In our latest podcast episode, it was great to welcome Vadim Tarasov, who is Chairman of the Board at UAVOS. The company specialises in the design, development and manufacturing of unmanned vehicles and autopilot systems, as well as components such as servo drives, pan-tilt platforms, rescue/emergency landing systems. Its solutions range from small industrial surveillance drones to large unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAVs). Vadim told us more about the work UAVOS is doing in this space and went into detail about the exciting progress it is making. He also gives his insight into the UAV market, what the potential applications will be and talks about the future of autonomous operations in future.
UAVOS Inc. and Stratodynamics Inc. have successfully performed a series of stratospheric flights with the balloon launched HiDRON, an autonomous aircraft, at Spaceport America, New Mexico. The mission objectives were to advance new systems for forward sensing turbulence detection onboard aircraft at near-space and commercial flight altitudes. The early June campaign was supported by the NASA Flight Opportunities Program to advance turbulence detection sensors developed by the University of Kentucky (UKY) and NASA’s Langley Research Center.
Eszter Kovács, Founder of DroneTalks.online, spoke with Vadim Tarasov, Chair of the Board at UAVOS INC. & Partner at Advanced Autonomous Solutions Fund, about investor's perspective on the status of UAV industry, cutting-edge technologies, hot areas, the regulatory aspect, and social acceptance of drones.
It’s not about being able to fly from point A to point B without human intervention…it’s about consistency and fault tolerance.
UAVOS has a vast experience of converting manned aircraft into unmanned platforms of both helicopter and Fixed Wing types. We see conversion program opportunities as an answer to a global need in the UAV delivery market for the high lift capacity platforms which meet requirements of reducing emissions, low prices of shipping, creating a safer system for delivery, and delivering rapidly in out-of-the-way locations.
• The urban air mobility market is protected to grow from USD 5,3 billion in 2018 to USD 15,2 billion by 2030.
• The growing use of UAVs in various civil & commercial applications due to their superior endurance, low operating costs, and enhanced payload capabilities has resulted in their increased production, which is the major factor driving the growth of the urban air mobility market.
According to UAV market research agencies, the target drones market is estimated at USD 4.4 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach USD 6.3 billion by 2025. Increasing R&D investment and better funding for military training programs are key factors driving the growth of the target drones market.