Periodic Reporting for period 1 - HUUVER (Hybrid UAV-UGV for Efficient Relocation of Vessels)
Reporting period: 2019-12-01 to 2020-08-31
The HUUVER drone platform has the capability for almost all-terrain movements like flying, perching, driving, climbing, vertical take-off and landing that make it a flexible solution for professional missions in various, difficult conditions. The ability of ground-based movements will allow for reaching the areas unavailable from the air, while advanced navigation and positioning, based in Galileo, provide unparalleled accuracy, reliability and efficiency in critical operations.
Specifically, the HUUVER project will fulfill this goal by achieving the following specific objectives:
Demonstration of a hybrid platform system in real-scenario mission
Demonstration of a high accurate navigation system with elevated credibility
Demonstration of a high availability of the navigation solution
Development of a energy efficient transportation system
Incorporation of end-user knowledge and experience
Impact standardization and regulation in the UAV-UGV space
-Collate project progress reports from the Technical Manager and add this to report on overall project progress.
-Maintaining and update the overall project Plan
-Collate quarterly personnel effort reports from all partners
-Providing the technical deliverables and annual reports to the EC
-Organizing consortium meetings planning: logistics, minutes, action plan, etc
-Collecting requests for amendments: processing, register
-Organizing financial management (tables & intermediate reporting), prepare audit certificates, transfer EC grant, secure EC contribution
-Organizing and manage all contractual issues related to the project, including EC contract, Consortium Agreement.
Refinement of the system definition:
-Telecommunication to the drone
-Automatized and manual control of the drone
-Navigation system of the drone
-Mission planning and management
-Shell software running on a server computer
-Software running on mobile phones and the drone
-Remote human detection from the payload of the drone
-Definition of the body navigation frame
Hardware and software requirements definition:
-include requirements regarding IR/EO and LiDAR system
-Defines communication means and protocols
-Describes required information transmission types
-Defines parameters for the software
-Describes requirements for the navigation of the drone
Following activities were performed:
-The platform components were specified and chosen
-The parameters of the platform were calculated, such as flight time dimensions, driving time, weight
-CAD model of construction was created
-CAD model simulations were performed
-3D renders were created
-Smaller-scale prototype was built
-Prototype of construction was built
-Ground Station and Server
-The HUUVER Control Panel
-Computer vision support functionalities development
The WP begins only in the next period (M10)
-The analysis performed in D6.1 has taken inputs from the current EU Regulation to UAS, EASA guidance material and acceptable means of compliance, EASA Opinions, EASA Notice of proposed amendment.
-Regarding the standards applicable to UAS, they are numerous but most of them are focused on manned aviation. The absence of tailored standards of UAS is well known for the principal Standards’ Organizations and there are many Organizations working on the development of standards based on the current Regulation.
-The regulatory framework and standardization for UGV, the majority of these are focused on autonomous vehicles and manned vehicles. There is no specific regulation for remotely unmanned ground vehicles.
-Task 6.1 concluded and deliverable D6.1 approved.
• Task 7.1 Dissemination of project results
-HUUVER website - https://huuver.eu/ - will be the online hub
-Social media accounts (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Youtube, Instagram) extend the online reach and direct traffic back to website.
-Academic submissions expected in next reporting period
• Task 7.2 Market and trend analysis
The exploitation planning was initiated and supported by market and trends analysis conducted, later to be finalized and reported in D7.2 by M12. D7.2 will include:
-Global market figures
-The drone market in the HUUVER domains
-Main market trends
• Task 7.3 Socio-economic impact assessment and business modelling
The work in this task has just started, the work performed includes the analysis of the methodology for the socio-economic impact assessment.
• Task 7.4 Deployment plan
The navigation system of the HUUVER drone will also be hybrid. A multi-constellation GNSS, inertial measurements, air pressure and an optical system will be used in composition of the navigation solution. Combination of GNSS positioning with inertial measurement is known and applied for decades already, nevertheless it seems to be well serving in many novel applications. The GNSS itself offers many different services and for the purpose of this project the multi-frequency (E1, E5b) Galileo Open Service is a leading preference for its interoperability with other GNSS systems and free PNT and authentication services. Many solutions available on the market are set on a multi-constellation GNSS receiver, being known for higher availability, performance, precision.