UAV Showcase

Some of the UAV projects we have contributed to.

Some of the UAV projects we have contributed to.

Just some of the projects to which we have contributed in the role principal Test Pilot

Spotter @ Farnborough International Airshow 2016

Spotter @ the Farnborough International
Airshow 2016

Southampton University

Spotter (Southampton Platform for Observation, Tracking, Telecommunications and Environmental Reconnaissance) is a twin engine, twin boom monoplane. The single cylinder, four-stroke petrol engines are mounted in a tractor arrangement to the two nacelles, which also house the avionics and interface with the wings, tail boom and main landing gear. The nacelles are separated by the central wing, which also serves as a fuel tank and features a pylon to which the interchangeable payload pod is attached.

Spotter climb-rate testing at the UAV Test Pilots facilities

Spotter climb-rate testing

Southampton University

Spotter climb-rate testing at the
UAV Test Pilots facilities

Remotely Deployed and Recovered UAV

Remotely Deployed and Recovered UAV

Southampton University

The aim of this project has been to develop two separate aircraft: one, designed for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) ‘Design Build Fly’ (DBF) competition; and the other, ‘TOTO’, to demonstrate an autonomy mission for fixed wing aircraft. These aims represent two major areas of development in modern aviation: International cooperation on commercial aircraft, and a desire to follow the success of driverless automobiles with autonomous aircraft.

ESAD – ecoSUB Aerial Deployment

ESAD – ecoSUB Aerial Deployment

Southampton University

The objective of project eSAD is to create a prototype UAV that provides a safer, quicker method of deployment by taking off directly from the deck. The prototype UAV will increase ecoSUB’s useful life by delivering it directly to the target, and will allow it to reach a broader range of targets, including inland lakes, estuaries, and Arctic or Antarctic polynyas.

Flying Boat UAV

Flying Boat UAV

Southampton University

In the arctic UAVs are launched from land or ship for surveillance purposes. Retrieving the UAV from open water is a substantial risk to the safety of crew involved. It is hoped that a flying boat UAV can form the basis of a UAV capable of water operation to make it less challenging to retrieve the UAV.

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