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In the laboratory of Sevastopol State University (SevGU) they made an unmanned aerial vehicle in the form of a drop. According to one of the creators, Sergei Dudnikov, an unusual shape was chosen for a high and high-quality lift coefficient.

The development is based on solving the inverse problem of thermodynamics.

SevSU scientists are also working on the creation of an air taxi and heavy transport drones. To do this, the necessary test infrastructure was built in the village of Holland, experiments in which are expected in 2022.

It should be noted that within the framework of one of the grants, the Sevastopol university has already developed a high-precision local positioning system for unmanned control of a vessel along a given fairway.


The laboratory “Dynamics of flight and control of unmanned aerial systems” of the Institute of National Technology Initiative (NTI) of Sevastopol State University has developed an unmanned aerial vehicle of an unusual shape.  Director of the NTI Institute Sergei Dudnikov told about this, SevastopolMedia news agency reports.

“This is a large drop, which is a flying wing (wings on the sides – for maneuvering) with a high and high-quality lift coefficient. We calculated it by solving the inverse problem of thermodynamics,” Dudnikov said.

In addition, the NTI Institute is conducting two research and development projects (R&D) for the amount of 3 million rubles by order of the aviation enterprise.  “In addition to writing and testing drivers for hard real-time operating systems for aircraft, we were also invited to a project to create informational twins of passenger aircraft of the following MS-21 models. Our Department of Software Engineering of Intelligent Systems is actively involved in this,” Dudnikov quotes  press service of SevGU.

The NTI Institute is also working on the creation of heavy transport drones and air taxis.  For these purposes, a test infrastructure has been built, on which experiments will begin this year.  New propeller-ring propellers have already been ordered, which will make it possible to create a flight model of a multi-rotor unmanned aircraft (UAV) with a payload capacity of up to 50 kg and an autonomous station for it, combined with a robotic device for receiving and processing the transported cargo.

An order has been received for the use of a flight controller and a landing station microwave landing system for drones.  It is planned to implement a project to build autonomous networks for unmanned aerial monitoring using UAVs of various types of vertical takeoff and landing based on universal robotic platforms (URP).

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