HIGH-PERFORMANCE

DRONE TECHNOLOGY

Inspection, monitoring, surveying and logistics for the energy sector, construction & mining, agriculture & forestry, task forces, industrial applications and R&D

ABOUT US

AIR6 SYSTEMS | AIRBORNE ROBOTICS are manufacturers of high-performance, heavy payload drones (UAVs) for payloads of up to 10 kg. We offer highest possible flexibility for a broad range of missions and applications. Through our state-of-the-art UAV systems, equipment and forward-thinking approach customers win mandates, are able to streamline work-flows, optimise outputs and provide precision data that is not obtainable from the ground. We push boundaries when it comes to system-of-systems integration, industrial automation, full drone autonomy and BVLOS capabilities.

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NEXT GEN DRONES – BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN FULL AUTONOMY

AIR8 Medium Lifter

AIR8 MEDIUM LIFTER

OctoCopter (4 arms / 8 rotors)

Flight time of up to 60 minutes | Payload up to 10 kg

AIR8 Medium Lifter

AIR4 RUGGED

QuadCopter (4 arms / 4 rotors)

Flight time of up to 60 minutes | Payload up to 3.5 kg

FOCUS SECTORS

WIND

SOLAR 

 POWER LINES

BVLOS CAPABILITIES

Experience the forefront of drone technology with our advanced Beyond-Visual-Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) capabilities, pushing the boundaries of UAVs. Enter a new era of efficiency and reach as our drones autonomously navigate long distances, unlocking potential in corridor inspection, logistics, emergency response and surveillance, large area coverage in agriculture & forestry. With advanced satellite communication and sophisticated control centre operations, our drones navigate expansive distances, ensuring uninterrupted connectivity and real-time data and video transmission.  

SATELLITE COMMUNICATION (SATCOM)

Space technology (satnav, satcom, geo-referencing, GPS-tracking) acts as an enabler and risk reducer for critical aspects of UAV-operations. Without reliable space technologies, today’s broad drone use, state-of-development and many applications would not be possible. Missions would be riskier to the drone, target and uninvolved assets (ground and air risk), as navigation would be less accurate. In future, satcom use for drones will be particularly relevant for BVLOS flight operations, for enabling and risk mitigation purposes in the specific and certified categories. Since 2022, AIR6 | AIRBORNE have been conducting R&D in the field of UAV satcom. We have been mandated since then with three UAV satcom development contracts: Pre-development Activities for UAV integration (ESA / Inmarsat), Development of UAV Satcom Simulator (ESA) and UAV-Satcom Operations Testing. Satcom, accessible from anywhere world-wide and without range limitations, is a viable solution for BVLOS flights, stand-alone or in combination with terrestrial communication links.

Contact us for drone-integrated satcom technology for BVLOS telemetry, data and video transmission.

CONTROL CENTRE (C2)

C2-enabled flights will be a critical in future for BVLOS applications, for instance in sectors like:

  • Energy (wind, solar, power lines, hydro, oil & gas)
  • Rail, road and critical infrastructures
  • Logistics
  • Forestry
  • Task forces (fire fighters, policy, border & coastal control)

Our development work for the projects/mandates DrSUIT, Saturn, SaturnX, AeroDrop, AirBhutan and SimLogAI focus on C2-operated missions. With this technology, our customers are able to fly automated and manual missions over thousands of km away from the C2.

SIMULATION (AirborneSIM)

Our AirborneSIM simulation tool is part of the company’s future-oriented strategy and provides customers with multiple functions and benefits:

  1. Technical & operational simulation: mission planning and feasibility checks for complex operations.
  2. Support for BVLOS applications: provide supporting evidence for general specific category or BVLOS applications with NAAs (National Aviation Authorities).
  3. C2 flights: Command Centre flights can be simulated, communication links (direct radio, LTE, satcom) be customized.
  4. Pilot training: the simulator provides a training environment for manual and auto flights.

We are currently working on 3 sample simulator environments with specific tasks and requirements:

  • Offshore wind inspections: DrSUIT (mobile, vessel bound solution with drone swarm), SaturnX (substation resident solution).
  • Alpine logistics: AeroDrop (emergency deliveries) and AirBhutan (medium range / medium altitude location deliveries).
  • Urban logistics: SimLogAI (industrial HVM deliveries)

If you are interested in our simulation solution and possible customized use cases, please contact us directly.

RECENT & UPCOMING EVENTS

UK Innovation Tech Show

DRONEX 2023

24 – 25 SEPTEMBER 2023

We were excited to participate in this year’s DroneX trade show where we exhibited some of our latest UAV technology and platforms. Moreover, company CEO delivered a curated presentation delving into the a recent project titled DrSUIT which stands for Drone Swarm for Uncrewed Inspection of offshore wind Turbines.

AI POLICY FORUM

11 – 12 OCTOBER 2023

Partaking in this year’s AI Policy Forum, organised by the BMK, BMF in conjuction with the Austria Wirtschaftsservice (AWS). To showcase our contribution to trustworthy AI in the UAV space we presented our project titled DrSOLAR which comprises AI for solar panel fault detection, segmentation and classification via drone based on SWIR image capture

DrSOLAR - UMEX EXPO

UMEX & SimTEX 2024 - UAE

22 – 25 JANUARY 2024

Exhibiting and presenting at the MENA region’s industry-leading UAV event, showcasing our systems, simulation and applications for land and in the maritime environment. In addition, we were honoured to present our drone solar innovation in the final round of the Next-Gen pitch competition which which marked the official launch of our DrSOLAR solution.

Commercial UAV Expo

GEO WEEK 2024 - USA

11 – 13 FEBRUARY 2024

Presenting at this year’s GEO Week taking place in Denver, Colorado. Following the recent launch of our DrSOLAR solution we will be delving into our AI-automated drone-based solution for solar panel inspection, specifically for fault detection. Addressing the US solar market, enhancing efficiency and accuracy solar farm maintenance and maximizing energy output while minimizing costs.

WE’RE HIRING!

We are currently recruiting a number of exciting positions in both, the United Kingdom and Austria. See our open positions below:

ROBOTICS / COMPUTER VISION ENGINEER

(Klagenfurt – Austria)

AI / FRONTEND SOFTWARE ENGINEER

(Klagenfurt – Austria / Basingstoke – United Kingdom)

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