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A successful maritime drone surveillance campaign deployed in French Guiana

BOREAL and SENTINEL spearheaded a pre-operational campaign from July to Novem-ber 2023 in French Guiana, aimed at tackling various challenges plaguing the territory, notably illegal fishing. These efforts were conducted under the jurisdiction of the French Guiana prefecture. Combatting illegal fishing in French Guiana stands as a paramount concern for the government, prompting intensified surveillance … Read more

The first flying laboratory to test components for the hydrogen market: a breakthrough made possible by GEMESIS and BOREAL: SkyH2 Lab

Decarbonizing the aerospace sector will require the use of electricity and hydrogen. This transition includes the use of sustainable fuels such as FAS, the combustion of hydrogen, or the use of electricity generated by fuel cells. Hydrogen can be used in a variety of gaseous and liquid forms, and the challenges facing the aerospace industry … Read more

The PASSport Project: Enhancing Safety and Security in European Port Areas through Drone Operations

Safety and security in port areas represent a significant concern for the European Union, which boasts nearly 1000 ports within its territory. Funded by the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) under the European H2020 program, the PASSport project was initiated to develop a comprehensive port surveillance solution utilizing both aerial and underwater … Read more

Firefighting at night made easier with drone systems

The CARTONUIT project, supported by the Occitanie Region, aims to preserve the environment, infrastructure, and human life During the summer months, extremely high temperatures make forested areas vulnerable to fires. Nighttime firefighting can be particularly challenging due to factors such as darkness, the nature of the fire, and the inability of aerial means to intervene … Read more

90 km range in high-speed radio link at sea

The BOREAL ISR drone, equipped with the SIMPULSE SL200 radio communication system, carried out a long-distance mission of more than 50 nautical miles (90 km) located off the French Atlantic Ocean coast. This project, as part of the RF100 program, started a few months ago with the goal to validate long-range video transmissions. Radio data … Read more

Monitor (very) large spaces by using embedded Satellite technologies on BOREAL’s drone board

For long-distance surveillance drones like the BOREAL drone system, the radio link limits the range to about 110 km over maritime or terrestrial zones. With its range of 800 km, the BOREAL drone must carry satellite communication technologies on board to operate beyond the direct radio range. After demonstrating in the spring of 2021 the … Read more

Le BOREAL conquers wind turbines

The MOMENTA project, led by the LHEEA (Laboratory for Research in Hydrodynamics, Energetics and Atmospheric Environment), is interested in improving the modeling of aeroelastic loads induced by the wake of one wind turbine on another, in order to better consider them during the design phases of wind farms both onshore and off-shore. Failure to take … Read more