The market for small consumer drones is booming. However, these inexpensive and easy-to-fly devices bring safety and security issues. The Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) ARDRONIS drone monitoring system helps businesses, government authorities and critical infrastructures to protect against drone misuse.
The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is exploring the use of Chatbot digital assistants, utilising artificial intelligence to help tactical military users to rapidly access information in the field. This technology will enable soldiers to have conversations with a text chat interface system to find and discover the data they need to perform their mission.
Addressing the increasing demand for protection of vehicles and convoys against hostile drones, Elbit Systems is introducing ReDrone Vehicular Tactical System, a vehicular configuration of the company’s operational anti-drone protection and neutralisation system.
UK start-up, FlareBright has launched its latest autonomous drone product, ADDER (Autonomous Delivery Drone Emergency Resupply). ADDER permits accurate and autonomous last-mile resupply to a pinpoint location. It is delivered by air and glides in the last few hundred metres to its target location on the ground. This product uses Artificial Intelligence and complex software to create pinpoint delivery of small packages in all-weather and atmospheric conditions, even when Electro Magnetic Spectrum-denied.
Altitude Angel, Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) provider, and Pierce Aerospace, the US based remote identification system supplier, has agreed to form an alliance with the goal to bring automated drone flight a step closer.
Companies are being invited to highlight the advances in underwater robotic technology, including developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI), autonomy and communication, at Subsea UK’s Underwater Robotics conference in Aberdeen later this year. Sponsored by ROVOP and Saab Seaeye, the one day event will look at the new technology being developed by the industry and the potential which exists for advances in underwater robotics.
Unmanned drones require a variety of sensors to monitor different critical measurements to control flight and maintain aircraft stability. Miniature Linear Position Sensors from NewTek Sensor Solutions provide reliable position feedback for monitoring the fin/rudder position and rotor angle of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) with quick response times so UAVs can make adjustments to accurately control flight.
Specialised Imaging’s Lightweight Optical Motion Analysis (LOMA) system has been used to optically track an aircraft for several kilometres while simultaneously capturing the thermal signature of the aircraft over the same distance.
It has been announced that Techmash, (part of Rostec), is ready to adapt ammunition to meet the needs of drone manufacturers. Companies of the concern produce a wide range of air ammunition, such as aerial bombs whose weight ranges between 2.5 and 50kg.
The collaboration between Italian aerospace engineering company, Argotec, and Comau, advanced industrial automation products and systems, has presented ATENA, an innovative system aimed at testing and validating the functionality of nanosatellites.