Category Archives: U-LTA

Thank you very much Professor Pant and Dr. Manish Tripathi and the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay for giving us the opportunity to host a panel discussion in the Design and Engineering of Lighter-Than-Air Systems Conference 2022 (DELTAs-2022). We would also like to thank the speakers Dr. Sohan Suvarna from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Nicolas Caeymaex, Project Leader from Flywin, Sylvain Allano from Flying Whales, Dr. David Sanchez from the Universidad de Sevilla, Prof. Kash Khorasani from Concordia University and Edwin Almanzar, Airship Pilot. The panel session was on “Artificial Intelligence and IT for Airship Flight Path Planning and Control”. Currently, there does not exist a solid auto-piloting method for airships (both, manned and unmanned), which is a key gap and business-economic risk in the technology if LTA applications are to become a reality. Furthermore, cybersecurity is of utmost importance for current LTA carriers and the ones in development.…

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We are delighted to invite you to this year’s edition of our digital EU Green Week Partner Event on “The Role of Lighter-Than-Air technologies in Emerging African Economies – Surveillance, Cargo, and Humanitarian Aid”. Date: 1st of June 2022Time: 15:00 – 18:00 CETLocation: ZoomRegistration Link: Programme: Make sure to register today and follow our U-LTA platform on LinkedIn to stay tuned about any updates! Looking forward to seeing you all on the 1st of June!

We had the chance to interview Mickael Frotin, engineer at CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) in France since 2008. Expert in the team of Nathalie Leborgne, he is experienced with particles in CERN and involved with calorimetry. He has worked at the astrophysics laboratory in Paris where he tried to find a flight solution for telescopes for many years. Here, the idea for founding Tankers evolved: “The major problem is that telescopes can currently not stay airborne for longer than six months. We therefore tried to find a solution for a material that could hold gas for longer. After having studied simulations for many materials, we finally hit upon the solution of a metallic envelope which gave very good results (ability to stay airborne for four to five years). Following upon this discovery, we found a solution to assemble the metallic envelope. Applying the new data, we determined…

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