Telespazio and ADPM Drones at work in Abruzzo to improve agriculture

Last weekend saw the launch of the project that brings Telespazio and ADPM Drones‘ technologies to the service of the Marsica region. “We start with drones to experiment and try to understand how innovative technologies can help us in the control, monitoring and functionality of our areas, with an important initiative for the police and military forces as well. We believe that creating a synergy between the parties is an added value, so we start from agriculture to build a path and think about the overall system of our territory,” said Emanuele Imprudente, vice-president of the Abruzzo region.

To succeed in this objective, the Abruzzo region has relied on Telespazio and ADPM Drones, which at a technical level will make it possible to achieve the objectives set in the preliminary phase. Firstly, by using Telespazio’s technological platforms, the aim is to meet the needs of territorial monitoring and control. The intention is to use new technologies to simplify and maximise the collection of data on the monitored area, so as to make the distribution of the information collected, even in real time, to any type of device more secure and reliable.

With a collaboration that began in the 1960s, when Telespazio placed the first antenna in the Marsica area, Fausto Starita, Sales Manager Public Sector LoB Satellite Communication at Telespazio, illustrated the potential of the plan: “Thanks to aircraft guided by a technological platform and a hybrid communication infrastructure, we will be able to collect and provide important information on the safety of the monitored area.

Among the tools that will be used are systems and technologies from ADPM Drones. “With the Portable Control Station, one of our flagship products, we can make the drones and technology specifications available to multiple people or entities to control the devices from remote locations,” said Luca Brizzi, executive president and head of R&D ADPM Drones. “The way to control drones today is still 1-to-1, i.e. with one pilot for each drone, but we have developed a system that allows us to completely isolate the device from the control instruments and remote pilots, breaking the 1-to-1 chain to allow a remote pilot, facing a control room even thousands of kilometres away, to be able to control multiple devices on the ground,” Brizzi said.

But there is more because ADPM Drones has developed the integration of control systems for drones scattered across the territory with satellite communication.

Now, therefore, it is time to move on to the field work, updates on which will come with the next news.