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Unmanned systems take on big city darkness

Drones from Globe UAV GmbH use the high-speed 4G LTE wireless Internet. Control data and live video feeds are transmitted in real time.

23 Jan. 2017
Globe UAV Drohnen

The wireless LTE standard supports data transmissions of up to 100 MBit/s. In highly populated areas this high speed network has hardly any gaps. In the countryside on the other hand, high speed surfing is not standard at all. For Globe UAV GmbH’s drones this means that they are mostly deployed in cities since the control data and live video feed that they can transmit bi-directionally in real time require a 4G LTE network. Video quality can be automatically scaled to the signal strength, enabling transmissions up to full HD resolution. The drones record in 4K Ultra HD.

The Globe UAV drones can be seen in action at Unmanned Systems & Solutions at CeBIT 2017 . Combining exhibition, conference, and flight shows, this cluster in Hall 17 will present technology and business applications for drones and unmanned systems on land, water, and in the air.

The LTE-based Globe UAV system is one of many unmanned systems that will draw the crowds to Hall 17. Unlike conventional point-to-point connections, this solution allows for an operational radius of 30 kilometers, no matter where the operator is. "The base station is very easy to use," assures the drone manufacturer from Delbrück in Germany. A rookie can fly the device with just a few hours training using a keyboard and a mouse. The drones can now be used at night – for observation or following suspects, detecting defective solar panels and overheating wind turbines, or finding missing persons. "For safety in the city and above crowds, an optional parachute or a 360 degree obstacle laser can be integrated," explains Globe UAV. The manufacturer can synchronize various modes and mobile apps for flight control if customers desire.