Automated Low Altitude Air Delivery – Presented by Johann Dauer, German Aerospace Center at the Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference, which takes place on June 13, 2017, at Maaspoort, Venlo, The Netherlands.
At DLR (German Aerospace Center) new concepts and technologies are investigated focusing on automated air cargo delivery of around 1 t of payload. Within the DLR project ALAADy (Automated Low Altitude Air Delivery) a large scope of necessary aspects are investigated starting from possible use-cases and different aircraft configurations and ranging to airspace integration and the development of new flight software components needed for safe operation. The feasibility of the derived concepts is analyzed within a full system simulation. Newly presented concepts of operation of drones including the specific operation risk assessment is also under investigation to determine if a unmanned aircraft system of this scale can be operated within the EASA specific category in very low level flight.
About Johann Dauer
Since 2008 Research Scientist at DLR in Braunschweig in the research field of unmanned aircraft.
Since 2016 Lead of the DLR project ALAADy (Automated Low Altitude Air Delivery)
About Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (German Aerospace Center)
The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is the national aeronautics and space research centre of the Federal Republic of Germany. Its extensive research and development work in aeronautics, space, energy, transport and security is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures. In addition to its own research, as Germany’s space agency, DLR has been given responsibility by the federal government for the planning and implementation of the German space programme. DLR is also the umbrella organisation for the nation’s largest project management agency.
Unmanned Cargo Aircraft (UCA) systems are about to bring massive disruptions the transport sector. Stakeholders active in this industry have to adapt their organisation accordingly in order to optimize operations and revenues. UCA offer increased productivity and can open up new markets in areas where manned air transport is uneconomical and geographically limited. The Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference brings together technology leaders, cargo operators and end-users to share the status of these exciting opportunities. The conference also addresses the benefits of unmanned cargo for military purpose such as unmanned transport of goods in high-risk areas.
Focus topics: Military Systems;Long Range / Medium-High Payload Systems ; Specialised/Irregular Delivery Systems;Urban Delivery Systems; Autonomous operation architecture; Regulatory issues;New value chains / business models and more…..
The Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference is part of the first global multimodal unmanned cargo systems event – a two-day event (Jun 13-14, 2017) that includes 4 dedicated conferences and an exhibition:Cargo Innovation Conference ; Unmanned Cargo Ship Conference ; Unmanned Cargo Ground Vehicle Conference ;Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference; Smart Logistics Expo