CyberQuad (WA) – 2014 SMART 100

CyberQuad (WA) – 2014 SMART 100

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This SMART 100 profile and the information it contains is a duplication of content submitted by the applicant during the entry process. As a function of entry, applicants were required to declare that all details are factually correct, do not infringe on another’s intellectual property and are not unlawful, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, obscene, or otherwise objectionable. Some profiles have been edited for reasons of space and clarity.

1. THE BEGINNING

This innovation came to life when…

I built an open quadrotor from scratch for my final year project Mechatronic engineering university in 2005. I then started my PhD optimizing these platforms in 2006. I spent 2 years developing my first few ducted quad-rotor prototypes while working in the aerospace industry, before joining Cyber Technology in 2008 to commercialize my private research.

2. WHAT & HOW

The purpose of this innovation is to…

Carry high-end stabilized camera payloads for various applications in resources, infrastructure, construction and public services industries. With its optimized, safe and compact ducted fans, it is easily transported and deployed.

It does this by…

It does this by using a unique amalgamation technology, combining the mechanically simplicity and agility of a quadrotor with the safety and efficiency of ducts.

It has an inbuilt flight controller that uses inertial sensors and GPS to precisely and autonomously control its position in the air.

It also has a pitch/roll stabilized payload gimbal to keep the camera level and on target.

3. PURPOSE & BENEFITS

This innovation improves on what came before because…

CyberQuads are significantly safer, cheaper, quieter and greener to operate than conventional manned helicopter, as well as able to fly lower and closer to assets of interest, more easily obtaining the necessary inspection or surveying footage required.

CyberQuad is also significantly safer and more compact than open multi-rotor UAVs, as they are typically twice the size for comparable payload/endurance.

Its various benefits to the customer/end-user include…

CyberQuad customers can safely inspect or survey an area of interest repeatedly, reliably and more cost effectively than other means. Reducing man hours, insurance costs and risks of rope access personnel, cranes or cherry pickers for working at heights.

4. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

In the past, this problem was solved by…

Rope access personnel up infrastructure, manned helicopters, cranes or cherry pickers.

Its predecessors/competitors include…

Robinson R22 helicopter that typically costs $1,000 per hour to operate with pilot and camera man. Aviation fuel is a reasonable portion of that cost, whereas charging CyberQuad batteries only costs several cents in electricity.

5. TARGET MARKET

It is made for…

Various aerial inspection and surveying markets, including mining, oil and gas, utility industries, infrastructure, construction and public services.

It is available for sale through…

Direct purchase and leasing from Cyber Technology or through one of Cyber Technology’s distribution and reselling partners. CyberQuad was the first ducted quadrotor on the market 2010 and is still the only in its class

Our marketing strategy is to…

Promote our technology through online media and customer targeted demonstrations, educating industry on CyberQuad’s superior safety and capability.

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FINE PRINT
This SMART 100 profile and the information it contains is a duplication of content submitted by the applicant during the entry process. As a function of entry, applicants were required to declare that all details are factually correct, do not infringe on another’s intellectual property and are not unlawful, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, obscene, or otherwise objectionable. Some profiles have been edited for reasons of space and clarity.

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