R&D Engineer of National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR), René Wiegers, will be present at the Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference. Subject of his presentation will be: “Design challenges for Unmanned Cargo Aircraft: Exploring potential benefits of pilotless flight.”
Despite their purpose to transport cargo, the designs of traditional cargo aircraft are centered around the onboard human crew. The absence of a human crew in unmanned cargo aircraft enable new aircraft designs that are optimized for pilotless flight. These designs can potentially make unmanned cargo aircraft more efficient, less expensive and more environmentally friendly compared to traditional designs. In his presentation, René will explore the potential benefits of pilotless flight for the design space of unmanned cargo vehicles.
About René Wiegers
Mr. René Wiegers, MSc. is R&D Engineer at the Collaborative Engineering Systems department of the National Aerospace Laboratory NLR. René graduated from the University of Applied Sciences of Utrecht in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Computer Science. In 2006, René graduated from the University of Amsterdamwith a Master of Science degree in Software Engineering. He joined NLR in 2006 and focuses on integration aspects of aerospace systems including unmanned systems.
About National Aerospace Laboratory
The National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR) is the central institute for aerospace research in The Netherlands. Its principal mission is to render scientific support and technical assistance on a non-profit basis to Dutch and foreign aerospace industries and organisations, civil and military aircraft operators, and governmental agencies concerned with aviation and space flight.