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Iranian Researchers Innovate Drone Automatic Tracking System

21 September 2015 21:18

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Iranian researchers at Sharif University of Technology innovated a new method for drones to do automatic tracking using cameras and Google’s satellite images.

The researchers at Sharif University’s electronics faculty managed to find a new way by using the fuzzy logic and integrating it with the existing methods which is considerably more precise and has an improved calculation time compared to other methods based on a comparison of results.

The research was carried out within the framework of an MSc dissertation project carried out at Sharif University of Technology.

Earlier this year, the Iranian defense researchers built the country’s first home-made Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) drone with particular specifications.

The announcement was made by Chancellor of Imam Hossein Comprehensive (military) University Brigadier General Morteza Saffari in Tehran early March.

He referred to the aircraft features, and said the VTOL drone makes its vertical climb using two wings which increases its speed.

Noting that the US is the only other country which has built such drones, Saffari said the Iranian VTOL aircraft had been built by the Iranian university students for the first time in the country.

In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems, including the UAVs.

In 2013, an Iranian inventor designed and built a VTOL drone using combined fuel which he said was highly functional for military operations.

“The vertical climb Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) which uses combined fuel and has a big propeller and two side rotors can fly vertically for 2 hours,” Iranian inventor Ja’far Aqazadeh told FNA at the time.

Noting that the drone uses a fuel cell and a hydrogen generator system as its power source, Aqazadeh said the plane which was specially good for military missions was under flight test.

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