CASCADE tackles the automation of water sampling with a hybrid aerial-aquatic UAV

SailMAV is a novel design concept developed at Aerial Robotics Laboratory, Imperial College London for a hybrid robot capable of both aerial and water surface locomotion. Aerial-aquatic mobility significantly facilitates applications involving aquatic sampling or underwater surveying. Water vehicles that can take flight can be rapidly deployed, access to remote areas, overfly obstacles and easily … More CASCADE tackles the automation of water sampling with a hybrid aerial-aquatic UAV

CASCADE drone flies beyond-visual-line-of-sight to deliver NHS supplies to the Isle of Wight

The SotonUAV team at the University of Southampton has successfully completed the first delivery of the NHS supplies to the Isle of Wight using the Windracers ULTRA, a 350 kg unmanned aircraft developed as part of the CASCADE project. The drone took off from Lee-on-Solent and landed at Binstead, where team members collected the cargo … More CASCADE drone flies beyond-visual-line-of-sight to deliver NHS supplies to the Isle of Wight

How CASCADE could help save our most endangered species

A project led by the University of Bristol and the Bristol Zoological Society (BZS) is pioneering a new approach to wildlife conservation, involving machine-learning and drone technology, which could impact wildlife conservation projects worldwide. With funding from the EPSRC’s CASCADE grant, the Cabot Institute for the Environment, and BZS a joint team flew to Cameroon … More How CASCADE could help save our most endangered species

ADRpy: CASCADE publishes a new library of aircraft design codes

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

Highlights from the CASCADE Collaboration Workshop, Llanbedr June 2019

On the week commencing the 17th June 2019, CASCADE held its first weeklong airfield workshop. The event brought together the entire CASCADE team, along with external collaborators and representatives from industry. Flight testing, collaboration and knowledge sharing were the focus of the event. Several platforms and technologies which have been developed by the CASCADE project … More Highlights from the CASCADE Collaboration Workshop, Llanbedr June 2019

CASCADE develops a smartphone app to automate drones for good

CASCADE has developed a smartphone app which can connect with off-the-shelf drones and send them to autonomously inspect multiple locations using coordinates received by SMS text message. The project was part of a case study led by Cranfield University aiming at automating control and facilitating communication between multiple drones so they can work on tasks … More CASCADE develops a smartphone app to automate drones for good

CASCADE representative at the Science and Technology Parliamentary Committee discussing the future of commercial drones in UK

Professor Jim Scanlan of the University of Southampton participated in the meeting of the Science and Technology Committee and Defence Committee discussing the future of civilian drone use in the UK on Tuesday 11 June 2019. CASCADE was joined by representatives of the Civil Aviation Authority, the Royal Aeronautical Society, and Association of Remotely Piloted … More CASCADE representative at the Science and Technology Parliamentary Committee discussing the future of commercial drones in UK

CASCADE is looking for an experienced software engineer to build an advanced unmanned traffic simulation environment

Position: Principal/Senior Research Fellow (Software Engineer)Location:  Boldrewood Campus, University of SouthamptonSalary: £38,460 to £50,132 Per annum Full Time Fixed Term for 3 yearsClosing Date:  Friday 13 September 2019Interview Date: To be confirmedReference:  1171019DA Apply for this job CASCADE (Complex Autonomous Systems Configuration and Design Exploratory) is a large EPSRC funded programme grant. It is a … More CASCADE is looking for an experienced software engineer to build an advanced unmanned traffic simulation environment

CASCADE participates to the first UK UTM demonstration

Representatives of CASCADE from the University of Manchester with the support of the University of Southampton have been part of the UK’s first UTM (Unified Traffic Management) demonstration. The demonstration, codenamed Operation Zenith, happened at the Manchester Airport and its proximities on the 21/11/2018. Operation Zenith demonstrated the successful integration of manned and unmanned traffic … More CASCADE participates to the first UK UTM demonstration