A team made up of two Aeronautical Engineering students from the Polytechnic University of Valencia have just presented a project in which they show us what a network of exclusive ground assistance stations could look like to be used by drones. Thanks to this project the students, Ricardo Verdeguer e Hilario Pinedo, have managed to win the regional phase of the European Satellite Navigation-Valencian Community contest.
Going into a little more detail, what these students propose is to create a series of support stations capable of offering any drone all the services necessary so that they can develop their tasks in a totally autonomous way and without any type of interruption. As you may be thinking, the services will include the autonomous loading of batteries, maintenance and review of damages in the aircraft and even a service for storage and communication test with the system.
Two students surprise us with the presentation of a project that tells us about ground assistance stations for drones.
In order to offer greater capacity in terms of safety issues in drones that must work completely autonomously, all ground assistance stations that will make up the network will have storage compartments to avoid any type of problem that the drones may have while they are parked there. Undoubtedly, we are facing an ambitious project that can be very interesting, as announced by its designers, especially in a health, recreational or tourist field.
An example of use proposed by the creators and designers of the project can be found in the health field where, if each hospital or health center had its own station, the drones could be in charge of transporting material from one center to another, as well as defibrillators or first aid kits, overcoming obstacles such as land traffic and reaching areas that are difficult to access in a great way. faster.