Updated: Aug 31, 2021
11 Aug 2021
Enschede, Netherlands- Dr Yashar Hajimolana, Assistant Professor at the University of Twente is announcing his department’s participation in Drone Logistics Ecosystem as a representative to address the evolving drone logistics market for urban, rural, regionally and at sea mid and last-miles deliveries. Dr Hajimolana is expert in renewable energy conversion and storage integration technologies that is applicable for drone logistics, anything from power generation, conservation, Hydrogen fuel cells, etc.
The UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE, FACULTY OF ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY’s Assistant Professor Yashar Hajimolana said “nature of collaboration between AirGo and University of Twente is to develop innovative lightweight solutions for the Drone Logistics market, using AirGo Design’s DroneBox™ as platform to install Li-battery systems, H-fuel cells and storage tanks as a power reserve to extend the range of drones”
The Drone Logistics Ecosystem are a free of charge, global multidisciplinary “quadruple helix” network of Companies, Universities, Public/Government, and Investors to stimulate innovations, collaborations, and standardisations in the drone logistic industry.
The aim of the Drone Logistics Ecosystem is to bring together stakeholders in the drone logistics industry under one roof to support commercialisation and marketing of products of Drone Logistics members. Since the industry at its inception, most of the companies are early-stage start-ups with limited access to funding, manpower and expertise, making us an ideal platform for companies to lend their expertise for joint-development of products, consulting, or simply as sub-contractors, or for any other format of cross-disciplinary/border collaboration.
The benefits of the Drone Logistics Ecosystem include.
· Inclusivity for all players in the industry with an open Drone Logistics Ecosystem.
· Standardization globally to ensure the smooth and efficient movement of goods from the factory to the end customer globally.
· A win-win for all participants in this emerging industry and the delivery and courier industry, and more importantly, the customers.
Drone Logistics Ecosystem Members:
AIRGO DESIGNS PTE. LTD. was founded in Singapore in 2013, with the aim to introduce innovative lightweight solutions for the aviation industry using cutting-edge composite technologies to replace metal in heavy-duty primary/secondary aero structures. AirGo engineering team has designed a universal multirotor landing gear system integrated with a safe and reliable automated drop-and-leave releasing mechanism, including 9L standardised ultralight, recyclable, and smart drone boxes. AirGo technology is currently being used in the aviation industry and beyond in automotive, advanced air mobility and electronics. Over the years, AirGo has been featured in 200+ news articles in 20 different languages. And has won multiple awards and prizes in design & engineering, material innovation and sustainability.
DELTA AEROSPACE was established over a decade ago to look at aerospace opportunities and the development of Aerospace business in Malaysia and the Region. In 2019 response to a “general enquiry”, we started down the path to where we are today, the only seaplane Distribution Organization in Asia Pacific and by 2023 the only 8 seat Seaplane Manufacturer in Asia. Achieving this status is our initial goal, and all indication shows that it is developing into a great business and opportunity to effectively develop another new branch of General Aviation Transport. But, with the developing step-change in aviation and the direction drone technology, E-mobility technology, and drive of our own markets to achieve a much more efficient and effective transport the environment is taking us, our goal is to achieve an autonomous fleet of seaplane freight vehicles by 2026. As an organisation, we are convinced that this is achievable in that timeframe via the utilization of existing airframes and known methods of operation and manufacture and not via the clean sheet design the route that not only takes a long time to see those completed vehicles become real but also require comprehensive and long duration certification programs for those vehicles. We already have the aircraft, alternative technology propulsion systems are already available for our manned aircraft updates and the flight control, flight management and communication systems enabling “removal of the pilot and fully autonomous operation is also available. Ours is a program of integration of the new and the traditional providing both comfort to us in terms of possible development timeframe and comfort to those certifying authorities eventually approving our 1.5 Ton amphibious Drones and their operation crossing the Pacific is part of a complete logistic network. Our goal being achieved through smart partnership and the combination of the best solutions.
