Technology of development of self- flying drones with varying aerodynamic circuit for use in a variety of services and industries

30 october 2018, 16:38
Промышленный образец
A Russian company from Novosibirsk has developed a technology of development of high-speed unmanned aerial vehicles and intelligent systems management. The devices can be used to deliver small cargo, monitor objects, photograph and videotape. In contrast to existing devices they don’t need a special runway, are also low energy consumption. The company is interested in technical cooperation.
In various industries there are a number of problems that require the fastest automatic or semi-automatic organization, monitoring and control of remote locations before arrival of human. The solution of such problems can be found in fast delivery by air and small loads of measuring and monitoring, with further fine-discharge, long-term monitoring, vertical landing. A small Russian company from Novosibirsk has developed an unmanned (self-flying) aerial vehicle, which has a low energy consumption (129 A / h while cruising), does not require a runway, has long range (over 100 km), can hover in place and accurately delivers the goods weighing 5-7 kg. This is possible thanks to a special technology with the changing wind scheme (during takeoff and landing it uses longitudinal and transverse helicopter scheme, and during the flight it uses airplane scheme). The analogues are other unmanned vehicles such as aircraft, in particular ones with the ability to hover in place and lower the cargo. However, such devices require a runway. Multicopters can be also considered as analogues; they are now used by large commercial agents for the delivery of products. However, such multicopters are heavy energy consumers (in flight mode they use all engines) and cannot travel long distances. The most widespread type of unmanned aerial vehicles of combined aircraft and helicopter type are not able to ensure the requirements for the flight range, cannot hover and land without a runway. Hybrid analogues are currently at the R&D stage and have worse cost-effectiveness of specific delivery of 1 kg per 1 kilometre because of energy efficiency design. At the same time, the development of the proposed aircraft is estimated to be of smaller budget (up to 130 000 euros) in comparison with analogues, estimated by 650 000-900 000 euros. The company has experience in attracting federal and regional funding to upscale to industrial design (R&D subsidies from the regional program and other). The company is interested in technical cooperation with the use of the company's product by a partner. Partner’s task should include shipping to long distances (50 km) and, possibly, to remote locations; or monitoring facilities, diagnostically measuring the objects with a high value of service land resources. As a result of technical cooperation, the product will be modified for solving specific customer’s tasks, for example, the delivery system (logistics) or monitoring.

Main advantages

The advantages are: - Automatic takeoff when receiving a signal from the control systems for the quick response to the incident, - Fast delivery of cargo in difficult road and weather conditions over long (up to 100 km or more) distanced (through the use of the aircraft scheme), - The built-in camera provides full presence effect of the operator on the site though FPV survey mode (First Person View). The device has high energy efficiency (consuming less than 130 A / h) due to a special design. It provides relatively low cost of delivery.

Innovative aspects

Инновационной особенностью беспилотного аппарата является изменяющаяся аэродинамическая схема, которая позволяет объединять достоинства как самолёта (дальность свыше 100 км), так и вертолёта (вертикальный взлет и посадка без специальной полосы, точность забора и выкладки груза, зависание в воздухе).