Organized by the partnership of many organizations that play a critical role in the development of national technology in Turkey, the Turkish Technology Team Foundation and the Ministry of Industry and Technology, TEKNOFEST continues on its third day at Istanbul Atatürk Airport.
Participants from different education levels exhibit their projects in technology competitions held in many categories at TEKNOFEST Istanbul. Some of these projects are presented to visitors at stakeholder stands.
There are many projects, especially the unmanned aerial vehicle developed by the Ejder Drones team, at the Azerbaijan stand. Engin Eralp, Emre Eralp and Orhan Cabbarzade are among the developers of the unmanned aerial vehicle, which was made with the cooperation of Azerbaijan-Turkey.
Work started at TEKNOFEST in 2020, took an active part in the earthquake disaster
In his statement, Engin Eralp stated that they established the Ejder Drones team at TEKNOFEST in 2020, and said that the unmanned aerial vehicle they developed was for mine scanning and destruction in the first process.
Stating that they have achieved many degrees in the competitions they entered at TEKNOFEST since 2020, Eralp said that they exhibited their projects in TEKNOFEST Azerbaijan and received the “Honorable Mention” award.
Eralp stated that after the earthquake disaster in Turkey, they made arrangements in their vehicles so that they could be used in an earthquake because the imaging equipment they used could conduct search and scanning activities under the ground.
“After getting the necessary permits, we volunteered to operate in Hatay Iskenderun and Maraş as much as we could. We provided coordinate guidance to search and rescue planes from the air, we broadcast live broadcasts to disaster units. We were able to help identify living things by flying 35 meters above.
We have been able to identify parts of what is called the living cavity. We detect the living space in a 20-storey building in a 5-dimensional way. If there is a life gap, we ensure that the building is intervened, otherwise we prevent the loss of time in that building.”
He made coordinate orientation of planes in forest fires
Noting that the battery battery part, which is the most important part of their projects, was developed under the sponsorship of Aspilsan, Eralp said:
“We have an average flight life of 60 minutes. Our device has 8 motors and 16 propellers. It is capable of dynamic flight and its flexibility is quite good. With our imaging system, underground search and rescue and aerial live broadcast transmission can also be performed. Our vehicle has a range of 100 kilometers, a payload of up to 40 kilograms. can carry.
We carried out the first phase and tests of the Izmir earthquake, and performed live broadcast transmissions. In the last years, we also provided under-smoke flame detection and coordinate guidance of fire planes in major forest fires in Antalya. In addition, 8 rare mountain goats were identified.