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4 2019 marks a very clear point for unmanned systems as the technology matures in real- world operations. In the US for example, Waymo’s commercial autonomous taxi services are now rolling out, to be followed by several others, while robot systems are carrying parcels on city pavements, and paying passengers are sailing in autonomous ferries around the fjords of Scandinavia. What is clearly missing though are autonomous aircraft. Despite being one of the first sectors to adopt the technology, the regulatory and energy challenges have so far held back the wider commercial deployment of UAVs. Many technology providers however are readying themselves for when that changes. The CES show in Las Vegas in January 2019 is set to demonstrate the advances in wireless charging that we highlight in our focus on page 34. These are being driven by the expectation that BVLOS operations will be approved for commercial operation in the US, Europe and Asia in the coming months. Such systems have been operating in Africa for the past 12 months. This regulatory change will see a dramatic rise in the roll-out of airborne autonomous systems and associated technologies, from long-range and mesh wireless links to wireless charging. Charging systems are even moving to providing power during flight, either via lasers or a ‘power cloud’ where they can hover and recharge their batteries. The next two years will see that dramatic increase in long-range UAV deployment as regulations catch up with the technology. Nick Flaherty | Technology Editor Charging ahead Intro | December/January 2019 Editorial Director Ian Bamsey Assistant Editor Guy Richards Technology Editor Nick Flaherty Contributors Peter Donaldson, Rory Jackson Technical Consultants Paul Weighell Ian Williams-Wynn Dr Donough Wilson Design Andrew Metcalfe andrew@meticulousdesign.com UST Ad Sales Please direct all enquiries to Simon Moss simon@ust-media.com Subscriptions Jim Cavanagh jim@ust-media.com Publishing Director Simon Moss General Manager Chris Perry Office Administrator Frankie Robins For all enquiries relating to unmannedsystemstechnology.com please contact: EchoBlue Media Online Publisher Caroline Rees caroline@echobluemedia.com Subscribe today @ www.ust-media.com Editorial opportunities Do you have a strong technical knowledge of one or more aspects of unmanned systems? As we grow we are on the lookout for experts who can contribute to these pages. If that sounds an interesting challenge then don’t hesitate to explore the possibility of writing for us by emailing: ian@ust-media.com Read all back issues online www.ust-media.com Plug-free power Wireless charging technologies explained and compared Way points Advances in MEMS and what they mean for navigation UST 23 :DEC/JAN 2019 UK £15,USA$30,EUROPE e 22 Plug and play How Milrem developed its Multiscope commercial UGV Volume Five | Issue One December/January 2019 High Power Media Limited Whitfield House, Cheddar Road, Wedmore, Somerset, BS28 4EJ, England Tel: +44 (0)1934 713957 Fax: +44 (0)20 8497 2102 www.highpowermedia.com ISSN 2056-9823 Printed in Great Britain ©High Power Media All rights reserved. Reproduction (in whole or in part) of any article or illustration without the written permission of the publisher is strictly prohibited. While care is taken to ensure the accuracy of information herein, the publisher can accept no liability for errors or omissions. Nor can responsibility be accepted for the content of any advertisement. SUBSCRIPTIONS Subscriptions are available from High Power Media at the address above or directly from our website. Overseas copies are sent via air mail. UST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS 1 year subscription – 15% discount: UK – £75; Europe – e 125 USA – $150; ROW – £97.50 2 year subscription – 25% discount: UK – £135; Europe – e 225 USA – $270; ROW – £175.50 Make cheques payable to High Power Media. Visa, Mastercard, Amex and UK Maestro accepted. Quote card number and expiry date (also issue/start date for Maestro) ALSO FROM HPM December/January 2019 | Unmanned Systems Technology BEST INTHEDESERT DRE’sBigBlock revolution THEWAR ONFRICTION Bearings and coatings foci BEHEMOTH RACERS Truck turbodiesel battles THE COMMUNICATIONS HUBOF THE RACING POWERTRAINWORLD NOVEMBER 2018 UK £15,USA$25,EUROPE e 22 SEBASTIANRISSE: KTM’sGrandPrixchallenge www.highpowermedia.com