The runway independent automatic launch and landing system is a revolutionary concept for drones, currently being developed in Hamburg.
The new technology allows for flexible operations of fixed-wing unmanned air vehicles independent from conventional runway infrastructure and in xSTOL (extra short take off & landing) scenarios. ElektRail’s goal is to provide a mobile runway system that can be set up for automated operations by 2 people within 1-2 hours, almost anywhere, anytime.

The IHF supports the ElektRail project with the development of a sensor for determining the position of approaching aircraft. By precise and weather-independent measurement of the approach angle using a 24GHz signal, the position of the aircraft can be triangulated to support control of the approach.

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