Presagis – a global provider of commercial off-the-shelf modeling, simulation and embedded graphics software – and Toronto's Ryerson University are kicking off a strategic innovation partnership to develop new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technologies.
The objective of the project is to research and develop re-configurable UAV instrument panels through the development of virtual UAV ground-control stations, which will explore the potential of supporting multiple UAV applications with switchable instrument panels.
The research activities are supported by a grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Engage program and will be led by Ryerson University researcher Dr. Joon Chung.
‘The UAV industry is expanding rapidly with new applications,” says Eric Simon, Presagis' head of innovation for modeling and simulation. “We view this joint project as an exciting learning opportunity in itself but also as a way to research a software tool-chain that will address emerging industry needs for the design, development, simulation and training of UAV operators.’
Presagis will be involved in every phase of the research and development effort and will provide the university with the complete Presagis modeling and simulation software suite.
‘Together we can create the advanced and affordable technologies that our industry needs while furthering our students' education and helping to stimulate a highly skilled workforce,” Simon adds.