Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Antarctic Regions

The Arctic and Antarctic Regions — are special areas in climate, geographical position and concentration of natural resources.

 This areas — are valuable source of scientific data about the past of our world. They help looks into to comprehend how global climate changes and make precise projections for future. Not long ago scientists used ground vehicles and satellite images for their research.

For a very long time drones were not suitable to be used in the Arctic because the freezing cold harmed electronic devices and gale-force wind knocked over the vehicle throughout flight. For this conditions ZALA AERO established a special UAS — ZALA ARCTIC. ZALA ARCTIC UAS are resistant to cold temperature level down to – 50 ° С, as much as 20 m/sec windspeed, independent from satellite navigation systems, capable to land on a ship or water.

Smart algorithms enable to finish flight objective even if APH tube gets ice-covered. ZALA ARCTIC drones effectively survey near the Southern and Northern Poles, providing the researchers and investigates with required data. For numerous years they are irreplaceable tool of geological data acquisition. In the Arctic Region ZALA drones surveyed seaside area.

 The outcomes of ice reconnaissance permitted analytics to forecast the displacement of ice fields. Given that the climate condition in Arctics change very rapidly, this information works for planning deal with gas and oil exploitations. Presently ZALA UAS support the 65th Russian Antarctic Expedition.

 ZALA UAS perform geological and ice reconnaissance, provide comprehensive aerial images for more processing and mapping. Few words about our work Russian Antarctic expedition– is the primary operator of the Russian Federation in Antarctica and it resolves a large range of tasks like arrangement of polar stations and support of Russian looks into on the continent.

In the season of the 65th Russian Antarctic expedition usage ZALA unmanned systems on the Progress station, situated at the Larsemann Hills, Antarctic oasis on the East Antarctica.

 Why we need drones Research study station Progress– is among the most crammed stations in Antarctica. Besides an excellent amount of clinical programs, a heavy volume of logistics routes is focused here. The main purpose of the logistics operations is to supply Vostok station, situated 1400 km away from the shore.

 For shipping a freight to the station, in the beginning it is necessary to provide a safe route for transportation– the expedition ship must reach the coast, than the cargo should be unloaded from the ship on the “ground” and further be transferred to a point, from where it will be delivered to the station by tracked vehicle.

Ice fractures, which can be a number of meters wide, surprise holes, water inrush are very hazardous since they can destroy the transport route. That is why it is needed for us to early find the spots of thaw holes and fractures. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for Military Use Kalashnikov concern and ZALA AERO GROUP introduce new smart weapon– unmanned battle aerial system “KYB-UAV” at International defence exhibition “IDEX 2019” in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
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