by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
This autumn, the town of Sosnowiec in Southern Poland is launching a pilot program transporting AED (Automated External Defibrillators) by way of unmanned aerial automobiles (UAVs). Developed in cooperation with the Metropolis GZM, the town of Sosnowiec, the Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation, and the businesses Dronehub and Pentacomp, the challenge goals to collect expertise from using drone know-how within the implementation of duties for the wants of native authorities. The plan will oversee over 100 flights, permitting the gathering of information on the optimum parameters of flights and the processes of their implementation.
“The challenge to be carried out in Sosnowiec is one other alternative to verify the appropriateness of using Dronehub drones and docking stations and Pentacomp flight administration software program,” explains Vadym Melnyk, founder and CEO of Dronehub. “Two of our docking stations will participate within the pilot, every geared up with a Cartesian mechanism, i.e. a robotic loader that may robotically choose up the defibrillator from the compartment within the docking station and place it within the drone. After the drone lands within the second docking station, the same mechanism positioned there’ll choose up the parcel from the drone and place it in a compartment on the vacation spot station.”
On August twenty fifth, the events signed an settlement to arrange and implement this system. The challenge would be the first of its type in Poland.
“Thanks to using drones in rescue, we considerably shorten the time of delivering the mandatory medical gear,” Melnyk provides. “The drone strikes in a straight line, doesn’t get caught in visitors jams, doesn’t wander, doesn’t want time to prepare for motion like a crew of rescuers. And time is totally essential in saving individuals’s lives and well being. The Dronehub and Pentacomp methods additionally allow the transport of different pressing medical shipments, akin to blood samples.”
The coordinator of the duty, Metropolis GZM (Górnośląsko-Zagłębiowska Metropolia), will consider the flights, carried out by Dronehub – which can present drones and docking stations – along with Pentacomp – answerable for the software program. Substantive and formal help, together with contact with the Civil Aviation Authority and the Polish Air Navigation Services Agency, can be offered by the Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation.
“We are blissful to have the ability to take part in such an progressive challenge,” says Anna Mazur, Chief Engineer on the UAV Certification Unit from the Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation. “We are certain that the success that we are going to obtain with our companions in Sosnowiec will contribute to the event and dissemination of drone know-how in Poland. As a state institute within the aviation business, we wish drones to turn out to be an integral a part of our on a regular basis life within the space of companies and public security within the close to future.”
After the flights, the take a look at outcomes can be utilized by Urban Air Mobility (UAM). Dronehub is among the leading European aviation companies working towards Urban Air Mobility within the European airspace, and can carry out roughly 160 flights to check the system in three duties: transporting the AED defibrillator, aerial video surveillance of the scene of the incident together with offering the picture to public companies, and in creating orthophotos and photogrammetries for public companies. The flights are deliberate to happen from September 2021 to October 2022.
Ian attended Dominican University of California, the place he obtained a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong ardour for writing and storytelling and a eager curiosity in know-how, he’s now contributing to DroneLife as a workers author.