by Aliaksei Stratsilatau, Chairman of the board and Lead developer, UAVOS
High exploitation costs are the main inhibitor for the use of UAV in commercial and industrial applications.
Why is the capability of converting manned aircraft into UAVs important to the unmanned systems industry?
First, it drastically reduces the cost of flying hours, thereby opening up a commercial market for heavy UAVs.
Secondly, the reliability of certified devices increases the reliability of the entire UAV system as a whole.
In addition, the conversion reduces the production time for an UAV – one of the important conditions for any customer; and the funds don’t freeze.
An important point is the availability of a large network of dealer centers and spare parts stores of the UAV donor, which, again, reduces downtime and reduces the cost of flying hours.
What drives you?
Creating advanced products able to change the face of the UAV industry.
Why should the delegate attend your presentation?
To get new knowledge in the field of conversion traditional aircraft into UAV.
What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
Investments in the development of a UAS for military purposes will grow. For example, counter-drone systems for remote identification and destruction of UAV, means of fighting UAV, loitering munition. The market needs unmanned platforms for autonomous delivery of goods of different weights, High Altitude Pseudo Satellite to relay data.
What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
We’d like to make new useful contacts with the UAV community related to manufacturing and using UAV.
What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
The main obstacle in creating a legal and regulatory framework for flights of unmanned aerotaxi-like vehicles remains the unresolved issue of automating the process of a pre-flight UAV inspection without the participation of professional technicians. As a result, each flight of an unmanned vehicle has to be accompanied by a team of specialists – as in a case with a real manned aircraft. This is especially true for flights over the city, populated areas and industrial facilities.
Compliance with the storage conditions of aviation equipment to prevent its damage and terrorist threats will necessitate the creation of special sites equipped with security systems and staffed by appropriate personnel. As a result, we will face the issues of organizing airfields with virtually the entire infrastructure, which will dramatically increase the cost of the service and the time for flight preparations and, as a result, will minimize the advantages of this type of transport.
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About Aliaksei Stratsilatau
He’s been fascinated in robotics since a very young age. In his school years he participated in city-level science competitions among high-school students. He studied Computer and Information Science at the Department of Radioecology at the International Environmental Sakharov University.
Aliaksei worked for an international companies where at different times he was responsible for the electronics and software, detail design and design substantiation of new UAV systems. Currently he conducts researches in the field of Robotics and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), leading to creation of affordable unmanned vehicles for civil applications and increasing human capacity.
About UAVOS Inc.
UAVOS Inc., a globally operating company with offices in China, the USA and Switzerland, offering proprietary UAV, ground and surface solutions with applications in commercial, industrial and defense markets. We are specialized in the design and manufacturing of unmanned vehicles and autopilot systems as well as components such as servo drives, pan-tilt platforms, rescue/emergency landing systems. Our solutions range from small industrial surveillance drones to large UAVs. Among UAVOS advanced ready-for-commercialization unmanned technologies is unique HAPS ApusDuo, multi-platform autopilot solution for converting manned vehicles into unmanned, and UAV aimed to counteract EW systems.