RadioUAV. Beyond the visible applications

Two systems for non­destructive measurement and inspection based on radiofrequency sensors on board Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have been developed. The use of these sensors allows detecting phenomena that we can not see with our own eyes or with the cameras usually placed on drones. The developed technology arises as a result of applying the extensive experience of two Spanish universities, the University of Vigo and the University of Oviedo, in the development of radiofrequency systems and methods for antenna measurement and radar imaging, together with the technological advances associated with drones, as well as the improvement in positioning and georeferencing systems.

Project co-funded by Xunta de Galicia under the Resolution of April 18, 2018 of the Axencia Galega de Innovación (Ignicia Program). This program is aimed at supporting the valorization of research and technology transfer.

This research/technology has been partially funded by the University Institute of Industrial Technology of Asturias (IUTA)”.

One project, two technologies

GEODRON: It is a system consisting of a Synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) mounted on a drone.
UASAM: In-situ Antenna Diagnostics and Characterization by means of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Keywords: SAR, Synthetic-aperture radar, GPR, ground penetrating radar, antenna inspection, antenna measurement

Team

  • Technical Manager

    Borja González Valdés (UVIGO)

  • Technical coordinator UAV-Geodron

    Yolanda Rodríguez Vaqueiro (UVIGO)

  • Technical coordinator UAV-UASAM

    Yuri Álvarez López (UNIOVI)

  • Business development manager

    Alfonso Fernández Pérez (UVIGO)

  • PhD engineering

    Ana Arboleya Arboleya (URJC)

  • PhD engineering

    María García Fernández (UNIOVI)

  • PhD engineering

    José Vázquez Cabo (UVIGO)

  • Engineering

    Miguel Gesteiro Rodríguez (UVIGO)

  • Technical advisor

    Fernando Las Heras Andrés (UNIOVI)

  • Technical advisor

    Antonio Pino García (UVIGO)