The main objective of the Aldora project is the creation of an electric and autonomous UAV, pursuing continuous improvement of efficiency, both aerodynamically and propulsive requirements, and the creation of various versions of this to meet different needs.
In addition, it is characterized by leading technological systems on board: autonomous control, artificial vision, mapped with LIDAR technology (Laser Imaging Detection and Ranging); making Aldora the ideal prototype for missions where the scope and limitation of space make it unfeasible to use other types of aircraft, through search and rescue, carrying private parcel transport or controlling the quality of crops in agricultural areas.
To make all this possible, the Aldora UAV has been configured as a hybrid flying wing: the highly efficient flying wing concept is fusionated with the performance of a quadcopter, offering the possibility of performing a vertical take-off that gives way to conventional fixed wing flight, allowing high speeds of flight thanks to its powerful propulsive system making it possible to travel long and medium distances in reduced time.
The Aldora team is constantly improving the behavior of the model, and that is why one of the main milestones we are pursuing is to compete in the UAV Challenge Medical Express, which is to be held in September 2018 in Queensland, Australia. This world competition brings together the best technicians in the UAV sector, looking for the model that implements the best capabilities of autonomous flight and detection of objectives by artificial vision.
The competition of 2018 has as main objective to fly the aircraft in a remote control way and if possible, autonomously; to be able to find an unconscious person in a certain area (with LIDAR technology and artificial vision), dodging restricted areas of mobile traffic.
The UAV should be able to carry a medical sample from the affected to the base in a completely autonomous way. Each landing must be done in a safe area determined by the UAV itself and then return to the base, all without external intervention and traveling a distance of more than 50 kilometers.