engineering careers  New drone data transmission system could help disaster relief efforts
engineering careers  New drone data transmission system could help disaster relief efforts

A team at Oxford University are developing a tracking system called Hyperion, which could impact upon disaster relief missions by allowing drones to transmit high quality images back to a base station on the ground. The system, based on eye-safe lasers, could allow aircraft and UAVs to transfer important data more efficiently and securely, with applications including search and rescue missions.

Professor Philip Nelson, Chief Executive of EPSRC, said: “This EPSRC-funded research is leading to exciting developments in aerospace and communications. It will potentially make aircraft and unmanned vehicles better connected and more resilient to outside interference.”