The conference aims to bring together academia and industries to exchange visions and ideas in the state of the art and practice of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Technologies and Applications. We invite you to share your scientific findings, newest research projects, as well as industry and line-of-business solutions.
DATE, TIME & VENUE
- Tuesday, 26 May, 2020: from 10:00 to 18:00
- Wednesday, 27 May, 2020: from 10:00 to 17:00
- Adlershof con.vent. Rudower Chaussee 17, 12489 Berlin, Germany.
FEES & RULES
|Developer/Researcher/Academia||Free of charge|
|Exhibitor||Speakers will be charged 400,-€ for up to 30 minute presentation (price excl. VAT)|
|Other||Speakers will be charged 800,-€ for up to 30 minute presentation (price excl. VAT)|
- There is no fee to submit a proposal.
- The duration of most presentations is 15-30 minutes, including time for a question and answer period.
- DRONE Berlin reserves the sole right to accept or reject any proposal received without liability.
- DRONE Berlin does not pay for a speaking fee. Travel related expenses, meals and ccommodations are the responsibility of the speaker.
- If attendees are charged a fee, the speaker shall submit requests prior to the event for review and approval by DRONE Berlin.
Conference language is English.
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All programs are free to attend by the general admission ticket holder.
The organizer of DRONE Berlin invites proposals for special sessions to be held during the main conference from 26 to 27 May, 2020 in Berlin.
To submit a proposal, please send a summary containing the following information:
- Special session title
- Organizers (complete address, phone, and email)
- Abstract (up to 300 words)
- List of special sub-topics, if any
For submissions or inquiries please email email@example.com.
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.
Push the boundaries of what drones can do
We promote the concept of omnidirectional drones, which means that position and orientation of the drone are completely independent. Therefore, the Voliro drones can fly horizontally, vertically, upside-down and in any orientation in between, while generating forces in all directions. This allows it to apply a constant contact force on objects, independent of the drone's orientation. With this unique capability, Voliro platforms can conduct physical interaction with the environment in a safe and reliable manner. Currently on the market there are many drones that can perform remote sensing tasks, such as mapping, inspection and videography. However, none of them can assist in tasks that require physical contact. This is where Voliro's "Hand in the sky" becomes important by providing solutions in applications where physical interaction using drones is needed.
1000 Payloads/1000 Operations
In the drone industry the most important device for the success of the operation is the payload. As manufacturer, Dronetools has develop few different payloads for a variety applications, from typical visual cameras for rescue or border control to payloads for environmental measurements, or payloads for spry solid or liquid for treatments applications. On the presentation we´ll show the experience gained on the develop of the payloads for our customers and pictures and example of use of those payloads.
Unleashing the power of collaborative drones
Insyab Wireless Limited
Let’s face reality … Moore’s Law is indeed coming to a close. As such, it seems inevitable that there will be soon a gap in terms of the computational horsepower available for machine learning and computer vision applications, especially those running at the edge. Such a limiting factor will particularly impact unmanned robotic systems deployed in mission-critical operations (e.g. law enforcement, public safety, security). The wisest route to avoid falling into the aforementioned gap is to resort to distributed processing. It is not so challenging to portray the criticality of low latency and robust communications for pushing the envelope of distributed processing. In this talk, we will outline the key wireless elements required for unleashing the power of distributed processing, low-latency communications in particular. We will also discuss how incumbent over-the-counter technologies fall short of meeting the objectives, especially as the number of collaborating robotic nodes grows.
Self-organizing UAV Networks for Providing On-demand LTE Connectivity to First Responders
NEC Laboratories America
The presentation will highlight one of the first system efforts (SkyLiTE) to realize a self-organizing network of UAVs that can be deployed on-demand and un-tethered (to ground stations) to provide multi-cell LTE network connectivity over a wide area. SkyLiTE incorporates a novel, redesign of the LTE core to deploy a stand-alone network of LTE base stations (RAN+EPC on UAVs) in the sky. SkyLiTE can be deployed to supplement existing stationary cellular deployments. More importantly, it can be deployed in a stand-alone manner to provide LTE connectivity in first responder situations.
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.
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.
Project DiAvEn - Indoor Delivery Drone
Project DiAvEn - Digitial Aviation Engineering would like to present a novel Indoor Drone Delivery System. The main focus is our self-developed Indoor localisation system which is optimised for drones. The system is 16x more precise compared with normal GPS. This accuracy enables the use of drones in smaller areas. We use Beacons to localise the drone. Our current aim is to develop an Indoor Delivery Service with the use of this localisation system. With the presentation, I would like to present the localisation system and raise awareness for the use of drones indoor.
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.
In-flight Wireless Charging for Drones
Global Energy Transmission, Co
One of the key technical obstacles for drone industry adoption is short battery lifetime. It severely limits flight duration for applications including agriculture, delivery, filming, inventory, monitoring and security. Despite alternative power sources (fuel cells, etc.) and other battery industry developments short drone battery lifetime greatly limits drone solutions. Global Energy Transmission (GET) now uniquely enables unlimited drone flight time with its award-winning GET wireless power technology. GET’s turnkey solution enables battery-powered drones to fly forever by safely and quickly recharging while still in flight. Drones simply hover for a short time in one of our large area power hotspots, which can be installed kilometers apart along flight routes. GET will explain their vision of the future of drone industry, and why wireless power charging can totally transform the industry, not just for today’s needs, but also for longer-term future uses including urban air transportation. Visit us at www.getcorp.com
Comparison of UAV photograph-based and airborne lidar-based point clouds over forest
In this study, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) image (photograph)-based point clouds and products were compared to airborne lidar-based data and products over a forested area. The test site is located in Germany, 15 km southeast of Jena. In general, a high match between lidar- and UAV-based data/products was observed. The UAV data exhibits more details which are of particular importance for the detection of small trees. While using lidar data, 45 out of 205 trees were not detected, however only 14 trees were missed out when UAV data was used.
Drone Projects @ Cyber Innovation Hub of German Armed Forces
Cyber Innovation Hub
Bundeswehr Cyber Innovation Hub -the Cyber Innovation Hub of the German Armed Forces is a unit responsible for innovation and technology scouting for the German military. The unit formed in 2017 is operating as an interface between the German Armed Forces and the digital startup ecosystem. It is focusing on disruptive technologies from the field of cyber/it and digital products and services.
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.
DATE & LOCATION
DRONE Berlin, 26.-27.05.2020
Rudower Chaussee 17, 12489 Berlin
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