Emerging technologies with great potential – opinions of speakers at UCA Conference

What emerging technologies do you see as having potential in the short and long run? We asked, speakers at Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference answered. Below you can see a selection of answers.

Ed De Reyes, Sabrewing Aircraft: The emergence of detect and avoid technologies, and the willingness of regulatory agencies to work cooperatively with manufacturers to make heavy-lift VTOL cargo carriers a reality. Read more

Basil Yap, North Carolina Department of Transportation – Division of Aviation: Our greatest need in the short term is a fully functional detect and avoid solution on unmanned aircraft to help address “see and avoid” which is a requirement to operation beyond visual line of sight in the United States. This has been a real struggle for the Federal Aviation Administration to understand how they will certify or vet this technology. “Remote ID” will be one step closer to building a robust Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM). In addition, we have often overlooked weather and the the impact it has on smaller UAS operations. The ability to model micro climates and incorporate the data into UTM systems will give pilots better decision making tools and ultimately enable more routine operations. Read more

Peter le Hew, Modern Technology Solutions, Inc: Autonomy through not just UAS is allowing for new approaches to how we use the air domain. Read more

Jeremy Tucker, AirBox Technology: Robotics, UAV’s and AI are on the cutting edge and will become ubiquitous. We are on the cusp of a cataclysmic change in the way we interface with the world around us in a physical sense. Read more

Aliaksei Stratsilatau, UAVOS: 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. Read more

Mahesh Nandyala, S3M Solutions LLC: UAS integrates with Deep learning and AI. Read more

Patrick Watson, Animal Dynamics: Technologies that ultimately de-centralise services and products such as: micro-grids, aerial transportation networks, e-payments, etc. Read more

David Merrill, Elroy Air: Short run: electric and hybrid-electric powertrain, perception tech getting better rapidly
Long run: Harmonized airspace integration for UAS of all sizes. Read more

Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference takes place on September 10-11, 2019, at Greenville Convention Center, Greenville, North Carolina, USA. For more information about the complete program, speaker profiles and registration, visit: https://unmannedcargoaircraftconference.com/program/

The Business End of UCA: Round II – Presented by Christopher Spagnoletti, US Cargo Systems

Christopher Spagnoletti

The Business End of UCA: Round II, presented by Christopher Spagnoletti, US Cargo Systems, at Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference, which will take place on November 28, 2018, at RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Considerations for the Management of Cargo for UCA

Interview
What drives you?
Sense of personal accomplishment, Structure, Adventure and the Arts

What are the three things you would take with you on a deserted island?
Guitar, dog and unlimited supply of wine

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
AI will be the driving force for the Autonomous-Device revolution, inclusive of the Automotive, Aerospace and Health industries..dwarfing consumer electronics. Continue reading “The Business End of UCA: Round II – Presented by Christopher Spagnoletti, US Cargo Systems”

Unmanned Cargo Air Vehicles Are Closer Than You Think – Presented by Ed De Reyes, Sabrewing Aircraft

Ed De Reyes

Unmanned Cargo Air Vehicles Are Closer Than You Think – Presented by Ed De Reyes, Sabrewing Aircraft, at the Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference, on 20 March 2018 at the North Carolina Global TransPark, USA.

Public perception – and the perception of many people in the UAV and air cargo industries think that Unmanned Cargo Aircraft (UCAs) still have a few years before they’re a viable way to move food, dry goods or even hazardous cargo.

In order to be truly viable, UCAs must meet or exceed the cargo capacity and safety record of the current generation of manned aircraft.

The lack of battery capacity in electric vehicles has fed the misperceived notion of trading payload for battery endurance, and battery capacity contains only a small fraction of energy storage capability that their manned-counterparts are capable of achieving.

Other seemingly difficult hurdles of Beyond-Line-Of-Sight (BLOS) operations and in congested airspace have all combined to give the impression that UCAs are years in the future.

The technology to fly UCAs that are superior to manned cargo aircraft – especially in regional cargo carriers – is available now…and most of it is off-the-shelf. Continue reading “Unmanned Cargo Air Vehicles Are Closer Than You Think – Presented by Ed De Reyes, Sabrewing Aircraft”

The Watify Campaign for the modernisation of European industry; opportunities of involvement for unmanned cargo aircraft institutional and business players – Presented by Eleonora Zoboli, Watify Consortium Representative

Eleonora Zoboli

The Watify Campaign for the modernisation of European industry; opportunities of involvement for unmanned cargo aircraft institutional and business players – Presented by Eleonora Zoboli, Watify Consortium Representative, at the Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference, on November 23, 2017, at Rivalta di Torino, Italy.

The presentation will introduce the Watify campaign for industrial modernisation run by the European Commission. It will review the main activities run by the campaign and suggest different ways to get involved for both institutional and business players. Continue reading “The Watify Campaign for the modernisation of European industry; opportunities of involvement for unmanned cargo aircraft institutional and business players – Presented by Eleonora Zoboli, Watify Consortium Representative”

Innovative Concept of Unmanned Cargo Aircraft – Presented by Raffaello Cesoni & Cristina Ballesio, Nimbus

nimbus

Innovative Concept of Unmanned Cargo Aircraft – Presented by Raffaello Cesoni and Cristina Ballesio, Nimbus, at the Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference, on November 23, 2017, at Rivalta di Torino, Italy.

