[Canberrauav] S&R UAV Capabilties and Requirements

Grant Morphett grant at gmorph.com
Wed Feb 11 14:01:37 EST 2015


Sadly when I posted that link it was only about searching - however it has
now been updated to reflect that the two pilots have been killed.  Very sad
news indeed.

Grant

On 11 February 2015 at 09:52, Grant Morphett <grant at gmorph.com> wrote:

> I saw this article today
>
> http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/search-under-way-for-pair-of-ultralight-aircraft-that-disappeared-after-taking-off-in-townsville/story-fnihsrf2-1227215451008
>
> And I wondered if we could build a capability to participate in this type
> of search.  Because we would be searching for a larger object - an
> ultralight in this case - does that mean we could fly higher (CASA approval
> would be required etc) and cover more ground?  Would we be of any help?
> Lets take the Porter as an example.  Can we configure it with enough fuel
> that it can fly far enough for long enough to cover enough ground to make
> it useful?
>
> Does it make the image recognition process easier as its a larger object
> or is that offset by the higher altitude we would fly?
>
> Any thoughts?
>
> Thanks
>
> Grant
>
> On 9 February 2015 at 22:48, Stephen Dade <stephen_dade at hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi everyone,
>>
>>
>>
>> In order to better plan what capabilities we want our first S&R UAV to
>> have, we’ve come up with an initial list of capabilities. It should be
>> noted that we’re keeping this list high-level.
>>
>>
>>
>> From this, we can come up with a list of detailed tech specs for the UAV.
>>
>>
>>
>> Currently on the list is:
>>
>> -Able to be easily launched and retrieved from a restricted or remote area
>>
>> -Modular payload with different camera/sensor packages that can be
>> swapped out in the field
>>
>> -Ease of access to all major components
>>
>> -50km range (25km return)
>>
>> -Able to operate in 20kt winds (Thredbo monthly mean is 17.5kts)
>>
>> -Can operate in rainy conditions (not essential, but would be nice)
>>
>> -Able to reliably detect a person from 100m away
>>
>> -UAV, spare parts and all support equipment can fit in 2 cars
>>
>> -All parts easily replaceable
>>
>> -Can do minor repairs in the field
>>
>> -Ready to go with 24 hours’ notice
>>
>> -Can operate safely and effectively with 2 ground crew. Is able to expand
>> to 4-5 ground crew
>>
>> -Beyond line-of-sight communications
>>
>>
>>
>> We’re happy to accept any comments/edits/discussion to this list over the
>> next week.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>>
>>
>> Stephen
>>
>>
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>
>
>
> --
> Thanks
>
> Grant
>



-- 
Thanks

Grant
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