PILOT PROJECTS 17-18

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Drone-on-Demand: Additive Manufacturing

 

 

Project Lead Organisation:
The University of Sydney

Collaborating Organisations:
University of New South Wales
University of Technology Sydney

DIN Funding:
$174,000

  

Project objective:

The University of Sydney, in collaboration with UNSW and UTS, aimed to lay the foundations for a drone-on-demand framework allowing small unmanned aerial systems (SUAS) assets to be rapidly designed, built and manufactured specifically for each mission and delivered quickly to soldiers in the field.

Problem:

Battle space awareness is currently limited by the availability of existing small unmanned aerial systems (SUAS) and a lengthy procurement process.

Outcome:

This project laid the framework that fully automates the design and manufacturing of bespoke, one-off custom drone for each mission, allowing Defence to maintain dominance in the field and an unprecedented and superior ISR capability.

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