Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Dronehub with a USD 1.9m grant from NCBR for a mobile drone infrastructure

The consortium led by Dronehub – a European leader in a drone-in-a-box solutions – received funding from the National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR) from Poland in the amount of USD 1.9 million. Thanks to the grant, an innovative solution will be created – a mobile drone infrastructure for automatic orthophotos.

“The world and technology are rushing forward, performing measurements or inspections of large industrial areas by humans is already a waste of money and time. As part of this project, we will improve our system, in which these processes are carried out fully autonomously by drones, without the need to involve an operator ” – says Vadym Melnyk, founder and CEO of Dronehub.

“In addition, we will develop extremely precise algorithms thanks to which the drone carrying out the mission will be able to use the docking station when it is moving, at a speed of up to 30 km/h. This is another step towards saving time and optimizing the monitoring and inspection processes” – adds Melnyk.

The project involves the development of a system for creating orthophotos by drones as well as for transfering and archiving the collected data. The project will develop an innovative solution enabling drone to use the docking station when it is in motion. Thanks to this, drone will be able to carry out take-offs and landings, as well as replace or recharge the battery, without wasting time for returning to a stationary docking station. Solutions offered by Dronehub allows the drones to perform missions without human interference and 24/7 mode.

The solution will be used mainly in industry and agriculture for monitoring, inspection and measurement.

The grant was awarded by the National Centre for Research and Development (Poland). The project is scheduled for 25 months – it has started in February 2021 and will last until February 2023. The consortium led by Dronehub also includes Concept Sp. z o.o.

The exact grant value is PLN6.885.000, which is equivalent to USD1.852.000 or EUR1.537.000.

Dronehub is a European leader in comprehensive drone-in-a-box solutions. It is the only manufacturer in the world to provide a docking station that enables automatic battery replacement in a drone. Thanks to this innovative solution, drones can perform missions 24/7 without human intervention. Dronehub solutions are designed for monitoring, inspection and measurement in industry and agriculture. The company cooperates with the European Space Agency and the European Defense Agency. Dronehub’s software and hardware is used e.g. by PKN Orlen – one of the biggest companies in Central & Eastern Europe.

Find more information here: www.dronehub.ai