Security Drone

Unmanned systems have huge potential for professional users. One of the market segments that has the most to gain from this technology is Safety & Security. Within this project, work is being done on generic systems and modules for application in and on drone technology in the field of autonomy, sensing and system integration.

START PROJECT: 09-2018                         END PROJECT: 09-2021

In the project two types of demonstrators are developed within two use cases. In use case 1, an autonomous, unmanned system with associated periphery to support reactive Safety & Security is being developed. The purpose of this system is mainly to support the first responders and security services as soon as a calamity has occured. In use case 2, an autonomous, unmanned system with accompanying periphery is being developed to support preventive and proactive Safety & Security. The purpose of this system is mainly the use of a drone to prevent calamities. The development of the demonstrators is based on the development of building blocks that are integrated into the demonstrators in order to guarantee functionality.

Use case 1: autonomous incident response with drones. One of the most versatile concepts is a geographically spread network of independently operating rapid response drones that can deploy immediately after an alarm notification, to make live video images and other types of data available. Use case 2: bird hunting at airports. The Robird mimics a bird of prey in a way that is indistinguishable from a real bird of prey. In this way, controlled repelling and control of the bird population can be realized.

The crucial innovation that is being carried out within this project is an integrated module in which a flight computer is combined with a processing module and which is able to communicate with various sensors. On this hardware, ‘self-flying’ on-board software can then be developed that can perform the desired autonomous behavior.

The aim is to deliver two results within this project. Result one consists of a validated demonstrator of an autonomous, unmanned system to support reactive Safety & Security. The purpose of this system is mainly to support the first responders and security services as soon as a calamity has occured. Result two consists of a validated demonstrator of an autonomous, unmanned system to support preventive and proactive Safety & security. The purpose of this system is mainly to prevent calamities. The main research areas and technology areas are: 

  • Energy-based interaction control with flat / curved surfaces;
  • Movement planning and surface exploration;
  • Outdoor version in case of wind disturbances;
  • Control transition between free flight and interaction mode.

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Saxion

Hogeschool in Enschede, Deventer en Apeldoorn

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Universiteit Twente

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DEMCON

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Space 53

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Europees Fonds voor Regionale Ontwikkeling

Dit project is mede mogelijk gemaakt door de Europese Unie en het Europees Fonds voor Regionale Ontwikkeling

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