Autonomous Drone Operations Docking Station Introduced

Jouav’s new hangar was on display at Intergeo 2023, showcasing UAV technologies

Liz Hughes, Editor, IoT World Today

October 17, 2023

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 The Jouav VTOL hangar

A VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) vehicle hangar for autonomous drone operations has been introduced by Jouav, a developer of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

The Jouav VTOL hangar was shown at Intergeo 2023’s unmanned systems focus area, which put the spotlight on UAV technologies. It includes the hangar, the company’s CW-15X VTOL drone and the company’s cloud management platform.

The VTOL hangar station is a modular docking station for drones to land, recharge, take off and execute missions, according to the company. It is powered by the company’s management platform allowing users to plan flights, analyze data and manage equipment from the cloud. 

The VTOL drone is equipped with an intelligent binocular system and wave radar system for UAV flight safety. It has a controlled distance of more than 18 miles, a maximum speed of 44 mph and a flight time of 100 minutes when carrying a load. 

The vehicle is designed for industrial uses including power line inspections, remote sensing in a smart city environment and water resource management.

The modular docking station has air conditioning and heating systems to maintain the storage temperature and humidity of the drones. It can charge the drone to 80% in 40 minutes and 100% in 80 minutes, according to the company. It also has a self-inspection mode for flight safety and a power supply cabinet in case of power failure.  

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About the Author(s)

Liz Hughes

Editor, IoT World Today, IoT World Today

Liz Hughes is an award-winning digital media editor with more than two decades of experience in newspaper, magazine and online media industries. 

A proven digital media strategist and editor, Liz has produced content and offered editorial support and leadership for a variety of web publications, including Fast Company, NBC Boston, Street Fight, QuinStreet, WTWH Media, AOL/Patch Media and Design News.

A skilled social media strategist experienced in developing and maintaining an audience across multiple platforms and brands, Liz also enjoys sharing her knowledge and expertise to help businesses small and large.

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