Talk to the eye in the sky


At this event you will be shown how to optimise the radio link with drones and gain a full understanding of the key technological challenges for drone communications.

Dates Thursday, March 26, 2020 - Download as vCalendar
Event Times: 10:30 to 16:30
Venue TTP, Melbourn Science Park, Melbourn, SG8 6EE
Contact Name Clare Kettle
Email clare.kettle@cambridgewireless.co.uk
Contact Phone +441223967101
Website Event website

Event details:

Tickets are free for CW members | £150 (+VAT) for non-CW members.

Drones are expected to be a key element of the next industrial revolution. Already commonplace in agriculture for crop monitoring and pesticide spraying, drones are now finding new applications ranging from infrastructure monitoring and risk reduction for the oil and gas sector, to inspection of long linear assets like power lines. There is a huge surge in demand for high quality drone data. At the same time, regulatory frameworks are becoming more relaxed on beyond visual line of sight operations (BVLOS). 

Drone communications and understanding how to optimise the radio link are key to drone performance. At this event, you will learn ways to address key technological challenges such as:

  • Drone payloads and battery
  • Optimising size and weight
  • Lightweight multiprotocol modems and antennas
  • Drone mesh networks
  • Detect and avoidance mechanisms

Agenda:

10:30 - Registration and networking with refreshments

11:00 - Introduction to CW from Simon Mead, CEO, CW (Cambridge Wireless)

11:05 - Welcome from our event host, TTP plc

11:10 - Speaker to be confirmed, TTP plc

11:40 - Ben Allen, Network Rail

12:10 - Mark Radford, Co-Founder and CTO, Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd

12:40 - Networking lunch

13:30 - Alex Georgiades, Autonomous Systems Specialist, Innovation Hub, Civil Aviation Authority

14:00 - Dr Keiran Wood, Senior Research Associate, Aerospace Engineering, University of Bristol

14:30 - Gerald Maher, Rohde & Shwarz

15:00 - Refreshment break

15:25 - Ayan Ghosh, Ofcom

15:55 - Peter Morton, Tactical Wireless

16:20 - Closing remarks & event close

Speakers:

  • Ben Allen; Senior Innovation Engineer, Network Rail Telecom
  • Alex Georgiades; Autonomous Systems Specialist, Innovation Hub, Civil Aviation Authority
  • Ayan Ghosh; Ofcom
  • Gerald Masher; Government & Security, Rohde & Schwarz
  • Peter Morton; MD & Director, Tactical Wireless
  • Mark Radford; Co-Dounder & CTO, Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd
  • Kieran Wood; Senior Research Associate, University of Bristol

Starting at 10:30am this event is kindly hosted at the offices of TTP, Melbourn. As with all CW event there will ample opportunities to network and debate the themes of the day.

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