DRAGONFLY PADS is a French company, who provide turn-key solutions for drone landing and maintenance through the deployment of a grid of flexible, safe, and cost-effective vertiports. The pads will be strategically located on underused public and private real estate. Development of turn-key all-inclusive mobile and eco-friendly pads enabling landing, charging, servicing and storing of drones. DragonFly Pads is led by a team of experienced and successful executives developing both hardware and software vertiport to service the commercial drones, which is expected to reach over 400 000 commercial drones in Europe by 2030 and DragonFly Pads is actively engaged in partnerships with well-established players across Europe and now globally. FREESPACE OPERATIONS is an Australian owned and operated manufacturer, delivering world-leading industrial heavy lift multirotor drone systems to the defence & commercial sectors. Freespace Operations focus on small to medium-sized multirotor systems with their flagship heavy lifter Calisto 50 multirotor drone offering global best performance and features allowing up to 25 kg of payload capacity and multirole capabilities. The Callisto core philosophy is modularity with multiple power options are available, including high energy density battery and series petrol hybrid systems, quick change payloads, advanced ship-based take-off and landing marine capability and long-term maintenance while also being ‘Evergreen’ allowing for both hardware and software upgrades along with the full life of the aircraft. NORDIC 247© is an innovation-driven Finnish company with cutting edge miniaturized temperature cooling systems to treat the limited/weak power of the cooling capacity. The treatment of airflow of hot and cold air is the key factor. This is protected with a patent. We have developed a cooler with Peltier elements that have a cooling capacity close enough to basic compressor coolers. State-of-the Peltier coolers could only achieve a temperature difference of 10⁰C from ambient (ambient is +21⁰C). We have broken through this boundary and managed almost to double the temperature difference, achieving an inner cooler temperature of +2,9⁰C! With our technology, we can build coolers with 80% fewer parts – a meaningful environmental impact. All parts are recyclable. SINEPOWER LTD is a Portugal-based power equipment manufacturer that has over 30 years of experience in the field of Power Electronics. we have been designing and manufacturing power electronics equipment for various clients in different markets. We have a strong presence in the aviation sector, mainly on the ground power side, with our best-selling products, SINE33I-SFCs and SINE33GPUs, being used worldwide. Our commitment to a greener economy based on green energy sources and high-efficiency power conversion has been the driver for the development of our fast DC CHARGERS. We developed and manufactured the first Fast DC charger for the RIMAC electric vehicle, and our SINEDCI-EV Chargers have been used in the DAKAR EV trials. The quality of our designs and manufacturing has brought big companies such as SIEMENS to engage in business with us, ultimately leading to the acquisition of our SINEDCI-EV Chargers intellectual property. We are in the midst of an electrical revolution, and we are part of the electrical transformation. TRAMIGO LTD is a Finnish company and one of the early pioneers in GPS tracking and IoT connectivity with a global presence since 2002. Tramigo develops and offers complete, easy-to-use, mission-critical tracking solutions for fleet management and valuable assets, which need to be tracked, monitored, and secured. All solutions come with truly global multi-network IoT connectivity covering 700+ networks in 200+ countries, ensuring the best possible coverage in the industry. The solutions are highly customizable and have several industry-unique features to ensure a broad spectrum of use cases, ease of usage, and ultimately peace of mind through ultimate reliability. Tramigo operates globally with sales, support, and operational staff on all continents. VALQARI is a United States-based company that started in 2017. Drones need a standardized, safe, and secure place to land and drop off packages to reach a meaningful scale. Valqari’s solution is our line of Drone Delivery Stations and Drone Mailboxes. Valqari’s patented Drone Delivery Stations serve as a designated area for drones to safely send and receive packages, keeping people, pets, and property away from the potential danger of interacting with the drones. The Valqari System’s vault safely secures multiple packages and can only be opened by authorized users through our proprietary app. The Valqari system provides the most effective and comprehensive “last inch of the last mile” solution, creating an environment for drone delivery to reach maximum potential.
THE UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE, FACULTY OF ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY In the research theme Energy System Integration we explore and analyze ways to integrate renewable energy in our present energy infrastructure. We want to develop innovative strategies to combine energy carriers such as electricity, heat, gas and fuels for heating and cooling of the built environment and industry, power and water consumption and transportation. The aim is to utilize synergies in the energy system to maximize efficiency, minimize costs, reduce emissions and energy losses. Special attention is given to use hydrogen as a future energy vector and the development of fuel cells and electrolysers for energy applications or to balance the energy grid.
AIRGO DESIGN PTE. LTD.: Dr Ali Jahanshahi, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.airgodesign.com
University of Twente: Asst Prof Yashar Hajimolana, email@example.com, https://people.utwente.nl/s.hajimolana
DRONE LOGISTICS ECOSYSTEM: Mr. Gary Vermaak, firstname.lastname@example.org