Autonomous UAV design and development
The Aldora mission works in an emerging sector such as autonomous UAV drones, capable of carrying out complex tasks of territory reconnaissance. With the Thanos aircraft, we seek to take this task to the next level and develop a space exploration vehicle (SEV), specifically for the exploration of Titan’s Atmosphere. In parallel, an airplane is being developed to participate in the UAV Challenge in order to implement the necessary technology for the airplane Thanos.
To fulfil this objective, the mission is formed by aerospace and electronics engineering students, deepening into all the disciplines that can affect such aircraft: aerodynamics, structure engineering, robotics, programming, artificial intelligence, telecommunications, etc. Everything is being developed entirely by the students of ESEIAAT, however, there are collaborations with external private companies such as HP and JBC to achieve the objective of the mission.
The mission consists of two stages, in the first stage, the necessary technology is developed in order to build the plane and in the second, all the elements are combined to build the definitive aircraft. The technological development has been carried out with different prototypes.