Her kan du lese mer om aktivitetene ved Arktisk senter for ubemannede fly – ASUF, med fokus på forskningen innen system-, produkt- og tjenesteutvikling.

Arktisk senter for ubemannede fly – ASUF utvikler kommunikasjonssystem, sensorer og instrumenter, algoritme- og analyseverktøy, navigasjons- og kontrollsystemer og tester nye materialer og tilpassing til kaldt og ekstremt klima.

Aktuelle brukere av ASUF sine tjenester er olje- og gassindustrien, maritim næring, energibransjen og nasjonal og regional forvaltning. Det ligger også et stort potensiale i tjenester og produkter basert på kombinasjonen ubemannede fly og sanntidsdata fra satellitt.

Forskningen i ASUF har fokus på

  • robuste og effektive kommunikasjonssystemer
  • ulike typer sensorer og instrumenter
  • algoritme- og analyseverktøy
  • robuste navigasjons- og kontrollsystemer
  • tilpassing til kaldt og ekstremt klima
  • bruk av nye materialer

ASUF har allerede etablert og vil videreutvikle et omfattende samarbeid med nasjonale og internasjonale forskningsmiljø og oppdragsgivere.

Ved oppstarten er om lag 25 personer involvert i ulike prosjekter som samlet utgjør ca 30 mill kr i 2015. Prosjektmengden er i sterk vekst.

Nedenfor finner du eksempler på aktuelle prosjekter ved ASUF.

Arctic EO (2009-2017)

The project “Arctic Earth Observation and Surveillance Technology” is one of five projects funded under the NORSATSING initiative. This is a 5+3 year program where the continuation is dependent on a mid-term evaluation of the program as a whole. Continuation was just approved an a project plan for the 3 last years will be made by the end of the year.

The main focus of the project is development of new and improved remote sensing methods and models based on satellites and unmanned aircraft. Applications are mapping and characterization of sea-ice, oil-spills, and glaciers; target detection; atmospheric trajectory modeling including chemistry. As supporting activities the project conduct research on RPAS flight control and sensor development (drop sondes, Radars (GPR and SAR), BC-sampler).

CASPER (2011-2015)

The project “Characterization of Arctic sea ice properties from remote sensing observations” is a joint UiT, NPI and Norut project funded by the Fram Center. The goal of the project is to develop new remote techniques for determination of sea-ice properties like ice-age, roughness, thickness, concentration and drift velocities.

The project focus on use of polarimetric SAR data for extracting these parameter and validation using helicopters, unmanned aircraft and in-situ sensors.

AMAP UAS EG (2010-2016)

Norut by Rune Storvold is Co-Chairing the Arctic Council Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program UAS Expert Group (UAS EG). This group is tasked with identifying methods for getting access to the Arctic airspace on a regular basis for collection of environmental data in the Arctic.

Working with regulatory authorities (Civilian Aviation Authorities), scientists and RPAS operators, the UAS EG is drafting the content for an Arctic Agreement to be signed by the Arctic Council member states and facilitate circum arctic science collaboration on sensors, calibration and data collection as well as recommendations on best practices through the development of a UAS scientific operator’s handbook.

This work is partly funded by the department of foreign affairs.

NorthState (2013-2017)

The project “Enabling intelligent GMES services for carbon and water balance modeling of northern forest ecosystems” is an EU FP7 Space Program funded project. The main goal is to develop innovative data fusion methods that exploit the new generation of multi-source data from Sentinels and other satellites in an intelligent, self-learning framework that is interfaced to state-of-the art carbon and water flux models, with a view monitoring these fluxes over boreal Europe and reducing their current large uncertainties.

This will provide a paradigm for the development of products for future GMES services that will be applicable far beyond its specific application to the boreal zone.

Arctic Petroleum Centre – ARCEX (2014-2021)

The Research Centre for Arctic Petroleum Exploration is funded by the NRC Petromaks 2 program. Project Owner is UiT Norges arktiske universitet. Norut’s part of the project is to develop RPAS based remote sensing capabilities for characterization of sea-ice and tracking of icebergs.

UAVSAR (2011-2015)

The project “UAV-borne Ku-Band radar platform in support of CoRe H2O and future ESA missions” is a joint Norut FFI project where we will develop a Ku-band SAR system for RPAS operations to investigate retrieval of snow water equivalent.

E-GEM (2013-2017)

The project «European GNSS-R Environmental Monitoring» is an EU FP7 Space Call project investigating use of bistatic GNSS-R signal to retrieve ocean state, soil moisture, biomass and cryosphere parameters using RPAS, for assessment of potential new satellite sensors. Norwegian partners are Nersc and Norut.

Lumen (2013-2015)

With Vito as lead Norut participates in this ESA Integrated Application Program (IAP) project where Norut will demonstrate use of SATCOM both broadband Inmarsat and narrow band Iridium in BVLOS operation in connection to oil spill detection.

Monica (2013-2016)

The mail goal of the project «A novel approach to monitoring the impact of climate change on Antarctic ecosystems» is to study impact of climate change on Antarctic ecosystem and biodiversity. Noruts role is using UAS in estimating penguin population at King George Island Polish Research Station (Antarctic Peninsula) and mapping of local vegetation.

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UAVSEAL (2014-2014)

Cost-effective observation methodology to assess seal population sizes using UAV.

MarinUAS (2015-2017)

Madam Curie International Training Network “Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Systems for Marine and Coastal Monitoring”.

SARiNOR (2015)

Arbeidspakke 3 i SARiNor-prosjektet ledes fra Norut, som i tett sammarbeid med Lutftransport og UiT skal analysere tilgjengelig kapasitet for Barents- og Polhavet med fokus på søk, samt identifisere begrensninger og utfordringer med dagens ressurser, teknologi og organisering for søk.

Arbeidet vil gi konkrete forslag til forbedringstiltak samt nye utviklings- og forskningsprosjekter. Prosjektet vil være nært knyttet mot pågående arbeid på sensorteknologi, ubemannede flysystem samt kompetansesenter for luftfartsbaserte tjenester i Tromsø.

Prosjektside: SARiNOR

Centre for remote sensing of snow avalanches – SeFas (2014-2016)

The primary research goal is the monitoring of snow properties and related avalanche activity with remote sensing products.

We will develop a georadar, usable on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). This setup can then be used to fly over a snow-covered mountainside to detect different snow properties like layering and depth, and map the avalanche extent.

SeFas is a joint project between Norut and NGI.

Culpol (2014-2015)

Mapping of Cultural heritage sites on Svalbard.

Skjomen (2014)

Mapping of Skjomen drainage related to effects of regulation on fish reproduction.

Statkraft (2014-2015)

Estimating snow amounts in catchments in mountainous areas using photogrammetry.

ReCAMP Flagship (2015-2016)

The Remote Controlled and Autonomous Measurement Platforms Flagship (ReCAMP) is an interdisciplinary project aiming to increase the collaboration between the Flagship participants and the interaction with the other flagships in order to exchange knowledge, coordinate activities and collectively solve the challenges associated with deploying these platforms in the Arctic.

Read more about ReCAMP

Prosjekter under oppstart (mer info kommer)

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