Research & development
Hellenic Drones is staffed with highly experienced personnel, specializing in the design and development of goods and services. We adjust to our customers’ requests and needs and develop future technologies, expanding the industry boundaries of automated unmanned aircraft.
Hellenic Drones focuses on research and development in the
Smart Charging Station
The Delos Framework is an ambitious project that aims to build a common foundation for the development of an ecosystem of On-Board applications for autonomous and intelligent UAVs. It is built on top of the following three pillars.
- MODULARITY. The Delos applications shall be developed in a way to guarantee compatibility between them as well as provide intuitive endpoints and clean communication scheme for future extensions.
- RAPID DEVELOPMENT. The time-to-market is perhaps the most important design constraint in the rapidly evolving UAV market. Consequently, Delos should minimize the development cycle duration, by allowing the minimal porting of existing applications to the framework and legacy code support.
- HIGH PERFORMANCE. The nature of algorithms and operation scenarios demand high performance, yet efficient embedded computing, thus the induced performance overhead shall be minimal.
Smart charging station
Hellenic Drones has developed a smart charging station that allows autonomous landing of any UAV system and automatic recharge. Power is supplied from batteries, the electric grid, as well as solar panels. The charging station is equipped with an air conditioning and cooling system, is easily transportable and can be customised according to clients’ needs. This system has been proved extremely useful when combined with UAVs conducting agricultural activities and must operate at remote locations.
AFarCloud will provide a distributed platform for autonomous farming that will allow the integration and cooperation of agriculture Cyber Physical Systems in real-time in order to increase efficiency, productivity, animal health, food quality and reduce farm labour costs. This platform will be integrated with farm management software and will support monitoring and decision- making solutions based on big data and real time data mining techniques. The AFarCloud project also aims to make farming robots accessible to more users by enabling farming vehicles to work in a cooperative mesh, thus opening up new applications and ensuring re- usability, as heterogeneous standard vehicles can combine their capabilities in order to lift farmer revenue and reduce labor costs.
The SAFIR-Med project’s vision is to achieve safe, sustainable, socially accepted and socially beneficial urban air mobility. SAFIR-Med represents all value chain actors and stakeholder as either project partner (ATC, USPs, Operators, UAS Manufacturers, cities) or formal associate partner (major customers, technology & service providers) at a representative international level. Five unmanned
UAV platforms (passenger eVTOL, Hydrogen fuel cell VTOL, AED medical drone, X8 medical transport) will be combined with manned aviation in real life exercises validating technology in real urban environment.
The aim of the OenoWatch project is to study, develop, implement and pilot a holistic phytosanitary and plant protection system based on the use of unmanned aerial vehicles and a series of cutting-edge technologies, as well as the establishment of a Competence Center for Precision Viticulture.
In the project, a prototype UAS is constructed with remote sensing indicators from multi-spectral sensors. Thanks to timely diagnosis and targeted application of plant protection, the environmental damage will be reduced while achieving better health conditions for wine-growing professionals (due to remote application of pesticides). This will lead to increased production and reduced production costs for the wine grower. It will also achieve yields of better quality and, therefore better market prices. Finally, the project is contributing to the implementation of a policy and strategy framework to strengthen the viability and competitiveness of viticulture in Cyprus.
Our project addresses exactly this need and opportunity, aiming at the realization of a training material for using UAVs on parcel delivery available on three e-learning platforms.
In order to foster employability, socio-educational and personal development, as well as participation in civic and social life our project proposal aims to develop a curriculum, which better meets the needs of individuals and the labour market.
That way, our project is related with the Horizontal Priorities of the Programme: Supporting opportunities for all in acquiring and developing key competences.
Our project will develop partnerships between Postal Operators, Training Institutions, ICT companies and VET providers aiming at promoting and providing initial and/or continuing training to their staff in order to help people to gain practical skills for their job and to effectively integrate these career pursuits into their work setting which is in line with the VET priority: Enhancing access to training and qualifications for all.