By now, drones come across the average Aerospace student regularly! On the 2nd of June, EUROAVIA Munich once again organized an Online Event with ESG, a System Integrator from Fürstenfeldbruck. For this event, we invited Tim Mehling, Product Manager UxS and Flight Test Engineer at ESG to talk about “UAS Onboard Safety Systems”. In the run-up to the event, this topic already aroused interest, and so the atmosphere was once again very motivated.
As usual the Speaker delivered a very technical presentation and convinced the audience with his far-sightedness in the topic of “Drone Security”. Especially exciting was the connection to the delivery of a recent ESG Guest at an EUROAVIA event in 2020! Back then, Ms. Hildenbrand delivered a workshop about “Drone Defense”. As Mr. Mehling put it during his delivery:
“Our departments complement each other very well, our goals are the challenges of the other, and the other way around”
. While Ms. Hildenbrands expertise is reconnaissance and defense of unknown UAS, it is the goal of Mr. Mehlings department, to ensure functionality and licensing of UAS through appropriate Onboard Security Systems. Several technologies were presented, and along with the technology also the respective motivation for each technology in the framework of the European SORA-licensing criteria.
It was very interesting to get insight to the world of Licensing. Especially rewarding was insight into the SORA-criteria, for which we already got requests previously to the event.
As usual after the delivery, we engaged in an exciting discussion about Drone Security, answering all open questions. The discussion once again displayed the curiosity of EUROAVIAns, and how diverse ideas about one topic can be.
A big thank you to Mr. Mehling and ESG for being our guests. The collaboration was as always very rewarding and a lot of fun!