Target Arm Vision Paper – The Impact of Universal Launch and Recovery (ULaR) Platforms
How to create a global physical network of UAVs/Drones with our mobile society
By: Target Arm LLC
His vision of the future is laid out in three parts. Part 1 creates a conceptual framework, called the Venturi-Stage model, to easily evaluate technological innovations and trends. Armed with that model, Part 2 addresses the revolution that is occurring with military operations, as drones and their combat uses proliferate across the globe. Part 3 then ties together the first two parts with the explosive changes that are happening with commercial drone operations, and how to shape these products and services to fit a mobile society. The key is to create standards, systems and processes for interoperability, so that the disparate types of drones and missions can be easily and swiftly accommodated, without adding excessive costs or complexity, especially while delivering on the move.
Jeff stated, "the underlying premise is that people increasingly want their goods and services delivered when, where and how they choose – and not at the whim of the supply chain companies. They will expect their physical world and movement of goods to adapt to their mobility, much as they have forced data and applications to follow them where ever they go. The market will simply demand a ULaR capability on the move, much as they demand their smartphones to connect to anyone, anywhere."
To achieve that market demand, UAVs and drones will have to interconnect swiftly and effectively over the next two years, based on our Venturi-Stage model analyses. But, capturing an aerial vehicle airborne from another moving vehicle in the past has proven to be extremely difficult, and history is replete with failures. As a result, in the absence of a Universal Launch and Recovery (ULaR) platform, almost every manufacturer has developed their own proprietary launch and recovery system to operate only while stopped, further hindering interoperability and mobility. Without solving for ULaR, the full network effect of UAVs/Drones will remain unmet. Consequently, Jeff believes ULaR is an imperative for the seamless movement of goods and services in the future. With ULaR, consumers and businesses will soon receive goods and services anywhere they are, even while in transit, mimicking the delivery of digital goods and services they get today.
Mr. McChesney will be speaking at the AUVSI XPonential conference in Chicago on April 30th– May 2nd, 2019, and will present his vision for ULaR. In addition, Target Arm will be displaying Talon v2.5 at Booth 2531E over all three days. Talon is the world's first and only Universal Launch and Recovery (ULaR) platform for Unmanned Systems (UxS) on the move, in all environments and all operations, both military and commercial.
Target Arm LLC is a Service Disabled, Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), founded in 2017 to provide for development and commercialization of the patented Talon. For more information please visit www.targetarm.com, or contact Jeff McChesney, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203.434.5866.