Brandenburg Technical University, Germany
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uwe Meinberg, Head of Chair «Industrial Information Systems» at the Brandenburg University of Technology and managing director of a consulting company, is active more than 30 years in the field of «logistics and IT» and can experience from about 400 dedicated projects (including 2014 Winter Olympic Games). Out of one of these projects, which dealt with the security in critical infrastructures (airports), the intensive study of unmanned aerial systems has evolved in the context of logistics and other application scenarios since of 2009. Currently, the topics «Mission Planning», «Mission Evaluation (Big Data)», «Design and Dimensioning of UAS-based Distribution Systems» and thus directly connected «Exact/Precise Flights and Landings» are subject of industrial projects and research activities. Recently the competence centre «CURPAS (Civil Use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems)» in the capital region was implemented under the direction of Prof. Meinberg. At present Prof. Meinberg is responsible for initiating a Technology- and Test Center for drones and mixed air traffic.
This presentation provides a compact overview of requirements in respect of fully automated inspections of grid components, formulated by grid-operators. Examples from real projects will show, where the integration of drones into the end-user’s business processes can already be successful and where not.