Autonomy for future unmanned aerial vehicles

Which technologies do unmanned aerial vehicles require in order to fly autonomously? This is the focus of the AIT "Autonomous Systems" research group. One of the focal points is collision avoidance in non-cooperative systems, where obstacle detection with the aid of multimodal sensors and their data fusion as well as collision avoidance strategies are used. 

The verification and validation of the results is done via a flight simulator. Further research topics include the development of optical navigation systems as an alternative or supplement to GNSS; or robust communication systems or data links, which are essential for BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) flights.