Autonomous ecosystem builder SKYCORP has filed a patent submission with the European Patent Office, for its Internet of Drones enabling Drone Controlling Device.
This new patent-pending module provides enhanced communications, locational intelligence, command and control and means that drones can now be traced also when not operational, introducing additional redundancy, increasing safety, and enabling new applications.
The features are necessary when looking to integrate with Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM) while looking to enable autonomous operations during remote beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations.
“This idea started from tying our own holistic hydrogen drone ecosystem together while adding redundancy to communications and control channels for increased safety and autonomy. However, seeing as how not only off-the-shelf drones, but even far more expensive ones were occasionally getting lost, could not be traced and lacked the required redundancy, we decided to design towards being hardware agnostic. In the end we all need to get along in the sky and this can be one of the solutions for achieving it” said Marek Alliksoo, CEO and founder of SKYCORP, adding “this is just the first step and our IPR partner Moosedog Oy has been excellent in mapping our patent portfolio and executing the first patent required towards realising our full vision of a carbon neutral autonomous environment of drone-based services.”
(Image: SKYCORP hydrogen-powered quadcopter)
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