Surveillance of inaccessible areas by long-range UAV
As part of the "BLUEASSIST" project, an autonomously flying and hybrid-electric glider is to be developed and equipped with a wide range of sensors as a payload in cooperation with the industrial partners Lange Research Aircraft and M4COM. electrically powered glider will be developed and equipped with a wide variety of sensors as payloads.
Because of the powerful fuel cells and the associated flight duration of up to 40 hours, this remote sensing system is suitable, among other things, for monitoring large-scale maritime operational areas. This includes monitoring shipping, detecting oil spills, but also other mostly sovereign tasks such as monitoring large-scale damage situations like forest fires and floods or border protection. Due to the extremely long flight duration in remote regions, special requirements are placed on data acquisition, processing, evaluation and communication with the UAV. In order to make optimal use of the remote sensing system and not to overload the data transfer, automated onboard processing and analysis of the data, among other things, is to be carried out. A complete and detailed evaluation of the data is then possible in the affiliated ground station using more powerful and computationally intensive algorithms.