Communication considerations for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) (Part 2) *

The first part of this article (Engenuity, July 2018) covered existing industry applications for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) communication links and the technological advancements driving solution implementation. In this second part, we consider lower-level system requirements for UAV communication links (or “datalinks”), driven on the whole by a range of aircraft platform characteristics, ground system…

‘Springbots’ finish 6th in World Robotic Olympics but win gold and break world record

A team of young South Africans has taken the 2018 World Robotic Olympics by storm, returning home with a world record, gold medal and sixth overall ranking out of 175 countries. Organised by US-based FIRST Global, the World Robotic Olympics stages a series of robotics challenges in Olympic-style format “designed to ignite a passion for…

Super-thin, super-strong, super-hard to harness. Until now.

 An aerospace engineering team from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) has unveiled Juno, the first ever aircraft covered with a graphene skin. The enormous significance of this development is locked up in the near-miraculous properties of graphene and the previously unsolved problems of harnessing them – based in turn on the difficulty of producing sufficient…

Sustainability – innovation’s new frontier

As we look back on the tremendous pace and variety of innovation over the past 20 years, two main driving forces stand out: In the 1990s, new technology tended to drive business innovation, while today, sustainability oftentimes does a good part of the driving. To unpack this statement, we recognise two types of sustainability through…

Download our UAV Communication Links White Paper

ICT requirements for UAV’s have  changed dramatically as commercial and military markets have boomed. This paper explores the current Data Links landscape in detail, and then outlines trends and trade-offs likely to shape UAV communication link solutions into the future.

Remote monitoring as a power management solution

Tellumat Integrated Solutions has redeveloped its power management solution for shared base station facilities, providing network operators with extra business assurance through remote monitoring and management.

Mandela Day July 2018

This year Tellumat’s Mandela Day initiative involved the cooking and distribution of 160 litres of food throughout various informal and poverty-stricken settlements in the Western Cape. These areas included: Nectar Road Retreat informal settlement Steenberg Villa Military Road Steenberg Haven Night Shelter, Retreat Ark Angels, Overcaump Lavender Hill Village Care Centre, Montague Village Lavender Hill…

Mike Teke, non-executive Chairman, Tellumat, shares his thoughts on private enterprise in South Africa

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