CANARD develops a Full Runway Inspection solution based on drones thanks to CDTI NEOTEC grant
Madrid, September 13th, 2018
CANARD is focus on a new R&D Project that will provide a marketable solution for the provision of the full runway inspection service based on drones. The project is being financed throughout a 2017 CDTI NEOTEC grant. The Full Inspection Service (FIS) service will allow CANARD to optimize the inspection process for airport runways. This solution is being integrated as a new functionality in CANARD portfolio.
The system that is being developed is comprised by a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (drone) with specific sensors on board, Image Processing Software, operation control and management software, APIs and new procedures design, in compatible with international regulation regarding RPAs and airport inspections.
There are several technological challenges in the project, as creating different processing applications to be able to completely replace the current procedures.
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CANARD is working in collaboration with Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), in the Project “Automatic inspection by artificial vision of the pavement of airports from images captured by a drone”, that will be developed by the Multimedia Processing Research Group belonging to the Department of Signal Theory and Communications.
About CDTI and NEOTEC Program
The Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) is a Public Business Entity, reporting to the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, which fosters the technological development and innovation of Spanish companies. It is the entity that channels funding and support applications for national and international R+D+i projects of Spanish companies.
NEOTEC is one of the instruments to fund R+D+i projects, to create and consolidate technology start-ups. This Project is part of the Call for 2017 grants, focused on new business projects from innovative companies (NEOTEC Program), inside the State Business Leadership Program in R + D + i, funded by the Center for Industrial Technological Development.
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