Antidrone disrupting the operation of illegally used flying, traveling or floating platforms and the WABIK unmanned helicopter for search and rescue missions - these are some of the inventions presented by the Military University of Technology during the International Defense Industry Exhibition in Kielce. The exhibition of the latest achievements of the arms industry from around the world runs from 8 to 10 September.
According to the spokeswoman of the Military University of Technology, Ewa Jankiewicz, four inventions or technologies from the Military University of Technology will apply for the DEFENDER award this year. The first is a secure multimedia communication system. The invention of the Faculty of Electronics will be applicable to both the existing and future telecommunications and ICT systems that use standard interfaces. It is a proposal of scientists not only for the national security authorities, but also for the communication systems of embassies, consulates and other Polish diplomatic and consular representations. Internet access is the minimum requirement.
The second invention is an unmanned aerial vehicle called WABIK. The WABIK helicopter was developed at the Faculty of Mechatronics and Aviation. It weighs 12 kg and can accommodate many measuring and observation devices. The aircraft can be used in search and rescue missions, for patrolling forest complexes and for reconnaissance during fires. The helicopter can monitor an area of several dozen hectares, providing a video image in the range of visible light and infrared, transmitted in real time.
The third structure - Antidron - is designed to combat threats resulting from illegal and deliberate use of flying or floating mobile platforms. The multi-sensor system analyzes data from the subsystem of acoustic sensors, infrared radar, radio watch, listening for underwater sensors, a set of sensors of thermal imaging cameras and in the field of visible radiation. It can disrupt data transmission in a wide radio range and prevent the operation of positioning sensors of detected unmanned platforms. Antydron was created at the Institute of Optoelectronics, the Military University of Technology collaborated on its development with the Naval Academy, the Air Force Institute of Technology and specialized companies.
The last system of the competition is called "Integrated virtual environment for training soldiers and officers using virtual simulators and augmented reality". Scientists have developed a methodology for conducting simulation exercises for the Border Guard. The simulator is to verify the accuracy and correctness of decisions made by managers. The system was implemented at the Faculty of Cybernetics of the Military University of Technology (where it was created) and at the Border Guard Training Center in Kętrzyn.
Representatives of almost all academic departments of the Military University of Technology present their achievements at the International Defense Industry Exhibition. Most of the projects were financed by the National Center for Research and Development.
The wagon with a rotating loading platform is the achievement of scientists from the Institute of Mechanics and Computational Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Military University of Technology. It is used to transport various vehicles by rail, in particular truck trailers. This system, as its creators assure, does not require large expenditures to adapt the infrastructure of loading and unloading ramps and meets the limitations of the so-called rail gauge. The invention is patented and licensed to a commercial company. Currently, in cooperation with the industry, a wagon with a rotating loading platform for transporting semi-trailers is being created.
The chassis, which can move along off-road and stairs, is the result of the work of scientists from the Institute of Motor Vehicles and Transport of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. The multifunctional hybrid chassis of an unmanned land vehicle is the basis for the construction of a transport, patrol, contamination detection or evacuation vehicle. According to the constructors, hybrid cars equipped with electric and internal combustion engines can be used in difficult conditions to which military vehicles are exposed. The modular structure of the chassis allows for easy replacement of damaged elements and quick return to use of the vehicle.
The Polish Modular Shelter Mahton can also serve as a family shelter for civil defense purposes, although it basically provides cover for soldiers and military technology in the conditions of defensive operations. It was developed by scientists from the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geodesy in cooperation with a company from Bydgoszcz. The weight and dimensions of the shelter segments were adapted to the capabilities of typical means of transport. The bunker provides cover against the exposure to conventional type of blasting agents and against weapons of mass destruction.
During the XXVIII International Defense Industry Exhibition there will also be debates, conferences and seminars on the defense industry. The fair is accompanied by the National Scientific Conference entitled "Activities of the defense industry for the state's critical and defense infrastructure" and a seminar on British-Polish cooperation. This year's edition of the Salon is held under the banner of the National Exhibition of Great Britain. The strategic partner of the fair is Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa.
PAP - Science in Poland, Karolina Duszczyk