Funding for improving the reliability of unmanned aircraft

A project which hopes to improve the reliability of unmanned aircraft used to assess disaster zones has received hundreds of thousands of pounds to get it off the ground.

The ‘New Foundational Structures for Engineering Verified Multi-Unmanned Aerial Vehicles’ project was awarded funding worth £650,000 from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

The project, which is a partnership between the University of Bedfordshire and the University of Oxford, aims to improve the reliability of unmanned aircraft which are used to fly over disaster zones, assessing the damage and looking for survivors.

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Source: sUAS News

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