Hungarians create ‘smart’ drones

With the participation of Astron Informatics Ltd., a Hungarian consortium created a system which helps Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) – so called drones – interpret incoming information on a higher level. This makes them faster and more secure and at the same time, they will be able to handle new type of tasks as well.

The new radar-video communication system is a huge improvement recognized on international level as well. It helps drones ‘think’ and better prevent collision. The system basically allows drones to be fully aware of their environment in real time and to interpret incoming information on a higher level which greatly improves orientation control.

‘Nowadays, drones are capable of handling quite complicated tasks. For example, they can be of great value for public utility network operators in case of system disturbance, since they are able to monitor quickly and effectively huge, nation-wide networks and send all the information to the dispatching centers in real time’ – said dr. Attila Kovács, CEO of Astron Informatics Ltd.

The project lasted three years and besides Astron, it also involved BHE Bonn Hungary Electronics Ltd., the Institute of Technical Physics and Materials Science (Hungarian Academy of Sciences – Center for Energy Research) and the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. The main task of Astron was the real-time processing of radar signals and the realization of an appropriate simulation environment.

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