The Metaplano represents a new air transport solutions that exceed the limits of traditional cargo and people transportation. The project came from the desire to join the airship and traditional aircraft advantages. In one hand the Metaplano provides high flight maneuverability and does not have the problem of the mooring systems compared to the airship. In the other hand it is able to take-off and land in short and unprepared runways compared to the traditional aircraft. The Metaplano fills the market requests such as the low environment impact, the low life cycle costs and the capability to connect hard-to-reach areas with no or limited infrastructures. Continue reading “Innovative Concept of Unmanned Cargo Aircraft – Presented by Raffaello Cesoni & Cristina Ballesio, Nimbus”

Quiet harbingers of momentous changes – Interview with Hans Heerkens, Platform UCA

quantum computers

Quiet harbingers of momentous changes – Interview with Hans Heerkens, Chairman Platform UCA (PUCA)

Hans Heerkens is a speaker at the Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference, on November 23, 2017, at Avio Aero, Rivalta di Torino, Italy.

Far from the spotlight of the media, technologies are developed that can significantly change aviation – and society- especially when applied jointly. Two of them are 3D printing and quantum computers. Perhaps you do not think of aviation right away. But these technologies can profoundly change aviation, and may have a major impact on tomorrow’s world.

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is a technique by which an object is constructed in thin layers, as if a printer does not apply one layer of ink to paper, but layer after layer. The significant advantage is that more and more items can be manufactured wherever and whenever they are needed. This saves time and transport costs. Experiments are already conducted with 3D printing of food. In combination with nanotechnology, which can change properties of materials considerably, the possibilities seem unlimited.

From anywhere to everywhere Continue reading “Quiet harbingers of momentous changes – Interview with Hans Heerkens, Platform UCA”

UCA: preliminary Market Assessment & Business Model – Presented by Paolo Salvetti, Avio Aero

Paolo Salvetti

UCA: preliminary Market Assessment & Business Model – Presented by Paolo Salvetti, Avio Aero at the Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference, which takes place on 23 November 2017, Avio Aero, Rivalta di Torino, Italy.

There is no doubt that in the next 10-15 years commercial operations of large UAV will happen, and there is also no doubt that the first commercial application will be cargo transportation. All indicates a brilliant future for UCA: a total market value of >$1.5B/year projected by 2026, with a 15% CAGR. Only speculative at this time, but is true that UCA will represents the next real breakthrough in commercial aviation. The mistake would be to think about UCA replacing 1:1 current air freights: UCA will rather open completely new business models, competing with road, rail and shipping transports, and offering the global logistic industry solutions which are even not thinkable today. This presentation will start from the critical assessment of UCA market forecast, and will provide some good food for thought for possible UCA business models. Continue reading “UCA: preliminary Market Assessment & Business Model – Presented by Paolo Salvetti, Avio Aero”

Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference welcomes Air Cargo World as Media Partner

Air Cargo World

Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference welcomes Air Cargo World as Media Partner

About Air Cargo World
Air Cargo World, published in the United States, is an air logistics magazine and is edited for shippers and others involved with the worldwide transport and delivery of perishables and manufactured goods. Its readership consists of logistics professionals, airline and airport executives, freight forwarders, importers, exporters, and others who manage or purchase transportation products and services within the airfreight supply chain.

The monthly magazine’s editorial purpose is to provide the reader with insightful information by way of data analysis, feature articles, and in-depth coverage of events and trends affecting their business and the airfreight logistics industry. With more than 20,000 subscribers located in 184 countries, Air Cargo World maintains the largest circulation of any magazine in the air cargo category. Continue reading “Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference welcomes Air Cargo World as Media Partner”

Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference welcomes Haptic.ro as Media Partner

Haptic

Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference welcomes Haptic.ro as Media Partner

About Haptic.ro

HAPTIC R&D CONSULTING is a consulting of global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Our goal is your target in a future visionary way to create a synergy business bridge between SME’s companies and R&D laboratories to merge together in revolutionary and innovation projects.

HAPTIC R&D CONSULTING stays focussed both on private and public organisations, NGOs, universities, educational institutes and agencies offering various services related to European funded programmes such as Horizon 2020 helping them to access EU funds.

For more info please visit our website www.haptic.ro or contact us: info@haptic.ro.

About Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference
This 5th edition of the conference organized by Jakajima will be hosted by power systems manufacturer Avio Aero and supported by Platform Unmanned Cargo Aircraft. Continue reading “Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference welcomes Haptic.ro as Media Partner”

Tikcit is registration platform partner of Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference

Tikcit

Tikcit is registration platform partner of Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference , wich took place on May 26, 2016, at Twente Safety Campus in Enschede, The Netherlands.

About Tikcit
Organising an event implies many issues, from ticketing to e-payments, from statistics to ordering supplies, from surveys to social media and many many more. Tikcit is the platform to support you. Continue reading “Tikcit is registration platform partner of Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference”