Medical Drone Delivery in Unite Kingdom
A consortium of 13 organizations led by AGS Airport has been formed to develop and test the UK's first national distribution network that uses drones to transport essential drugs, blood, organs and other medical supplies across Scotland.
The CAELUS (Care and Equity-Healthcare Logistics for UAS Scotland) project has received £1.5 million in funding from the UK Industrial Strategic Future Flight Challenge Fund. NHS Ayrshire & Arran and the NHS Scotland West Innovation Centre will work with the consortium, which supports health and social care innovation throughout Western Scotland.
The goal of CAELUS is to show how driverless technology can improve access to basic medical supplies, especially in rural areas of Scotland. The project will include the design of ground infrastructure required to charge drones, systems to control drones in flight, and technologies and procedures that allow drones to safely share airspace with civil aviation.
A digital blueprint for the drone distribution network will be created, which will potentially connect hospitals, pathology laboratories, distribution centers and general practitioner clinics across Scotland. The development and architecture framework of the drone logistics network digital demonstration platform is led by ANRA Technology. The demonstrator will showcase the digital performance of drones, UAS traffic management (UTM) simulators, energy system infrastructure, fleet management and medical order fulfillment software.
ANRA’s solution will utilize the company’s SmartSkies UTM, SmartSkies delivery and MissionManager platforms. ANRA Technologies CEO Amit Ganjoo commented: "ANRA leads the CAELUS technology package and will develop digital demonstration equipment for the drone logistics network.
This excites us very much, because it will allow ANRA to work with our partners to bring us rich experience in airspace management, delivery and fleet management that simulate drone delivery operations in a virtual environment, followed by real-time flight. "
Karen Bell, Head of R&D and Innovation at NHS Ayrshire & Arran, said: “NHS Ayrshire & Arran is very pleased to lead the delivery of this project on behalf of the Innovation Centre in Western Scotland. This is an opportunity to collaborate with aviation colleagues to explore innovative applications of drone technology. To address some of the potential challenges faced by the NHS in daily services, not only within the NHS in Ayrshire and Aland, but also in the west of Scotland."
Gary Cutts, Director of the Future Flight Challenge, said: "At this very challenging time for the international aviation industry, we have such a strong reaction to the first funded Future Flight Challenge, which is a great drive and ambition for the UK. Proof. The breadth, quality and creativity of the bid are outstanding, and the economic and social benefits provided are very significant. The project we are launching now will strongly promote the third revolution in British aviation."
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