Big milestone achieved: the mapKITE Critical Design Review and first tether demo

The mapKITE project is steadily marching towards a full system integration and, for that, is undergoing a series of key milestones to ensure the necessary steps. One of these milestones is the Critical Design Review (CDR), a meeting in which the consortium presented the work carried out and assessed the actual workflow status.



Moreover, in addition to the formal meeting, a preliminary demonstration was carried out by UAVision, one project partners, about one major functionality for mapKITE: the virtual tether. By means of a real-time navigation system placed on the terrestrial vehicle, the waypoints of the UAV can be derived in a way that the aerial vehicle always follows the terrestrial vehicle, enabling the full potential of the concept.

A short footage of the preliminary demonstration is here shown: