The University has always paid great attention to advanced technology. Its research achievements and developments are ready for practical application in Ukraine’s industry.
To date, NAU professionals have designed seven types of unmanned aerial systems: from light ones to those with a payload of about 70 kg. The use of new composite materials today allows UAVs to fly unnoticed for radars as the said materials create no secondary field, which is usually detected by radar technology. Also, such aircraft can be used in adverse weather conditions as they have been adapted to strong winds, precipitation, and more. This is important including for maritime aviation in littoral areas.
Mobile UAV complex M-10-2 “Oko” [Eye] is designed to perform the following tasks: remote air surveillance of objects (structures, motorways, bridges, vehicles, oil and gas pipelines, power lines, and others); aerial monitoring of the situation on the ground during emergencies (fires, earthquakes, floods, man-made disasters); search and rescue operations; and live transmission of telemetry and video data.
The experimental twin-engine UAV M 7D “Nebesnyi Patrul” [Sky Patrol] can be used for patrolling linear objects, cartography and aerial photography, live video surveillance, etc. The specified UAV comes along with the ground control station.
The reconnaissance and search UAV complex “ROBAK” is used for aerial surveillance, active search for and monitoring of objects with their subsequent physical tracking. The complex is able to work both in automated and automatic modes. In automatic mode, ROBAK switches to autonomous monitoring of the object or independently performs other missions until it receives a command to exit from the said mode and return to automated or manual mode. In the automated mode, ROBAK is controlled from the operator’s station via a computer, and in the manual mode – via a radio controller.
A specific note should be given to the Trembita and Antilla acoustic monitoring systems designed to detect ground, underwater, and air targets, including to acoustically detect UAVs for reconnaissance purposes in a hostility zone, counter unauthorized UAV flights, providing a high level of airport security, and that in crowded locations, protect borders and critical infrastructure.
The university has also developed an AI-based multi-purpose automated information processing complex “Object Identification and Tracking” to identify objects according to the catalog, using a classifier based on artificial intelligence (using neural networks). The complex recognizes with high reliability static and moving objects, determines their type and number, direction of movement and velocity, as well as coordinates action on the ground. The complex can be installed on different types of platforms – air, ground, or sea-based, being able to adapt to different types of video cameras (including infrared), uses any type of algorithms for encoding video data.
Among the University’s new developments, the system of artificial lung ventilation “MOLFARKA-CORONA” is designed to circulate air, disinfected with biologically active composites, under a given pressure and in the required volume in the lungs of a coronavirus-affected patient. The system has not been certified, remaining a “last resort” tool for use in critical, extreme conditions.
Also in development is a suit for protection against exposure to electromagnetic fields of a wide frequency range. The technology of applying a shielding substance on textile has been developed precisely for the suit.
According to the Government Order of July 10, 2019, No 530-r, specialists and researchers with National Aviation University are entrusted with fulfilling the following state orders:
Development of technology to control the current physical and phase state of the working fluid in gas turbine engines’ circulating lubrication systems that would allow to significantly extend efficiency and capacity – by seven to ten times; and
Development of an unmanned stratospheric pseudo-satellite with renewable energy source – organization of communication networks, obtaining photographs of territories able to compete with satellite imagery.