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Stem

Systems of Tethered Multicopters

Stem

Systems of Tethered Multicopters

Stem

Many sectors use drones for day-to-day project delivery. Filmmakers can add substantial production value to their projects using drones, and precision industries such as agriculture require powerful drones with reliably long flight times.

The solution

We are designing a new class of drones able to overcome current limitations, such as short flight time, regulatory concerns and lack of agility, inherent in current drones.

STEM – Systems of TEthered Multicopters, is a new project in cooperation with Politecnico di Milano.

The multicopter system comprises two or more drones connected to each other by power tethers, one of which is linked to a power supply. The energy provided by the cables allows unlimited flight time.

How does it work?

The presence of more units linked by the tethers will enable the drones to overcome obstacles far more easily.

The advanced control system, which greatly increases safety, has a high degree of automation and thanks to the smart winches, it is possible to adjust the length of the tethers automatically.

STEM will deliver unprecedented performance in numerous fields including entertainment, manufacturing and precision agriculture.

The core team developing STEM includes top-notch researchers and engineers with great expertise in mechatronics and automation.