Drone Demonstration Experiment in Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture
In December 2021, SORA Technology conducted two drone flight tests at a demonstration field in Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture.
The first experiment was to test the stability of autonomous flight with a fixed-wing aircraft of 100 cm in length and 160 cm in wing span. This aircraft will be used for future autonomous flight over distances of 200 km or more in African and Asian countries, which is equivalent to the distance between Tokyo and Fukushima. 200 km or more is the distance between Tokyo and Fukushima, and we are conducting a series of experiments to safely transport goods over long distances.
In the second case, a 3D terrain measurement experiment, a camera was mounted on the aircraft, which flew over a field of approximately 300m x 500m from an altitude of 30m to obtain terrain images. The 3D terrain measurement is expected to be used for disaster forecasting, effective utilization of agricultural land and water resources, and other multifaceted applications since it can obtain a wide range of data in a short period of time.
Based on these experimental data, SORA Technology is developing drones with different characteristics to meet various needs, with the aim of delivering medical supplies and other items as part of future logistics, as well as collecting and analyzing data.