About the project - DRONETOYOU

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          The use of drones to deliver goods is gaining popularity every day. A pioneer in this area was Amazon, which in 2016 launched a pilot project for the delivery of small-sized orders using drones. Nowadays, drone delivery is being actively implemented in Europe, Asia and almost all other parts of the world. High speed and high efficiency are the main advantages that drones bring to the delivery industry, forcing companies around the world to do their best to meet the new level of service.
The relevance and tremendous potential is supported, among other things, by incessant developments in the field of electronic control systems and battery technologies. All experts and investors agree on one thing - having appeared in the modern economic model, the system of unmanned delivery by drones will never leave it. Research firm Gartner estimates that about a million drones will be delivering goods in 2026. Now it is about 20 thousand flying robots. The development of the market, among other factors, will be facilitated by the outbreak of the coronavirus, during which drones delivered medicines, purchases, monitored the movement of people and disinfected the streets.
          The main advantages that guarantee this non-stop development are obvious. Delivery time has been reduced to a minimum and is limited, almost by the flight speed of the drone. The development of the electronic component coupled with the development of artificial intelligence (AI) makes it possible to reduce to zero the human factor, which, unfortunately, at the moment is the source of most errors in logistics and delivery. And no less important in modern conditions is the high environmental friendliness of drones, which negative impact on the environment is close to zero!
          With all the advantages, this industry, unfortunately, currently has several constraints that prevent its wider and faster implementation. For example: battery capacity. But in the next 1.5 - 2 years, this problem will be solved, which will give an additional momentum to the introduction of such services. Development is hampered by the lack of legal regulation at the national and international levels. In many states and countries, law prohibits unmanned aerial vehicles from flying in shared space with manned aircraft. Nevertheless, countries, one after another, are beginning to realize the inevitability, so to speak, of introducing a new industry into existing models and are beginning to adopt laws that correspond to modern realities. In the United States, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given permission for small drones to fly at night as well as over people.
        Also there is a problem of the “last mile”: low accuracy in landing or delivery and an equally important issue of identifying the consignee of the cargo. For the Amazon drone delivery, a landing site is required in the yard of the recipient of the cargo, about 5 meters in diameter. Accordingly, the recipient's identifier is solely his address, with a place prepared for the landing of the drone. This method of delivery and identification of the recipient is completely unacceptable, for example, in cities with dense storey buildings.

         Currently existing systems will not be able to identify you as a recipient and distinguish you from any other person. It would be more correct to say - they could not, until now. Our invention makes this problem a thing of the past!
         The system we have invented uses the consignee's smartphone to identify it. What could be more convenient? Almost every capable person who makes purchases on the Internet now constantly has a smartphone with him or her. And it is what allows you to accurately identify the owner. The issue of the precision landing in our system is solved with the help of a mobile radio beacon working in conjunction with the recipient's smartphone, thereby landing accuracy is up to 1in. The radio beacon is a miniature disk about 3 inch in diameter and about 1/4'' thick, powered by a built-in battery, and its cost will not exceed $5.
          The principle of the system is as follows:
Sender - whether it is a logistics center of an online store, a post office or a restaurant accepts an order from a client via the Internet;
The application in the client's smartphone receives a unique activation code for the radio beacon from the sender;
The client turns on the radio beacon paired with the smartphone via bluetooth, places it in a place convenient for landing the drone and sends a confirmation of readiness through the application;
The sender, having received confirmation, sends a drone with the cargo.
The drone flies to the client using the existing satellite geolocation systems and the coordinates received from the client's smartphone. At the final stage of delivery, the drone detects a beacon that emits a specific signal with a code.
Landing proceed's using a module of a high-precision direction finding in the radio beacon and positioning system installed on the drone. After landing the drone on the radio beacon, the container with the cargo is detached and the drone is returned to the place of dispatch.
     As you can see, everything is not that difficult)))
In real life it looks like this:
     For example, while in the park you can order food in a restaurant and place a radio beacon on level ground a couple of meters from you. Delivery will be made to this place. There is no need to explain to the operator and then to the courier, where and how to find you in the park - the drone with your order will land exactly on the radio beacon. At the same time, you can track the flight process of the drone online on your smartphone. In principle, due to such a high landing accuracy the drone can even deliver an order through an open window on any floor))

         The radio beacon is not limited to use by one smartphone or user and can be used repeatedly, with any smartphone with an App installed on it. It means you can easily give it to friends, relatives, etc. The mobility of the radio beacon and a long battery life allows it to be used almost anywhere in the range of the drone delivery.
        The advantage of the service with our high precision system is that the delivery will be made with high accuracy, while simultaneously identifying the recipient.
        Our service means versatility. It can be used simultaneously by shops, cafes, restaurants, as well as courier and postal services for the fastest and highest quality delivery of correspondence and parcels.
         It is also obvious that there is a great potential for the use of our invention in the public health care system. The system can be used for emergency delivery of blood for transfusion and medicines to the sites of accidents and emergencies. Ambulances can be equipped with radio beacons. Of course, such a system will not allow transporting a seriously wounded person to a hospital, but it will be able to deliver several packages of plasma or blood for transfusion accurately and much faster even than an ambulance with a siren turned on.     
       Understanding that progress does not stand still allows us to plan the prospects for the development of our service. As new technologies arrive, the precision landing and identification system will be improved. We are developing a platform for our delivery service with the ability to evolve, therefore, from the outset, we put in the platform structure the ability to change and adapt to new realities.
       According to our forecasts, in 5-8 years, with the development of 5G technologies, the Internet of Things and other methods of accurate positioning, it will be possible to improve the accurate delivery system, where the exchange of data will take place directly between the smartphone and the drone.
project DRONETOYOU 2020-2021
The future is not what we think about, but what we do
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