FUAVE’s researcher Konstantin Mikhaylov to receive funding for drone research from the Academy of Finland

One of FUAVE’s researchers, Assistant Professor Konstantin Mikhaylov from the Centre for Wireless Communications of the University of Oulu, has received a funding of 240 k€ for a project entitled “Multi-Radio Access Technology Connectivity for Improving Safety of Drones”. The funding has been admitted by Academy of Finland for the time period of 1st of September, 2021 to 31st of August, 2024.

Detailed description of the project: “The drone industry has the potential to bring tremendous economic growth, jobs, innovation, and broad societal benefits. However, by no means these benefits can be achieved at the cost of compromising public and personal safety. To address these challenges and in support of the recent pan-EU drone legislation, MRAT-SafeDrone project focuses on making the wireless connectivity for drones more dependable, secure and efficient.

On this way, the project investigates the performance of the cutting edge automotive and internet-of-things(IoT)-grade wireless connectivity technologies for aerial use by drones and develops the theoretical and technical foundations for multi-radio access technology (MRAT) drone connectivity. We believe that the provision of multiple means of communication, in contrast to just a drone-to-pilot interface available today, will increase the awareness of the drone of its environment, support collaboration between drones, and help to prevent vastly-growing number of accidents with drones.”

More information is available from Konstantin Mikhaylov:

firstname.lastname@oulu.fi

+358 442 452 292

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