtained from an aerophotogrammetric drone; the cartographic product obtained from total station was the uncertainty parameter. The orthophoto showed better results than the orbital image. Both of them were analyzed by comparing homologous areas in the images, of different sizes and positions, in both map products. This result can justify the purchase of a more reliable product for environmental control in our country, especially in small rural areas, given that the territorial portion is extensive and not homogeneous.