CAFA AUTOMATED DRONES OPERATIONS

Command and control system for automated drone network:

  • Automatic takeoff and landing platform

  • CAFA Operation Map for GeoTagged photos and information

  • Real time video and video recording

  • Flight control: mission based or manual

  • Data link and control: over 4G/5G (no data link range limits)

  • Security: VPN (Virtual Private Network) for telemetry and imagery

DRONES IN THE 5G ERA!

5G!Drones – EU H2020 Project

The 5!G Drones project will carry out UAV tests on the following 5G Test facilities: 5G Genesis (GRE), 5G Eve (FRA), Aalto X-Network (FIN), Oulu 5G Testbed (FIN).
Examples of UAV use cases: Drone delivery, Police operation, Automated Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM), Rescue operation, IoT data collection and others.
24th October and 1st November 2019 first tests for sharing drone 5G video over 5G in Aalto University 5G X-network and in Elisa 5G test network were conducted.

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Speedtest 5G Elisa Tallinn test network
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CAFA Tech conducted first initial tests with DJI Mavic Pro drone and 5G smartphones.

24th October 2019 CAFA Tech tested in Aalto University (Helsinki, Finland) 5G smartphone OnePlus 7Pro.
• Stream upload was: 21 Mbps; ping: 11 ms.

November 1, 2019 CAFA Tech conducted first 5G drone test flight in Estonia 
• Drone: DJI Mavic Pro
• Place: Tallinn, Estonia
• 5G network: Elisa (telecom operator) 5G NSA test network
• 5G smartphone: Huawei Mate 20X
• 4K video streaming application: Larix Broadcaster
• Upstream throughput: 25-47 Mbps
• Ping: 8-10 ms

Main conclusions:
1. Concept – using 5G smartphone for drone- is working.
5G smartphone has main functions without any additional developments costs: 5G communication device+4K video camera+ ca 25MP detailed photos for computer vision and analysing solutions+GPS+ ca 8GB RAM for onboard processing+ applications for doing speedtests etc.
2. DJI Mavic can fly with ca 180gr 5G smartphone.

Aalto 5G smartphone test 24-Oct-2019

5G drone DJI Mavic+Huawei Mate20X speedtest Tallinn

5G Mavic 4K video streaming

5G Mavic on air

CAFA AUTOMATED DRONES OPERATIONS AREAS