How might we deliver an AED safely and precisely from a small fixed wing drone?
Operational profile - Aerodynamic configuration - Off-the-shelf solutions suitability - Aerodynamic design - Prototyping
What would be the optimum airframe for the SSRS drone use profile? Is it commercially available? If not, what would it look like?
A collaborative methodology for understanding technology landscapes
During the summer of 2016 the RNLI embarked on a Technology Roadmapping exercise with the support of the Institute for Manufacturing’s Education and Consultancy Services (IfM ECS) and the assistance of third parties to help explore the future of search and rescue communications and ‘calling for help’ on, in...
The RNLI has conducted a design sprint on the challenge of communicating at point of rescue. This was an idea submitted to the RNLI's Open Innovation Platform by the Station Manager at Gravesend Lifeboat Station in Kent.
Electrifying the Rescuerunner
How might we make a Rescuerunner follow a bigger rescue boat automatically, on a safe distance? A mechanical solution.
Publishing a Cloud-connected Aerial Vehicle’s position through a ground based ADS-B transmitter
Help us explore how we might add another layer of safety without having to carry heavy, expensive and power consuming hardware on a small UAV.
Publishing a Cloud-connected Vehicle’s position through the AIS Ground Station Network
Help us build the service layer that pulls position data from a Cloud Service, converts it to the AIS message format and pushes the messages to the Ground Station Network Servers!
Drone system to support Search and Rescue
This project is an exploration of how the Swedish Sea Rescue Society and similar Search and Rescue organizations might use a system where a central operator could remotely launch and control small aircrafts housed in automatic launching boxes at our rescue stations.
No moving parts, less drag, easy waterproofing.
A gyro stabilized gimbal camera on a UAV offers smooth, straight horizon video even in turbulent conditions. How might we stream stabilized video without a physical gimbal?
How might we use all available networks for maximum bandwidth or redundancy?
Cell carrier aggregation is used in several industries, e.g. to send broadcast quality video from TV cameras. How could this be adapted to the demands of small UAV:s?