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Read all back issues online www.ust-media.com UST 46 :OCT/NOV 2022 UK £15,USA$30,EUROPE e 22 Field of vision The latest advances in video system power and quality Going places Developments inGNSS technology continue apace Winning formula Autonomous racing hits the trackswith the IAC’sAV-21 4 The latest developments in uncrewed systems are showing how autonomous technology is being used to reduce the risks of crewed space travel, as well as how existing test systems for driver- based vehicles can be used for the conversion to driverless operation. The Artemis I space mission is relying on uncrewed systems to test out the technology that will see humanity return to the Moon. The project is set to deliver an uncrewed capsule to the Moon’s orbit, testing out the technologies that will carry a new generation of astronauts. The project is detailed in our Space insight (page 56), alongside another mission. That project, DART, delivered a probe to an asteroid, impacting successfully within 17 m of its target after travelling millions of kilometres. The aim is to see how such probes can deflect the orbit of asteroids that are at risk of hitting the Earth, demonstrating a dramatic new use case for the technology for the benefit of humanity. At the same time, test technology is enabling vehicles to operate autonomously. As we discuss in Platform One (page 6), ABD Solutions has taken simulation and test technology used for driver assistance systems to convert almost any kind of vehicle. That will drive autonomous operation into many more applications. Nick Flaherty | Technology Editor New frontiers Editorial Director Ian Bamsey Deputy Editor Rory Jackson Technology Editor Nick Flaherty Production Editor Guy Richards Contributor Peter Donaldson Technical Consultants Paul Weighell Ian Williams-Wynn Dr Donough Wilson Prof James Scanlan Design Andrew Metcalfe andrew@meticulousdesign.com UST Ad Sales Please direct all enquiries to Freya Williams freya@ust-media.com Subscriptions Frankie Robins frankie@ust-media.com Publishing Director Simon Moss simon@ust-media.com General Manager Chris Perry Intro | October/November 2022 October/November 2022 | Uncrewed Systems Technology Volume Eight | Issue Six October/November 2022 High Power Media Limited Whitfield House, Cheddar Road, Wedmore, Somerset, BS28 4EJ, England Tel: +44 (0)1934 713957 www.highpowermedia.com ISSN 2753-6513 Printed in Great Britain ©High Power Media All rights reserved. Reproduction (in whole or in part) of any article or illustration without the written permission of the publisher is strictly prohibited. While care is taken to ensure the accuracy of information herein, the publisher can accept no liability for errors or omissions. Nor can responsibility be accepted for the content of any advertisement. SUBSCRIPTIONS Subscriptions are available from High Power Media at the address above or directly from our website. Overseas copies are sent via air mail. 1 year subscription – 15% discount: UK – £75; Europe – £90 USA – £93.75; ROW – £97.50 2 year subscription – 25% discount: UK – £135; Europe – £162 USA – £168.75; ROW – £175.50 Make cheques payable to High Power Media. Visa, Mastercard, Amex and UK Maestro accepted. Quote card number and expiry date (also issue/start date for Maestro) ALSO FROM HPM The USE network Having now provided several enterprises around the world with the support and connections they need to implement efficient and sustainable technological solutions, we’re keen to continue expanding this free service. If the uncrewed vehicle and/or system you’re working on could benefit from some independent advice, from engineers specialising in the appropriate field, then please do get in touch. Email your question/challenge/dilemma/predicament to thenetwork@uncrewedsystemsengineering.com or visit www.uncrewedsystemsengineering.com and raise a case with us. All questions will be treated in the strictest confidence, and there’s no obligation whatsoever to follow any recommendations made.