Summary of article content and donation, selected as the project team for the stratospheric drone technology development project
Developed to enable long-term operation for more than 30 days and to carry more than 20 kg
Use for disaster monitoring such as wildfires and abnormal weather
[Seoul = News] Reporter Lee Jin-young = Low-cost and no space waste problem, spotlighted as a new drone field [Seoul=Newsis] Reporter Lee Jin-young = A solar power drone development project that can be operated in the stratosphere for more than 30 days with mission equipment weighing more than 20 kg is being promoted in earnest. When the technology is commercialized, it will be used to monitor disasters such as wildfires on a regular basis.
The Ministry of Science and ICT announced on the 20th that it had recently selected the Korea Aerospace Research Institute for Stratospheric Drone Technology Development Project to promote the technology development project for stratospheric drones for regular disaster monitoring.
Stratospheric drones can stay in the stratosphere for a long period of time in the stratosphere, where the atmosphere is stable, so that the ground can be constantly monitored at high altitudes like artificial satellites. It is popular in the field.
Through the development of the worlds best-performing stratospheric drone, the Ministry of Science and Technology expects to preoccupy the related drone market, such as monitoring of abnormal climates and wildfires, as well as monitoring of marine pollution and changes in seawater, real-time precise weather observation, and maritime border monitoring.
By the first half of this year, the anti-accidental project group plans to select a leading research institute for the development of stratospheric drones by the first half of this year, including ▲system synthesis and design ▲aircraft technology development, ▲propulsion device development and testing, and ▲core technology research, and start research in earnest. am.
This project focused on the production of prototypes capable of staying in the stratosphere for more than 30 days and securing core technologies.
Chang-yoon Lee, Director of Basic Source Research Policy at the Ministry of Science and Technology, said that stratospheric drones are a field with high growth potential that can complement existing observation systems such as satellites. He said he expects that the anti-professional project group will be able to develop it successfully.