Technologies under the microscope

ScanEagle

‘UAV Systems Development – Challenges for ISTAR Support’ is the title of a briefing to be given by Cranfield University’s Professor Ian Poll. Cranfield Aerospace, a wholly owned subsidiary of the university, has a growing capability in the field of Unmanned Air Systems (UAS), with a proven track record in the development of innovative systems. From 11:45 to 12:30, Tues 13 Sept.

Under the heading ‘UAV Hangars in Harsh Climes’ Sprung Instant Structures’s International Sales Manager, Jonathon Fenton, will report on a climate controlled hangar for one of the largest UAVs in operation which has been installed in one of the hottest places on the planet. From 14:00 to 14:30, Tues 13 Sept.

Accumulating flight hours faster than any other mid-endurance UAV System, Insitu’s ScanEagle UAS is also the most employable, with a mission-readiness record exceeding 99 per cent. In Sustaining Scan Eagle’s 500,000 Flight Hours – the Future of Unmanned Missions, Insitu’s International Business Development Director Steve Tanner reviews this impressive capability between 14:45 and 15:15, Tues 13 Sept.

A demonstration entitled ‘Foot Patrol in Afghanistan’ featuring unmanned air and ground systems, will be staged twice daily at 10:30 and 15:30.

The Robotics and Unmanned Systems Showcase is located in the north west corner of the North Halls – nearest entrance N3.