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Threod THEIA Vertical Take-Off and Landing UAS: Solving unmanned aircraft challenges at sea and elsewhere

akronüüm: THEIAUAS
algus: 2019-06-01
lõpp: 2019-09-30
programm: H2020 - Horisont 2020
alaprogramm: INNOSUPSME
instrument: SME-1
projektikonkurss: H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1
projekti number: 867809
kestus kuudes: 4
partnerite arv: 1
lühikokkuvõte: Unmanned Aerial Systems can bring minimal risk and cost advantages to many civil and military applications when compared to manned vehicles. In most applications the aircraft has to take-off and land on limited space. That makes Vertical Take-off and Landing systems very useful, particularly for tasks on unstable ground or harsh environments. Current unmanned solutions either require large mechanisms for take-off and recover, or, if they have vertical take-off and landing capability, they lack endurance and payload carrying capacity. Threod is currently developing the hybrid multi-task Unmanned Aircraft System THEIA that is capable of combining Vertical Take-off and Landing with the most efficient fixed-wing flying mode. The aircraft has military-grade built, is highly efficient with 10 h flying capacity, can carry and release the heaviest payload on the market (20 kg), and transmit real-time imaging at 150 km distance, making it a unique solution in the market. The market for Unmanned Aerial Systems is booming, particularly for civil applications. THEIA solution fills a market gap in that segment, mainly in maritime environment tasks. Not only Threod solution was designed to handle the maritime operations, there is the need for a solution to measure ship greenhouse gas emissions, so EMSA can enforce EU environmental legislation. The aircraft can also be used by national authorities/institutions in highly needed open sea and coastline surveillance, search and rescue, and delivery of humanitarian aid in harsh terrain. Threod has a track record of €8 million in product sales over the last 3 years, and has gathered substantial interest by global unmanned aircraft service providers, in the areas of environmental monitoring and security. By 2022 Threod is aiming at €10 million in revenues, 50% coming from the new unmanned aircraft system.
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