The goal of CASCADE is to accelerate the exploitation of aerial robotics across a wide range of science and industry applications. Through fundamental research and case studies, we will advance the understanding and technologies required to allow routine operation of advanced aerial robotic systems. Common system architectures will be developed and employed together with their associated risk and reliability models. There will also be application specific technology deliverables that meet the needs of current and emerging users of aerial robots linked to the CASCADE case studies. We will shape the technological and regulatory standards upon which a safe and commercially and scientifically vibrant industry can grow.
Advances in rapid prototyping technology have enabled the idea of agile development in unmanned aircraft design. This means that the traditional design cycles of the aerospace industry, with lengths typically stretching over years, could be slashed significantly, provided that the design process could be accelerated too, from its earliest phases. ADRpy (Aircraft Design Recipes in … More ADRpy: CASCADE publishes a new library of aircraft design codes