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4 The development of unmanned systems is undergoing a seismic shift, and its consequences are immense. The technologies to handle data from billions of devices around the world in the Internet of Things are also fundamentally changing the way unmanned systems are developed. Just as computational fluid dynamics software running on supercomputers has supplanted wind tunnels, so data centres with thousands of processors and petabytes of data storage now simulate not only the software in vehicle controllers but the sensors, the vehicle and even the city it drives around. Simulation can even model the paint on a vehicle bumper and the impact that has on the performance of the radar system hidden behind it. This combination of virtual models from the chip to the city allows a design to be operated in a simulation for millions of miles before it ever hits the road or takes to the sky, giving developers and regulators confidence that an unmanned platform has been tested in as many scenarios as possible. This also opens up more opportunities for developers of the models themselves, the city environments and the test software (see page 84). But that capability comes at a price. Petabytes and even exabytes of data storage will be needed to handle the data from cameras, Lidar and radar sensors along with all the comms between hundreds of virtual vehicles in a city model. What is certain is that the world of unmanned systems development will never be the same again. Nick Flaherty | Technology Editor Fake it to make it Intro | June/July 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 Blades of class How to match a propeller to a UAV This year’s modelling The latest in simulation and testing kit UST 26 : JUNE/JULY 2019 UK £15,USA$30,EUROPE e 22 Burning ambition Tecdron’s TC800-FF UGV has been designed to fight fires – at least for now Volume Five | Issue Four June/July 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 THE COMMUNICATIONS HUBOF THE RACING POWERTRAINWORLD MARCH/APRIL 2019 UK £15,USA$25,EUROPE e 22 STEFANHONENS: Mercedes truckin’ www.highpowermedia.com PAYINGHOMAGETOPORSCHE Special Investigation: TimeAttack &Elmer NEWAGETOOLS Electromagnetic design aids AMASTER ATWORK Kaase’s ProStock MountainMotor June/July 2019 | Unmanned Systems Technology